Canon has announced a new addition to its Océ Arizona range of flatbed UV large format printers. The 1200 series is made up of six models in total – three different colour options, each available in two sizes.
The base 1240 machines have four colour channels for CMYK printing. The 1260 models have six colour channels so that users can choose between having light cyan and light magenta or white and varnish as well as CMYK. The top of the range 1280 printers have eight colour channels and can take all available inks. There doesn’t seem to be any option with the 1280 to install two sets of CMYK to increase the production speed.
The two sizes are 125 x 250 cm for the GT models and 250 x 308 cm for the XT models, which are more or less the same sizes as the Arizona 600 and 400 series. They take substrates up to 50.8mm thick. The smaller GT models can all produce up to 33.6 sqm/hr, regardless of which colours are installed, while the bigger models can all run at 35 sqm/hr.
As with all the previous Arizonas, these use greyscale printheads, producing drop sizes from six to 42 picolitres. There’s one printhead per channel, with each head having 636 nozzles.
The beds can be split into six or seven vacuum zones, depending on the size of the printer, and these can be set up to allow printing on one half of the bed while simultaneously loading or unloading the other side.
There’s an option to add a roll feeder, which can take flexible media up to 2.2 meters wide. There’s a further option to automate the printhead maintenance.
All six models are available now.