Canon has launched six new models in its Arizona 1300 flatbed printer series, the 1340/1360/1380 GTF and 1340/1360/1380 XTF, all featuring new FLOW vacuum system technology. Canon also announced new PRISMAelevate XL software that helps print textured effects with elevation up to 2mm.
“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,” said Canon USA.
“Designed for productivity, the new printers enable users to produce versatile, accurate and highly efficient multi-board and double-sided printing. The Arizona 1300 GTF joins the existing Arizona 1300 GT series while the Arizona XTF series replaces the current Arizona 1300 XT series.
“The Arizona 1300 series with FLOW technology is designed to allow users to print pin-sharp, high-value print applications. Users can quickly change media and board size, making it an ideal solution for printing many short-run jobs spread throughout the day, allowing users to deliver commercial quality prints and help increase levels of productivity. Since there are no vacuum zones, far less if any masking and taping is required, helping to reduce effort, time and cost.”
Other new features include updates to the user interface with Advanced Image Layout Controls, which give users the ability to make last minute adjustments before printing, including trimming; multi-reference points flexibility; and visualization and modification of the print layer sequence.
The new Arizona 1300 GTF and XTF also benefit from an additional pneumatic registration pin on the right side of the print zones. Originally introduced with the Arizona 2300 series, the additional registration pin enables quick, easy and accurate double-sided printing without requiring calculations. These models also include a new accounting interface, to help users retrieve valuable data on ink consumption and production time, for example, for further processing in accounting packages.
New print modes have also been added for both the Arizona 1300 GTF and XTF. These include Quality-Smooth, Production-Plus and Quality-Plus (8-channel configurations), to support exceptional print quality, print after print. The additional ‘Plus’ modes also allow users to achieve a larger colour gamut to create eye-catching applications.
“The Arizona flatbed printer series, from design and manufacturing to use, reuse and recycling, has been designed with a number of sustainability benefits,” Canon said. “Blower boxes for creation of the FLOW and LED curing bring energy efficiencies, the circular design means Arizona devices can be repaired and easily disassembled, enabling reuse and recycling of materials and VariaDot technology reduces ink consumption. UL GREENGUARD Gold certified, the inks are safe for use in sensitive environments and are free from Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).”
Canon also announced today the upcoming availability of PRISMAelevate XL software, an extension of the PRISMA XL Suite, which can help users create tactile print applications and produces elevated prints on compatible Arizona printers, helping users print textured effects with elevation up to 2mm.
“PRISMAelevate XL will become the latest member of the successful PRISMA XL Suite enabling customers to design creative, high value applications with textured effects by mimicking textured surfaces and using embossing, metallic accents and raised lettering up to 2mm.”
Shinichi "Sam" Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A. said: “The Arizona printer has helped revolutionize flatbed printing and has continued supporting the mid-volume market segment to allow for new growth opportunities and help meet print buyer demand for fast turnarounds. These new models offer the unparalleled image quality of prior and current Arizona models, and in combination with the upcoming PRISMAelevate XL, are designed to increase customer productivity and overall experience, allowing customers to remain competitive.”