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Oce Announces Print & Go Feature for Oce Arizona 500 Ink Jet Printer

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New feature increases throughput by adding "roll-to-sheet" capability Venlo, 25 September, 2002—Today, Oce announced the new Print & Go feature for its Oce Arizona 500 wide format, outdoor durable ink jet printer. The Print & Go feature increases productivity by incorporating an alternative media exit path for a "roll-to-sheet" capability. Oce will be demonstrating the Oce Arizona 500 with the Print & Go feature at Photokina, September 25th-30th, Cologne, Germany. Alternative media exit path saves time and reduces media waste The Print & Go feature adds an alternative media exit path, also known as "roll-to-sheet," enabling immediate access to printed graphics without stopping the printer to unload the take-up roll. Oce Arizona 500 owners can continue to use the printer's internal take-up roll or choose to feed the printed media through a specially designed slot in the front panel onto the external Print & Go take-up reel. The modular external take-up system includes a motor and is mounted on locking wheels for easy portability and storage. It uses standard Oce Arizona 500 take-up reels.   The alternative media exit path gives users immediate access to printed graphics which speeds throughput by reducing the time between print and finishing. Prints are immediately available without stopping the printer to unload the imaged media. For shops with heavy volumes of one-off jobs, this translates not only to time savings but to cost savings as well. When using the Print & Go feature, re-webbing to the internal take-up reel is unnecessary, and there is less media waste between prints. Infrared (IR) System speeds drying, increases media choices In addition to the Print & Go feature, the company has introduced a new drying system in the Oce Arizona 500. In addition to the built-in forced air heat drying system inside the main cabinet, a new IR System is now mounted to the front of the Oce Arizona 500, in a panel just above the alternative media exit path. The IR System aids in drying the Oce Arizona 500 solvent-based inks, so prints are ready for finishing or mounting immediately after printing. Infrared is a part of the spectrum beyond light that gives off a significant amount of heat, in relation to power required and size, making it an effective heat source for drying. The IR System feature uses radiant heat, which means it predominately heats the ink and media, and not the air, resulting in a highly-focused system that targets specific areas to ensure proper drying. The IR System enables Oce Arizona 500 users to run the printer at higher speeds, while still drying multiple types of media, even with heavy ink coverage. Availability The Print & Go feature and IR System are available now on all production units.    About the Oce Arizona 500 The Oce Arizona 500 is a 75-inch wide large format printer, delivering resolutions up to 600 apparent (309 addressable) dpi using Oce ColorBlend six-colour (Super CMYK) colour printing technology. Print speeds are up to 46.5 m per hour in 2-pass mode and 23.2 m per hour in 4-pass mode. The Oce Arizona 500 uses solvent-based pigmented inks and can print on a variety of roll-based uncoated vinyl media.  The Oce Arizona 500 is ideal for both outdoor and indoor applications where image quality with outstanding highlights and fast production speeds are required. Target applications are exhibit graphics, banners, posters, backlit displays, point-of-purchase advertising, vehicle wraps, fleet graphics and kiosks. The Oce Arizona 500 with Print & Go is marketed by the Oce Display Graphics Systems group. For further product details please visit www.dgs.oce.com.