• Speed applications: Océ at PrintEx
    Speed applications: Océ at PrintEx

Inkjet technology solutions developer Océ will be showing a host of applications at PrintEx, showcasing images from the Speed photobook by renowned photographer Horst Friedrichs.

The company will also have two brand new flagship printers making their Australian debut on stand – the new Arizona 1300, and the new model Colorado 1650 with UVgel technology.

Dale Hawkins, marketing manager, Océ Australia said, “The applications we are 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.”

Using both wide-format and small-format print technologies, the company will use its PrintEx display to illustrate how print can create customer experiences – from home, to the street, to the store – and how print businesses can use these technologies to drive their success.

Hawkins said, “Whether you want to make your production more efficient, or find new ways to add value for your customers and grow your business, we can show you how at PrintEx19.”

The Arizona 1380 GT, which will be on-stand at PrintEx, is one of six models in the Arizona range – there are three different sized GT models and three larger XT models. Océ says they provide a range of options for print service providers who want to upgrade their first flatbed or hybrid printer, to lift productivity and deliver high quality print across an even broader range of applications.

“The Arizona 1300 is the perfect flatbed printing solution for mid-volume sign and display graphics, helping increase production efficiencies and answer market demand for ever more varied applications,” Hawkins said.

The Colorado has UVgel ink technology and what Océ says are unsurpassed levels of automation, enabling it to print to virtually any media from self-adhesive vinyl to polyester textiles, with high quality and lower operational costs.

“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,” Hawkins explains.

“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 will 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 159sqm an hour – and cost-effectively.”

Hawkins says these live demonstrations, together with support from Océ Australia’s product and technical experts on stand, will give visitors the opportunity to see how innovative print technologies can create new and profitable opportunities.

“We are 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.

“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 said.

You can see the 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. Go to www.printex.net.au to pre-register for the show and for more information.

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