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

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Fri, Sep 16, 2011 @ 06:12 AM
Here 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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Seiko Teriostar LP2050 vs Oce PlotWave 300

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Jun 21, 2011 @ 06:02 AM
As you may know, the battle of the wide-format plotters wages on strong. Seiko has just released their latest version of their Teriostar plotter, the LP2050. We've done a side-by-side comparison of the Seiko against the Océ PlotWave 300. Take a look:

Description Seiko TerioStar LP-2050 Océ Plotwave 300 Advantage
Productivity 10 D's per minute 4 D's per minute The Seiko is perhaps one of the fastest single-footprint, wide-format printers on the market.
Warm-up time 3 minutes from cold sleep none With the patented Océ Radiant Fusion Technology, there is no warm-up time as the machine is "instant on"
Media handling Up to 4 rolls, up to 500' media rolls 1 or 2 rolls, 500' or 650' media rolls The Seiko has a larger paper capacity.
Media loading Automatic roll feed and width detection Automatic roll feeding and digital width detection No difference.
Print Quality 600 x 600 dpi 600 x 1200 dpi Océ Plotwave 300 has a better print resolution and provides sharper line details smoother grayscales.
Scanning Resolution 600 dpi 600 dpi No difference.
Direct Print from/ Scan to USB No Yes Océ Plotwave 300 provides the flexibility for a walk-up user to print or scan via a USB flash drive
User Interface Color, touch-screen interface Océ scroll and click interface The LP2050 includes an intuitive and visually pleasing interface panel.
Standard Output Delivery Rear exit stacker (capacity of up to 20 D-size prints) Top Receiving Tray with air separation system (capacity of up to 50 E-size prints) Oce Plotwave 300 neatly stacks prints on top of the printer. With Oce air separation, mixed sizes will not get hung up.
Color Scan to File standard standard No difference.
Operational Footprint 47" x 25" (9 square feet)* 67" x 58" (27 square feet)
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Oce vs KIP - See the KIP 7700-7900 vs Océ TDS750

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Jun 09, 2011 @ 06:38 AM
See how Océ stacks up against KIP America. Here is a side-by-sidelook at two high productivity systems - the KIP 7700/7900 vs the Oce PlotWave 750.

Both units are solid in their own rights, but how do they compare?

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