Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced that it will celebrate "acts of green" in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day at the ON DEMAND Conference by showcasing sustainable products and display graphics at Océ Booth 925.
Earth Day, commemorated each year on April 22, focuses on inspiring awareness and appreciation for the environment and making environmental protection a top priority.
"Environmental sustainability is one of the defining issues of our generation and has been a key initiative for Océ for more than 50 years," said Mal Baboyian, President, Océ Production Printing Systems division. "Customers are becoming increasingly vocal about taking a stand for people and the planet, and Océ is deeply committed to helping them achieve carbon-neutral print production. These products, programs and tools are all part of a larger, holistic approach to environmental responsibility that includes sustainable products, practices and tools to promote a healthier environment."
Sustainable booth furniture produced on Océ Arizona® 350 GT printer with Re-Board
Demonstrating the possibilities available to graphic arts service providers looking to expand their service offerings by offering customers sustainable applications, Océ will showcase sustainably imaged furniture for seating in the booth. The furniture, which includes a table and chairs, was produced on the Océ Arizona 550 GT printer wide format UV curable flatbed printer using Re-Board™ sustainable substrate. Made from 40 percent recycled paper using water-based adhesives, the Re-Board substrate is 100 percent recyclable and is an ideal material for creating strong, environmentally friendly furniture, retail and trade show displays, portable emergency housing and many other unique applications. The newest addition to the family, the Océ Arizona 550 GT UV-curable flatbed printer, the fastest Océ Arizona printer ever, will be shown with the Océ ProCut™ 2500-L digital cutting system at the show producing a variety of other applications.
Digital presses built for sustainability from ground up
Océ will showcase several products that exemplify sustainable performance. The quiet Océ VarioPrint® 6320 Ultra digital perfecting press, shown producing books in an automated book line, consumes an estimated 45 percent less energy than conventional dual-pass systems. The system is designed to minimize environmental impact at every stage of operation, from low emissions and energy savings to optimized asset recovery at the end of its lifecycle. Also shown in Océ Booth 925, the Océ ColorWave® 600 systemwide format color printer, powered by solvent-free Océ CrystalPoint® technologyunderscores the company's world-leading "green" credentials and commitment to minimizing environmental impact. Océ CrystalPoint technology emits no ozone, odor, or fine powder.
Océ Eco-Start Carbon Offset Program and Eco-calculator now live
Further extending Océ leadership in sustainable practices, Océ recently launched the Océ Eco Start carbon offset program and Eco-Calculator. Through a partnership with Trees for the Future, Océ will plant trees to offset carbon emissions generated by Océ production printing equipment during the equipment’s first year of operation at the Océ customer’s facility. The Océ Eco Start program provides a starting point for customers interested in achieving carbon-neutral production by providing a full year of carbon offsets. The centerpiece of the Océ Eco Start Program is a comprehensive Eco-calculator that predicts the carbon emissions of any Océ production printing system and calculates the number of trees that must be planted to offset the system’s emissions during its first year of operation.
Océ 2009 Sustainability Report
To document the company's achievements in delivering sustainable technology and environmentally sound policies, Océ publishes a sustainability report every year. The report describes the company's use and reuse of components, energy and water consumption, waste handling and emissions, human and environmental safety, and the many ways Océ programs address environmental impact across the product lifecycle.