Océ Arizona 350 XT launched
- New UV-curable, flatbed printer for huge, high quality prints
- Extra large 2.50 x 3.05 meter flatbed table
- White ink option and roll media option in one printer
- True production capability at the highest possible print quality
Venlo, The Netherlands, 10 February 2009 – The award-winning Océ Arizona® family of digital flatbed printers has expanded yet again with the introduction of the spectacularly large Océ Arizona 350 XT. This latest model in the Océ Arizona family is capable of producing rigid prints as large as 2.50 x 3.05 meters (98.4 x 120 inches). A White Ink Option and a Roll Media Option are also available. The Océ Arizona 350 XT will make its worldwide debut in the Océ booth at the Symphonie Visuelle exhibition, February 11-13, in Paris.
Extra width increases rigid printing capacity
The extra width of the Océ Arizona 350 XT enables the printer to be used in a continuous imaging mode for rigid media up to 125 x 250 cm (a standard 4-foot by 8-foot board). Two rigid boards of this size can be mounted on separate vacuum areas of the flatbed table. While one board is being printed, the other can be changed by the operator. Since the printer never has to stop printing for a media change, users can significantly increase their net print production on boards this size.
With the Roll Media Option installed, users can print onto flexible media up to 2.2 m (87 inches) wide. The media roll can be unloaded at any time without interrupting rigid printing, and there is no down time to reconfigure the system to change from one print mode to the other.
These features were designed to deliver a true production printer regardless of media. With the Océ Arizona 350 XT, digital print providers can offer complete visual communications packages on a wide variety of media, and be assured of high throughput, superior image quality and print consistency.
Production print speeds
The Océ Arizona 350 XT features production print speeds up to 23 square meters (248 square feet) per hour on rigid media and up to 17.5 square meters (188 square feet) per hour using the Roll Media Option. This enables users to print nearly sixty 125 x 250 cm (4- by 8-foot) boards in a single eight-hour shift, or more than 150 square meters (1615 square feet) of flexible media.
A member of the award-winning Océ Arizona Series
Joining the world's best-selling UV curable, flatbed printer line, the new, larger Océ Arizona 350 XT supports all the upgrades and options available for the Océ Arizona Series including the White Ink Option, Roll Media Option and Static Suppression Option. When fully equipped, the Océ Arizona 350 XT can image on almost any rigid or flexible media used in the display graphics market in brilliant CMYK color plus White. It can produce a variety of visual communications from banners to backlits and foam-board to furniture.
Additional features to popular Océ Arizona family
The Océ Arizona 350 XT adds an extra large table platform to the popular Océ Arizona family of UV curable, flatbed printers. The other Océ Arizona models can print onto rigid media up to 1.25 m wide x 2.5 m long x 48 mm thick (49” wide x 98” long x 1.89” thick). The Océ Arizona 350 GT uses four-color (CMYK) inks with a White Ink Option, and prints at speeds of up to 22 square meters (239 square feet) per hour. The Océ Arizona 250 GT uses four-color (CMYK) ink and prints at speeds of up to 16 square meters (172 square feet) per hour. The Océ Arizona 200 GT also uses four-color (CMYK) ink and prints at speeds of up to 9.3 square meters (101 square feet) per hour.
Available options help customers grow their business
The Océ Arizona Series of printers offers a secure investment with upgrade paths and available options that can be added as business needs grow. All can be equipped with a Roll Media Option in the factory or in the field. The Océ Arizona 350 XT and the Océ Arizona 350 GT can be upgraded to include the White Ink Option in the factory or in the field. The Océ Arizona 200 GT – designed for light production environments – can be upgraded to the Océ Arizona 250 GT to take advantage of higher production speeds. All Océ Arizona Series printers use UV curable inks and Océ VariaDotTM imaging technology to deliver near-photographic image quality for nearly any application. And they all share the same robust architecture and deliberate design that offer the Océ values of quality, reliability, productivity and user-friendliness.
White ink expands capabilities
The Océ Arizona 350 XT includes a White Ink Option that can be added at the factory or in the field. The White Ink Option enables under-printing for non-white media or objects, over-printing for backlit applications on transparent media and/or printing white as a spot color. Under-printing white ink provides a base for non-white surfaces upon which color can be added, giving users the ability to expand their range of offerings to include specialty applications. Over-printing white ink provides a diffusion layer for backlit applications that will be viewed from the unprinted side, enabling users to produce high quality backlit images for point-of-purchase applications. The ability to also print white ink as a spot color enables white features of images to be highlighted for greater effect.
Opportunities for applications that command premium prices
The flatbed table on the Océ Arizona 350 XT is so big, users can print on oversized items such as garage doors. It can also print on irregularly shaped or non-square items, heavy substrates such as glass, or materials that have an uneven surface such as wood. This is an advantage over competitive rigid-capable printers that use belt or friction-based media feed systems, as they can only print on square-cornered, lightweight materials of uniform thickness. The Océ Arizona 350 XT, along with the White Ink Option, opens the printing possibilities to more exotic applications that command premium prices.
A Roll Media Option can be added in the factory or in the field, giving customers the ability to print onto flexible media including vinyl, self-adhesive vinyl, scrim banner, paper and blue backed paper without compromising the rigid printing workflow. The media roll can be unloaded at any time without interrupting rigid printing, and there is no down time to reconfigure the system to change from one print mode to the other.
Beyond display graphics applications
The Océ Arizona 350 XT is ideal for producing a wide variety of display graphics such as event graphics, point-of-purchase displays, limited-term signage, banners, backlit and reflective rigid displays, transit advertising, and directional signage. But because of its ability to print on a range of materials not predetermined simply by “square, flat and thin” and its support of white ink, the Océ Arizona 350 XT can produce applications beyond the norm including custom furniture, glasswork, fixture enhancement, fine art, or nearly anything that the imagination can conceive.
Contact your local Océ office for availability in your area. For more information, visit www.oce.com.
For further information contact:
Manager Media Relations
Tel. +31 77 359 5628