Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. today announced that Spectrum Print Plus, a digital cut-sheet commercial print service provider located in Canton, Massachusetts, recently installed an Océ Colorado 1640 roll-to-roll wide-format printer in its quest to enter the wide-format market.
The addition of the UVgel powered technology has helped enable Spectrum Print Plus to increase throughput, capture new business opportunities and develop new product applications.
Spectrum Print Plus traditionally has serviced the retail, beverage, food service and restaurant markets in the Boston area and for a long time outsourced wide-format applications, such as banners, window signage, display and POP work. Recognizing specific client needs and determined to have control over all customer projects, Spectrum Print Plus President and CEO Mark Zimmerman sought a roll-fed printer that would satisfy the company's growing demand for these type of applications. Impressed with the high quality, speed of automation, ease of operation, and low cost of operation while at the Canon Customer Experience Center in Itasca, IL, Spectrum Print Plus chose to purchase an Océ Colorado 1640 printer.
"We are passionate about the products that we provide our clients, and we take great pride in our work," said Zimmerman. "Our products have our name on it, so quality and consistency are critical to us, and the technology we use must meet those standards. The Océ Colorado 1640 printer has undoubtedly exceeded our expectations and we could not be more pleased with this purchase decision."
The Océ Colorado 1640 printer has enabled Spectrum Print Plus to accommodate customers of all sizes, with jobs that were previously difficult to manage on their solvent-based equipment due to turnaround times. Over the last year, profits have increased significantly on account of Spectrum's ability to confidently meet customer demands. With high-volume printing needs, Spectrum now benefits from being able to switch between rolls efficiently – helping to save more than an hour-and-a-half on this step alone.
"We can now take more work, deliver more high-quality jobs in a day, and eliminate the need to outsource projects," added Zimmerman. "The Océ Colorado 1640 has enabled us to seek opportunities in new markets with new customers that we simply could not do in the past. It has been game-changing for our business."
"The Océ Colorado 1640 continues to amaze and address the need for faster job printing and turnaround, without compromising quality," said Sal Sheikh, vice president, Marketing, Large Format Solutions, Canon Solutions America. "We are delighted to learn that Spectrum Print Plus is confident in our technology and taking advantage of the many possibilities the Océ Colorado 1640 has to offer."