Canon unveils workhorse OCE Colorwave 700
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03-03-2015 00:00:00
Canon unveils workhorse OCE Colorwave 700

Canon, a Japanese multinational corporation specialised in domestic and industrial electronic equipment, says its new Océ ColorWave 700 is a workhorse for plans, colour graphics and maps that will make printers more competitive.

Cost-effective, space-saving and ideal for printers that want to offer new wide format services, Océ ColorWave 700 is aimed at businesses requiring a higher print volume, including reprographics, sign and display printers and in-house printing applications in industries like retail, hospitality, point-of-sale and education.

The roll-to-roll wide format printer can print up to 1800 A1 CAD drawings or 640 high-quality posters per eight-hour. It can also print on low-cost uncoated media or high-end specialties.

Haydn Wills, Canon’s Product manager, says, “Océ wide format printers are the benchmark in productivity and simplicity for plan printing because they can produce short-run point-of-sale colour specialties more economically with no start-up time or complex finishing.”

“What we have here is effectively a whole business in a box. Colour and black and white are converging in our world and we are meeting that market demand once again by expanding our core large format capabilities to help our customers become more competitive,” he says.

Listing the advantages Wills says, “The ColorWave 700 offers a combination of plan, map and graphical application versatility. It offers high speed, productive printing and operational simplicity that meet the rapidly changing needs of professional print providers.”

The new printer will allow companies to expand their services with Océ MediaSense technology, which lets them print on thicker media (up to 0.8 mm).

Commercial printers can use it to consolidate their wide format plan and map printing along with graphical applications onto one easy-to-use system, which can replace multiple colour inkjet printing systems and improve efficiency, the company said in a statement.

The Océ ColorWave 700 large-format printing system is ideal for reprographers and in-plant shops that want to offer new large-format services – including posters, pop-up banners, wallpaper and more – while handling CAD and GIS documents “with ease.” In addition, the 700 is an ideal solution for producing short-run point-of-sale colour specialties more economically with no set-up time or complex finishing required.

“The ColorWave 700’s paper path enables it to print on a broad range of heavier, inexpensive (pre-treatment is required) substrates as well as vinyl and canvas,” says Marco Boer of IT Strategies, a digital print market research and consultancy firm, who further adds, “This capability extends the ColorWave technology’s application reach into short-term use point-of-purchase signage, leveraging the ColorWave’s vibrant colour output.”

“Canon’s Océ large-format printers are designed to be highly productive and user friendly,” said Junichi Yoshitake, Senior VP and GM, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon will be showcase Océ ColorWave 700 at PrintEx15 in May 2015, scheduled to be held in Sydney, Ausralia.

-K Ramanathan

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