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Public Debut of the Océ Colorado 1640 Printer to Take Place at ISA International Sign Expo 2017

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Canon Solutions America Eager to Show Guests the Fastest 64” Printer on the Market

MELVILLE, N.Y. - Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. today announced that the Océ Colorado 1640 printer, the company’s first wide format graphic arts roll-to-roll printer, will have its public debut in the U.S.A. at the ISA International Sign Expo 2017 (ISA Sign Expo), booth #2068. The event is set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas April 20-22, 2017.

Canon considers the Océ Colorado 1640 printer to be one of the most important wide format graphic art product introductions. It is the first 64” roll-to-roll wide format printer built on Canon’s new proprietary UVgel Technology, which was created to fill the functional gaps of printing with traditional technologies such as Latex, Eco Solvent, and UV, while at the same time addressing market needs for faster job printing and turnaround. The Océ Colorado 1640 printer features disruptive UVgel Technology with the lowest running costs of any 64” printer, with an estimated 40% savings on ink costs.

“The past few weeks have been very exciting for us at Canon Solutions America now that the word is finally out about our new game-changing technology,” said Sal Sheikh, vice president, Marketing, Large Format Solutions, Canon Solutions America. “The Océ Colorado amazed our guests at the One Canon Press & Analyst event in March, and we are eager to see the reactions at the ISA Sign Expo later this week.”

At the ISA Sign Expo, attendees will have the opportunity to witness first-hand how the new technology will benefit customers in all print production markets by delivering breakthrough productivity of high quality prints at 610 ft2/hr and an outdoor banner mode of 1,710 ft2/hr.

People attending will also witness never seen before automation with automated head cleaning, continuous nozzle monitoring, media step control, and a media drawer featuring two media rolls with automatic switching. The Océ Colorado 1640 printer uses LED cold curing technology, which allows for a wide application range including indoor and outdoor banners, floor graphics, printing on thin inexpensive films for POP displays, wallpaper, and more.

The UVgel ink features ultra-thin ink dispersion with almost no discernible physical profile and almost no dot gain. This equates to a very low ink consumption rate, helping reduce ink usage by up to 40% compared to competing technologies.

“We are thrilled to be showcasing the Océ Colorado 1640 printer to our customers for the first time at the ISA Sign Expo,” added Sheikh. “We are confident that attendees will be impressed by the productivity and automation capabilities of the Colorado, its wide application range, and the astonishing quality of its output. We anticipate the excitement will continue to expand within the wide format graphics industry and beyond.”

For more information on the UVgel powered Océ Colorado 1640 printer, visit Canon Solutions America at booth #2068 during the 2017 ISA International Sign Expo or go to csa.canon.com.



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