Océ Arizona 350 GT printer achieves 4.5 star BERTL Outstanding product rating
March 13, 2009 Trumbull, CT Océ, an international leader in digital document management, has received a 4.5 star Outstanding BERTL® evaluation for the Océ Arizona® 350 GT UV curable, flatbed printer. The BERTL 4.5 star outstanding certification further acknowledges the worldwide success of Océ’s innovative power in product and technology development.
Outstanding 4.5 Star BERTL rating
After rigorous testing and evaluation, BERTL has recognized the revolutionary engineering of the Océ Arizona 350 GT printer and its Océ VariaDot imaging technology with a 4.5 star Outstanding product rating. According to BERTL, the 4.5 star rating is strictly reserved for those devices that deliver a range of business-critical features and functions that are above average and provide potential buyers with a good return on investment. The BERTL report specifically cites the versatile way the Océ Arizona 350 GT printer can apply white ink (over, under, in-between and as a spot color); its ability to print on roll media while staging the next rigid print job; the approximately 40% increase in print speed over previous models; and the very quick return on investment time, which BERTL estimates to be less than two months.
"We are honored that the Océ Arizona 350 GT printer has received this prestigious award," said Gido van Praag, President and CEO of Océ Display Graphics Systems in Vancouver, Canada. "Each elegantly-designed printer is precision-engineered to meet our high standards. The quality and innovation acknowledged by BERTL is the continuation of an award-winning legacy that began with the original Océ Arizona 250 GT printer. This product line was designed to provide media flexibility, enhanced productivity, investment protection and a lower total cost of completing most applications a total package that provides breakthrough performance not available anywhere else."
About the Océ Arizona 350 GT printer
The Océ Arizona 350 GT printer combines a true flatbed design with a separate, dedicated roll-to-roll system. It can print onto rigid media up to 49 inches wide by 98 inches long by 1.89 inches thick. With the Roll Media Option installed, users can print onto flexible media up to 87 inches wide.
The Océ Arizona 350 GT printer uses four-color (CMYK) inks and offers a White Ink Option to expand applications options to non-white surfaces. The White Ink Option enables under-printing for non-white media or objects, over-printing for backlit applications on transparent media and/or printing white as a spot color. Under-printing white ink provides a base for non-white surfaces upon which color can be added, giving users the ability to expand their range of offerings to include specialty applications. Over-printing white ink provides a diffusion layer for backlit applications that will be viewed from the unprinted side, enabling users to produce high quality backlit images for point-of-purchase applications. The ability to also print white ink as a spot color enables white features of images to be highlighted for greater effect. Day-night panels which can be viewed either front-lit or backlit can also be created by printing color data on two separate layers with a white diffusing layer in the middle.
The Océ Arizona 350 GT printer is part of the popular and award-winning Océ Arizona Series of UV curable, flatbed printers. All models include Océ VariaDot imaging technology to deliver near-photographic image quality, and all share the same robust architecture and deliberate design that offer the Océ values of quality, reliability, productivity and user-friendliness.
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Océ Display Graphics Systems
Océ Display Graphics Systems is a leading provider of professional, large format solutions for indoor and outdoor color display graphics applications. Océ solutions are specifically designed to enhance the revenue and profit opportunities for service providers by combining hardware with workflow software and the expertise to help companies expand into digital large format color. From extremely high-quality UV curable flatbed printers to outdoor-durable roll-based systems, Océ offers a total solution including hardware, software, imaging supplies, finishing systems, service and support, and financing. Customers benefit in working with a full-service partner they can count on to help their businesses grow.
Océ is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. The company’s solutions are based on Océ’s advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Océ digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Océ also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.
Océ employs around 23,000 people, with 2008 revenues of approximately $4.3 billion, operates in more than 90 countries and maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Romania and Singapore. Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City, UT and Vancouver, BC. North American revenues represented approximately half of Océ’s worldwide business in 2008, and employment is approximately 10,000. For more information about Océ, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult http://global.oce.com.
"Océ" and the Océ logo are registered trademarks, and "Océ VariaDot" is a trademark, of Océ-Technologies B.V. "Océ Arizona" is a registered trademark of Océ Display Graphics Systems, Inc. All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks and are the property of their owners and are respectfully acknowledged.