New Canon Océ PlotWave 550 Printer for Large-Format Technical-Document Workflows

Océ  plotwave-450-and-550

Océ PlotWave 550.

Canon U.S.A. reports that it’s launching its new Océ PlotWave 550 large-format monochrome printing system for the AEC (architecture, engineering, construction), manufacturing, CAD (computer assisted design), and print-service provider markets. It says this latest addition to its wide-format lineup was developed to meet the needs of larger workgroups and copy shops looking “to efficiently handle bigger sets of technical documents during routine and peak periods.”

The Océ PlotWave 550 prints at a max of 10 D-size A1 per minute on up to four media rolls. It’s available now and being sold through Canon Solutions America and its authorized dealers.

Security Features

As part of the PlotWave 550 system’s security offerings, printer and scanner access can be controlled with the optional Access Management License, which requires user authentication via logon or via supported Smart Card readers. Customers may also protect print and scan data in the PlotWave 550 controller’s hard disk with the Disk Encryption License and TPM (Trusted Platform Module), based on Microsoft Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Technology. Both the TPM and the BitLocker functionality used for data encryption are FIPS 140-2 level 1 validated. Other security options include a Removable Hard Drive Kit that enables users to remove and lock away the system’s hard drive.

As with the previously released Océ PlotWave 450 system, the new large-format printing system features the Océ ClearConnect touch screen that’s said to work like a tablet PC. Users can create, print and manage sets of documents with the optional Océ Publisher Select 2 Windows-based job-submission software. The What You See is What You Print preview features allows users to view work on their PC monitor so that they have the ability to highlight potential errors before printing, and makes it easy to change the settings.

Canon states that its recent Océ PlotWave systems feature “the next evolution in print quality” to “help provide outstanding black-and-white prints with sharp details, accurate curves, smooth grayscales and readable texts.” Waterfast print technology is designed to stand up to intensive use on and off-site. Océ Image Logic is also said to make it easy to obtain best copying and scanning results by compensating for wrinkles and paper folds on the originals and by reinforcing colors.

With Océ Radiant Fusing technology, Canon says the Océ PlotWave 550 printing system can help save costly labor-hours and energy costs by going from sleep mode to first-print-out in 30 seconds on average. Users can save more time and can standardize their workflow with the included Scan Templates, which consist of built-in software to allow scan settings to be saved and named in one template.

For more information and complete specifications, visit Canon here.

More Resources

%d bloggers like this: