Océ South Africa handed over its JetStream 1400 Compact series to Johannesburg-based Lithotech Afric Mail on 29 August. This is the second machine in the series which Océ has installed in South Africa.

The Océ JetStream Compact series includes full-colour inkjet digital printing systems with the unique capability of single cabinet full width duplex printing. The compact design makes the series the ideal entry solution to the Océ JetStream product family and to high-volume digital full-colour printing, bringing industry leading Océ JetStream technology to users with monthly print volumes from four up to 55 million A4 impressions.

The series combines the flexibility to grow in colour and speed. Customers can start with the productivity of a JetStream 1000 and upgrade to higher speed of the JetStream 1400 or JetStream 1900, when application requirements change. The JetStream 1400 offers higher speed for higher productivity at consistent quality. The JetStream 1900 offers highest throughput in peak production periods.

The models can be configured as a dedicated monochrome solution and can be upgraded to full color with MICR or up to two additional spot colours per side when application requirements change.

The Océ JetStream 1000 prints 1010 A4 (1,074 letter) images per minute at a duplex printing speed of 75m (246 feet) per minute. The Océ JetStream 1400 prints 1350 full colour A4 (1428 letter) images per minute at speeds of 100m (328 feet) per minute. The performance mode of the JetStream 1900 masters tight production windows of print jobs where productivity is the decisive factor. The Océ JetStream 1900 prints 1714 full colour A4 (1,818 letter) images per minute at speeds of 127m (417 feet) per minute. The speed of the series offers an unbeatable productivity to compactness ratio.

The Océ JetStream Compact series printing systems are designed for the demanding quality and reliability requirements of heavy production full-colour printing environments. The combination of offset based paper transport and Océ’s DigiDot inkjet technology makes it a perfect fit for the production of transaction, TransPromo, and direct mail documents, digital books and newspapers.

The multilevel dot modulation in combination with 600 x 600dpi resolution boosts the print quality of image elements and shadings to perceived 1200 dpi. Service bureaus, graphic arts operations, letter shops, offset printers and corporate printers can enter and productively deliver digital, full-colour printing with variable data. The Océ JetStream Compact series is the ideal solution for entering the high-volume digital printing arena as it delivers a winning combination of features, flexibility, upgradability and performance.

The series is based on core technologies associated with the proven Océ JetStream platform including Océ DigiDot inkjet technology and inks, and the Océ SRA MP (Massively Parallel) controller architecture. This supports a clear growth path and compatible workflow across all JetStream engines. Users also benefit from the reliability, print quality and media range associated with the JetStream family. The Océ DigiDot piezoelectric drop-on-demand inkjet technology uses next generation inkjet printheads to produce stunning colour at top speeds.