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Océ Plotter Again Trounces Kip Rival – PlotWave 500 vs Kip 7770

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Sep 09, 2014 @ 08:44 AM

With construction booming again, a reinvigorated demand for mid-volume, wide-format plottershas arisen. In order to help companies meet this new mandate, two leading plotter manufactures have responded with their mid-level, benchmark products. Canon Solutions America is now offering the new PlotWave 500 and Kip is promoting their 7770 model. On the surface, they seem similar, yet the Océ plotter is able to offer some features that simply out-class the Kip.

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Océ PlotWave 500 Wide-Format System - Perfect for AEC

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Wed, Aug 13, 2014 @ 06:25 AM

As the Texas construction market flourishes, many companies are feeling “growing pains” as
they struggle to keep up with demand. Although most companies initially feel these impacts regarding man-power, equipment infrastructure can run a close second. Besides trucks and other heavy equipment needed by construction companies, having updated office equipment can increase the efficiency of their employees. In a construction office, as well as with architects and engineers, a productive wide-format plotter can make a huge difference. Getting bid sets out quickly and accurately can help them reach the next level of success. They just need the right equipment for the job. Luckily, that perfect machine is now available.

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Tags: PlotWave, Wide format systems, Oce, wide format plotters

How many square feet can a PlotWave 340 handle?

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Sat, Jun 14, 2014 @ 11:23 AM

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.

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The Problem with Printing on Oce Tyvek Paper Solved

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Sun, Jun 08, 2014 @ 04:48 PM

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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Tags: Print media, Oce

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

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Oct 29, 2013 @ 10:08 AM

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

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Oct 17, 2013 @ 12:26 PM

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.

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See the new PlotWave 340 and 360 wide format plotter scanner

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 @ 03:39 PM

Recently, 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.
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Tags: PlotWave, wide format printers, Oce, CAD plotter

Oce B5 Toner Permanence – The Science Behind Long Lasting Prints

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Fri, Jul 20, 2012 @ 07:29 AM

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.

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Tags: Oce PlotWave 350, Oce, plotter supplies

4 Reasons to consider the Océ ColorWave 650 Printer Plotter

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Jun 14, 2012 @ 08:07 AM

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.

Replace Multiple Inkjet Systems – The ColorWave 650 is two to five times faster than conventional inkjet technology depending on the type of image that is being printed. This increased throughput easily out performs installations of multiple inkjet machines. Plus, the cost of operating a toner machine is substantially less than an inkjet.

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Tags: CrystalPoint Technology, Oce, wide format plotters

Océ makes a huge advance in big format printers

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Wed, May 16, 2012 @ 10:54 AM

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.

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Tags: Oce, Océ plotters, large format printers

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