Océ ColorWave 600 Printer Receives Best “Emerging” Technology Award

                                    Seventh major industry award for innovative new Océ system and technology

May 12, 2009 -- Trumbull, CT – Océ, an international leader in digital document management, today announced that its wide format Océ ColorWave® 600 printer has received the EDP award for best emerging technology. Each year, the EDP, the independent European association for the digital print industry, awards the best products within the industry. This is the seventh major industry award that the Océ ColorWave 600 printer has received since its introduction in 2008.

Fundamentally new Océ technology behind this award

One key reason for the EDP recognition is the fundamentally new technology applied in the Océ ColorWave 600 printer, the Océ CrystalPoint™ technology, developed in-house by Océ. It offers the best of both toner and inkjet in a single sustainable process. Customers can use it to make high quality black & white or color prints on uncoated plain or recycled paper. It is also an entirely sustainable technology. There is no toner powder, no odor and no ozone. It minimizes waste disposal, and because the technology does not require coated media, it also reduces the environmental impact of paper coatings.

"We are pleased to be recognized by EDP’s authoritative analysis of wide format printing systems," said Kevin Murphy, International Marketing Director in the Wide Format Printing Systems group at Océ. "This seventh award for the Océ ColorWave 600 system highlights Océ’s ability to provide hardworking, high-quality products that cover a broad spectrum of user needs."

Recognizing the best

Since its introduction in 2008, the Océ ColorWave 600 printer has received seven major awards. These are:

  • EDP Best Emerging Technology
  • Bertl’s Best Award
  • Bertl’s 4 ½ Star Outstanding Rating
  • Good Design Award in Japan
  • iF Product Design Award in Germany
  • MUST SEE ‘EM® Award at GRAPH EXPO® in the US
  • Editor’s Choice Award in the UK

About EDP

EDP is the newly formed European association for the burgeoning digital print industry. The goal of the EDP is to be a recognized industry forum and a valuable resource for association members. A large part of its remit is to acknowledge and award the latest developments in R&D in the digital print industry and as a result EDP has launched its annual awards program – the EDP Awards.

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 23,000 people, with 2008 revenues of approximately $4.3 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 represented approximately half of Océ’s worldwide business in 2008, and employment is approximately 10,000. For more information about Océ, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult http://global.oce.com.


Stephen Dye
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Karen Fitt
Océ North America, Inc
(p) 773.714.4664
e-mail: corpcomm@oceusa.com

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