Group dispatches Ocue Colorado inch rolltoroll printer based on Canons new UVgel innovation What They Think

“Canon launches Ocu00e9 Colorado 1640, 64 inch roll-to-roll printer built on Canonu2019s new UVgel technology
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Press release from the issuing company
Editor’s Note: See Richard Romano’s analysis of this a
ouncement, “Rocky Mountain High: Canon Debuts the UVgel-Based Colorado”.
MELVILLE, N.Y. – Canon U.S.A., Inc. a leader in digital imaging solutions, today a
ounced a new print technology that will offer large format graphics print providers unique levels of print speed, quality, automation, and cost of operation.
Canon, a world leader in imaging solutions, proudly introduces a new 64 inch roll-to-roll printer designed to deliver exceptional productivity for high quality indoor and outdoor graphics. Customers will be able to easily handle peak periods with fully automated media loading of multiple online rolls, confidently print unattended with on-the-fly quality assurance, produce instantly cured prints on a wide variety of media including heat sensitive media, and help cut expenses with segment-leading low operating costs. The Ocu00e9 Colorado 1640 will transform 64 inch roll-to-roll sign and display printing.
u201cWe are very excited about this revolutionary new game changing technologyu201d said Toyo Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. u201cThis new technology will help large format print providers to increase their print production while lowering their operating costs, enabling them to profitably grow their business. This technology will have a great business impact on the market including small, midsize and even the large production shops, everyone will benefit.u201d
UVgel Technology
At the heart of the new Ocu00e9 Colorado 1640 is Canonu2019s recently a
ounced UVgel technology. This technology combines a radically new UV curable ink from Canon that instantly gels on contact with the media, an advanced u201cself-awareu201d piezoelectric printhead technology, an LED-based UV system that cures without adding any damaging heat to the media, and continuous, on-the-fly, printhead nozzle monitoring and performance compensation. These unique technologies come together to create a 64u201d roll-to-roll printer that sets new standards for quality, productivity, automation, application range, and operating costs.
Breakthrough Productivity
The new Ocu00e9 Colorado 1640 is the fastest 64 inch printer on the market. It boasts a top speed of 1710 square feet per hour and delivers high quality, POP prints at 430 square feet per hour faster than any competing system in this segment. The new, technologically advanced UVgel ink instantly gels on contact with media resulting in precise dot gain and positional control, perfectly repeatable images, and instantly cured, durable prints. The state-of-the-art low temperature LED-UV curing system moves independently from the printing carriage thus enabling uniform, post-print UV curing that further contributes to print speed and print quality. Confident unattended printing, automated quality assurance, unattended roll change, and reduced print waste all significantly contribute to overall productivity.”

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