Canon U.S.A., Inc. is showcasing the latest model in the award-winning Océ Arizona Series, the Océ Arizona 660 XT UV flatbed printer, at PRINT 13, taking place from 8-12 September in Chicago.

The Océ Arizona® 660 XT UV flatbed printer is an extra large table model that prints on any reasonably flat surface for just about any application. This six channel model is productive, easy to use and delivers outstanding image quality. 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.

Canon is also showcasing a lineup of technologies aimed towards print service providers and graphic arts professionals, including several new production, large format and software solutions:

  • Using the development code name, Niagara, Canon is previewing a high-volume sheetfed color inkjet digital press that will help consolidate black-and-white and colour workflows on to one production printing system. Featuring a patented four-colour ink system (with a planned future extension of up to six stations), Niagara-based systems will provide B3 sheetfed color inkjet printing on standard coated and uncoated offset media at anticipated production speeds of up to 3,800 duplexed B3 sheets per hour and up to 8 500 duplexed letter sheets per hour, with volumes of up to 10 million letter-size images per month.
  • The Océ ColorWave 900 high-speed wide format production printer is also making its debut appearance in North America at PRINT 13. With print speeds of up to 31cm (12 inches) per second and productivity of more than 800 B2 or 500 B1 sheets per hour, the Océ ColorWave 900 printer closes the gap between digital inkjet and traditional offset technology. Delivering 3.4 billion, 1.2 picoliter drops of aqueous ink per second, the machine can produce resolutions of 1 600 x 1 600 dpi. This printer offers a digital workflow that can help increase productivity, lower running costs and increase flexibility for variable data and short- to medium-run length print jobs. 
  • Canon is also bolstering its imagePROGRAF line of large format printers with the new iPF8400S and iPF6400S models, offering enhanced print management and colour-control capabilities. The new printers feature built-in capacity to successfully manage print operations of an entire fleet across multiple office locations and environments. 
  • The company is also showcasing new versions of the Canon varioPRINT 135/120/110 monochrome digital presses, pairing Océ DirectPress Technology and Océ PRISMAsync operations management with Canon in-line finishing. Along with the new Canon branding, these models also offer the latest optional Finisher AK-1 and Saddle Finisher AK-2 which feature joggers to help ensure neatly aligned finished stacks. The Canon varioPRINT DP Line now also offers a professional punch option available for high-volume punching with interchangeable dies. 
  • Canon is also demonstrating its Océ PRISMA workflow solutions that streamline print production workflows from job submission through production. This includes the recently launched Océ PRISMAprepare 6.1 all-in-one document preparation software, as well as a technology preview of Océ PRISMAaccess 5.4, a print management solution that streamlines order submission and provides a centralized dashboard for managing digital print production. The new version will allow customers to expand their capabilities and improve productivity to better serve clients.