Computaleta has signed an agreement with Canon Production Printing Oceania to supply Arizona and Colorado hardware and consumables to the New Zealand market.

Arlette Farland, director at Computaleta, says, “After making huge inroads in the last few years with HP hardware, adding Canon complements our portfolio. From now on, our customers will have the opportunity to harness the Canon printers’ power to increase their productivity, extend their application versatility and expand their product offering.”

The new partnership enables both companies to grow their operations locally: Computaleta can further expand its foothold in the commercial printing market and Canon Production Printing will see its footprint in the New Zealand market grow. Craig Nethercott, managing director, Canon Production Printing Oceania, says, “With a knowledgeable and experienced partner like Computaleta, we can realise our ambition to help more New Zealand printers and graphics producers to capitalise on the production advantages that the Arizona and Colorado offer.”

Computaleta has served the sign and graphics industries in New Zealand for over 40 years, supplying solutions in graphics, window films, hardware, lighting, and digital signage. Arlette says, “This agreement enables us to fill those gaps in width, application, and production speed that many customers require. Computaleta can now cover every demand a print provider may need.

“As the only nationwide family-owned distributor to the sign and graphics market in New Zealand, we feel passionate about helping our customers succeed. This deal with Canon will help our customers to broaden their capabilities and increase their profitability for ongoing success in the longer term.”

Award winning range

The Arizona and Colorado range of wide format printers have established a reputation for quality and reliability. Craig says, “Established globally as market-defining solutions, the Arizona flatbed series and the Colorado M-series roll-to-roll printers can unlock a broad range of creative and profitable application opportunities for customers.”

In March, Canon launched the modular Colorado M-series, comprising two roll-to-roll large format graphics printers. Modularity means owners can upgrade these printers as their business grows to print at faster speeds, as well as handle gloss and matt printing at the same time, or white ink using Canon’s UVgel technology. Combined with new media detection sensor technology, these machines enable you to expand your product offering to include structured, transparent, reflective, and magnetic substrates.

Scalability also gives options for various output speeds with the Colorado M3 offering a cruising speed of 29 square metres per hour and maximum print speeds of 111 metres per hour, while the M5 ranges from 40 square metres per hour to 159 square metres per hour.

Both models give the option for upgrading from one speed to the other temporarily for production peaks, or permanently.

Canon says its Arizona flatbeds can print on virtually anything. Boasting over 35 industry awards for exceptional image quality, versatility and productivity, Arizona has over 7500 units installed worldwide.

Arlette says, “As an entry-level flatbed printer the new Arizona 135 GT opens exciting new commercial opportunities, providing easy access to the award- winning Arizona series: renowned for its incredible quality, impressive reliability, and excellent total cost of ownership.

“With thousands of installations worldwide, the Canon Colorado roll- to-roll printers and the Arizona flatbed series have proven to be a popular choice for customers looking for reliable solutions to produce a large variety of wide-format applications.”

Global and local

As a global leader in digital imaging, industrial printing and collaborative business services, Canon has a mission to accelerate new digital print technologies, transforming them into local printing products and services for both blue-chip multinationals around the globe and creative studios around the corner. Locally, it boasts a long history of providing sales, support, and service to printers throughout the Oceania region.

The graphics giant invests heavily in the training, processes and tooling required to maintain its service team’s knowledge and skills at a premium level. Arlette says, “Computaleta is also renowned for service and responsiveness. With technicians across New Zealand, and an experienced and passionate team, we can ensure our customers receive the support they need.

She concludes, “Canon has a great future in print, and we are excited about where it plans to take the technology next. We want to ensure we are a part of that journey.”

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