Melville, NY—The new Océ Colorado 1640 wide-format printer, powered by UVgel, is engineered to fill the gap between current technologies in the roll-to-roll production market. When it comes to graphics printing systems, the printer is designed to help deliver production efficiency while lowering operating costs.
Analysts in the wide-format market report more than 40% of jobs need to be turned around within 24 hours and a majority of those are same-day. That’s why Canon Solutions America developed the UVgel print technology. This wide-format print technology was developed to increase productivity, enhance print automation, address a wide application range and also lower the cost of operation.
The Océ Colorado 1640 roll-to-roll printer is geared for both indoor and outdoor display graphics applications. It is built to deliver a large color gamut, similar to solvent inks, but combines this with the environmental benefits and safety profile of latex and UV-cured printing systems. Moreover, specs state outdoor banners can be printed at 1,710 square feet per hour and indoor POP at 610 square feet per hour.
Key Océ Colorado 1640 Features
The printer features a heavy-duty drawer mechanism. The drawer holds up to two rolls of media at one time, each weighing up to 110 pounds. The two rolls can be of the same media type as well as size, or different media. In addition, once initialized, the print engine can switch jobs between rolls without operator assistance.
The UVgel printheads incorporate patented on-the-fly quality assurance control. They perform continuous nozzle monitoring to detect as well as correct any underperforming nozzles. Canon’s patented nozzle monitoring technology automatically checks all nozzles using acoustic sampling. It also detects when nozzles are going to misfire before they actually do.
In addition, the printer uses a new Canon UV curable ink created to bond instantly on contact with the media. Canon says this results in “precise dot placement and area control for consistent high-quality images at high speed.”
Moreover, ultrathin ink dispersion “with almost no discernible physical profile and the lowest ink consumption rate can provide up to a 40% reduction in printing costs compared,” Canon announced.
Furthermore, the printer is capable of low temperature curing, suitable for thin and heat-sensitive media. Other specs include: scratch resistance; odorless and instant dry printouts; and it also supports RIPs – ONYXGraphics, Caldera. usa.canon.com