Flatbed Printer suits light production environments.

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Combining flatbed architecture with roll-to-roll system, Oce Arizona® 200 GT UV Curable Printer can print onto rigid substrates and roll-based, flexible media. It uses Oce VariaDot(TM) imaging technology and 4-color UV curable inks to produce near-photographic image quality at true production speed of 101 ft²/hr. VariaDot technology dispenses ink droplets that vary in volume from 6-42 picoliters, producing sharp images with smooth gradients and quarter-tones.

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Oce Arizona 200 GT UV Curable Flatbed Printer Delivers High Quality Output for Light Production Environments

Award winning image quality now accessible for lower volume users

TRUMBULL, Conn., Aug. 7 / -- Oce, an international leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, today announced that the Oce Arizona(R) 200 GT UV curable flatbed printer is available for order in the United States. The Oce Arizona 200 GT printer delivers the same award-winning image quality as the Oce Arizona 250 GT printer but is configured for light production environments, making it accessible to print shops and sign makers with lower volume demands. It produces near-photographic image quality with the flexibility of printing onto both rigid substrates and roll-based, flexible media.

Proven platform, fully upgradeable

The Oce Arizona 200 GT printer is based on the Oce Arizona 250 GT platform that combines a true flatbed architecture with a separate, dedicated roll-to-roll system. It can print onto rigid media up to 49 inches wide x 98 inches long x 1.89 inches thick. By adding the Roll Media Option, users can print onto flexible media up to 87 inches wide in an automated and unattended manner.

Like the award-winning Oce Arizona 250 GT printer, the Oce Arizona 200 GT uses Oce VariaDot(TM) imaging technology and four-color (CMYK) UV curable inks to produce near-photographic image quality at a true production print speed (sellable prints) of 101 ft2 per hour. The availability of this new, more accessible Oce Arizona model enables smaller companies to adopt this exceptional Oce printing technology. As production volumes grow, customers can field-upgrade their Oce Arizona 200 GT printer to an Oce Arizona 250 GT printer and realize production print speeds of up to 172 ft2 per hour.

Oce VariaDot Imaging Technology for stunning image quality

The Oce Arizona 200 GT printer uses Oce VariaDot imaging technology, the next evolution of piezoelectric inkjet technology that enables a print head to produce dots of variable size versus print heads using fixed-droplet technology. Oce VariaDot technology creates these variable dots by dispensing ink droplets that vary in volume from six to 42 picoliters. The ability to vary the drop size to as little as 6 picoliters produces sharp images with smoother gradients and quarter-tones. The ability to jet larger droplets up to 42 picoliters produces dense, uniform solid colors. The result is near-photographic image quality with sharpness only before seen at resolutions of 1,440 dpi or higher.

In addition to superior image quality, Oce VariaDot imaging technology with four color inks uses significantly less ink compared to six color printers with fixed-droplet inkjet technology. The resulting lower ink consumption results in ink savings of up to 35 percent over fixed-droplet, six color printers, making it one of the most economical printers to use for sign and display applications.

True flatbed, true flexible media printer

The Oce Arizona 200 GT is a true flatbed system that uses vacuum pressure to hold media stationary on a flat surface, ensuring accurate registration even on multiple imaging passes. Full bleeds can be printed, saving time and labor costs in finishing. No minimum print size means only the necessary materials are used with no substrate waste. Unlike all other flatbed or rigid-capable printers, the Oce Arizona 200 GT prints along the long axis of rigid media to optimize throughput -- the fewer the number of printing passes over the media, the higher the average productivity.

The Roll Media Option can be added at any time, giving customers the ability to print onto flexible media including vinyl, self-adhesive vinyl, scrim banner, textiles, paper and blue backed paper without compromising the rigid printing workflow. Once a rigid print is finished, the print head assembly is moved to a position over the flexible media and begins printing, while the rigid material is swapped out and the new board is placed on the vacuum table and prepared for printing. When the flexible media printing is completed, the print head assembly moves back to the table to resume printing on the rigid media. The roll media can be dismounted at any time without disturbing the rigid printing function, and there is no down time to reconfigure the system to change from one print mode to the other.

The modularity of this system protects the customer's initial investment because the Roll Media Option can be added in the field at any time without cost penalty. The Roll Media Option can support roll-based stock from 35.4 inches to 86.6 inches wide with a maximum print width of 86.2 inches.


The Oce Arizona 200 GT printer and the Roll Media Option are available now for order in the United States. For other geographies, please contact your local Oce office. To drive the Oce Arizona 200 GT printer, ONYX(R) ProductionHouse(TM) Oce Edition software is available as an option.

Oce Display Graphics Systems

Oce Display Graphics Systems is a leading provider of professional, wide format solutions for indoor and outdoor color display graphics applications. Oce solutions are specifically designed to enhance the revenue and profit opportunities for service providers by combining hardware with workflow software and the expertise to help companies expand into digital wide format color. From extremely high-quality photo laser printers to outdoor-durable systems, Oce offers a total solution including hardware, software, services and financing. Customers benefit in working with a full-service partner they can count on to help their businesses grow.

About Oce

Oce N.V. is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. The company's solutions are based on Oce's advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives -- locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Oce digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Oce also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.

Oce employs around 24,000 people, with 2007 revenues of approximately $4.6 billion, operates in more than 90 countries and maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Romania and Singapore. Oce North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City, UT; Coventry, RI; and Vancouver, BC. North American revenues represented approximately half of Oce's worldwide business in 2007, and employment is currently 11,000. For more information about Oce, visit www.oceusa.com/. Outside the U.S., consult http://www.oce.com/.

"Oce" and the Oce logo are registered trademarks, and "Oce VariaDot" is a trademark, of Oce-Technologies B.V. "ONYX" is a registered trademark and "ProductionHouse" is a trademark of ONYX Graphics, Inc. All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks and are the property of their owners and are respectfully acknowledged.

CONTACT: Kelli Ramirez, Director of Communications of Oce Display Graphics Systems, +1-530-346-2146, cell, +1-530-305-5347, kelli.ramirez@oce.com

Web site: http://www.oceusa.com/

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