Canon UK has launched the Océ Colorado 1650 roll-to-roll large format printer, which allows for a wider range of applications and control over finishes thanks to a new version of the UV Gel ink and finer control over its curing. 

An extension to the capabilities of the Colorado 1640 model introduced two years ago, the 1650 is well suited to self-adhesive vinyls, wall coverings, canvasses, soft signage and graphics requiring a high degree of flexibility for mounting and framing.

The printer works with a new version of Canon UVgel ink, designed for increased flexibility by increasing the stretching properties of each cured ink droplet. In also incorporates Océ FLXfinish, a variable LED curing technique which allows the user to choose between matte or gloss modes for each individual print to achieve different aesthetic finishes, without the need to change inks or media. This allows gloss finishes on matte media and vice-versa and the use of cheaper media.

‘Based on the positive feedback from our customers and partners, we have channelled our efforts over the last two years into delivering a second printer,’ explained Michele Tuscano, vice president, large format graphics, Canon EMEA,  ‘The 1650 maximises the very popular production advantages of the gel technology, while elevating performance for media and applications such as self-adhesive vinyl’s, which account for an increasing proportion of customer output.’

Since its release Canon have sold over 800 1640 printers worldwide, 500 in the EMEA region, with more than 25 customers working with multiple devices.