Canon launches Océ Arizona 1200 Series of UV Flatbed Printers

Canon Océ Arizona 1200.
Canon Océ Arizona 1200.

This is the global launch of the fourth-generation of the award-winning Océ Arizona Series of flatbed printers for mid-volume print production. The latest additions are designed for the sign and display graphics markets and support a broad range of rigid and flexible media applications. Featuring six-colour Océ VariaDot printing technology, the new Océ Arizona 1200 Series “makes attention-grabbing flatbed printing accessible to many,” said the OEM. Since the launch of the Océ Arizona 250 GT in 2007, printers in the Océ Arizona Series have earned almost 50 industry awards. More than 5,000 Océ Arizona printers have been sold by Canon Group companies worldwide.

The 1200 Series combines Océ VariaDot grayscale piezoelectric printing technology with a true flatbed architecture for high print quality across a broad range of applications. The new printers are offered in three different configurations and two different size formats. Canon added that the new solutions will also help specialty and industrial printers currently using analogue technology to make the transition to digital. Océ Arizona printers deliver “superb print quality” on rigid media and objects up to 2 inches thick and as large as 8 feet by 10 feet. The optional use of light colours in the 1200 Series “enhances the already excellent print quality and makes photographic and fine art applications better than ever.” The true flatbed architecture can accommodate “almost anything imaginable” on rigid media or objects – including printing on odd-shaped, heavy, smooth or pre-cut media, or printing multiple times “in perfect registration” for high-density or textured applications, or printing of over-sized images tiled across multiple boards.

The new printers in the Océ Arizona 1200 Series will feature four, six or eight colour channels in small or large table formats, in the following configurations:

  • Océ Arizona 1240 GT Océ Arizona 1240 XT
  • Océ Arizona 1260 GT Océ Arizona 1260 XT
  • Océ Arizona 1280 GT Océ Arizona 1280 XT


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.