Canon has brought out a 64in-wide Colorado UVgel printer. The new, modular Colorado 1630 - little brother to the flagship Colorado 1650 - has a maximum print speed of 111m²/hour, and in high-quality mode has a cruising speed of 29m²/hour.
The roll-to-roll printer delivers 1,800dpi print quality and uses Canon’s UVgel 460 inks for odourless and instantly dry prints on almost any media. It can be configured according to needs by adding options such as a second media roll, and easy double-sided printing.
An optional FLXfinish module uses a LED curing technique designed to add visual impact to applications such as banners, wall coverings and point of sale materials without the need to change inks or media. This technology also supports printing on porous substrates, such as uncoated papers and soft signage materials.
There is on-the-fly ink replenishment which, combined with automation features such as nozzle monitoring, printhead maintenance and media feed winding, cuts machine downtime. Also, Canon’s Remote Control app is now available to monitor all Colorado printers. This will allow users to check the printer status remotely. The app sends alerts to users’ mobile devices with printer status updates, warnings and errors.
In addition to the 1630, the Colorado product portfolio includes the UVgel Wallpaper Factory as well as the Colorado 1640 and 1650.
Michele Tuscano, head of global partner channel and vice president EMEA - large format graphics at Canon Production Printing, said: “Since launching the Colorado series in 2017, we’ve e seen a demand for a 1.6 m UVgel printer that can serve all PSPs. That’s why we’re introducing this new addition - so customers can benefit from a highly automated, robust and stable printer with a modular architecture that offers a great deal of flexibility at an attractive investment level.”