Further strengthening its presence in the graphic arts market, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has revealed that the Océ Colorado 1640 will receive recognition as a 2017 MUST SEE ‘EMS award winner at the upcoming PRINT 17 tradeshow in Chicago, Illinois. PRINT 17 distributes MUST SEE ‘EMS awards to new and innovative products that it deems this year’s show attendees cannot afford to miss, as the name implies. The accolade further celebrates companies that bring forward-thinking devices and solutions to the market. PRINT 17 attendees will experience the unprecedented print speed, quality, and cost-effective operation of the Océ Colorado 1640 printer first hand at the Canon U.S.A. booth (#1213).
“On behalf of Canon, I am honored that the Océ Colorado 1640 will be named among the products that are ‘Must See’ Ems’ at this year’s PRINT 17 tradeshow,” says Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “This recognition validates our strong efforts to develop technology that meets market demands. 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. I strongly encourage all PRINT 17 guests to take the time to visit the Canon booth and experience the power of the Océ Colorado 1640 up close.”
Announced at an exclusive event this past spring, the Océ Colorado 1640 is designed to transform 64-inch roll-to-roll sign and display printing with its ability to deliver breakthrough productivity for high-quality indoor and outdoor applications. Users are able to handle peak periods with fully automated media loading of multiple online rolls and confidently 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 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. These unique technologies come together to create a 64-inch roll-to-roll printer that sets new standards for quality, productivity, automation, application range, and operating costs.