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How many square feet can a PlotWave 340 handle?

PlotWave 340 printer from CSA

When it comes to picking a wide-format plotter or multi-function system for your company, it
is extremely important for you to fully analyze your needs and find the right machine for the job. For instance, you should have a good idea of the expected monthly print volume. This is usually measured in square feet per month. If your volume is substantial enough, an Océ PlotWave 340 or PlotWave 360 might be good fit. Just make sure that your print volume is within the suggested range of the unit.

It is important to point out that although the Océ PlotWave 340 and PlotWave 360 are different models, they are essentially the same machine. The only difference between the two is the print speed. The PlotWave 340 prints 3 D-size (24x36 inches) sheets per minute while the PlotWave 360 prints 6 D-size sheets per minute. Other than that, they are identical, so they are capable of handling the same duty cycle.

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The Problem with Printing on Oce Tyvek Paper Solved

Oce Tyvek Paper for Construction and Engineering

Just look around new construction sites and you will spot plenty of Tyvek material. It is the plastic “wrap” that builders use to provide a moisture barrier on newly constructed homes and buildings. But, Tyvek has other uses besides wrapping new construction projects. It is also used for shipping envelopes (Think FedEx), luggage tags and even as an extremely durable print media. Canon Solutions America provides a version branded as Océ Tyvek Banner, but some users have complained about problems with printing on the Océ Tyvek Paper. Once this issue is investigated, however, it usually turns out to be user error.

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What is the best CAD plotter for mid-volume printing? Océ PW750

oce PlotWave 750 closed toner systemWhen it comes to finding a new plotter, there are plenty of options to consider. Over the years, the choices have grown considerably. Ink jet plotters are fine for small-use environments—usually about 3,000 square feet per month, but when it comes to higher volume demands, it is a whole new ball game. After that, you should really consider something more substantial, like a toner-based LED plotter. But, don’t be misled, not all toner plotters are the same. If you need to support a monthly monochrome print volume in excess of 10,000 square feet per month, you need something that can comfortably operate in that class. One such machine is the Océ PlotWave 750 from Canon Solutions America. It is the best CAD plotter in its class for mid-volume printing.

October 2013 – Canon Solution America announces the official release of the Océ PlotWave 750. It is the successor to the legendary Océ TDS750. At 9 D-size sheets per minute, the PlotWave 750 comfortably meets the needs of CAD professionals with new workflows and compliance with today’s stringent IT standards.

Unique specs for the Océ TDS750 – best plotter for mid-volume

Oce TDS 750 best plotter for mid volume

The nature of wide-format printing for architecture and construction has definitely changed over the past few years. The gradual migration towards color plans has dethroned the traditional black and white format as the norm. As a result, reprographic shops across the country have seen dramatic reductions in their black and white print volumes. But, that doesn’t mean that black and white printing is dead, not by a long shot. Some companies have simply elected to use newer technology to move that process in house. When considering systems, one outstanding candidate is the Océ TDS750. See some of the key unique features of this system.

See the new PlotWave 340 and 360 wide format plotter scanner

PlotWave 340 new user interfaceRecently, Canon Solutions America, released the new, enhanced version of the Océ PlotWave wide format plotter scanner system. Meet the new Océ PlotWave 340 and the PlotWave 360. Both are built on the award-winning success of the original Océ PlotWave 300 printer, but there are plenty of new features under the hood.

One of the biggest upgrades is the Océ ClearConnect color touchscreen interface that supports mulit-touch gestures for intuitive control and access to the cloud. Check out the official video demonstration:

Oce B5 Toner Permanence – The Science Behind Long Lasting Prints

blueprint oce b5 permanence

Océ Media is designed to provide excellent imaging and handling characteristics in a wide range of operating conditions, but optimal results can be achieved when the moisture content, media flatness, and electrical properties are at target levels. But, quality and permanence don’t stop with paper. Oce B5 toner is also a factor.

4 Reasons to consider the Océ ColorWave 650 Printer Plotter

Oce ColorWave 600

If you still haven’t seen the cutting edge TonerPearl technology from Océ, you are missing out. In a nutshell, small balls of solid toner are dropped into heated imaging devices which liquefy the toner so that it can be sprayed onto the print media. In addition to the “cool factor”, there are some really compelling reasons to consider an Océ ColorWave 650 printer plotter. Here are four.

Océ makes a huge advance in big format printers

New Oce Velocity Big Format Printer

Recently, at the 2012 Drupa Show, the world’s largest printing expo, Océ announced Project Velocity. Project Velocity is a product concept that combines Océ’s leading expertise in productive printing and workflow for large format environments with Memjet’s high-speed, digital color printing technology for big format printers.

Océ Client Tools Software Now supports Canon iPF plotter

Oce Client Tools Wide Format Software

As you know, free is good! So, I do my part to pass along a good, free opportunity when I can. Océ Client Tools Software is a free download that allows you to prepare, preview, and submit technical documents to various destinations.

Wide format solutions - Océ PlotWave 300 vs Ricoh Aficio MF W3600

Océ PlotWave 300Here is a side-by-side look at two of today's popular wide format solutions - the Ricoh Aficio MF W3600 and the Océ PlotWave 300.

Both units are solid in their own rights, but how do they compare? We've done the hard work for you by providing a side-by-side comparison of the two models:

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