Océ has announced the Océ Arizona 300 GT printer, a new UV curable flatbed printer that delivers the same exceptional image quality as the Océ Arizona 350 GT printer but is configured for light production environments. This configuration makes it accessible to print shops and sign makers with lower volume demands. The Océ Arizona 300 GT printer produces exceptional image quality and can print onto both rigid substrates and roll-based, flexible media.
Like the Océ Arizona 350 GT printer, the Océ Arizona 300 GT printer uses Océ VariaDot imaging technology and four-color (CMYK) UV curable inks. The system can produce near-photographic image quality at a true production print speed (sellable prints) of 133 square feet per hour. The availability of this new, more affordable Océ Arizona model enables smaller companies to adopt proven Océ printing technology.
This new model offers investment protection with an upgrade path to accommodate customers' business needs as they grow. As production volumes increase, customers can field-upgrade their Océ Arizona 300 GT printer to an Océ Arizona 350 GT model and realize production print speeds of up to 239 square feet per hour. Upgrading to the Océ Arizona 350 GT model also gives customers the ability to add the White Ink Option for under-printing on non-white media or objects, over-printing for backlit applications on transparent media and printing white as a spot color.
With its accommodating upgrade path, the new Océ Arizona 300 GT printer demonstrates Océ's commitment to protecting the capital investment its customers make in display graphics products.
The Océ Arizona 300 GT printer combines a true flatbed architecture with a separate, dedicated roll-to-roll media handling system. It can print onto rigid media up to 49.2 inches wide by 98.4 inches long by 1.89 inches thick. By adding the Roll Media Option, users can print onto flexible media up to 86.6 inches wide in an automated and unattended manner, such as for overnight operation.
The Océ Arizona 300 GT printer is expected to be available for US deliveries in the second quarter of 2009.