New from Canon USA is an Arizona 135 GT flatbed printer which is designed to print on rigid or flexible media such as glass, aluminium and other metals, canvas, wood, MDF, cardstock, ceramic tiles and plastics. It produced excellent image quality due to VariaDot grayscale technology. A press release from Canon USA states that the smart technology investment will offer sign makers, PSPs and offset and screen printers, among others, new ways to fulfill business opportunities. Its adds that whether starting out in the rigid applications, large-format graphics industry or looking to diversify into new applications, the Arizona 135 GT delivers the proven benefits of the award-winning Arizona series – high image quality, impressive productivity and reliability, application versatility and excellent total cost of ownership – at a smart investment level.
Manufactured in Poing, Germany, with the same industrial-build quality as other Arizona models, the Arizona 135 GT handles substrates of up to 125 x 250 cm in size and up to 50.8 mm thick, with speeds of up to 34.2 sq m²/hr. The Arizona 135 GT comes with Arizona Xpert prepress software, allowing users to exchange recipes directly with customers, so that designers can preview the end product with a virtual 3D view within the Arizona Xpert Extensions, minimizing design errors. The VariaDot technology uses variable drop sizes from 6 to 42 picoliters.