Océ Colorado 1640 Printer, Powered by UVgel
Océ Colorado 1640, powered by UVgel technology

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Océ Colorado 1640... we broke all the rules

The new Océ Colorado 1640 wide format printer, powered by UVgel, will fill the gap between current technologies in the roll-to-roll production market. Print service providers now have a clear choice when it comes to a graphics printing system that will help deliver real production efficiency while lowering their operating costs, enabling them to profitably grow their business. Print volumes have continued to grow in the wide format marketplace for several years now and turnaround times continue to shrink as well. Analysts confirm that more than 40% of production jobs need to be turned around within 24 hours and a majority of those are same-day. That is why Canon Solutions America has developed this UVgel print technology, allowing our customers to compete in this new market space.

This UVgel wide format print technology delivers:

  • Breakthrough productivity
  • Never seen before print automation
  • Wide and unique application range
  • Low cost of operation
  • Robust production printing platform

The Océ Colorado 1640 roll-to-roll printer is excellent for both indoor and outdoor display graphics applications. It delivers 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.


Inspiration by design

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.

Additional features:

  • A radically new UV curable ink from Canon that bonds instantly on contact with the media, resulting in precise dot placement and area control for consistent high-quality images at high speed.
  • UVgel has the large color gamut of solvent inks combined with the environmental benefits and safety profile of latex and UV inks.
  • Ultra-thin 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 to 64” eco-solvent and latex systems.

Technical Specifications

  • Océ UVgel technology - instant pinning and dot gain control
  • Low temperature curing - suitable for thin and heat-sensitive media
  • Outstanding scratch resistance
  • Easy lamination, ultra-thin smooth ink film
  • High precision color-matching and consistency
  • Odorless and instant dry printout
  • Supported RIPs - ONYX® Graphics, Caldera

Printer Highlights

What did you expect!

  • The world’s fastest 64-inch roll-to-roll printer, outdoor banners can be printed at 1,710 sq/ft hr and indoor POP at 610 sq/ft hr
  • Up to 40 % reduction in ink/printing costs compared to other 64” roll-to-roll technologies
  • Industrial designed production printer capable of printing higher print volumes and built to withstand high duty cycles
  • Very high print quality across a wide range of applications without having to significantly compromise productivity by reducing speed
  • Extremely easy and fast media loading and automatic switching with the support of 2 in-line rolls
  • On-the-fly quality assurance technology facilitates unattended printing and reduced print waste
  • Automated maintenance provides consistent print quality and higher uptime

Product Demos

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Océ Colorado 1640 Printer - Teletransfer

This video has been provided as a courtesy by Canon Europe.

In Barcelona, Miquel Angel Rosa, Manager at Teletransfer tells about his fascination for UVgel: about the incredibly realistic Pantone colors achieved with only 4 colors, the reduced printing and installation times for the vehicle graphics for 600 busses and the ability to clean off the graffiti from the prints, even un-laminated.

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