Océ Accepting Applications for its Third Annual “Green Reprographer of the Year” Award

Award Recognizes Leading Reprographic Firms for Commitment to Environmentally Responsible Operations and Assisting Customers Establish Sustainable Business Practices

Trumbull, CT — March 12, 2010 — Océ, a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, today announced its Wide Format Printing Systems division will begin accepting applications for its third annual “Green Reprographer of the Year” award. Applicants will be asked to submit, in writing, their achievements in the area of green business practices and explain how these efforts have assisted their customers to meet their own sustainability goals. The winning reprographic firm will be announced on May 19, 2010.

Creation of this award has been driven by Océ’s longstanding commitment to help reprographers reach their sustainability goals, and those of their customers, through large format printing solutions that are environmentally conscious without sacrificing print quality.

“Developing environmentally sound business practices continues to be a priority for many reprographers. These forward-thinking companies realize that doing more with less not only applies to their business operations but to their impact on the environment,” said Patrick Chapuis, President, Wide Format Printing Systems division of Océ North America. “Oce remains committed to recognizing the reprographers that stand out from their peers in their ability to incorporate sustainability into their own operations and those of their AEC customers.”

In an effort to highlight those reprographic firms that have embraced a forward-looking approach to incorporating sustainability into their business model, all applicants will be considered by Océ for future publicity opportunities regarding their sustainability efforts, including interviews and contributed articles with leading reprographic industry publications.

Award Submission Details

WHAT: The Océ “Green Reprographer of the Year” award will recognize the reprographic firm that has made the most compelling strides to incorporate environmentally conscious practices into its business operations.

WHEN: Reprographers can view criteria and submit applications through April 16, 2010 via an online application form, which can be downloaded by visiting www.oceusa.com/greenreproaward.

HOW: Applications will be judged based on the following factors:

  • Products used in the reprographer’s business that reduce the impact on the environment
  • Services provided to the reprographer’s customers to benefit the environment
  • Changes or improvements to facilities that reduce the impact on the environment
  • Employee programs supporting environmental conservation
Applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges, including Denise Gustavson, Editor of Wide Format Imaging magazine, Robert Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief of Building Design & Construction magazine, and Ed Avis, principal of Ed Avis Associates, a communications firm specializing in the imaging industry, and author of the 2008 Green Reprographics Handbook.

For more information on this award or the submission process, please visit www.oceusa.com/greenreproaward.

About Océ’s Dedication to Sustainability

Sustainability has been part of Océ’s DNA for the past 130+ years. This includes their innovative three-tiered approach to supporting sustainability: 1) Create and design sustainable products; 2) Utilize environmentally conscious manufacturing; 3) Enable customers to operate in a sustainable way (i.e. print at lower heat, produce the least amount of detectable ozone, be compatible with 30% post-consumer waste recycled media).

To help its customers minimize their environmental impact, Océ focuses on four key areas in product design. They are:
  • Minimize incorrect and unnecessary prints
  • Minimize energy consumption per print
  • Maximize reuse of materials and minimize non-reusable waste
  • Minimize emissions of ozone, toner, dust and noise.
This eco-friendly approach to product development is evident in many of Océ’s printing solutions, including the popular Océ Eco Design family of printers. These printers distinguish themselves from conventional technologies by their extremely low energy consumption, quiet operation and low ozone and heat emissions.

An example is the Océ PlotWave® 300 all-in-one large format monochrome print/copy/scan system, which utilizes patented Océ Radiant Fusing technology – the most efficient way to fuse toner onto paper. This compact system starts up instantly, uses half the energy of comparable systems, makes no noise when idling and produces virtually no ozone emissions.

For more information about how Océ can help you meet your sustainability goals visit, www.oce.com/sustainability.

About Océ

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 America represents over 37% of Océ’s worldwide revenues, and employment is over 9,000. For more information about Océ, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult http://global.oce.com.



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Karen Fitt
Océ North America
Tel.: 773.714.4664
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Web.: www.oceusa.com




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