Canon Europe presented for the first time in Europe its newly launched 1200 series of Océ Arizona UV flatbed printers at FESPA Digital 2016 in Amsterdam.
The manufacturer said the new machines offer significant improvement in quality, versatility and ease of use. The Arizona 1240, 1260 and 1280 models are said to be ideal for businesses in the sign and display industry, speciality print producers, reprographers and photo labs, and print at up 35m2/hr in express mode.
The range borrows features from the 6100 series launched at FESPA 2015 in Cologne and introduces a number of new features. There are two bed sizes – 1.25x2.5m and 2.5x3.08m – and an additional roll media option for flexible media up to 2.2m-wide.
The devices feature Océ VariaDot grayscale print quality, can use up to six colours and can also be equipped with white and varnish, with an added optional addition of light cyan and light magenta ink.
At its on-site design studio (Stand F100-F120 in Hall 1), Canon took visitors on a journey from the first design right up to the final printed media.
Demonstrations at FESPA Digital showed the imaginative and artistic capabilities delivered by Canon’s wide format portfolio, including the first European viewing of two new versatile flatbed printers - the Océ Arizona 1280 XT and Océ Arizona 1280 GT. Canon also unveiled a new series of wide format printers that offers ground-breaking input-to-output technology.
Moreover, Canon unveiled how experimenting with new applications can unlock opportunities in the market with new high-margin product lines or by making a greater impact with marketing communications.
At the same time, customer testimonials highlighted the full-service partnership Canon provides, including strategic consultancy, training and guidance, and ongoing support that help businesses achieve creative designs and future growth plans.
Canon was also demonstrating its market leading 3D printing proposition at FESPA. Customers within the creative, architectural and manufacturing industries could see how wide format and 3D printing solutions can work hand in hand to deliver the ultimate in colour prints and prototypes to support the proposal and short-run manufacturing phases.
Industry experts from across the creative, education and manufacturing sectors were available at the Canon booth to explain how strategic business goals have been supported and businesses have grown through strong partnerships and the power of print. Specialists included:
- Clive Booth, a photographer, designer and film maker with experience of a broad range of photography from fashion to portrait.
- Dag Myrestrand, CEO, Bitmap, Norway, photographic, film making and creative print service business.
- Gary Dixon, Lintec Graphic Films / Vitrographic, an international manufacturer of advanced printable PVC-free film, used for specialist industrial applications onto glass including innovative products used for corporate interiors, architectural design and retail environments.
- Jos Laugs, Art Academy Maastricht.
“This is one of the most exhilarating times to be involved with print,” said Mathew Faulkner, European Marketing Manager, Wide Format Printing Group, Canon Europe. “We are focused on supporting PSPs in being more creative, more ambitious and more innovative in both the way they work and the products they can offer to customers.”
“This year at FESPA, we want to show PSPs that creativity is not limited by print, in fact, the ability to print onto virtually any type of material is a real opportunity for them to grow and develop their business. We look forward to welcoming visitors to our stand and helping businesses seize new ideas and growth opportunities, ” Faulkner concluded.
At the show, Pierre-Olivier Esteban, European TDS/DGS Marketing Director at Canon Europe, spoke to FESPA TV about the latest developments of the company and the key benefits for the end users.