Canon has launched its UV gel Wallpaper Factory together with partner Fotoba. Designed for maximum throughput, high quality and to run all day long, it’s the perfect solution for automated production of customized wallpapers.
Reinforcing Canon’s commitment to its customers, the UV gel Wallpaper Factory is available as a complete end-to-end solution for new customers and as an upgrade for existing Colorado roll-to-roll large format printers.
The UV gel Wallpaper Factory is a fully modular workflow solution consisting of a motorized Fotoba Jumbo Roll media loader (JRL), which is connected to the front of a Colorado large format roll-to-roll printer. The printer is connected to the Fotoba Cutter XLD 170WP and Rewinder REW 162 to automatically cut flexible media into custom sizes and lengths. And with the embedded taping unit, it’s as simple as ‘print, cut, rewind and tape’. The job is finished and wallpaper rolls are ready for immediate delivery. For regular print jobs, the two media drawers of the Colorado remain accessible.
The UV gel Wallpaper Factory solution can also be integrated into your existing workflow thanks to the Colorado’s open interface structure, giving you the option to choose input and output solutions from different suppliers.
The high-volume media feeder in combination with the productive Colorado printer delivers outstanding production throughput. Automated and unattended, from media input straight to finished output, you can rely on the UV gel Wallpaper Factory to get the job done. Say goodbye to manual operation and achieve full automation to boost your volumes and maximize your profits.
Dimensional stability and color consistency are critical in wallpaper production to ensure a precise match from panel to panel. The benefit of UV gel inks is that they do not require heat to dry, so there is no media distortion with prints produced with the Colorado, resulting in a high-quality finished product. And if you’re producing large volumes of multi-panel wall coverings, UV gel technology offers maximum control of dot gain and delivers optimal color consistency print after print, even when produced across multiple printers and at different times. Reprint orders with guaranteed color consistency, an essential in the digital wallpaper printing market, are now easier than ever thanks to UV gel technology.
UV gel inks are odorless and certified Greensward Gold, AgBB, and Type II by ASTM, so wallpapers printed on the Colorado are safe to use indoors. And with the unique FLXfinish technology, you can offer customized wallpaper with a velvety matte finish to stand out from the competition and fuel growth.
Dirk Browns, Vice President, Large Format Graphics at Canon Production Printing, comments, “Our customers repeatedly tell us that our UV gel technology is enabling them to explore new growth opportunities in the interior decoration market. That’s why we’ve developed the UV gel Wallpaper Factory in partnership with Fotoba. The highly automated workflow solution enables our customers to print exceptional quality wallpaper in quicker turnaround times, helping them to expand their offering in this market. From customer feedback to date, we’re confident that this is a game-changer for high-volume digital wallpaper manufacturing.”