Trumbull, CT — February 04, 2010 — Océ, an international leader in digital document management, today announced its large format printers/plotters were rated best overall and Océ scanners received the “OPA Recommended” award in the 2009 annual Office Products Analyst (OPA) Print for Pay Survey.
Each year, the OPA asks commercial printers and publishing houses to rate the color printers they work with on a daily basis. The organization then compiles the results into its Print for Pay Survey. Surveys were completed via extensive telephone interviews and the internet over the course of six weeks. After a thorough validation process, the OPA had 296 responses represented in the study.
For the Wide Format Printer/Plotter portion of the study, respondents were asked to rate their large format printer/plotter on reliability, image quality, ease of use and productivity. Océ received high marks in all four categories, including the top ranking in reliability and productivity. The combined ranking of all four categories gave Océ the best overall rating for its wide format printer/plotters.
“Commercial printers and publishing houses are some of the most critical printer customers. Based on our research, anyone in the market for a monochrome printer should strongly consider Océ,” said Andy Slawetsky, President, Industry Analysts, Inc.
In addition, Océ scanners received high ratings from participating printers and publishing houses with respect to reliability, image quality, ease of use and productivity. Brands that are rated above average in these areas received the “OPA Recommended” award. Océ Scanners fared well in this year’s study and qualified for that distinction.
“It is an honor for Océ to have its large format printers and scanners rated so highly by our customers and to be recognized by the OPA in its Print for Pay Survey,” said Sal Sheikh, Vice President of Marketing for the Wide Format Printing Systems division of Océ North America. “These awards testify to Océ’s commitment of delivering rock solid printing and scanning solutions that enhance user productivity and workflow.”
About Industry Analysts, Inc.
Industry Analysts, Inc. (IA, Inc.), publisher of The Office Products Analyst, is a market research and product testing firm focusing on the imaging industry. Founded in 1974, IA, Inc. provides real-world, 3rd party product verification and evaluations as well as market research, focus groups and go-to-market strategy consulting to help manufacturers, sales people and end-users better understand technology and make sound decisions.
Océ is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. The company’s solutions are based on Océ’s advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives -- locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Océ digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Océ also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.
Océ employs around 22,000 people, with 2009 revenues of approximately $3.7 billion, operates in around 100 countries and maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Romania and Singapore. Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City, UT and Vancouver, BC. North American revenues represent approximately half of Océ’s worldwide business, and employment is approximately 10,000. For more information about Océ, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult http://global.oce.com.
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