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Canon Solutions America Showcases Innovations in Geographic Information Systems Printing at ESRI

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Melville, N.Y. – Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A, today announced that it will display its latest solutions to help Geographic Information Systems (GIS) operators improve print quality, efficiency and workflow at booth #901 during the 2013 ESRI International User Conference, July 8-12 in San Diego, CA. 

“Canon Solutions America’s printing solutions on display at this year’s user conference easily integrate with ESRI applications to provide one of the fastest, most productive and easiest to use large format color printing systems, able to handle the largest and most complex of GIS files,” said Sal Sheikh, vice president, Large Format Systems, Canon Solutions America.

Capture and Print Complex Information at World Class Speed

Layers of complex imagery and data are necessary to produce intelligent maps that enable proactive decision making. Unfortunately, limitations within existing large format print technology often cause GIS operators to remove layers of critical information. Maps are scaled back prior to printing because printers lack sufficient processing speed and cannot handle the required file size, detail or depth.

During the conference, Canon Solutions America will display an innovative solution to solve plotting issues in GIS workflows – the Océ ColorWave® 650 printer. This all-around productive system allows technical users to print, copy and scan in black and white and color without sacrificing productivity, quality or layers of detailed information. The printer can produce up to 30 full color 30” x 42” maps per hour and the embedded Océ PowerM® Plus controller helps to ensure that processing times for complex GIS files do not create bottlenecks. The 42-inch-wide printer holds up to six media rolls, each holding up to 650 feet of inexpensive, uncoated plain paper. This unprecedented media capacity reduces media loading and saves time.

Additionally, innovative Océ CrystalPoint® technology delivers instantly dry prints, so GIS maps may be handled, stacked or folded immediately. These images are waterfast, making them ideal for field work in a multitude of conditions. This durability is extended with the ability to print on Tyvek, which is recognized as a superb water resistive barrier material that combines strength, protective properties and high vapor permeability.  Users can now leverage the unique printing capabilities of the Océ ColorWave 650 to create a wider variety of GIS prints that might be exposed to the elements.

Canon Solutions America will highlight the benefits of the Océ ColorWave 650 printer and other advanced large format printing solutions for GIS users as part of the conference’s Federal Agencies Industry Showcase. This showcase focuses on how U.S. federal agencies use GIS to address a wide variety of national issues.

For more information on how GIS operators can improve the overall quality of prints and increase efficiency within the print workflow, download the Océ PDF “Solving GIS Plotting Issues in GIS Workflow”.


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