Oce completes the Oce Arizona 400 UV flatbed printer series with four new models

  Oce completes the Oce Arizona 400 UV flatbed printer series with four new
                                    models

Features improve productivity; new models include upgrade path to accommodate
business growth

PR Newswire

TRUMBULL, Conn., Dec. 4, 2012

TRUMBULL, Conn., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oce, a Canon Group Company and
international leader in digital document management and printing for
professionals, today announced four new models in the Oce Arizona^® 400 Series
of UV flatbed printers: Oce Arizona 460 GT, Oce Arizona 460 XT, Oce Arizona
440 GT and Oce Arizona 440 XT printers. Joining the Oce Arizona 480 GT and Oce
Arizona 480 XT models introduced in October 2012, these additional models
complete the Oce Arizona 400 Series of next-generation UV flatbed printers
that feature exceptional quality, improved productivity, application
versatility and the ability to upgrade as business grows.

The "right fit" for every customer

The Oce Arizona 400 Series includes six different UV flatbed printers
featuring four, six or eight independent ink channels in two different flatbed
sizes, offering a range of applications capabilities and capacity to suit
nearly any mid-volume print service provider. And as a provider's needs
change, an upgrade path is available to ensure that the investment in an Oce
Arizona 400 Series printer is protected from obsolescence.

Superior image quality supported by advanced technologies

Oce VariaDot^® imaging technology is the key to the award-winning image
quality of every Oce Arizona printer. Included in these new models, Oce
VariaDot imaging technology can produce near-photographic quality with
sharpness equivalent to 1,440 dpi or higher. Text as small as 2 pt. is
perfectly legible, even when reverse-printed (white ink on a black field).

Active Pixel Placement Compensation assures image sharpness, density and
uniformity, wherever it is printed on the flatbed or on the Roll Media Option.
This feature is standard on all Oce Arizona 400 Series printers.

Reduced operator intervention equals improved productivity

A variable vacuum system featuring six vacuum zones on the Oce Arizona 400
Series GT models – seven on Oce Arizona 400 Series XT models – is configured
to match the majority of standard-sized graphics arts media to reduce or
eliminate manual masking thereby decreasing operator intervention and
increasing productivity.

A batch mode supports complex, multi-layered jobs – those requiring multiple
passes for specialty applications. These jobs can now be streamlined using the
new batch mode tools, eliminating operator intervention between operations.
Included on all Oce Arizona 400 Series models, batch mode can also be used to
produce sets of prints sequentially for easy collation and fulfillment.

Choose the model that suits today's printing needs …

Oce Arizona 460 GT and Oce Arizona 460 XT models include six 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:

  oVarnish + White: Using white ink, print service providers can produce
    exceptional quality prints on a variety of non-white substrates –
    including backlit prints – that can command premium prices. Varnish can be
    used as a spot or flood decorative element for attention-getting results
    at high-value prices.
  oDouble-White: Alternatively, when not required for use in printing
    varnish, the sixth channel can be used as an additional white ink channel
    to provide double the opacity in a single printing pass for higher
    productivity when printing white ink jobs. This is particularly beneficial
    for backlit and industrial applications.

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) as needed.

Oce Arizona 440 GT and Oce Arizona 440 XT models include CMYK ink channels
only. This is ideal for those shops that do not initially need the capacity
for Varnish or White Ink printing or already have that capability elsewhere
but just need to increase CMYK capacity.

… and be assured of an upgrade path as business grows

The Oce Arizona 400 Series printer family is designed to grow with a print
service provider's business. Owners can upgrade at any time to add more
application versatility and improve productivity. The following upgrades are
available[1]:

  oOce Arizona 440 to Oce Arizona 460 adds Varnish + White or Double-White
    capability
  oOce Arizona 460 to Oce Arizona 480 adds CM^2 capability
  oOce Arizona 440 to Oce Arizona 480 adds Varnish + White or Double-White
    capability plus CM^2 capability

CM^2 printing adds productivity while maintaining exceptional image quality

The last two ink channels included on Oce Arizona 480 models are used to
enhance both print quality – beyond the award-winning level already available
in every Oce Arizona printer – and print speed by adding extra cyan and
magenta nozzle capacity. Called CM^2 [C-M-squared], the additional cyan and
magenta nozzle capacity offers Production print modes that rival the slower
Quality-oriented modes in terms of sharpness, uniformity and smoothness. Users
can take advantage of this improved print quality to realize higher net
productivity since more demanding jobs can now be printed in the faster print
modes.



Oce Arizona 400 Series product matrix
             Oce       Oce Arizona Oce       Oce Arizona Oce       Oce Arizona
Feature      Arizona               Arizona               Arizona
                       440 XT                460 XT                480 XT
             440 GT                460 GT                480 GT
Table        Standard  Extra-large Standard  Extra-large Standard  Extra-large

size         1.25 x    2.5 x 3.05  1.25 x    2.5 x 3.05  1.25 x    2.5 x 3.05
             2.5 m     m           2.5 m     m           2.5 m     m
Oce VariaDot
imaging      included  included    included  included    included  included
technology
Active Pixel
Placement    included  included    included  included    included  included
Compensation
Variable
vacuum       6         7           6         7           6         7
system
Batch mode   included  included    included  included    included  included
support
Ink
             4         4           6         6           8         8
channels
White Ink    n/a       n/a         included  included    included  included
Varnish      n/a       n/a         included  included    included  included
CM^2         n/a       n/a         n/a       n/a         included  included
Two-channel  available available   available available   n/a       n/a
upgrade
Roll Media   available available   available available   available available
Option



Meet nearly any application need

The Oce Arizona 400 GT models offer the standard table size of 1.25 by 2.5
meters (49.2 by 98.4 inches) and the Oce Arizona 400 XT models offer the extra
large table size of 2.5 by 3.05 meters (98.4 by 120 inches). Both can print on
rigid media up to 50.8 mm (2.0 inches) thick. A Roll Media Option is available
for both models to print on flexible media up to 2.2 meters (86.6 inches)
wide.

All Oce Arizona 400 Series printers are suitable for a variety of display
graphics applications including POP/POS, retail signage, backlit images,
exhibition graphics, etc. They can also be used for specialty 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).

Highly acclaimed UV flatbed printer series

All Oce Arizona Series printers share the same award-winning image quality and
robust architecture, offering the Oce values of quality, reliability,
productivity and user-friendliness. In all, Oce Arizona Series UV flatbed
printers have earned more than 30 industry awards to date from organizations
throughout the world. These awards validate the quality and innovation built
into every Oce Arizona Series printer.

Oce Display Graphics Systems

Oce Display Graphics Systems is a leading provider of professional, wide
format solutions for indoor and outdoor color display graphics applications.
Oce solutions are specifically designed to enhance the revenue and profit
opportunities for service providers by combining hardware with workflow
software and the expertise to help companies expand into digital large format
color. From extremely high-quality UV flatbed printers to roll-based printers
and advanced finishing systems, Oce offers a total solution including
hardware, software, imaging supplies, finishing systems, applications
expertise, hardware support and financing. Customers benefit in working with a
full-service partner they can count on to help their businesses grow.

About Oce

Oce is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for
professionals. The Oce offering includes office printing and copying systems,
high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for
both technical documentation and color display graphics. Oce is also a
foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune
Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Oce customers. The
company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Oce
is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide.
Oce North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business
units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL. For more information, visit
www.oce.com.

Oce and Canon: Stronger together

In 2010 Oce joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo,
Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops,
manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers,
cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer
needs. The Canon Group comprises over 198,000 employees worldwide. Global net
sales in 2011 totalled USD 45.6 billion. Visit the Canon Inc. website at
www.canon.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,
and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2011[*] and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's
Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, for the ninth consecutive year, Canon
U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and
Reliability. Committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and
loyalty, Canon U.S.A. provides 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and
support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to
its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep
apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS
news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their
respective owners.

[1] Upgrades apply only to ink configurations, not table sizes.GT tables
cannot be upgraded to XT tables.

[*] Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark
Office.

SOURCE Oce North America

Website: http://www.oce.com
Contact: Kelli Ramirez, Oce Display Graphics Systems, +1-530-346-2146,
kelli.ramirez@oce.com, www.oceusa.com
 
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