With the launch of the new Océ Colorado 1640, the world has seen the first large-format UV printer equipped with UV gel technology; Canon has marked the beginning of a new era of digital UV printing. UV gel technology has been developed by Canon to deliver unparalleled productivity, coupled with excellent quality across a wide range of print media, with the goal of maximizing application flexibility.
There have been massive advancements that have been made in the field of printing technologies. Canon has always been at the forefront of such changes. Based on the new platform and technology, printing tech has been elevated to the 21st century. With the new UV gel technology printing, physical printing media will never be the same again.
Based on UV gel technology, the Océ Colorado 1640 has been designed to the highest industry standards to meet the high-volume production needs of businesses of all sizes for the production of high-volume, large-volume graphics applications and tight production ranges imposed by customers.
Big printing businesses faced many challenges when it came to engaging with the right kind of printing tech. Trial and error with new products meant added costs and deteriorating efficiencies. With the new Canon UV gel Technology Océ Colorado 1640, almost all the problems associated with older printing technology has been eliminated.
Advancements in Printing with New Technology:
What are the concrete advances proposed by UV gel technology?
The three major benefits lie in the significant improvement in productivity, stunning reproducibility of accuracy and accelerated return on investment through ink savings. The ink savings, in turn, grows cheap brochure prints services. This is an entirely new business, that has specifically started post the advent of the new Canon UV gel Technology Océ Colorado 1640.
The UV gel process (at low temperature and with drying based on LED lamps) guarantees minimal distortion of the media and thus widens the range of printable media to fine or heat-sensitive media. Water-free, UV gel ink significantly reduces the deformation of print media by improving dimensional stability.
One of the strongest points that are leading many of the biggest corporations to adopt new technology is the beneficial effects it has on the environment. Print media has come under severe criticism for being particularly harmful to the environment. With damaging ink qualities and wastage of paper (trees), there was a need to integrate progressive technology.
The UV gel ink combines two strong points: it reproduces a wide colorimetric range comparable to that of eco-solvent inks, with the profile of latex and UV inks in terms of environment and safety. UV gel prints are therefore durable, with uniform colors and high resistance to the typical stresses to which external applications are exposed. Their odorless and VOC-free characteristic meets the highest standards for sensitive indoor use.
Technology Reduces Ink Consumption:
The Canon UV gel technology also reduces ink consumption by up to 40% compared to competing technologies through more efficient ink ejection, significantly reduced maintenance, and eliminating the need for optimizers.
Canon UV gel printheads incorporate patented acoustic control technology to detect and correct all poorly performing nozzles. The white lines (banding effect) are virtually non-existent. This makes it possible to run unattended prints while reducing waste.
The Océ Colorado 1640 UV gel marks a major innovation in the roller printing market.
Presented for the first time at the Fespa trade show in May 2017, 2 years ago, the Océ Colorado 1640, which brings a substantial gain in productivity, quality, and versatility, has received a very positive welcome from the communication professionals. This success in this edition suggests a strong impact of this new technology on the printed visual communication market.
The few service providers who saw Canon UV gel technology in operation prior to FESPA 2017 – and many of them are increasingly active in the interior design market – were impressed by the quality of production. They became aware of the new opportunities that such a product could bring them in the production of various applications.
This UV gel Technology is Revolutionary:
The development of digital printing technology, productivity, and quality go in the same direction, better. UV gel technology is an example of how well-established companies continue to compete to develop technology in the midst of intense competition of the printing industry. Hopefully, this article can increase your knowledge.