Océ Colorado Series, Powered by UVgel from Canon Solutions America

We Broke All the Rules

The world’s fastest 64" roll-to-roll printer

Powered by Canon UVgel technology, the new Océ Colorado 1640 printer fills the current gap in the roll-to-roll production market. Print Service Providers (PSPs) now have a clear choice that will deliver real production efficiency while lowering operating costs, resulting in growing profits. Print volume has continued to grow, while turnaround times continue to shrink. This technology was developed to provide a competitive edge for PSPs in this new market space.

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Océ Colorado Series, Powered by UVgel

Overview

The Océ Colorado 1640 sets a new standard in industrialization and automation. It features a heavy-duty drawer mechanism that holds up to two rolls of media at one time, each weighing up to 110 lbs. The two rolls can be of the same media type and size or different media, and once initialized, the print engine can switch jobs between rolls without operator assistance.

The UVgel print heads incorporate patented on-the-fly quality assurance control with continuous nozzle monitoring to detect and correct any underperforming nozzles. Canon’s patented nozzle monitoring technology automatically checks all nozzles using acoustic sampling and even detects when nozzles are going to misfire before they actually do.

What is UVgel?

Canon has developed a new UVgel technology that is having its debut in the Océ Colorado 1640 printer. UVgel technology is not a copy or evolution of existing technologies. It is an entirely NEW breakthrough, game-changing technology.

When developing UVgel technology, we analyzed current market technologies: solvent, eco-solvent, latex, and UV. Each technology has its specific strengths as well as limitations. We developed this UVgel product with one thought in mind  to combine all of the strengths of each of these technologies and eliminate their limitations for one single solution. Because these features are at the core of UVgel, we are able to break the laws of printing physics and print at speeds never before possible.

Features and Benefits

The Océ Colorado 1640 printer sets a new standard in industrialization and automation. It features a heavy-duty drawer mechanism that 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 and size or different media, and once initialized, the print engine can switch jobs between rolls without operator assistance.

Along with our automated maintenance feature, the UVgel printheads incorporate a patented onthe-fly quality assurance control with continuous nozzle monitoring to detect and correct any underperforming nozzles. Canon’s patented nozzle monitoring technology automatically checks all nozzles by using acoustic sampling and detects nozzle misfires before they actually happen.

With the robust frame and industrial motors, we developed a reliable media handling system. In addition, we’ve also added an optical system that continuously monitors the media step. We do this by printing virtually invisible marks at the side of the print that are read by a scanner, and the system uses this information to continuously correct the media step.

Applications

Outdoor Banners

Outdoor Banners are a high-demand application in the wide-format market.

Indoor Pop

The UVgel technology has a strong advantage here and delivers high-quality printing at high speeds on very inexpensive and heat-sensitive media like thin polypropylene films.

Wall Coverings

This is a very promising application for all digital print shops and there is a huge analog market that is waiting to become digital.

Floor Graphics

When considering floor graphics, standard eco-solvent technologies need to outgas before they can be laminated, which requires extra production hours.

The Océ Colorado 1640 printer, the UVgel technology dries instantly enabling you to finish these types of applications instantly.

Backlit

Print Service Providers are looking for increased productivity in the backlit market to meet client demands. Backlit applications are a key focus for this segment, not only for the visual impact for brand owners, but also for the high-margin opportunities for the print service provider.