Canon South Africa has launched two new models in the Arizona 1300 flatbed printer series, the GTF and XTF, featuring Flow technology and a zone-free vacuum system that makes media handling easy.

The company is also launching the PRISMAelevate XL, an extension of the Prisma XL Suite, which creates tactile print applications and produces elevated prints on Arizona printers, helping users print textured effects and raised lettering up to 2mm.

With variable print speeds of up to 52,8 m²/hr, the Arizona 1300 series with Flow technology allows users to print pin-sharp, high-value print applications, on rigid or flexible media of any size up to 1,25 x 2m5 meters with the Arizona GTF or 2,5 x 3m08 meters on the Arizona XTF.

Since there are no vacuum zones, less masking and taping is required, reducing effort, time and cost.

Other new features include updates to the user interface with Advanced Image Layout Controls, which give operators the ability to make last minute adjustments before printing, including trimming, multi-reference points flexibility, and visualisation and modification of the print layer sequence. The new controls allow operators to respond quickly to board material availability, to help use up leftovers and reduce waste, while providing more flexibility and time and cost efficiencies.

The Arizona 1300 series with Flow technology also includes an accounting interface (API), opening up valuable data on ink consumption and production time, for example, for further processing in accounting packages.

New print modes have been added, including Quality-Smooth, Production-Plus and Quality-Plus (available for 8-channel configurations).