Océ, a Canon Group Company and an international leader in digital document management and printing for professionals, today announced the new Océ Arizona® 480 GT and Océ Arizona 480 XT printers that feature remarkable application versatility and improved productivity while maintaining the uncompromising quality favored by Océ Arizona Series customers. The Océ Arizona 480 GT printer will make its worldwide debut in Océ booth #435 at the Specialty Graphic and Imaging Association (SGIA) annual exhibition taking place from October 18-20, 2012 in Las Vegas.
The Océ Arizona 480 printers feature the same award-winning Océ VariaDot® imaging technology as in every Océ Arizona printer. New features include:
- Eight independent ink channels with support for varnish or double-opacity white ink printing, including additional cyan and magenta channels for higher print quality at faster speeds.
- Active pixel placement compensation for optimum image sharpness, density and uniformity over the entire printing area - both flatbed or across the Roll Media Option.
- Precise vacuum system, configured to match the majority of standard-sized graphic arts media.
- Batch mode operation for streamlining multi-layered jobs or facilitating set collation.
Both Océ Arizona 480 GT and Océ Arizona 480 XT models include eight independent ink channels with the first four configured for standard CMYK printing. Channels five and six can be configured in two ways that offer flexibility to meet the demands of various jobs. Print service providers can use these two channels in whichever configuration best suits their needs, changing from varnish + white to double-white (and vice versa) on demand.The Océ Arizona 480 GT printer offers the standard table size of 49.2 by 98.4 inches and the Océ Arizona 480 XT printer offers the extra large table size of 98.4 by 120 inches. Both can print on rigid media up to 2.0 inches thick. A Roll Media Option is available for both models to print on flexible media up to 86.6 inches wide.
With print speeds of up to 272 square feet per hour of high quality production capacity over the broadest range of media and applications, graphics professionals needing to print 53,800-107,600 square feet per year will find it to be the right tool for the job.
The Océ Arizona 480 model printer has the ability to print on a wide variety of media and objects, print service providers can capture revenue from applications ranging from standard sign and display (POP/POS, retail signage, backlit signs) to specialty and industrial applications where the decorated substrate is not meant primarily for display purposes (e.g. package prototyping, short-run packaging, wallpaper and interior decoration, and consumer product decoration).
All Océ Arizona Series printers – including the new Océ Arizona 480 GT and Océ Arizona 480 XT models – share the same award-winning image quality and robust architecture, offering the Océ values of quality, reliability, productivity and user-friendliness.