Océ ColorWave 300 Large Format Multifunction Color Printer Wins BERTL Five Star Award

November 9, 2010, Trumbull, CT – Océ, an international leader in digital document management, today announced it has received the BERTL Five Star Exceptional rating and the BERTL’s Best 2010 award for the Océ ColorWave® 300 multifunction printer. This coveted award means that BERTL highly recommends the Océ ColorWave 300 system to architects, engineers and general business users who require a fully-functional wide format printer.

Plotter with exceptional ease of use, energy efficiency and solid construction
The Océ ColorWave 300 multifunction printer system is the industry’s first integrated large format plotter for color and black & white printing, copying and scanning. It is an all-in-one color printing system that fits in small, compact spaces and is designed to handle customer requirements in low to mid-volume technical applications, both decentralized and departmental. It offers users "exceptional ease of use, energy efficiency and solid construction," according to BERTL analysts in their 100% independent assessment of the key buyer benefits of the Océ ColorWave 300 system.

Printing features save time and energy
"Customers have been waiting for a product offering like this for many years and Océ has put its best foot forward with the Océ ColorWave 300 system," says Art Wynne, BERTL President. "Its single footprint saves floor space thanks to the integrated color scanner. This system can be controlled from a single operator panel. It prints an E-size portrait in black & white in 41 seconds and in color in just over a minute. With its single compact design, it effortlessly handles color and black & white technical documents with outstanding simplicity and ease." Detailed 55-page report available here.

An objective assessment of large format color printing
BERTL analysts review current product lines and new product introductions to identify the select group of devices and software that are superior to others. BERTL analysts look not only at how well a product performs in various real-world settings, but also what specific aspects of the device and under what circumstances make analysts stand up and take notice. BERTL covers the entire digital imaging and document management arena.

Innovative design of Top Delivery Tray eliminates need for receiving tables
Following the launch of the Océ ColorWave 300 system in the U.S. in February 2010, a revolutionary top delivery tray was added to the large format printing system with dynamic anti-curl functionality that neatly stacks and collates documents. It eliminates the need for extra space for receiving tables. The top delivery tray consumes less energy than conventional stacking tables, which apply a heated roll to flatten the media curl. The device is ENERGY STAR® and RoHS compliant.

Its low-energy consumption and ergonomic design are fully in line with the Océ commitment to provide its customers and employees with a healthy and sustainable working environment. In addition, the engine of the Océ ColorWave 300 system is made of steel and the ink tanks of recyclable plastics. And the Océ Instant On technology, which starts up the system instantly, contributes to a more productive environment as users need not wait for the system to warm up before starting print or copy jobs.

The latest in a long line of BERTL awards
The BERTL Five Star Exceptional rating is the latest in a long line of awards that Océ has received for the technical, practical and business benefits of its innovative digital printing systems. On January 21, 2010, Océ was honored with the 2009 BERTL’s Best designation for the Océ Arizona® 350 XT UV flatbed printer, named ‘Best Innovative Technology for Wide Format.’ The company also received a BERTL’s best designation for the Océ PlotWave® 300 all-in-one large format, small footprint system, named ‘Best Eco-Friendly Wide Format Printer.’ Océ has received 10 BERTL awards since 2007.

BERTL Inc. is the source for objective, independent product evaluation reports and comparative analyses on digital imaging devices and workflow solutions. BERTL’s evaluation reports, customer satisfaction research, awards and product ratings are undertaken entirely at BERTL’s expense for the benefit of its international subscriber base. At all times, BERTL’s primary focus is the end user. Covering all major digital imaging manufacturers, BERTL publishes the world’s most extensive website of evaluation reports, comparisons data, vertical market research, news and more on copiers, printers, MFPs, production and workgroup scanners, fax machines, color and production equipment and wide format devices. BERTL reports, research and other industry informative services are available in a range of specialized subscription services. To learn more about BERTL, visit http://www.BERTL.com.

About Océ
Océ is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Océ offering includes office printing and copying systems, high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics. Océ is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Océ customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in The Netherlands Océ is active in over 100 countries and employs some 22,000 people worldwide. Total revenues in 2009 amounted to €2.6 billion. Océ is listed on Euronext in Amsterdam. For more information visit www.oce.com.

Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL.  North America represents over 37% of Océ’s worldwide revenues, and employment is over 9,000.  For more information about Océ North America, visit www.oceusa.com.  Outside the U.S., consult http://global.oce.com.

Océ and Canon: Stronger Together
In 2010 Océ joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. Canon employs approximately 170,000 people worldwide. Global revenues in 2009 were $35 billion. For more information visit www.canon.com.