CHICAGO, Oct. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oce, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management, today announced new media and applications that will be showcased at Graph Expo in Canon booth 400 at McCormick Place South in Chicago, October 7 - 10. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101018/CG84120LOGO) Graph Expo attendees will see many firsts in Canon booth 400 thanks to new media. One of the exciting breakthroughs is a demonstration of one of the lightest weight papers available for cutsheet on the Oce VarioPrint® 6000 Ultra Line digital perfecting system. Another is the introduction of new Inkjet medias for the full line of Oce inkjet presses including the Oce ColorStream® 3900 system. "We've never shown any media this light on the VarioPrint 6000 Line before – no one has. The fact that we can reliably run such light weights and our competitors cannot, is a compelling argument for customers to consider Oce," said Alex Gergely, Product Marketing Manager at Oce North America, a Canon Group company. One of the applications showcasing this new lightweight media capability is a pharmaceutical package insert printed on 30 lb. (44gsm) media. The same Oce approved media, with 87 brightness, will also be available in a 35 lb. weight. Both are co-branded Oce/Ariva Lightweight Digital Opaque. Lightweight Media Crucial in Shift from Offset to DigitalUntil now, digital production equipment has been limited in its capability to print onto media much lighter than 50gsm. However, printers are increasingly under pressure for quicker turnaround and shorter runs. Digital, especially more affordable cutsheet presses, are an attractive solution. "We looked at the market and determined there was a huge opportunity to print applications on 30 and 35 lb. media, most of which are printed offset today," said Gergely. "Printers are asking for lightweight specialty stocks. We can offer them a cost-effective vehicle for short run that will help them free up their offset presses for longer running projects."