Canon U.S.A.’s new Arizona 135 GT UV Wide-Format Flatbed Printer offers sign makers, commercial printers, offset and screen printers, among others, new ways to expand their businesses. Whether starting out in rigid applications or in large-format graphics, or looking to diversify into new applications, the Arizona 135 GT delivers high image quality, productivity, reliability, application versatility and “an excellent total cost of ownership at a smart investment level,” said the OEM. “It brings added value by being able to create impressive applications across an extensive range of not only rigid media, but with its Roll Media Option, of flexible media as well.”
The easy-to-use Arizona 135 GT produces exceptional image quality due to its VariaDot grayscale printing technology, which uses advanced drop-size selection techniques to deliver photo-realistic images. With the ability to handle substrates of up to 49.2” x 98.4” (125 x 250 cm) in size and up to 2” (50.8 mm) thick, and to print at speeds of up to 368 ft²/hour (34.2 m²/hour), the Arizona 135 GT is “a smart investment starting at just 20,000 ft² (2,000 m²) per year,” said Canon.
The productivity of the Arizona 135 GT is enhanced by its easy-to-use functionality – including nesting, batching of complex jobs, step and repeat, mirroring and re-assignment of print modes. Accurate print registration avoids errors, and the ability to make last-minute adjustments at the printer saves valuable time. The 135 GT also adds a number of service features to maximize availability. An Automated Maintenance System provides hands-free print-head maintenance and selectively restores nozzle function in seconds. On Remote Service allows the user to authorize remote assistance by experienced service technicians, reducing valuable downtime.
Access high-margin applications on a wide media range. Arizona flatbed technology and its UV-LED curing handles a vast range of durable applications on rigid or flexible media with standard or porous surfaces – including glass, aluminum and other metals, canvas, wood, MDF, cardstock, ceramic tiles and plastics. The optional Arizona Static Suppression Upgrade Kit also enables the Arizona 135 GT to print on hard plastic materials such as acrylic, polycarbonate and styrene. The Arizona Classic high-pressure vacuum system provides extremely reliable media hold-down during printing, even for warped, rigid media. A Roll Media Option allows users to produce flexible media applications up to 87” (220 cm) wide or 110 lbs. (50 kilograms) in weight, including thin and heat-sensitive media, and to run roll-to-roll jobs unattended overnight.
“The Arizona series has become renowned for its image quality, productivity, reliability and application versatility, winning multiple awards and resulting in over 7,500 installations worldwide,” said Shinichi Yoshida, Executive VP and GM at Canon U.S.A. “In bringing the Arizona 135 GT to market, we’re looking to make the ideal flatbed platform for printing multiple applications on both rigid and flexible media available to any interested party. As the newest member of the fifth-generation of Arizona printers, the Arizona 135 GT offers users the same core technology and benefits of its mid-volume siblings at an attractive investment level, and we’re confident that it’ll again prove to be as popular with customers as its predecessors.”