Océ has launched a new printing technology called Océ CrystalPoint, which the company claims will provide consistent high quality toner prints in wide format colour. The first system to utilise the revolutionary Océ CrystalPoint technology is the new Océ ColorWave 600.
The Océ ColorWave 600 delivers effortless CrystalPoint quality prints on plain paper with world-class productivity for a wide range of applications. The 42" printer holds up to six media rolls and prints at speeds of up to 31 seconds per A0.
Rokus van Iperen, CEO of Océ says, "With the introduction of Océ CrystalPoint technology, we are unleashing an important wave of innovation that's changing the face of the wide format printing industry."
The Océ CrystalPoint process converts colour Océ TonerPearls into a gel that is then jetted and crystallised onto a wide variety of media including uncoated and recycled, producing crisp, waterfast high quality images with accurate dot placements.
The silk-shine look and feel is independent of media, so there is little requirement to use traditional inkjet media reducing the total price per print. Also, the company says no ozone, odour or fine powder, offers significant environmental benefits.
Commenting on the technology Tim Greene, director of wide format & jetting technologies at industry analyst InfoTrends says, "Océ CrystalPoint technology creates an impressive new category that appears competitively to address the dynamic digital printing markets in both the wide format technical and wide format graphics segments."
Océ claims its CrystalPoint technology is ideal CAD plots, GIS documents and business graphs. It says,"Mass-market retailers can rapidly produce high quality colour signage with adjusted prices to localise promotions and optimise sales opportunities."