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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Océ and manroland partnership reinforces optimistic forecast for printed newspapers

In my November cover feature for PrintAction, several of Canada’s most powerful newspaper editors confirm that print remains strong.  Both Océ and manroland must also foresee a strong future for printed newspapers, since they’ve recently collaborated to produce a new system for inkjet newspaper production.  The system combines the Océ JetStream 5500 full-colour inkjet printing system with the manroland web systems variable pin folder FoldLine VPF 211.  In 2013 two of the new systems are scheduled to go into production of newspapers and other commercial products at French printer Rivet Presse Edition, the first customer for this innovative technology. The printing company is spending $14 million to construct a building to house the systems in Limoges, France.