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New Océ Arizona 550 XT

June 21, 2010 – Trumbull CT – Océ, an international leader in digital document management and printing for professionals, today announced the new Océ Arizona® 550 XT UV flatbed printer with an extra-large flatbed table for oversized rigid media or objects. t It includes a Production Mode print speed nearly twice that of the Océ Arizona 350 XT printer. The Océ Arizona 550 XT printer will make its debut in the international Océ booth at the FESPA exhibition in Munich, 22-26 June 2010. It is expected to be available for order in the U.S. starting in late Q3-2010. The Océ Arizona 550 XT printer is the next generation model in the award-winning Océ Arizona Series of UV flatbed printers.

It uses UV curable inks and Océ VariaDot™ imaging technology to deliver near-photographic image quality for nearly any application. Designed as a true flatbed system, it can print on a wide variety of oversized rigid substrates up to 98.4 by 120 inches and offers a flexible media printing option for roll-based media up to 86.6 inches wide. Exceptional image quality, productivity and ink economy with Océ VariaDot imaging technology. The Océ Arizona 550 XT printer uses Océ VariaDot imaging technology that enables a printhead to produce ink droplets of variable size resulting in variable sized dots on the printed media. The ability to jet small droplets produces sharp images with smoother gradients and quartertones.

The ability to jet larger droplets produces dense, uniform solids. The result is near-photographic image quality with sharpness only before seen at resolutions of 1,440 dpi or higher. Print providers will never have to refuse a job because of their clients’ expectations for high quality output when using the Océ Arizona 550 XT printer. In addition to superior image quality, Océ VariaDot imaging technology requires only four color inks to achieve the best image quality in the industry. The use of only four colors and of variable-sized droplets results in significantly lower ink consumption – up to 50 percent less – than six color printers with fixed droplet inkjet technology.

Production print speeds

The Océ Arizona 550 XT printer features a Production print mode of up to 462 square feet per hour on rigid media without sacrificing any of the award-winning print quality for which the Océ Arizona Series is famous. With this productivity, print providers can confidently take on peak demand and rush jobs. It reduces the risk for businesses wanting to make the transition from analog to digital printing by providing all the print quality they need at production speeds.

Ideal for banner and outdoor work

An Express print mode is also available with print speeds of up to 709 square feet per hour, nearly three times higher than the fastest print speed available on the previously-released Océ Arizona 350 XT printer. Express Mode prints have all the sharpness and color density of other print modes and are ideal for banner and outdoor work.