Canon Solutions America's Océ Arizona Series Wins Three SGIA 2014 'Product of the Year' Awards
MELVILLE, NY—November 20, 2014—Canon Solutions America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., announced today that three Océ Arizona series printer models received the Specialty Graphic & Imaging Association (SGIA) Product of the Year Award, marking the eighth year in a row that an Océ Arizona Series printer has been honored with this award since the product line began shipping in 2007. The awards were presented at the SGIA Expo held Oct. 22-24 in Las Vegas.
The Océ Arizona series printers won in the following categories:
- Océ Arizona 318 GL, UV Flatbed (<$200K MSRP)
- Océ Arizona 318 GL, UV Flatbed Plus White (<$200K MSRP)
- Océ Arizona 6170 XTS, UV Flatbed Plus White (>$200K MSRP)
Product of the Year is awarded based on a comparison of outputs from competing devices using a common test file designed by SGIA. The prints are reviewed by a panel of judges, each with a background and expertise in digital printing and imaging. The judges look for color appeal, detail and tonality, and the output is also judged on how closely it matches the test print. These printers and more were all showcased at the Canon Solutions America booth during SGIA Expo.
The entry image was processed using ONYX Thrive Océ Edition print workflow software, a scalable print production solution based on Adobe PDF Print Engine technology. ONYX Thrive software manages the wide-format print production workflow process offering print service providers accurate, predictable, high quality printing results, helping to reduce costly errors.
Perhaps the most celebrated of the three award-winning printers, the Océ Arizona 6170 XTS, is featured in this short video taken at the 2014 SGIA Expo.
Latest Members of the Océ Arizona Series Family
The Océ Arizona 6100 series printers made their worldwide debut earlier this year at FESPA in Munich, Germany and were introduced to the United States market in May. The new UV flatbed printer series was purposely built for higher-volume production. The new printer series features an extra-large 8x10' vacuum table with two independent printing zones, allowing for simultaneous printing as well as media loading/unloading.
Throughout the Expo, guests were given the opportunity to see firsthand how the Océ Arizona 6100 series enables sign and display print service providers to dramatically increase productivity and increase their display graphics revenue with work and specialty applications that were previously not possible.
Fifteen "Product of the Year" Awards in Eight Years
The Océ Arizona series UV flatbed printers have been consistently honored by the SGIA organization. This marks the second consecutive year that Océ Arizona printers have won three Product of the Year awards.
Highly Acclaimed Flatbed Printer Series
All Océ Arizona series UV flatbed printers share the same award-winning image quality and robust architecture, offering the Canon values of quality, reliability, productivity and user-friendliness. Since 2006, Océ Arizona series UV flatbed printers have earned over 40 industry awards from organizations throughout the world, validating its excellence and innovation. Over 4,000 systems have been sold to date, placing this series at the forefront of the UV flatbed printer market.
About Canon Solutions America
Canon Solutions America provides industry leading enterprise, production and large-format printing solutions, supported by exceptional professional service offerings. With the technology offerings of the Canon and Océ brands, Canon Solutions America helps companies of all sizes improve sustainability, increase efficiency and control costs through high volume, continuous feed, digital and traditional printing, and document management solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Canon Solutions America is headquartered in Melville, NY, and has sales and service locations across the United States.
Source: Canon Solutions America.