Canon announces next generation of Océ Arizona flat-beds
Canon Europe has announced the launch of its new Océ Arizona flat-bed range, consisting of the 1240, 1260 and 1280 models. The engines are cited by the manufacturer as 'ideal' for speciality print-houses, reprographers and photo labs due to their ability to handle jobs involving unconventional substrates such as wood, canvas, ceramics and glass, and on textured media.
The machines can use up to six colours and can print with white inks and varnish. There are options to use light cyan and light magenta for fine art applications, while its UV-curing system reduces surface heat allowing for production on thin, heat-sensitive media. In addition to this, the Océ Arizona 1200 series only uses 8ml of ink per square meter, making it extremely efficient.
At a glance: Océ Arizona 1200 Series
Sizes available: 1.2m x 2.5m, 2.5m x 3m
Ink configurations: Four, six or eight channels
Print speed: 35sq m/h
Roll media option: Can hold flexible media up to 2.2m wide
"There is an enormous opportunity for mid-volume PSPs to continue growing their business – whether they are focused on graphical communication, packaging, industrial printing or retail," comments Pierre-Olivier Esteban, European technical document systems and display graphic systems marketing director at Canon Europe. "However, in order to remain competitive, they must be primed to deliver a range of high quality products, quickly and cost-effectively. The Océ Arizona 1200 series was designed and developed specifically with these requirements in mind.
"The result is an extremely high quality, robust and reliable machine and a testimony to the innovation and expertise behind Canon's line of products within this sector. The wide-format market is growing and we are committed to helping our customers grow alongside it, every step of the way."