Canon Launches Wide Format Flatbed Printer for High Quality, Productive Rigid Media Printing

  Canon Launches Wide Format Flatbed Printer for High Quality, Productive
  Rigid Media Printing

Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- May 20, 2014

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announces the
launch of the Océ Arizona 6100 Series, an entirely new printer platform
designed for sign and display print service providers who produce
approximately 325,000 square feet ^ of printed rigid media per year. Comprised
of the six-color Océ Arizona 6160 XTS device and the seven-color Océ Arizona
6170 XTS device, the Océ Arizona 6100 Series has been optimized for the
efficient and high-speed production of rigid media applications. Designed as a
dedicated flatbed system, the series features an extra-large 8-by-10 foot
vacuum table to keep media and objects stationary during printing for optimal
print quality and rigid media application versatility.

With a focus on pure productivity, the Arizona 6100 series’ true flatbed
architecture supports a wide range of rigid media applications, including
printing on odd-shaped, heavy, smooth or pre-cut rigid media; the production
of high value, multi-layer applications; double-sided prints in perfect
register; large prints tiled over multiple boards with perfect geometry; and
edge-to-edge printing without hassle or mess.

“For users who require high-volume, rigid media printing capacity, these new
printers deliver outstanding output quality at high speeds with the broad
application range of true flatbed architecture, enabling users to potentially
expand the boundaries of their service offerings,” said Junichi Yoshitake,
senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group,
Canon U.S.A., Inc.

The flatbed table has two independent printing zones, each with its own vacuum
system, for simultaneous printing and media loading/unloading. This means one
board can be staged and ready while the other is being printed, enabling
non-stop production. Alternatively, the two zones can be combined into one to
enable 8-by-10 foot prints. Pneumatic registration pins help ensure a quick,
repeatable, easy loading of rigid media in systematic register every time.
Together with a high-flow vacuum system for effective pull-down of rigid
media, it means that the operator needs only seconds to load even the largest
boards in systematic register. With media loading this easy, a single operator
can service two printers simultaneously, producing almost 50 boards per hour
in Production mode.

With almost 27,000 piezoelectric nozzles in a seven-row printing carriage, the
Arizona 6100 Series rapidly and reliably produces inkjet print output at
speeds up to 1,668 square feet ^ per hour. A newly designed Automated
Printhead Maintenance System provides completely automated, hands-free
printhead cleaning in less than 25 seconds per color, making the vast array of
nozzles available and ready to print at virtually any time. Employing the same
award-winning Océ VariaDot™ printing technology as all other Arizona Series
printers, the Océ Arizona 6100 Series offers the same ‘near photographic’
print quality, while using light inks for reliable printing in even the
fastest production modes. Finally,  Active Pixel Placement Compensation 
ensures that every pixel is adjusted to land exactly where intended for
accurate, uniform print geometry over the entire flatbed.

The Océ Arizona 6160 XTS printers are easily upgradeable to the Océ Arizona
6170 XTS printer with the addition of one ink channel for white ink
applications. Both Océ Arizona 6100 Series models will also support an
additional ink channel for future development. A hardware/software interface
allows for easy integration with third-party automation and workflow systems.

The Océ Arizona 6100 Series printers are available directly through Canon
Solutions America.

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 $36 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2013† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2014. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the
PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital
camera and printer categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for
camcorders for the past three years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest
level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 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
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†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark
Office.

Contact:

Editorial:
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Stephen Karaolis, 631-330-5184
skaraolis@cusa.canon.com
Siobhan Cullagh, 631-330-4602
scullagh@cusa.canon.com
or
Canon U.S.A. website:
http://www.usa.canon.com
or
For sales information/customer support:
1-800-OK-CANON
 
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