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Canon Brings in the Next Level of Printing Technology in India with the Canon Arizona 360GT

Canon India Pvt. Ltd., India’s No. 1 Complete Digital Imaging Company, announced yet another significant move in the imaging and printing industry with the launch of Canon Arizona 360GT Flatbed printer. The highly versatile solution that commands more than 60% market share in the super wide UV Curable printer business, enables users to print on almost any surface, ranging from stainless steel plates to marbles. The Canon Arizona 360GT can print up to 360 square metres per hour.

Canon brings this state-of-the-art machine with enhancements over previous models to empower its customers to increase productivity and application versatility, and open doors to technical and specialty applications such as industrial flatbed printing. Canon’s Arizona technology is by far one of the greenest technologies in the printing arena, and is set to usher in the next wave of technology in industrial/ commercial printing in India. This latest solution also ensures reduced running costs with the lowest ink consumption and economical
UV lamps. It is set to be the next evolution in the market’s most successful UV flatbed family.

This state-of-the-art printer has been installed at S.V. Color Graphics located in Bangalore. S.V. Color Graphics has made significant growth in the digital printing marketplace and have established themselves as technology adopters and have made their print setup a one stop solution provider for their clients. S.V. Color Graphics is equipped with state-of-the-art technological prowess coupled with pre- and post-press products that help them in delivering ‘products’ instead of prints.

Inaugurating the new gallery, Dr. Alok Bharadwaj, Senior Vice President, Canon India, said, “This launch is a testimony to Canon’s leadership in digital imaging and printing industry and our belief in adoption of green technology. With the launch of Canon Arizona 360GT, the company has taken yet another step towards adoption of technologies that offer green printing, thereby ensuring a safe environment. Bangalore, one of the early adopters of any new printing technology, was the preferred location to introduce this new technology as well and we are glad that S.V. Color Graphics took the initiative to set-up a marquee application gallery.

Demand for such printers in on a high, owing to the increasing usage in verticals such as Telecom, Retail, Petrochemicals and healthcare. We are looking forward to around 10-12 installations by 2013, as the UV Curable Printing Industry is growing at 12% annually,” he added.

Mr. Sudhershan, Managing Director, S.V. Color Graphics, said, “We are excited about Canon Arizona 360GT and believe that this will give a new dimension to our business. We have specially designed a unique application gallery for Arizona that will open up printing avenues for the industry. This gallery boasts of a range of applications which were earlier not possible using conventional technologies. With Canon Arizona, Direct Printing on rigid printable materials like Aluminium Composite Panels, stainless steel plates, MDF, Acrylic, Glass, Marbles has been made possible. This has enabled us to have capabilities to print on almost any surface. With this exclusive printer, we will now be able to offer higher standards of service to our customers and cater to their evolving needs.”

The Canon Arizona 360GT is ideal for display graphics print producers that want to increase their capacity. With its 6-42 picolitre variable grayscale printheads, Canon Arizona 360GT offers products that have high photographic quality. The end result is a superior quality print, on any surface that does not have a grainy/ pixelated output but a fine amalgamation of dots which can be viewed at very short distance.

Canon Arizona 360GT printer complies with a long list of health and safety directives and standards covering a range of topics from electric and mechanical safety to electrical and particulate emissions and immunity. It also complies with the European RoHS directives for heavy metal content.

Canon Arizona 360GT uses UV curable inks that do not contain volatile organic compounds (VOC) and require only office grade ventilation; reducing the volume of air that must be heated/cooled from the printing environment, resulting in substantial energy savings. The Océ Arizona 360 GT also features maximum sustained electricity consumption of only 5100 Watts, which is less than half that of many competitive systems. Finally the Océ Arizona 360GT does not require an external source of compressed air, making the operational and energy costs even lower.

Canon Arizona 360GT helps boost margins by printing for challenging applications or on difficult media. It offers customers new media options like heat-sensitive and/or very thin media easily accommodated. Canon Arizona UV has the state of the art features and is designed to cater to all printing needs of customers. While Express Mode high speed printing helps increase revenue capacity, High Definition print mode adds high-margin industrial or technical applications.

The Arizona® Series of UV Curable flatbed printers have been winning awards since the introduction of the original Arizona 250 GT printer in September 2006. The awards validate the quality and innovation built into every Arizona Series printer, now the most popular flatbed printer family in history.

The product ranges from INR 90 lakh to INR 2.5 crores.

About Canon Inc.

Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leader in the fields of professional and consumer imaging equipment and information systems. Canon’s extensive range of products includes copying machines, inkjet and laser printers, cameras, video equipment, medical equipment and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment. Originally established in 1937 as Precision Optical Industry, Co., Ltd., a camera manufacturer, Canon has successfully diversified and globalized to become a worldwide industry leader in professional and consumer imaging systems and solutions.

With over 195,000 employees worldwide, Canon has manufacturing and marketing subsidiaries in Japan, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania; and a global R&D network with companies based in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Canon’s consolidated net sales for fiscal 2011 (ended December 31, 2011) totaled $46 billion. Visit the Canon Inc. website at:

Canon in India

Canon India closed the year of 2011 with revenues of Rs.1525 crore and is targeting Rs. 2100 crore in 2012 which is 40% growth over 2011. Canon focuses on multiple market segments of consumer, B2B, Government & Commercial. Canon’s product portfolio extends over a vast variety of copier MFDs, fax-machines, printers, scanners, All-in-ones, digital cameras, camcorders and multimedia projectors, cable ID printers, semiconductors and card printers.

Canon India Pvt. Ltd. is a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd., a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon India markets over 140 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging. The company today has offices in 7 cities, warehouses in 13 cities across India and employs over 930 people. Canon has approximately 380 primary channel partners 13 National Retail Chain partners, and over 4000 secondary retail points. Oce distributors in India will now be a part of Canon partner network. Canon’s service reach extends to over 200 towns with over 200 service Engineers, 4 Master service centers and 34 Canon Care Centers. Canon and Océ products are available with complete service support network.

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Dr. Bharadwaj with the newly installed Arizona 360GT machine at SV Color graphics