Canon U.S.A. Nets Two 2013 MUST SEE ‘EMS In Wide-Format Category

Two Océ-branded wide format printers from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, were recently named 2013 MUST SEE ‘EMS for the upcoming PRINT ®13 show. The Océ Arizona ® 660 XT UV flatbed printer and the Océ ColorWave ® 900 printer were recognized in the Wide-Format category as compelling production introductions. Both will make their North America debut in the Canon booth #502 at the PRINT 13 show in Chicago, September 8-12, 2013.

“We are honored that two of our products were recognized this year and look forward to introducing them to the North American printing market,” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “Both printers include innovative technologies that were driven by customer and market needs, affirming our aim of providing solutions that are specifically designed to enhance the revenue and profit opportunities for service providers.”

According to the MUST SEE ‘EMS web site ( www.mustseeems.com) the program “provides an industry-wide ‘roadmap’ to the most compelling product introductions on the PRINT 13 show floor. These awards provide valuable guidance to PRINT 13 attendees who are considering the purchase of new equipment or software.”

About the Océ Arizona 660 XT printer

The Océ Arizona 660 XT UV flatbed printer is the latest high-capacity model in the award-winning Océ Arizona Series. It is designed to deliver high total and peak production capacity of up to 696 square feet per hour while maintaining the uncompromising print quality favored by Océ Arizona Series customers.

Featuring six independent ink channels, this printer can be configured for maximum productivity or optimized for maximum versatility with double-opacity White, White Ink and Varnish or extra Cyan and Magenta (CM 2) resulting in even greater image quality at production speeds. It’s oversized, true-flatbed table accommodates rigid media up to 98.4 by 120 inches, and up to two inches thick; its seven independent vacuum zones can be configured to match the majority of standard-sized graphics arts media to help reduce or even eliminate manual masking, thereby decreasing operator intervention and increasing productivity. It includes features to help provide optimum image sharpness, density and uniformity over the entire print area.

If a job can be printed digitally, it likely can be produced on an Océ Arizona 660 XT printer. With the ability to print on a wide variety of media and objects, print service providers can capture revenue from applications ranging from standard sign and display (point-of-purchase displays, retail signage, backlit signs) to specialty and industrial applications where the decorated substrate is not meant primarily for display purposes (e.g. package prototyping, short-run packaging, wallpaper and interior decoration, and consumer product decoration). With one Océ Arizona printer, full mixed-media campaigns can be produced including rigid displays, banners, window cling, backlits, etc., to service a range of customer needs to help maximum revenue.

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