Océ will debut two flagship printers at PrintEx, the Arizona 1300 and a new model Colorado 1650, on a stand that is seeking to show the unique and unexpected experiences that can be gained with its digital printing technology.
The stand is being themed with the images from self-published photobook, SPEED, which depicts a 20-year journey by London-based photographer Horst Friedrichs as he explores a variety of British sub-cultures.
The book which features images of everything from mods, rockers and cyclists to motorcycles and vintage cars, was printed on an Océ Prostream roll-fed printer and was displayed at FESPA in Munich.
After the success of that showing Océ Australia, the professional print arm of Canon, decided to print the images on everything from dibond, acrylic and wood, to cardboard, paper and magnetic foil for PrintEx19.
“The applications we’re showcasing at PrintEx19 range from magazines and posters, to calendars and wall art – bringing the texture and impact of Horst’s images to life and demonstrating how powerful print can be,” Dale Hawkins Océ Australia’s marketing manager said.
Océ will use both wide and small format technologies to show PrintEx visitors how print business owners can adopt this technology to further drive their business success.
“Whether you want to make your production more efficient, or find new ways to add value to your customers and grow your business, we can show you how at PrintEx19,” Hawkins said.
Amongst the dazzling array of images, Océ will also have the new Arizona 1300 flatbed on display, which provides printing solutions for mid-volume sign and display graphics.
Also on the stand will be the Arizona 1380 GT which is one of six models in the Arizona range.
There are trhee different sized GT models and three larger XT models which provide a number of options for print businesses wanting to upgrade their first flatbed or hybrid printer to increase productivity and deliver high quality across an even broader range of applications.
“The Colorado, of course, has already earned its reputation as a ‘game changer’, with ground-breaking UVgel ink technology and unsurpassed levels of automation enabling it to print to virtually any media from self-adhesive vinyl to polyester textiles, with outstanding quality and dramatically lower operational costs,” Hawkins said.
“The new Colorado 1650 model expands that flexibility even further, using a new version of the UVgel ink with improved ‘stretchability’, that can be bent or folded for soft signage applications, without the risk of cracking.
“It also features new FLXfinish UV LED curing with gloss modulation, to achieve flawless gloss or luxury matte finishes, regardless of the media used and without the need to change inks or media.
“Add to that increased versatility – the Colorado 1650 can even print to porous media like uncoated papers, as well as textiles and silicon-edged graphics because the new ink can be ‘fixed’ immediately on jetting.
“We’ll be demonstrating the new model on a range of different applications, to show how easily the Colorado 1650 can produce everything from wallpaper, to decals, to front or back-lit signage, quickly – at speeds up to 159m2/hour – and cost-effectively.”
Live demonstrations of the equipment will be held on the stand throughout the show together with support from Océ Australia’s product and technical experts.
“We’re looking forward to showing PrintEx visitors how they can fuel their future success with these two powerful technologies that not only create real impact, but deliver high-value solutions which can expand your markets and increase profits,” Hawkins said.
“SPEED at PrintEx19 is a story of creativity harnessed, of possibilities realised and opportunities successfully exploited – all drawing on the power of Océ printing technology and the global knowledge and support base of the Canon family,” he says.
You can see the powerful imagery of SPEED on the Océ Australia stand H18 at PrintEx19, which will run from 13-16 August at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. To pre-register for the show and for more information, go to www.printex.net.au
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