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Arius Tech installs custom Canon Arizona flatbed printer

September 12, 2022  By PrintAction Staff

Arius Technology, a leading player in art digitization, now has the capability to provide artists with textured printing at higher elevations than previously available due to a custom elevated flatbed printing system purchased from Canon.

Following extensive collaboration with Canon’s Production Printing division, Arius Technology has installed a custom Canon Arizona flatbed printer, the first in North America, in its new print production facility in Richmond, B.C. The new printer is capable of high-resolution printing with up to 5 mm of texture.

“After seven years of close collaboration with Canon Production Printing in Venlo, the Netherlands, we are excited to bring this highly specialized elevated printing in-house in North America,” says Arius director of manufacturing Morgan Prentice. “By integrating cutting-edge technologies, innovative approaches and extensive know-how from Arius and Canon we have developed the Elegraph, a new expressive platform for artists. This full-stack solution offers great possibilities for art creation and replication where the fine details of an artist’s vision in both colour and dimension can be printed with industry-leading accuracy.”

“The Arizona series features a number of award-winning technologies, including Touchstone, an optional textured printing software that instantly adds height and texture elements to otherwise two-dimensional prints,” says Nobuhiko Kitajima, president and CEO of Canon Canada. “Arius’ custom-configured Arizona flatbed printer takes elevated printing to the next level and adds new dimensions to artists’ work. Canon technology has earned industry recognition for its outstanding colour accuracy and print quality. Merging that with Arius’ ultra-high-resolution art capture technology opens new opportunities for the creative community.”

Arius offers traditional artists, photographers and digital artists software and visualization solutions, and collaborative expertise, so they can add texture to any previously flat medium. Print-ready files can be sent to the Richmond facility from anywhere in the world. Artists and museums who wish to sell highly accurate textured prints of existing works can use Arius’ professional textured art replication service.

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