Selected by a panel of expert analysts with years of combined experience in production print products and analysing market trends, Canon’s Arizona 2300 was judged against three key metrics: how ground-breaking or unique the product innovation was, its likely impact on the market segment it addresses, and the expected timeline for availability to the market.
Keypoint Intelligence has recognised the advances that Canon has made in production print with the announcement of a BLI Outstanding Innovation Award in Production Print for the Arizona 2300 flatbed printer series. The winners of this inaugural award ‘feature technologies that improve output quality, enhance productivity, deliver workflow efficiencies, impact sustainability and advance their product segments in meaningful ways.’
The Arizona 2300, which was launched this year on 1 September, was celebrated for its ‘game-changing’ Arizona Flow technology. Using an airflow suction technique, it combines a zone-less, multi-origin table layout with easy-to-use registration pins to better secure a substrate in place on the table. With this technology, the Arizona 2300 no longer requires operator time for masking the table or taping down the media, ‘enabling faster changeover between jobs, shorter set-up times and hassle-free job switching’.
Jens Filipsson, Owner of Wiking Screen and Reklam commented, ‘Our everyday challenges to reduce turnaround times have been solved since installing the Arizona 2300, which offers high speed and improved quality. The Arizona is crucial for our business success and with the flatbed printer, we can take customers’ ideas and turn them into reality. We chose Canon for its quality and value, which has once again been proven with the Arizona 2300.’
Christian Unterberger, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Canon Production Printing, said, ‘We are extremely proud to have had these three printers recognised in the inaugural Keypoint Intelligence BLI Awards. At Canon, investment in R&D comes high up on our list of priorities so that we can deliver on our promise to our customers of ‘no compromise’ on innovation, quality, productivity and versatility. The feedback we have had from our customers on our production print product portfolio has been excellent. We have enabled our customers to improve production efficiencies, expand their application possibilities and, in turn, achieve business growth.’