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Canon's Oce Arizona Series Wins Three SGIA 2014 "Product of the Year" Awards

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., announced today that three Océ Arizona® series printer models received the Specialty Graphic & Imaging Association (SGIA) Product of the Year Award, marking the eighth year in a row that an Océ Arizona Series printer has been honored with this award since the product line began shipping in 2007. The awards were presented at the SGIA Expo held October 22-24 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Océ Arizona series printers won in the following categories:

  • Océ Arizona 318 GL, UV Flatbed (less than $200K MSRP)
  • Océ Arizona 318 GL, UV Flatbed Plus White (less than $200K MSRP)
  • Océ Arizona 6170 XTS, UV Flatbed Plus White (greater than $200K MSRP)

Product of the Year is awarded based on a comparison of outputs 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. These printers and more were all showcased at the Canon Solutions America booth during SGIA Expo.

"Canon Solutions America's booth was a great source of cutting-edge technology and information that provided an interesting look into where the company sees the industry going," said Richard Romano, senior analyst for WhatTheyThink.com. "Booth visitors got to see high-quality equipment in action producing high-value print products, while gaining insight into all the other services and solutions that Canon Solutions America offers."

The entry image was processed using ONYX® ThriveTM Océ Edition print workflow software, a scalable print production solution based on Adobe® PDF Print Engine technology. ONYX Thrive software manages the wide format print production workflow process offering print service providers accurate, predictable, high quality printing results, helping to reduce costly errors.

Perhaps the most celebrated of the three award-winning printers, the Océ Arizona 6170 XTS, is featured in this short video taken at the 2014 SGIA Expo.

Latest Members of the Océ Arizona Series Family

The Océ Arizona 6100 series printers made their worldwide debut earlier this year at FESPA in Munich, Germany and were introduced to the U.S. market in May. The new UV flatbed printer series was purposely built for higher-volume production. The new printer series features an extra-large 8 x10 foot vacuum table with two independent printing zones, allowing for simultaneous printing as well as media loading/unloading.

Throughout the Expo, guests were given the opportunity to see firsthand how the Océ Arizona 6100 series enables sign and display print service providers to dramatically increase productivity and increase their display graphics revenue with work and specialty applications that were previously not possible.

Fifteen "Product of the Year" Awards in Eight Years

The Océ Arizona series UV flatbed printers have been consistently honored by the SGIA organization. This marks the second consecutive year that Océ Arizona printers have won three Product of the Year awards.

Highly Acclaimed Flatbed Printer Series

All Océ Arizona series UV flatbed printers share the same award-winning image quality and robust architecture, offering the Canon values of quality, reliability, productivity, and user-friendliness. Since 2006, Océ Arizona series UV flatbed printers have earned over 40 industry awards from organizations throughout the world, validating its excellence and innovation. Over 4,000 systems have been sold to date, placing this series at the forefront of the UV flatbed printer market.

About Canon Solutions America, Inc.

Canon Solutions America provides industry leading enterprise, production, and large format printing solutions, supported by exceptional professional service offerings. With the technology offerings of the Canon and Océ brands, Canon Solutions America helps companies of all sizes improve sustainability, increase efficiency, and control costs through high volume, continuous feed, digital and traditional printing, and document management solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., Canon Solutions America is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. and has sales and service locations across the U.S. For more information on Canon Solutions America, please visit csa.canon.com.
Canon is a registered trademark of Canon Inc. in the United States and elsewhere. Océ is a registered trademark of Océ-Technologies B.V. in the United States and elsewhere. All other referenced product names and marks are trademarks of their respective owners.

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