Océ was recently honored with two Poznan International Fair (PIF) Gold Medals for the Océ Arizona 350 GT UV curable flatbed printer and the Océ ColorWave 600 wide-format printer. The awards were presented at the recent Euro-Reklama Outdoor Expo 2009 held in Poznan, Poland.
The PIF Gold Medal is awarded to a product that meets a number of criteria, including quality and innovation, and that has been produced using the best technology available. A panel of specialists in each industry judges the entries. The PIF Gold Medal competition jury has a 30-year tradition of recognizing outstanding products in various fields.
The Océ Arizona 350 GT UV curable flatbed printer uses 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 rigid substrates and features a Roll Media Option for printing onto flexible media. A White Ink Option is available to enable under-printing on colored media or objects, over-printing for backlit applications on transparent media, and printing white as a spot color. The Océ Arizona 350 GT printer is ideal for producing a wide variety of applications such as event graphics, point-of-purchase displays, limited-term signage, banners, backlit and reflective rigid displays, transit advertising, and directional signage. The Océ Arizona 350 GT model is the next generation of the original Océ Arizona 250 GT printer, which was awarded the PIF Gold Medal in 2008.
The Océ ColorWave 600 printer is the world's first wide format printer using Océ CrystalPoint technology. This unique technology uses Océ TonerPearls solid color toner for high quality, robust and waterfast prints on a range of media including plain and recycled paper. A true production printer, it can produce an E-size (36x48 inches) sheet in about 30 seconds and can accommodate up to six, 42-inch wide media rolls. Océ CrystalPoint technology offers significant environmental benefits. Océ TonerPearls solid toner produces no fine dust, no odor, no ozone and minimal waste disposal. It is ideal for producing CAD plots, GIS documents and disposable POP displays. The Océ ColorWave 600 printer was recognized by the competition jury members to be the best product of Euro-Reklama Outdoor Expo 2009.