Canon has unveiled its new Arizona 2300 series with the company describing it as a “real game changer” for the large format graphics market.
The new range aims to help customers speed up production, improve operational efficiencies and fuel growth opportunities through new applications.
The new series has varying ink channel options available (40, 60 and 80) to support a diverse range of applications, which includes three compact GTF models (Arizona 2340 GTF, 2360 GTF, 2380 GTF) with a flatbed area of 1.25m x 2.5m and three large XTF models (Arizona 2340 XTF, 2360 XTF, 2380 XTF) with a flatbed area of 2.5m x 3.08m.
The new printer series is built around Arizona FLOW technology, an airflow suction technique that combines a zoneless, multi-origin table layout with pneumatic registration pins to better secure the substrate in place on the table.
According to Canon, this results in a productivity increase by more than 20 per cent as compared with previous generations of Arizona printers, as no operator time is required for masking the table or taping the media down, enabling faster changeover between jobs, shorter set-up times and hassle-free job switching.
The FLOW technology also makes printing on unusual and more challenging media, such as cardboard, wood and glass, or even printing large images tiled over multiple large boards, easier as it allows prints from edge to edge on the substrate.
The press prints up to 95 square metres per hour while maintaining print quality.
It features an automated maintenance system, which offer hands-free printhead maintenance and reduces downtime by restoring nozzle functionality rapidly. It also has a LED-UV curing system, high-resolution camera alignment system, and self-learning capabilities with the Arizona Xpert version 2.1.
It also offers low ink consumption, using less than 8ml/m² of ink on average, including maintenance, and includes the third-generation VariaDot printhead technology.
If optimum configuration is required for high-value, high-margin applications, there is an option to add extra ink channels (from four to six and up to eight channels) – including the brightest white ink set and crystal clear glossy varnish.
Canon Europe large format graphics sales and marketing director Wouter Derichs said, “We’re confident that the Arizona 2300 series will enable our customers to boost profits, expand their application possibilities and open up new market opportunities, while achieving operational excellence.
“With the addition of this new flatbed printer series to our portfolio and alongside our Colorado UVgel roll-to-roll printers, we have a range of large format solutions to suit any and every customer’s needs.”
Local customers interested in the Arizona 2380 XTF with Roll Media Option can view the press via online and live demos from Canon’s Customer Experience Centres in Melbourne.
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