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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

BERTL Says the Arizona 350GT is "Star Quality"

Pretty much the "Brangelina" pairing of the reprographic industry, Océs Arizonas - the heralded 250 and 350GTs - continue to attract attention, success, and laurels.

The superstar 350 received a 4.5 star Outstanding BERTL evaluation Monday, celebrating the printer and its Océ VariaDotTM imaging technology. BERTL reserves its 4.5 star rating 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.

The Océ 350 GT printer combines a true flatbed design with a separate, dedicated roll-to-roll system. It can print onto rigid media up to 1.25 m wide x 2.5 m long x 48 mm thick (49" wide x 98" long x 1.89" thick). With the Roll Media Option installed, users can print onto flexible media up to 2.2 meters (87") wide. Shops lucky enough to have it are reporting remarkable results with a variety of different substrates.

The 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.

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