Feb 4, 2010

Oce Large Format Printers/Plotters and Scanners Receive High Rating from Users in National Office Products Analyst Survey

TRUMBULL, Conn - Oce, an international leader in digital document management, today announced its large format printers/plotters were rated best overall and Oce scanners received the "OPA Recommended" award in the 2009 annual Office Products Analyst (OPA) Print for Pay Survey.

Each year, the OPA asks commercial printers and publishing houses to rate the color printers they work with on a daily basis. The organization then compiles the results into its Print for Pay Survey. Surveys were completed via extensive telephone interviews and the internet over the course of six weeks. After a thorough validation process, the OPA had 296 responses represented in the study.

For the Wide Format Printer/Plotter portion of the study, respondents were asked to rate their large format printer/plotter on reliability, image quality, ease of use and productivity. Oce received high marks in all four categories, including the top ranking in reliability and productivity. The combined ranking of all four categories gave Oce the best overall rating for its wide format printer/plotters.

"Commercial printers and publishing houses are some of the most critical printer customers. Based on our research, anyone in the market for a monochrome printer should strongly consider Oce," said Andy Slawetsky, President, Industry Analysts, Inc.

In addition, Oce scanners received high ratings from participating printers and publishing houses with respect to reliability, image quality, ease of use and productivity. Brands that are rated above average in these areas received the "OPA Recommended" award. Oce Scanners fared well in this year's study and qualified for that distinction.

"It is an honor for Oce to have its large format printers and scanners rated so highly by our customers and to be recognized by the OPA in its Print for Pay Survey," said Sal Sheikh, Vice President of Marketing for the Wide Format Printing Systems division of Oce North America. "These awards testify to Oce's commitment of delivering rock solid printing and scanning solutions that enhance user productivity and workflow."