Océ Introduces New Entry-Level, High-Quality Large Format Color Plotters

Océ CS2224 and Océ CS2236 Color Inkjet Plotters Maximize Design Assets for Very Low Volume Users

May 15, 2008. Trumbull, CT – Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, introduces two new color plotters to complement the existing Océ TCS large format color portfolio – the new Océ CS2224 and Océ CS2236. The Océ CS2224 and Océ CS2236 are ideally suited for very low volume users seeking an affordable plotter to produce high quality, large format color CAD and GIS prints.  The Océ CS22xx series replaces the Océ CS2124 and Océ CS2136 color plotters.

The 24-inch width Océ CS2224 and the 36-inch width Océ CS2236 are designed for users in very low volume environments that demand high quality 2400 x 1200 dpi printing of their technical color applications – line drawings, renderings, GIS aerials – and business/consumer graphics. 

Vice President of Marketing, Wide Format Printing Systems division of Océ North America, Sal Sheikh, commented: "The addition of these two new color plotters enhances the Océ range of color print solutions for technical documents.  Whether users need very low volume, low volume, mid-volume or production color, Océ has a high quality, cost effective print solution to meet their needs."

Océ CS2224 and Océ CS2236 Highlights
Excellent Quality for a Variety of Applications
With 2400 x 1200 dpi print resolution for technical CAD/GIS color, the new Océ CS22xx plotters deliver brilliant, consistent quality for a wide range of applications.  Line accuracy, sharp detail and subtle transitions are achieved with a very small drop size (4 picoliter) and large color gamut via dye ink (CMY) and high density pigment ink for black (4 color, 6 ink tanks).  Océ pre-defined settings provide the user with one-touch printing and right-the-first-time results.

Bundled Software Improves Overall Productivity
ONYX® CAD-Pro v7 software is now included with every Océ CS22xx plotter.  This RIP (Raster Image Processor) software provides a single hot folder for each print quality mode with automatic file recognition for true “drag and drop” capability of HPGL, HPGL (2), and HPRTL files.  An upgrade to ONYX GraphicsPro software adds the ability to output Adobe® PostScript® and raster files directly to the plotter.

Very low volume solution for any output
The new Océ CS2224 and Océ CS2236 are very low volume, entry-level color inkjet plotters that pack uncompromising print quality and reliability into competitively priced offerings. Customers benefit from the ability to print a wide array of technical CAD/GIS color and business/consumer graphic applications on one device. These compact, economic plotters combine the intuitive nature and consistent, easy-to-use, high quality output that is standard with all Océ products. Users can therefore spend their time focusing on more important business tasks and trust their color print applications will be produced correctly the first time, every time.

Product Availability
The Océ CS2236 is available now and is on display at the Océ booth at the IRgA 2008 Annual Convention and Trade Show taking place May 13-15 in Las Vegas, NV. The Océ CS2224 will be released mid-2008. For more information, call Océ at 800-714-4427 or visit www.oceusa.com.

About Océ
Océ N.V. 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 24,000 people, with 2007 revenues of approximately $4.6 billion, operates in more than 90 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; Coventry, RI; and Vancouver, BC.  North American revenues represented approximately half of Océ’s worldwide business in 2007, and employment is currently 11,000. For more information about Océ, visit www.oceusa.com.  Outside the U.S., consult www.oce.com.