SAN JOSE, Calif., Mar. 20, 2002 -- For the sixth year in a row, Océ LightJet products have won the DIMA Shoot-Out at PMA 2002, in the wide format Photo Printer category. This year, two Océ LightJet printers received Shoot-Out honors: LightJet 500XL for Photo Printer (52" and Wider) , and LightJet 430 for Photo Printer (36" to 51" Wide).
Since 1997, Océ LightJet wide format printers have won the DIMA Shoot-Out for its category, which pits competing products -- using similar digital printing technology -- directly against each other. Winners are chosen by DIMA (Digital Imaging Marketing Association, part of PMA) members prior to the annual PMA (Photo Marketing Association) trade show and convention. The 2002 winning prints were chosen from more than 80 entries from 33 companies at the recent PMA 2002 trade show in Orlando, Florida.
Océ LightJet models have won more honors for quality than any other wide format photo printer, including DIMA Shoot-Out at PMA in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 (two wins); DPI Product of the Year in 1996, 2001; Cool-2 Award in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000; COMFOT Mexico Shoot-Out in 2001; and Photographic Processing Top Product in 2001.
About the Océ LightJet Product Line
Océ LightJet is the Océ Display Graphics Systems family of wide-format photo printers. Océ LightJet products use internal drum and precision laser technology to deliver extremely high quality images. Two models are available: Océ LightJet 500XL, a 76-inch wide photo printer, with imaging speeds up to 485 square feet per hour; and the Océ LightJet 430, a 50-inch wide photo printer, with imaging speeds up to 430 square feet per hour. Both Océ LightJet models use inexpensive photo materials for the added advantage of low consumables cost per print.
About Océ Display Graphics Systems
The mission of Océ Display Graphics Systems is to be the leading supplier of production digital printing and imaging equipment, software, services and consumables. Océ Display Graphics Systems (formerly Gretag, Professional Imaging Division) brings together leaders in large format technologies, including ANAgraph, Cymbolic Sciences, Onyx Graphics and Raster Graphics, to offer a range of solutions specifically designed for the print-for-pay, large format service provider, and commercial printer markets. Océ Display Graphics Systems is a part of the Océ Wide Format Printing Systems business unit, a major supplier of wide-format printing systems for technical documentation environments. For more information, visit www.dgs.oce.com.
Océ is a leading supplier of digital document management and delivery technology. The company's solutions are based on Océ's advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives -- locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Océ digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Océ also offers a wide range of consulting and outsourcing solutions.
Netherlands-based Océ N.V. (NASDAQ: OCENY) has a workforce of more than 21,000 people and maintains production and R&D facilities in the Netherlands, the USA, Germany, France, Belgium, and the Czech Republic. Océ's North American headquarters is located in Chicago with major business units in Chicago, New York City, Boca Raton, FL, San Jose, CA, Salt Lake City, and Fiskeville, RI. North American revenues were $1.2 billion for fiscal 2001 and employment was 8,100. For more information about Océ-USA, Inc., visit www.oceusa.com.
Legal Note: LightJet is a registered trademark of Raster Graphics Inc.
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