Océ PlotWave Large Format Black & White Printers

Proven Large Format Technology

A proven performer, the Océ PlotWave large format black-and-white document printing, plotting, scanning and copying solutions optimize your technical document workflow.

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Overview

Océ PlotWave large format printing systems are based on internally developed controller, print and scan technologies that deliver consistently impressive, comprehensive large format black and white document printing, plotting, scanning, copying and document management solutions that optimize your business printing processes and workflow.

Océ PowerM Controller

Océ Radiant Fusing Print Technology

Océ Radiant Fusing technology

Océ Radiant Fusing technology is a patented, energy saving fusing method providing printing availability without lengthy warm-up times. The print technology consumes less energy and emits less noise and ozone when compared to other fusing methods common to large format printing equipment. In addition to the environmental benefits, its design also provides high quality output, with consistent results over time. Océ Radiant Fusing technology is available on Océ PlotWave 340/360 and Océ PlotWave 750 large format printers.


Océ Image Logic™ Scanning Technology

Océ Image Logic Scan Technology

The process of monochrome and color copying and scanning large format documents is arguably the most time intensive task of all. This is because the user must physically feed the original into the wide format scanner and acceptable scan quality is not guaranteed the first time. Océ Image Logic uses state of the art technology to consistently turn imperfect originals into perfect copies and scans, saving operator time and reducing waste. It is available on all Océ large format scanners and consistently turns imperfect originals into perfect copies and scans.


Océ Power Logic Controller Technology

The Océ Power Logic® Controller provides a powerful, fast, web-enabled controller platform across the entire Océ PlotWave series of large format printers, scanners, and multifunction systems. All the activities that are performed by the system go through the Océ Power Logic Controller and enable users to manage, view, and control the system activities. It is the heart of the Océ PlotWave series and quickly processes even large files to speed printing and minimize time waiting for printing.


True Multitasking

The Océ Power Logic Controller enables users to scan, print, and copy simultaneously. This allows for true multitasking which will save time and increase productivity. The controller processes, spools, and stores jobs independently, so several people can use the system at once.

Océ Radiant Fusing Print Technology

Radiant Fusing Print Technology

Océ Radiant Fusing print technology is ideal for decentralized, on-demand, workgroup environments where users require reliability, energy efficiency, low heat and noise, and instant-on capabilities, along with high image quality.


Key customer benefits of Océ Radiant Fusing print technology are:

  • Virtually no warm up time - Enables quick machine availability even from sleep mode
  • Sharper output - Prevents resolution loss, dot size degradation and line fuzziness since the toner melts exactly where it is placed on the media
  • Low power consumption - Reduces energy usage with ENERGY STAR® designation. The array used in fusing is heated instantly limiting the amount of power required in stand-by/ready and sleep modes.
  • Less noise and less heat - Minimizes distractions. With no pressure rollers, a lower temperature is maintained. Since the system heats and cools instantly, there is no need for noisy fans, and the system is silent in stand-by/ready and sleep modes.
  • Greater long-term reliability - Generates less internal heat and uses fewer consumable parts (no fuser rollers or fuser oil). The lower total heat helps enable all parts of the machine to last longer.

Océ Image Logic Scan Technology

Image Logic Scan Technology

The Océ Color Image Logic system consists of the following components:

Scanning - The original is fed into the large format scanner and scanned line by line. Each pixel is converted on a scale of 0 to 255 for red, for green and for blue. This generates a 24-bit RGB. From here Océ Image Logic takes over.

Converting - When a black & white copy is required, the color module converts 24 bit RGB data into a grey scale between 0 - 255. This is to ensure that even the lightest colors’ (e.g. yellow) are made visible with grey scales.

Automatic background compensation - At this stage the background is eliminated. Essentially this is done by raising the pixel values on the basis of the background level detected. In each line of the pixels, all background levels are set to the same level of RGB. As the background level is adjusted continuously over the whole page, this results in a background-free image.

Filtering segmentation - The background-free image is now optimized by advanced filtering to enhance weak information, keep small details open and digitally smoothen and soften shaded areas.

Color management module - In this module the RBG values are converted to CMYK values that serve as input for printing.

This is done in two stages:

  • The RGB values are converted to lab values using the scanner profile. Lab is an independent color standard.
  • The lab values are converted to values between 0 and 255 for cyan, magenta, yellow and black.

Halftoning - This process converts the CMYK images (256 levels per pixel per color) into bitmaps (1 bit per pixel) using the error diffusion technique. In short, the randomly arranged pixels create a visual impression of smooth shades of color, while at the same time ensuring that (weak) lines, solids and text characters are sharply delineated and filled. The optimized image is now ready for printing.