Canon introduces a new 64″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, 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.
At the heart of the new Océ Colorado 1640 is Canon’s recently announced UVgel technology. This technology combines a radically new UV curable ink from Canon that instantly gels on contact with the media, an advanced “self-aware” 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.
The new Océ Colorado 1640 is the fastest 64″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.
The Océ Colorado 1640 is excellent for both indoor and outdoor applications. It delivers a large color gamut, similar to solvent inks but combines this with the environmental benefits and safety profile of latex and UV-cured systems. The result is nearly odorless, VCL-free, durable, colorfast, high quality prints even on the thinnest, most heat-sensitive media. Canon’s unique UVgel technology features ultra-thin ink dispersion with almost no discernible physical profile on the media surface. Prints feel uniquely smooth, unlike other UV ink technologies, and satisfy the highest environmental standards for indoor usage with a virtually odorless profile.
“Canon is looking forward to the US debut of this product at the ISA Show in April,” said Toyo Kuwamura, EVP and GM, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc.