Canon Europe has announced its new UVgel printing technology that will soon feature in a new line of roll-to-roll printers. The new line will offer large format print providers an unprecedented combination of productivity, image quality, application range, automation and low cost of operation.
“The development of this revolutionary and game-changing new technology evolved through close collaboration and partnership with our customers and expert resellers, and heavy investment in R&D,” said Jeppe Frandsen, executive vice-president industrial and production solutions, Canon Europe Ltd.
“Better productivity and shorter turnaround times are always at the forefront of our customer’s minds. We have been working diligently in response to these demands, to offer PSPs and resellers a real step forward in roll-to-roll production printing. We’re proud to announce that our new technology addresses the limitations of eco-solvent and latex printing by enabling to jet the ink faster onto the media which increases the productivity and speed, while using less ink and still delivering an improved colour gamut. This new technology will power an upcoming generation of roll-to-roll printers that will help our customers increase their print production efficiency while lowering their operating costs, enabling them to profitably grow their business.”
Key elements and benefits of the UVgel technology:
All resulting in cost effective, non-toxic, durable, colour fast, high quality prints for almost any flexible media application.
The new UVgel technology incorporates several new hardware technology developments from Canon:
“Our strategy is to focus on growing markets and offer game-changing products that help both our customers and partners,” continued Frandsen. “The graphic arts marketplace, including wide format signage is rapidly expanding, and volumes printed on roll-to-roll printers are growing year on year. In addition to this, over 40% of orders usually need to be turned in 24 hours, demonstrating the pace and the expectations that are now commonplace in this industry. Canon is proud to continue honouring its commitment to enable our customers and partners meet the demands of the 21st century print landscape.”
Canon’s new UVgel printing technology will be at the core of a family of new roll-to-roll printing products, the first of which will be a high productivity 64” roll-to-roll printer to be released in the Spring of 2017.
The significant investment in this new technology demonstrates Canon’s continued commitment to be a leader in digital graphics markets. Canon has already proven itself to be a leader in the UV flatbed market with its highly awarded, market leading Océ Arizona series of flatbed printers.
Frandsen concluded: “We are looking forward to showcasing this breakthrough achievement at special reseller and customer events across Europe this year.”