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Océ launches new LED Arizona 1300

Wednesday, 13 February 2019
By Wayne Robinson

Versatile: new Arizona 1300 LED wide format printer

Océ is launching the new Arizona 1300 flatbed printer series for mid-volume sign and display graphics producers, aimed at production efficiencies, and to address market demand for more varied applications.

Suited for customers producing up to 15,000sqm per year, and offering printing speeds up to 52.8sqm per hour, the Océ Arizona 1300 Series comprises six models, all designed from the ground up for optimum ease of use and reliability.

There are three GT models (Océ Arizona 1340 GT, 1360 GT, 1380 GT) with a flatbed area of 1.25m x 2.5m, or three larger 2.5m x 3.08m XT models (Océ Arizona 1340 XT, 1360 XT, 1380 XT).

The company says the new series has been developed to meet the needs of printers who are ready to upgrade their first flatbed or hybrid printer, and are looking for a more productive, high quality product built for maximum uptime, while seeking the versatility to handle an even broader range of media for diverse applications.

To maximise productive uptime, the Arizona 1300 printers are the first Océ flatbed products to feature LED curing options, offering customers the scope to print as needed from standby mode, without waiting for UV lamps to heat up.

Garry Muratore, product manager at Océ said, “The Océ Arizona 1300 series is a great choice for print service providers in the sign and display graphics industry who want to really lift productivity, versatility and quality.

“Today’s print buyer is not only discerning in terms of quality, but also creative, driving a new wave of innovative print products on an almost limitless range of media and substrates. This is where the Arizona 1300 series delivers in spades.”

Muratore says the Arizona 1300 features productive print modes which can easily expand capacity and lift productivity for small to mid-range businesses who currently have either lower-end or older printers, and who need to take the next step up in both quality and productivity, or for those seeking to expand their product range and throughput.

“The new Océ Arizona 1300 series answers the two biggest challenges faced by print service providers today – the need to boost productivity, and the need to diversify their application portfolio to take advantage of new business opportunities,” Muratore explains.

According to Muratore, operators will immediately notice the quality of the output, while appreciating the machine’s ease-of-use, productivity and application latitude. “This really sets it apart in its market segment, providing printers with an easy-to-use, mid-range workhorse, delivering exceptional productivity, consistent prints and reliable performance, all without compromising on quality.”

The new series also introduces Océ Arizona Xpert, an innovative software solution that simplifies and automates complex jobs, including multi-layered and duplex applications, so that print files are ready in an instant. The intuitive software stores the print-ready file, enabling similar future jobs to be prepared more quickly and easily by the customer time after time, for long-term production efficiencies.

In addition, the new devices are the first Canon flatbed products to include Océ Remote Service for maximum uptime and ongoing technical support. With this tool, customers can better monitor ink consumption and print volumes, enabling them to receive customised service contracts based on their individual business requirements.

The LED curing technology of the Océ Arizona 1300 Series offers print service providers the opportunity to work with an even broader range of applications on almost any rigid or flexible media, and when handling challenging media, such as canvas, wood, tile, glass.

The LED-UV inks used with the new models are UL Greeenguard Gold certified, meaning prints can also be used safely in sensitive indoor environments, including schools, hospitals or retail environments. Canon is the only digital flatbed technology provider that now offers both conventional and LED curing solutions, giving customers a printer for nearly every application need.

With optional light cyan (LC), light magenta (LM), varnish and white inks, as well as enhanced screening, the new flatbed devices also enable customers to produce higher value work, delivering superior print quality even for photographic and fine art applications.

For printers looking to differentiate their product offering, the Océ Arizona 1300 Series can be used with the Océ Touchstone textured printing solution, which enables the production of enhanced prints with textured effects. The machine also has an additional Roll Media Option to handle flexible media, while optimising production.

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