Canon to present its debut at Fespa


Canon will host a series of first live international fairs at the Fespa Global Print Expo in Amsterdam next month.

The automaker will use the October 12-15 event at RAI Exhibition Center to showcase its recently launched Colorado 1630 and Arizona 135 GT printers.

While the new Colorado 1630 at 1800 dpi is about a third slower than its siblings, the Colorado 1640 and Colorado 1650, the four-color UV LED printer features the same frame and is in a base model configuration. at 36,000 euros.

It comes preloaded with many of the 1650’s flagship features, all of which can be activated remotely “for a small fee” as users’ businesses grow, by Canon or its resellers without the need for an engineer visit.

The production configuration “UVgel Wallpaper Factory”, comprising the Colorado 1650 and the Fotoba motorized Jumbo Roll Loader JRL 170 in combination with the Cutter XLD 170WP and the Rewinder REW 162, will present a complete end-to-end workflow for new customers. and the existing Colorado 1650. users.

With this setup, Canon said customers have “a fully automated solution for the production of high quality custom wallpaper, one of the fastest growing industry sectors.”

As part of a “UVgel Universal Factory”, a second Colorado 1650 will be connected to a Fotoba giant roll rewinder and giant roll loader at the stand, demonstrating how customers can print long-term applications without need an operator. .

Also making its debut at an international live show, the Arizona 135 GT 34.2 m² / hr flatbed printer performs a fixed white CMYK plus color scheme and can handle panels up to 1.25 x 2.5 m up to ‘to 50.8 mm thick. It can also be upgraded in the field to a roll-to-roll hybrid that can handle 2.2m wide spools up to 50kg, including thin and heat sensitive media.

Also at the Canon booth, the Arizona 2380 XTF flatbed printer will show how users can increase productivity by over 20% by minimizing the need for masking and tape and working with more difficult media, such as cardboard. , wood and glass.

The machine will also print a range of textured applications using Touchstone software, which Canon says helps users create high-value printing products, including home decor applications, braille, print reproductions. ‘works of art and point-of-sale displays.

Wouter Derichs, Sales and Marketing Director of Canon Production Printing Graphics Large Format EMEA, said: “We are delighted to return to Fespa 2021 after two years without live events and to have the opportunity to produce colorful applications in time. real. Our goal at the event is to show customers the range of Canon solutions to meet their business needs and volume requirements. The past 18 months have been difficult for many and at Canon we are helping customers and partners focus their resources and energies on disaster recovery and adding value to their customers, which in turn, will translate into sustainable business growth.

At Fespa, Canon will also show for the first time the capabilities of its new UV LED ink set on the Arizona 135 GT.

The IJC358 ink set has “superior adhesive properties,” which Canon says makes it suitable for industrial applications involving printing on more complex materials, such as plastics.

Printers at the company’s booth will be supported by Onyx 21 RIP and OneVision workflow automation software. An end-to-end automated workflow will also be showcased, featuring Colorado and Arizona printers, OneVision software and a Zünd S3 digital trimmer, which will be on display at the nearby OneVision booth.

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