Canon launches 'super-fast' Océ ColorWave 900 wide format printer at FESPA

Canon Oc Colorwave 900

Canon Europe says it is taking high-speed production to a new level in the wide format arena with the launch of the Océ ColorWave 900 – a digital colour printer capable of speeds of up to 15 times faster than other inkjet systems available. Visitors to the Canon stand at FESPA 2013 in London will be the first to see the Océ ColorWave 900 as it makes its debut appearance.

Beginning life as concept product, ‘Project Velocity’ – presented for first time at drupa 2012 – the Océ ColorWave 900 closes the gap between digital inkjet and traditional offset technology. Specifically designed for the GA, CAD and GIS markets, this printer provides market-leading digital workflow, productivity, lower running costs and increased flexibility for shorter and personalised print jobs.

Underpinned by Memjet’s inkjet technology, the Océ ColorWave 900 has a raw print speed of more than 1,100m2 per hour and is able to print the equivalent height of the Eiffel tower in just half an hour. Delivering 3.4 billion drops of 1.2 picolitres of aqueous ink per second, the machine is able to produce resolutions of 1,600 x 1,600 dpi.

With a width path of 42” (106.7cm), the Océ ColorWave 900 incorporates the same proven six media roll capacity of the Océ ColorWave 600/650 devices, possessing an impressive total input capacity of 1,200 metres (200 metres per roll). The output is cut and delivered – dry and ready to use – into a high capacity stacker, which features dual delivery trays for concurrent printing and unloading to further maximise uptime and increase productivity.

Flexible colour management and professional workflow software are available through either the Océ PowerM® controller or ONYX Thrive™ print workflow software.  Additionally, an intuitive touch-screen interface enhances usability and simplifies routine tasks – saving time and reducing mistakes.

Ideal for a vast range of applications – such as point-of-sale (POS), exhibition and trade show materials, counter and floor displays, technical drawings and maps – the Océ ColorWave 900 is an attractive proposition for wide format printers looking to radically boost output, and for commercial printers looking for a powerful – yet economical – way to explore new revenue channels.

Bart Geraads, European Production Print Group Director, Technical Document Systems (TDS) and Display Graphics Systems (DGS), Canon Europe, comments: “Since the concept demonstration last year, we have fine-tuned the Océ ColorWave 900 to ensure that we deliver a solution that puts print service providers at the vanguard of wide format printing.

“Customers have voiced their need for a highly productive wide format colour device and I’m very pleased that we are now able to showcase our response to that. Canon’s broad portfolio of wide format technologies makes the company the ideal partner for any print service providers who want differentiate their service offering, stand out from the crowd and grow their business over the long term.”