Océ has installed the first Océ Arizona 550 XT printer in the US at Thomas Reprographics' facility in Dallas. This installation was quickly followed by a second Océ Arizona 550 XT printer placement at Thomas Reprographics' Austin, TX, location.
The Océ Arizona 550 XT printer is the next generation model in the Océ Arizona Series of UV flatbed printers. It uses UV curable inks and Océ VariaDot imaging technology to deliver near-photographic image quality for nearly any application. Designed as a true flatbed system, it can print on a wide variety of oversized rigid substrates up to 98.4x120 inches, and offers a flexible media printing option for roll-based media up to 86.6 inches wide. The Océ Arizona 550 XT printer features a Production print mode of up to 462 sqft/hr on rigid media without sacrificing any of the print quality for which the Océ Arizona Series is famous.
Trevor Hansen, Director of Product Marketing at Thomas Reprographics, cites quality improvement, ink cost savings, labor savings, and the ability to offer a wide range of output as key features of the Océ Arizona Series printers installed at various Thomas Reprographics' locations. In addition to the two new Océ Arizona 550 XT models, an Océ Arizona 250 GT printer is installed at the Phoenix location; an Océ Arizona 350 GT printer is at the Minneapolis facility; and another Océ Arizona 350 GT printer is in the Miami office. These are just a few of many Océ printers used by Thomas Reprographics to serve its customers in the AEC and display graphics industries.
"Because of the economy, traditional reprographic work for the architectural/engineering/construction (AEC) industries isn't growing right now, said Hansen. "As the economy turned south, the addition of the Océ Arizona printers to our line gave us the ability to offer a broader range of services. We're growing our display graphics business with our Océ Arizona Series printers."