First U.S. Arizona 550 XT Installed

Océ has installed the first Océ Arizona® 550 XT printer in the U.S. at Thomas Reprographics’ facility in Dallas. This installation was quickly followed by a second Océ Arizona 550 XT printer placement at Thomas Reprographics’ Austin, Texas location.

The Océ Arizona 550 XT printer is the next generation model in the award-winning Océ Arizona Series of UV flatbed printers. It uses UV curable inks and Océ VariaDot™ imaging technology to deliver near-photographic image quality for nearly any application. Designed as a true flatbed system, it can print on a wide variety of oversized rigid substrates up to 98.4-by-120 inches and offers a flexible media printing option for roll-based media up to 86.6 inches wide. The Océ Arizona 550 XT printer features a Production print mode of up to 462 square feet per hour on rigid media without sacrificing any of the award-winning print quality for which the Océ Arizona Series is famous.

Trevor Hansen, director of Product Marketing at Thomas Reprographics, cites quality improvement, ink cost savings, labor savings, and the ability to offer a wide range of output as key features of the Océ Arizona Series printers installed at various Thomas Reprographics’ locations. In addition to the two new Océ Arizona 550 XT models, an Océ Arizona 250 GT printer has been installed at the company’s Phoenix location, an Océ Arizona 350 GT printer at the Minneapolis facility, and another Océ Arizona 350 GT printer in the Miami office. These are just a few of many Océ printers used by Thomas Reprographics to serve its customers in the AEC and display graphics industries.

“Because of the economy, traditional reprographic work for the architectural/engineering/construction (AEC) industries isn’t growing right now,” said Hansen.  “As the economy turned south, the addition of the Océ Arizona printers to our line gave us the ability to offer a broader range of services. We’re growing our display graphics business with our Océ Arizona Series printers.”

Thomas Reprographics, Inc.

Thomas Reprographics, Inc. combines more than fifty-five years of experience in the visual communications, reprographics, and printing industries. No matter how large or small the project—from brochures and flyers to grand format signage and fleet graphics—Thomas Reprographics has the experience and technology to put its clients’ vision on display. Thomas Reprographics is based in Richardson, Texas, with more than thirty locations strategically located across the United States. For more information, visit www.thomasrepro.com.

Océ Display Graphics Systems

Océ Display Graphics Systems is a leading provider of professional, large format solutions for indoor and outdoor color display graphics applications. Océ 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, Océ 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 Océ

Océ is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Océ offering includes office printing and copying systems, high-speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics.

Océ is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Océ customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in The Netherlands Océ is active in over 100 countries and employs some 22,000 people worldwide.

Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, Illinois and Boca Raton, Florida. North America represents over 37 percent of Océ’s worldwide revenues, and employment is over 9,000. For more information about Océ North America visit www.oceusa.com or (outside the U.S.) www.oce.com.

Océ and Canon: Stronger Together

In 2010, Océ joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. Canon employs approximately 170,000 people worldwide. For more information visit www.canon.com.


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