Océ will be placing an Océ Arizona 360 GT UV flatbed printer at the Printing Industries of America headquarters in Sewickley, PA. The printer will be used for market education, member training and internal production.
"The convergence of markets and technologies due to digitalization in the graphics industry provides new spin-off opportunities for commercial printers," said Sal Sheikh, Vice President of Marketing for the Wide Format Printing Systems division of Océ North America. "The capabilities of flatbed-based UV printers enable commercial printers to capture new business and enter new markets – from traditional graphic applications to imaging on manufactured goods to packaging applications."
The Océ Arizona 360 GT model will be the first flatbed and first digital UV printer to be installed at Printing Industries headquarters. The facilities at Printing Industries headquarters include state-of-the-art prepress, workflow solutions, printing facilities, post press, testing laboratories, libraries, and classrooms that provide a world-class platform for innovative digital and offset research, while producing leading-edge publications and instruction.
"The addition of the Océ Arizona 360 GT printer complements what we're doing here with our offset and digital printing presses," said Dr. Mark Bohan, Vice President, Technology and Research for Printing Industries. "We want to show our members how wide format digital printing can fit in partnership with traditional printing presses. With the Océ Arizona 360 GT printer on-site, we have the capability to educate our members on what is possible, to open their eyes to new business opportunities."
In addition to demonstrating an array of applications to its members, the Océ Arizona 360 GT printer will be used for training members on wide format print production. It will also be used for internal production of banners and signs for the conferences and programs produced by Printing Industries. Further, the ONYX ProductionHouse software RIP that drives the printer will assist staff in educating members on wide format color management techniques.