Canon Solutions America - 8/7/2008
Océ Arizona 200 GT UV Curable Flatbed Printer Delivers High Quality
Output for Light Production Environments
Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, today announced that the
Océ Arizona 200 GT UV curable flatbed printer is available for order in the United States. The Océ Arizona
200 GT printer delivers the same award-winning image quality as the Océ Arizona 250 GT printer but is
configured for light production environments, making it accessible to print shops and sign makers with lower
volume demands. It produces near-photographic image quality with the flexibility of printing onto both rigid
substrates and roll-based, flexible media.
Proven platform, fully upgradeable
The Océ Arizona 200 GT printer is based on the Océ Arizona 250 GT platform that combines a true flatbed
architecture with a separate, dedicated roll-to-roll system. It can print onto rigid media up to 49 inches wide x
98 inches long x 1.89 inches thick. By adding the Roll Media Option, users can print onto flexible media up to
87 inches wide in an automated and unattended manner.
Like the award-winning Océ Arizona 250 GT printer, the Océ Arizona 200 GT uses Océ VariaDotTM imaging
technology and four-color (CMYK) UV curable inks to produce near-photographic image quality at a true
production print speed (sellable prints) of 101 ft2 per hour. The availability of this new, more accessible Océ
Arizona model enables smaller companies to adopt this exceptional Océ printing technology. As production
volumes grow, customers can field-upgrade their Océ Arizona 200 GT printer to an Océ Arizona 250 GT printer
and realize production print speeds of up to 172 ft2 per hour.
Océ VariaDot Imaging Technology for stunning image quality
The Océ Arizona 200 GT printer uses Océ VariaDot imaging technology, the next evolution of piezoelectric
inkjet technology that enables a print head to produce dots of variable size versus print heads using fixed-
droplet technology. Océ VariaDot technology creates these variable dots by dispensing ink droplets that vary
in volume from six to 42 picoliters. The ability to vary the drop size to as little as 6 picoliters produces sharp
images with smoother gradients and quarter-tones. The ability to jet larger droplets up to 42 picoliters produces
dense, uniform solid colors. The result is near-photographic image quality with sharpness only before seen at
resolutions of 1,440 dpi or higher.
In addition to superior image quality, Océ VariaDot imaging technology with four color inks uses significantly less
ink compared to six color printers with fixed-droplet inkjet technology. The resulting lower ink consumption
results in ink savings of up to 35 percent over fixed-droplet, six color printers, making it one of the most
economical printers to use for sign and display applications.
True flatbed, true flexible media printer
The Océ Arizona 200 GT is a true flatbed system that uses vacuum pressure to hold media stationary on a flat
surface, ensuring accurate registration even on multiple imaging passes. Full bleeds can be printed, saving
time and labor costs in finishing. No minimum print size means only the necessary materials are used with no
substrate waste. Unlike all other flatbed or rigid-capable printers, the Océ Arizona 200 GT prints along the
long axis of rigid media to optimize throughput – the fewer the number of printing passes over the media, the
higher the average productivity.
The Roll Media Option can be added at any time, giving customers the ability to print onto flexible media
including vinyl, self-adhesive vinyl, scrim banner, textiles, paper and blue backed paper without compromising
the rigid printing workflow. Once a rigid print is finished, the print head assembly is moved to a position over
the flexible media and begins printing, while the rigid material is swapped out and the new board is placed on
the vacuum table and prepared for printing. When the flexible media printing is completed, the print head
assembly moves back to the table to resume printing on the rigid media. The roll media can be dismounted at
any time without disturbing the rigid printing function, and there is no down time to reconfigure the system to
change from one print mode to the other.
The modularity of this system protects the customer’s initial investment because the Roll Media Option can be
added in the field at any time without cost penalty. The Roll Media Option can support roll-based stock from
35.4 inches to 86.6 inches wide with a maximum print width of 86.2 inches.
The Océ Arizona 200 GT printer and the Roll Media Option are available now for order in the United States.
For other geographies, please contact your local Océ office. To drive the Océ Arizona 200 GT printer, ONYX
ProductionHouseTM Océ Edition software is available as an option.