|GBC® and Oce Partner to Bring On-Line Punching to Oce VarioPrint® Devices|
Northbrook, IL, May, 2006-- GBC, an ACCO Brands company (NYSE: ABD) and market leader in the manufacturing and distribution of laminating and binding products, and Océ N.V., a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, have announced a partnership for a new product: the GBC PowerPunch. The GBC PowerPunch is an on-line punching solution compatible with Oce's VarioPrint 2090/2100/2110/3070/3090/3110/6250 mid- and high-volume production printers. It improves productivity by allowing customers to punch their documents immediately after printing, making them ready for binding and distribution. The GBC PowerPunch is a fully-integrated unit with interchangeable die sets for six popular binding styles: three-ring, CombBind®, ColorCoil®, WireBind, VeloBind®, and ProClick®. By keeping pace with the printer, the GBC PowerPunch enables any operator to control punching applications from the printer's graphical user interface or the desktop.
The Océ VarioPrint 2090/2100/2110/3070/3090/3110/6250 printers run at speeds from 85 to 125 pages per minute. In fact, the recently introduced Océ VarioPrint 6250 with its unique Océ Gemini Instant Duplex technology can produce up to 250 double-sided Letter/A4 prints per minute.
“The GBC PowerPunch will bring the Océ VarioPrint products into the next generation of finishing capabilities,” remarks Rick McCallion, Vice President of Product Technology Partnering. “We look forward to a long and successful relationship with Océ.”
“Finishing a document is an essential part of today's document production process, and deserves state-of-the-art devices to match the printing itself in terms of both speed and efficiency”, adds Mark Drontmann, Océ's Vice-President for Corporate Printing. “GBC and Océ have worked together for a long time, resulting in solutions that benefit our customers by further streamlining their total document workflows.”
This solution will be highlighted in the Océ booth at the On Demand Conference and Exposition in Philadelphia, May 16 - 18.
The GBC PowerPunch will be available worldwide through Océ's direct sales and services organizations and through authorized Océ dealers. Visit www.oceusa.com for more information.
About General Binding Corporation
Netherlands-based Océ N.V. (NASDAQ: OCENY), with a workforce of around 24,000 people and pro forma annualized revenues of nearly $3.7 billion, active in approximately eighty countries, maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Romania. Océ's North American headquarters is located in Chicago with major business units in Trumbull, CT; Chicago; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City; Coventry, RI; and Vancouver, BC. North American revenues were $1.7 billion for fiscal 2005, and employment is currently 11,000. For more information about Océ, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult www.oce.com.
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GBC Contact: Jim Beach