FESPA Munich: Canon launches two new models in the Arizona 1300 flatbed printer series

Canon has taken to FESPA Munich to launch two new models in the Arizona 1300 flatbed printer series, the GTF and XTF.

The new presses feature award-winning FLOW technology, an innovative zone-free vacuum system that makes media handling easy.

Extending the comprehensive Arizona flatbed printer family, the Arizona 1300 series with FLOW technology serves the growing mid-volume segment, enabling large format graphics printers and other print service providers (PSPs) to offer their customers an extensive range of applications for retail, interior décor, packaging, and industrial markets.

Designed for productivity, the new printers provide versatile, accurate and highly efficient multi-board and double-sided printing.

With variable print speeds of up to 52.8 m²/hr, the Arizona 1300 series with FLOW technology allows users to print pin-sharp, high-value print applications.

The company said customers will benefit from eye-catching prints on rigid or flexible media of any size up to 1.25m by 2.5m with the Arizona GTF or 2.5m by 3.08m on the Arizona XTF.

The FLOW technology also allows much quicker media changeover while its board size makes it an ideal solution for printing many short-run jobs spread throughout the day, allowing users to deliver commercial quality prints with higher levels of productivity.

Click below to watch Canon Production Printing’s business development director for Asia Pacific, Steven Badger, describing the benefits of the new Arizona 1300 printer:

Other new features include updates to the user interface with Advanced Image Layout Controls, which give operators the ability to make last-minute adjustments before printing, including trimming, multi-reference points flexibility, and visualisation and modification of the print layer sequence.

The new controls allow operators to respond quickly to board material availability to help use up leftovers and reduce waste while providing more flexibility and time and cost efficiencies. The Arizona 1300 series with FLOW technology also includes an accounting interface (API), opening up valuable data on ink consumption and production time, for example, for further processing in accounting packages.

New print modes have been added for the models as well – these include Quality-Smooth, Production-Plus and Quality-Plus (available for 8-channel configurations), and provide exceptional print quality. The additional ‘Plus’ modes also allow users to achieve a larger colour gamut to create eye-catching applications.

The entire product lifecycle of the Arizona flatbed printer series has been developed to be sustainable. Blower boxes for creation of the FLOW and LED curing bring energy efficiencies and the circular design means Arizona devices are repairable and easily disassembled, enabling reuse and recycling of materials and VariaDot technology reduces ink consumption.

Click below to see the video of Steven Badger presenting the recently launched Colorado M printer, which was also on show at FESPA 2023:

GreenGuard Gold certified, the inks are safe for use in public environments and are free from Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) and Volatile Organic Components (VOCs).

Canon Production Printing (CPP) Australia marketing manager Jonathan Fitzpatrick said, “When we launched the Arizona 250 GT 17 years ago, its world-leading technology revolutionised flatbed printing. To support the growing mid-volume segment of the market and respond to print buyer demand for faster turnarounds, we’re now expanding the Arizona 1300 series with FLOW technology.

“Used in combination with our PRISMA XL Suite of workflow solutions – including the new PRISMAelevate XL, these new models deliver the proven Arizona quality and versatility, but make production quicker and easier than ever, boosting our customers’ competitiveness.”

At FESPA, Canon also launched PRISMAelevate XL, an extension of its PRISMA XL Suite, which creates tactile print applications and produces quality elevated prints on Arizona 1300 and 2300 flatbed printers, helping users print textured effects and raised lettering up to 2mm.

The new PRISMAelevate XL, which succeeds Arizona Touchstone, delivers twice the elevation at up to 20 per cent higher speeds.

The PRISMA XL Suite is completed by PRISMAservice – a new cloud-based service platform that provides faster, more efficient and effective customer support for Arizona printers, with 24/7 access to service information, dashboards and relevant service data to predict, plan and perform relevant service activities to keep printers running.

PRISMAservice is available free of charge to Canon Authorised Servicing Partners.

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