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Flatbeds & Hybrids 2013 Report

(June 2013) posted on Thu Jun 27, 2013

Offerings from 20+ companies to expand your shop’s job mix.

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Other features on the pair of 480 models include: Eight independent ink channels (the first four for standard CMYK; channels five and six for varnish + white or white + white for double opacity; and channels seven and eight for additional cyan and magenta); active pixel placement compensation to achieve optimum image sharpness, density, and uniformity over the entire printing area; a precise vacuum system (six vacuum zones on the 480 GT and seven on the 480 XT); batch mode operation; and more. Max. print speed is 368 sq ft/hr (XT Express mode; 353 sq ft/hr on the GT); Production Squared mode is 272 sq ft/hr on the XT (264 sq ft/hr on the GT).

The Océ Arizona 440 GT and 460 GT flatbeds feature standard-sized tables. Both can accommodate rigid media up to 49 x 98.4 in. and 2-in. thick. The 440 GT has four ink channels (CMYK) and is upgradeable to the 440 XT, which has six ink channels (which, in turn, is upgradeable to the 480 GT); white ink and varnish are standard on the 460 GT (the sixth channel can be used as an additional white-ink channel). Both the 440 GT and 460 GT offer Production speeds of 219 sq ft/hr and Express speeds of 353 sq ft/hr.

The Océ Arizona 440 XT and 460 XT offer extra-large tables. Capable of handling media up to 98.4 x 120 in. and 2-in. thick, the XT models can hit Production speeds of 226 sq ft/hr and Express speeds of 368 sq ft/hr. The 440 XT has four ink channels, while the 460 XT has six ink channels (white ink and varnish standard); both models are upgradeable. All of the 400 Series of UV printers feature the company’s Océ VariaDot imaging technology producing a sharpness equivalent to 1440 dpi or higher, the company reports.