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with UVgel Ink Technology
Q&A with Sal Sheikh, VP, Marketing, Wide Format Printing Systems, Canon Solutions America
This results in demand for higher levels of customer
service, faster, better quality, and lower cost printing that is
driving investments for new print technology.

WHY DID CANON INTRODUCE THE OCÉ COLORADO
1640 PRINTER?
Canon recognized that large-format graphic print service
providers were being compromised in their business
operations by the current inkjet technologies available to
them in eco-solvent and latex 64-inch roll printers. Print
speed was restricted by how quickly prints could be dried
and unattended operation was not really possible. In
addition, printing costs for ink were relatively high and
thinner plastic-based media could not be printed on due
to the high heat required to dry inks.
Canon developed a game-changing new ink technology
called UVgel that negates these compromises PSPs have had
to make. The Océ Colorado 1640 printer offers the highest print
speeds, unattended operation with new levels of automation,
the lowest cost of operation, and the ability to print on all
common media as well as new thinner plastic-based media
such as styrene without warping or buckling. In addition, this
new printer was designed as a productive workhorse with an
industrially designed platform delivering a high print duty cycle.
The UVgel inks provide the largest color gamut of any ink
technology delivering exceptional image quality. In addition,
the unique printing and cold LED curing process significantly
lowers ink consumption needed per square foot of print.
ARE THERE ANY SPECIFIC MARKET TRENDS THAT
SUPPORT CANON'S VISION?
We have seen an ongoing reduction in print turnaround times
for large-format graphics. According to recent InfoTrends
studies, customers expecting less than a 24-hour turnaround
time went from 41 percent in 2013 to 61 percent in 2017, with
79 percent of PSPs surveyed indicating this trend will continue.
The survey also indicated that print quality, printer
reliability, print running costs, media capabilities, and print
speed were the top buying criteria when deciding to invest
in new printing technology.

WHAT ARE YOUR CURRENT CUSTOMERS SAYING
ABOUT THE OCÉ COLORADO 1640 PRINTER?
Customer feedback on the Océ Colorado 1640 printer has
been fantastic and supports the trends mentioned above.
"We were immediately impressed with the machine's
ability to help us produce jobs faster - speed is key and the
Océ Colorado 1640 delivers on that while not compromising
print quality.
Speed and quality are pivotal, but equally important
to Sign Works is the ability to work with a technology, like
the Colorado 1640, that could support a vast variety of
applications and jobs that our customers demand."
-GREG JANOWIAK, OWNER, SIGN WORKS

"From the first time we viewed the product, the
speed throughout, productivity, and level of automation
really separated it from the rest of the large-format
technologies available.
When you can promise customers vibrant colors, indoor
and outdoor durability, and mostly uninterrupted printing,
you set yourself up for sustained success.
Further supporting our buying decision was the ease of
use. For a product producing such dynamic applications,
the ease and low maintenance is something we value when
working on high-end, demanding jobs."
-ADAM CARVER, PRESIDENT, PIXELWERX

WHAT BUSINESS BENEFITS DID THE OCÉ COLORADO
1640 PRINTER DELIVER THAT CUSTOMERS WEREN'T
EXPECTING?
In a word? Automation. Here is what one customer said:
"The surprising benefit has been the reduction in labor.
The printer itself doesn't require a lot of interaction - it's a
pretty autonomous robotic printer. Unlike some other
printers in our shop, once it starts printing, there is not a
lot to do, so it frees people up to do more finishing and
packaging tasks."
-ADAM CARVER, PRESIDENT, PIXELWERX



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Big Picture - May 2018

Big Picture - May 2018
Contents
Insight
Wide Angle
Upfront
Extreme Vinyl
Business + Management
New Direction
Let’s Talk Industrial
R+D
Job Log
Big Picture - May 2018 - Intro
Big Picture - May 2018 - Big Picture - May 2018
Big Picture - May 2018 - Cover2
Big Picture - May 2018 - Contents
Big Picture - May 2018 - Insight
Big Picture - May 2018 - 3
Big Picture - May 2018 - Wide Angle
Big Picture - May 2018 - 5
Big Picture - May 2018 - Upfront
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Big Picture - May 2018 - Extreme Vinyl
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Big Picture - May 2018 - Business + Management
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Big Picture - May 2018 - New Direction
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