08 May Canon Introduces New Media Handling Capability for its Flagship High-Volume Arizona Flatbed Printers
MELVILLE, N.Y., May 8, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc. a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of new industrial configurations for the Océ Arizona 6100 Series, the company’s flagship flatbed printers designed for industry-leading print providers producing 300,000 – 2,000,000 square feet of rigid media per year. Developed to address the short run corrugated packaging and temporary POP (Point of Purchase) display market, the new High Flow Vacuum configuration makes the Océ Arizona 6100 Series ideal for dynamic, versatile large format printing applications.
Available for both the 6-color Océ Arizona 6160 XTS and 7-color Océ Arizona 6170 XTS models, the new High Flow Vacuum configuration extends the award-winning printing capacity of the Océ Arizona models, and allows users to develop applications traditionally served by screen printing or lithographic lamination. Additionally, users can now load and print on various forms of challenging media, such as highly porous corrugated fiberboard and warped plywood, without taping or mechanically constraining it in.
Key benefits of the new media capability include the following:
- New High Flow Vacuum capability for Océ Arizona 6100 Series printers will support robust and reliable printing of difficult-to-constrain media types.
- Enhanced Océ Arizona print quality with speeds over 1,000 square feet per hour for uncoated corrugated fiberboard, plywood and rigid fiberboard printing applications.
“The Océ Arizona 6100 Series continues to open the door to new business opportunities in the flatbed printing market, and has set an industry standard for delivering high speed and high productivity with best-in-class print quality,” said Sal Sheikh, senior director, Marketing, Large Format Solutions, Canon U.S.A. “With the new High Flow Vacuum configuration, we are continuing on that success and will extend the reach of this successful series to forms of demanding substrates that have proven to be difficult in the past. This is also an excellent opportunity for users to explore innovation in the flatbed printing landscape, and this new feature will allow both new and existing customers to move more applications to a digital platform without the burden of astronomical costs.”
Featuring unrestricted air ways and an Océ-patented airflow management system designed to bring all available airflow to bear instantly, the new High Flow Vacuum configuration makes loading even severely warped media easy and efficient. This enables plywood, MDF, and other fiberboard and wood printing applications that would otherwise require mechanical constraint of the media to handle effectively. To better support the printing of 5.2 ft. wide paper fiberboard media such as Re-Board® or Xanita®, the new configuration boasts an even larger print area than standard. An expanded vacuum surface of 8.2 ft. x 10.4 ft. allows for 2-up printing of 4 ft. x 8 ft. boards, while the standard pneumatic registration pins ensure easy, repeatable rigid media loading.
The new High Flow Vacuum configuration for the Océ Arizona 6160 XTS and Océ Arizona 6170 XTS will be available in the third quarter of 2017.