Canon Launches ‘Fastest’ 42″ Wide Wide-Format Color Printers Currently on the Market
Canon U.S.A. is launching what it calls two new “game-changing” wide-format color inkjet printers, the Océ ColorWave 810 and 910. Canon says the two successors to the Océ ColorWave 900 printer are the fastest digital 42″ wide-format color printers on the market, with speeds of up to 10,000 square feet per hour regardless of image complexity, ink coverage, or media type.
The ColorWave 910 printer has two-speed print modes of 6″ per second and 12″ per second, while the ColorWave 810 printer runs at 12″ per second.
Canon also says it’s refined these second-generation Océ ColorWave printers to better fit the needs of both in-house printers and Print Service Providers (PSP). The next-generation, single-pass inkjet printers are designed for PSPs in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC), as well as for CAD and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) environments.
The company says key benefits of the new models include sharper lines, increased render-resolution, gray-scale printing, and a larger range of-media handling capabilities to improve both quality and precision of output. Hardware updates to the Océ ColorWave 810 and 910 systems include a new controller with four-times the memory, a CPU with almost double the performance for speed, and an Adobe PDF Print Engine for faster ripping of complex PDFs. Additionally, Canon says delivery of 3.4 billion drops of 1.2 pico-liters of aqueous ink per second enable the new systems to have significantly lower ink usage than similar technologies.
There’s also a new touchscreen panel with brighter colors and clear operator-visible traffic lights (green, orange, and red) designed to simplify routine tasks.
Key Specifications: CAD, AEC and GIS Applications
An integrated Océ Estefold 5011 folder enables print-outs to be folded and stacked faster for easier document filling and distribution. The standard submission software tool, Océ Publisher Select 2, allows users to compose a job of one or more print-ready files and make all the necessary print settings to get the right output result. For more demanding print-production environments, customers have the option to integrate Océ Repro Desk or Direct Print software, both of which provide an integration of the CAD-design desktop and the digital-print room, with easy job submission, efficient workflow, and print-ready management.
Key Specifications: Retail POS and GA Applications
The Océ Dual Tray High Capacity stacker delivers prints that Canon says are dry and instantly ready to use. The dual-tray concept enables continuous printing, with the printer automatically switching to the second tray when the first is full. Onyx Thrive software manages the wide-format print production workflow processing.
The Océ ColorWave 810 and 910 printers are available in the United States beginning this month. For more information and complete specifications, visit Canon here.
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