TRUMBULL, Conn., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The award-winning Oce Arizona(R) family of digital flatbed printers has expanded yet again with the introduction of the Oce Arizona 350 XT printer with a dramatically enlarged flatbed table. This latest model in the Oce Arizona family is capable of producing rigid prints as large as 98.4 by 120 inches. A White Ink Option and a Roll Media Option are also available. The Oce Arizona 350 XT printer will make its U.S. debut in Oce booth #4343 at the International Sign Expo, April 16-18 in Las Vegas.
Extra width increases rigid printing capacity
The extra width of the Oce Arizona 350 XT printer enables it to be used in a continuous imaging mode for rigid media up to 49.2 by 98.4 inches, or a standard 4- 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 of this size.
With the Roll Media Option installed, users can print onto flexible media up to 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 Oce Arizona 350 XT printer, 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 Oce Arizona 350 XT printer features production print speeds up to 248 square feet per hour on rigid media and up to 188 square feet per hour using the Roll Media Option. This enables users to print nearly sixty 4- by 8-foot boards in a single eight-hour shift, or more than 1615 square feet of flexible media.
A member of the award-winning Oce Arizona Series
Joining the world's best-selling UV curable, flatbed printer line, the new, larger Oce Arizona 350 XT printer supports all the upgrades and options available for the Oce Arizona Series including the White Ink Option, Roll Media Option and Static Suppression Option. When fully equipped, the Oce Arizona 350 XT printer 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 Oce Arizona family
The Oce Arizona 350 XT printer adds an extra large table platform to the popular Oce Arizona family of UV curable flatbed printers. The other Oce Arizona models can print onto rigid media up to 49" wide x 98" long x 1.89" thick. The Oce Arizona 350 GT printer uses four-color (CMYK) inks with a White Ink Option and prints at speeds of up to 239 square feet per hour. The Oce Arizona 250 GT printer uses four-color (CMYK) ink and prints at speeds of up to 172 square feet per hour. The Oce Arizona 200 GT printer also uses four-color (CMYK) ink and prints at speeds of up to 101 square feet per hour.
Available options help customers grow their business
The Oce 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 Oce Arizona 350 XT and the Oce Arizona 350 GT printers can be upgraded to include the White Ink Option in the factory or in the field. The Oce Arizona 200 GT printer - designed for light production environments - can be upgraded to the Oce Arizona 250 GT version to take advantage of higher production speeds. All Oce Arizona Series printers use UV curable inks and Oce VariaDot(TM) 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 Oce values of quality, reliability, productivity and user-friendliness.
White ink expands capabilities
The available White Ink Option for the Oce Arizona 350 XT printer enables under-printing for non-white media or objects, over-printing for backlit applications on transparent media and 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 Oce Arizona 350 XT printer 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 Oce Arizona 350 XT printer, along with the White Ink Option, opens the printing possibilities to more exotic applications that command premium prices.
The Roll Media Option gives 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 Oce Arizona 350 XT printer 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 Oce Arizona 350 XT printer can produce applications beyond the norm including custom furniture, glasswork, fixture enhancement, fine art, or nearly anything that the imagination can conceive.
The Oce Arizona 350 XT printer is expected to be available for U.S. deliveries in the second quarter of 2009. For more information, visit www.oce.com.
Oce Display Graphics Systems
Oce Display Graphics Systems is a leading provider of professional, large 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 curable flatbed printers to outdoor-durable roll-based systems, Oce offers a total solution including hardware, software, imaging supplies, finishing systems, service & support, and financing. Customers benefit in working with a full-service partner they can count on to help their businesses grow.
Oce is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. The company's solutions are based on Oce's advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives -- locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Oce digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Oce also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.
Oce employs around 23,000 people, with 2008 revenues of approximately $4.3 billion, operates in more than 90 countries and maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Romania and Singapore. Oce North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City, UT and Vancouver, BC. North American revenues represented approximately half of Oce's worldwide business in 2008, and employment is approximately 10,000. For more information about Oce, visit
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