“This recognition validates our strong efforts to develop technology that meets market demands,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, EVP and GM, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With print volume continuing to grow and turnaround times shrinking, we are delighted to fill the current gap in the roll-to-roll category and help offer a competitive edge for printer service providers to continue to thrive or enter into the multi-billion dollar graphic arts market.”
The Océ Colorado 1640 is designed to transform 64-inch roll-to-roll sign and display printing of high-quality indoor and outdoor applications. Users are able to handle peak periods with fully automated media loading of multiple online rolls and print unattended with on-the-fly quality assurance to produce instantly cured prints on a wide variety of applications, including heat sensitive media.
At the heart of the new Océ Colorado 1640 is Canon’s recently announced UVgel technology. This technology combines a 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.