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Oce Announces CS9200 Series, CS9160, Solvent Media

(May 2008) posted on Tue May 13, 2008

Also offering a roll media option for Arizona 250 GT flatbed.

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Oce announced three new printers at ISA-two low-solvent and one eco-solvent machines-as well as a wide range of solvent-compatible media.

The new 65-in. Oce CS9265 and the 88-in. CS9290 are low-solvent inkjet printers. Equipped with VariaDot imaging technology (variable drop sizes for finer details and smoother gradients) and Wave Stitching Plus (images in waves to reduce banding), both printers offers four print modes with resolutions up to 720 dpi.

Top Speed print mode (360 x 360-dpi resolution) offers printing up to 862 sq ft/hr, while in Production mode, the Oce CS9290 can image up to 431 sq ft/hr at 360 x 360 dpi resolution. The 720 x 720-dpi High Quality mode delivers print speeds of up to 155 sq ft/hr.

Designed for point-of-purchase signage, vinyl and textile banners, vehicle graphics, exhibition displays, window graphics, and more, these printers utilize Oce IJ910 low-solvent inks (available in 220- or 440-ml cartridges), offering superior color gamut, improved drying, excellent lightfastness, and 3-yr outdoor durability without lamination, Oce reports. Additionally, the inks are scratch-, smear-, and crack-resistant, and lamination is only advised for heavy-duty applications where mechanical stress is involved, such as floor and vehicle graphics.

Both models are equipped with a winder/unwinder system, which makes for easy media loading and ensures a reliable media feed. Bulk media rolls up to 220 lbs. are supported on the winder/unwinder system. The Oce CS9200 Series is easy to maintain because the maintenance and capping station are easily accessible.

Oce offers an optional Air Purification System designed to actively filter the exhaust air from the printer, resulting in solvent levels that are comfortably within accepted workplace safety guidelines. Also available is an Infrared Dryer, which immediately dries the printed media without altering the color gamut; the print is dry before rolling onto the take-up reel. Onyx Workflow software is also optional.

Price: Oce CS9265, $39,995; Oce CS9290, $49,995.

Oce's newest eco-solvent printer is the 64-in. Oce CS9160. Successor to the company's entry-level CS9060 model, the 9160 is also designed for an entry-level print shop or for the shop that wants to dip its foot into outdoor printing. Oce reports the CS9160 and its eco-solvent inks are environmentally safe while still providing the outdoor benefits of solvent inks; shop owners can run the printer in an office or small print shop without the need for an air purification system.