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Oce Wins DPI Vision Award

Friday, September 29, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 28 -- Oce, a global leader in digital printing solutions, has been recognized at this year's Specialty Graphics Imaging Association's Annual Convention and Trade Show with the Digital Printing & Imaging Association (DPI) Vision Award for the Oce Arizona 250 GT. The Oce Arizona 250 GT, a near-photographic quality flatbed and roll-to-roll UV curable inkjet printer, was recognized as the new digital imaging product development most likely to have a profound and positive effect on the industry. The DPI Vision Award is given to an exhibiting manufacturer whose new product has the best chance of positively impacting the digital imaging industry. The decision is based on the product's relevance to the market, potential industry influence and prospective value to the product's end users. Products considered for the award must be on display at SGIA '06. Nearly 600 companies are exhibiting their products at this year's specialty printing and imaging technology show. The versatile Oce Arizona 250 GT offers breakthrough levels of quality, productivity and flexibility. Based on a new Oce-developed platform, the Oce Arizona 250 GT combines a true flatbed design and a separate, dedicated roll- to-roll capability. It uses UV curable inks and Oce VariaDot(TM) imaging technology to deliver near-photographic image quality. This next evolution of piezo inkjet technology enables a print head to produce dots of variable size versus print heads using fixed-droplet technology. The result is image quality with a sharpness only seen before at resolutions of 1,440 dpi or higher. The Oce Arizona 250 GT is ideal for producing a wide variety of display graphics such as event graphics, point-of-purchase display, signage, banners, backlit and reflective rigid displays, transit advertising and directional signage. But because of its ability to print on a wide range of materials not predetermined simply by "square, flat and thin," the Oce Arizona 250 GT can also produce applications beyond the norm including custom furniture, glasswork, fixture enhancement, fine art, or nearly anything that the imagination can conceive. "We are proud that the Oce Arizona 250 GT has been selected for this honor, which recognizes the significance of the system's advanced technology," said Gido van Praag, President and CEO of Oce Display Graphics Systems, Inc. "The DPI Vision Award demonstrates that Oce is continuing its rich tradition of bringing to market innovative products that embody the Oce product values of quality, reliability, productivity and user-friendliness." "The Oce Arizona 250 GT is a handsome new machine from Oce," said Grey Held, Principal Analyst, Wide-Format Production Printing Advisory Service, Lyra Research. "Unlike the first generation of low-end UV curable printers, which evolved from solvent inkjet printers or flatbed cutters, the Oce Arizona 250 GT is designed from the ground up with a feature set and price point that will appeal to entry level customers."




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