Océ, one of the world's leading suppliers of products and services for professional printing and document management, has developed an innovative color technology that enables a reliable, productive printing system with consistent quality. The Océ CPS700 was the first system using this Direct Imaging technology. It is also the basis of the improved and recently introduced Océ CPS800 and Océ CPS900 systems. Within the research and development department, the feasibility of Perfect Axial Registration for Direct Imaging was demonstrated.
Direct Imaging technology uses seven direct imaging drums with 8,000 electrical conductive tracks on which a monocolor dry toner image is generated by drivers inside the drums. An intermediate drum with a circumference of almost one meter gathers all seven partial images and transfers them in a single pass onto paper, creating the full image.
A small team led by René van der Meer, an Océ researcher dedicated to continuously improving this technology, used MathWorks products at Océ’s largest research and development site in Venlo, the Netherlands to prove the feasibility of Perfect Axial Registration in aligning all seven drums during the printing process.
"In just six months, MathWorks tools enabled us to complete a fast, flexible implementation of a Perfect Axial Registration system with low overhead and minimal low-level coding," says Van der Meer.