Oce Arizona Series Printers Score Hat Trick with Product of the Year Awards

Oce Arizona 550 XT & Oce Arizona 550 GT models honored

Oct 18, 2010, 17:49 ET from Oce North America

TRUMBULL, Conn., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The popular Oce Arizona® Series of UV flatbed printers added more awards to its list of distinguished honors. The Oce Arizona 550 XT and Oce Arizona 550 GT printers were given the Product of the Year Award in three separate categories. The awards were presented at the Specialty Graphic & Imaging Association's (SGIA) annual convention and exposition held October 13-15 in Las Vegas.

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The Oce Arizona 550 XT printer was awarded the Product of the Year Award in the Flatbed Rigid Substrate UV (>$200K MSRP) and Flatbed Rigid White Ink UV (>$200K MSRP) categories. The Oce Arizona 550 GT printer was awarded the Product of the Year Award in the Flatbed Rigid Substrate UV (<$200K MSRP).

The Product of the Year Awards compare output 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.

The images for all entries were processed using ONYX® ProductionHouse™ version X10 Oce Edition RIP software. ONYX Graphics software utilizes ONYX color science and a proprietary color engine designed to specifically address color and profiling issues unique to large format inkjet printing. The results are better neutral, saturated and dark colors, and consistent color fidelity.

World's premier selling flatbed printer product family

The Oce Arizona Series UV flatbed printers have been consistently honored by the SGIA organization. In 2006, the year of the original Oce Arizona 250 GT printer's introduction, it won the Vision Award, which is given to an exhibiting manufacturer whose new product has the best chance of positively impacting the digital imaging industry. The decision was based on the product's relevance to the market, potential industry influence and prospective value to the product's end users.

In 2007, the Oce Arizona 250 GT printer was awarded the Product of the Year Award in the Output Device Rigid Substrate UV category. In 2008, the Oce Arizona 350 GT printer was given the Product of the Year Award Honorable Mention in the UV Cured Rigid category. In 2009, the Oce Arizona 350 XT printer received the Product of the Year Award for the Rigid Substrate UV >$200K MSRP category, and the Oce Arizona 350 GT printer was honored with the Product of the Year Award in the Rigid Substrate UV <$200K MSRP category.

In all, Oce Arizona Series UV flatbed printers have accumulated 25 industry awards to date from organizations throughout the world. These awards validate the quality and innovation built into every Oce Arizona Series printer. With more than 2,000 shipments to date, the Oce Arizona Series is the world's number one selling flatbed family, outselling all competitors combined.

About the Oce Arizona Series of UV flatbed printers

Oce Arizona Series printers – including the Oce Arizona 300 GT, Oce Arizona 350 GT, Oce Arizona 350 XT, Oce Arizona 550 GT and Oce Arizona 550 XT models – are quite simply a technology disruption:  UV curable flatbed and roll-to-roll inkjet printers that deliver exceptional image quality to take display graphics to the next level. Customers use them to add new services by printing photo-quality images on virtually any media imaginable and taking on work that was never before possible with lesser quality printing systems. Oce Arizona Series printers give users numerous opportunities to increase display graphics revenues.

Oce Display Graphics Systems

Oce Display Graphics Systems is a leading provider of professional, large format solutions for indoor and outdoor color display graphics applications. Oce solutions are specifically designed to enhance the revenue and profit opportunities for service providers by combining hardware with workflow software and the expertise to help companies expand into digital large format color. From extremely high-quality UV curable flatbed printers to outdoor-durable roll-based systems, Oce offers a total solution including hardware, software, imaging supplies, finishing systems, service & support, and financing. Customers benefit in working with a full-service partner they can count on to help their businesses grow.

About Oce

Oce is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. The company's solutions are based on Oce's advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives – locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Oce digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Oce also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.

Oce employs around 22,000 people, with 2009 revenues of approximately $3.7 billion, operates in around 100 countries and maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Romania and Singapore. Oce North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City, UT and Vancouver, BC. North America represents over 37% of Oce's worldwide revenues, and employment is over 9,000. For more information about Oce, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult http://global.oce.com.

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