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New Arizona 350 GT from Oce

(December 2008) posted on Mon Dec 08, 2008

Also, Tilt and Go lift system for easier installation.


Oce introduced the next generation of its Arizona nameplate at SGIA, as well as a new ProCut digital cutting system, and a tool to help make for easier installation of its GT printers.

The company’s new Arizona 350 GT printer is a flatbed inkjet with white ink capability and high production speeds; a Roll Media option allows for printing on flexible materials.

The printer is offered with a four-color (CMYK) or optional five-color (CMYK+white) inkset. The UV inks have been specially formulated for the Oce Arizona series and are supplied in 2-liter "quick exchange" ink bags; a vacuum wand is provided for cleaning the printheads, reducing the need for excessive purges. The White Ink Option (added at the factory or in the field) enables underprinting for non-white media or objects, overprinting for backlit applications on transparent media, and printing white as a spot color.

The maximum speed on the 350 GT is 239 sq ft/hr (188 sq ft/hr in roll-fed mode) and it uses Oce Variadot technology to jet droplets as small as 6 pl to achieve image quality comparable to 1440 dpi or more, the company reports. The system supports rigid media up to 49 x 98.4 in. and 1.89-in. thick; the Roll Media option accommodates roll-fed media up to 86.6-in. wide and allows users to instantly switch between flatbed and roll-fed applications with no reconfiguration required.

Other features include: an integrated vacuum table; full-bleed printing support; and an onboard de-gassing system to ensure maximum jetting reliability. The optional RIP is Onyx ProductionHouse Oce edition.

Price of the Arizona 350 GT: $141,900; roll media option is an additional $21,500 (factory or field); white ink option is $15,000 factory install ($25,000 field upgrade).

Oce’s new ProCut digital cutting system, manufactured for it by Zund, is a flatbed cutter that features software providing advanced nesting capability, which enables the use of less-costly, large standard boards that can be cut in house rather than outsourcing expensive pre-cut materials. The system also compensates for any material distortion that may occur during printing. Limited European distribution only at present.

Additionally, Oce demonstrated a new tool it has developed to make for easier installation of its GT printers. The Tilt and Go system is a hand-operated lift system that raises and rotates the printer so that it can be moved through standard, 48-in.-wide doorways.

The Tilt and Go is shipped to a customer site when pre-installation survey shows that the flatbed cannot be unloaded and installed in its native flat, four-wheels-on-the-floor configuration. Charge is on a case-by-case basis.

OCe NORTH AMERICA
www.oceusa.com


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