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Océ has announced the new Océ Arizona 550 XT UV flatbed printer with an extra-large flatbed table for oversized rigid media or objects.

Designed as a true flatbed system, the 4-color (CMYK) Arizona 550 XT features UV curable inks (2-liter bags) and the ability to print on a wide variety of oversized rigid substrates up to 98.4 x 120 inches and 2-inches thick; it also offers a flexible-media printing option for roll media up to 86.6-inches wide. In Production print mode, it can hit speeds up to 462 square feet per hour on rigid media; an Express mode features speeds of up to 709 square feet per hour, nearly three times higher than the fastest print speed of the Arizona 350 XT. Its Océ VariaDot imaging technology enables it to produce ink droplets of variable size, resulting in image sharpness comparable to 1440 dpi or higher, Océ reports.

The extra width of the Océ Arizona 550 XT printer enables it to be used in a continuous imaging mode for rigid media up to 49.2 x 98.4 inches, or a standard 4 x 8-foot board. Two rigid boards of this size can be mounted on separate vacuum areas of the flatbed table (while one board is being printed, the operator can change the other).

Beyond the roll-media option, users can add a white-ink option (at factory, or added later), as well as an Onyx ProductionHouse RIP.

Price: starting at less than $250,000, Oce reports. The Arizona 550 XT debuted at this summer’s FESPA expo; it’s expected to be available for US orders in Q3 2010.





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