Canon’s Colorado 1650 and UVgel 460 ink have been given the 3M Performance Guarantee, demonstrating that applications printed on the Colorado 1650 in combination with 3M’s approved media ‘achieve the highest quality standards.’

The Colorado 1650, first released at Fespa 2019, is a roll-to-roll large format printer which builds on the 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.

Canon’s UVgel technology was first announced in 2016 and was developed specifically for its roll-to-roll printers. A new version of the ink, designed for increased flexibility, was launched with the 1650. Both the inks and the Colorado range have proven so popular that Canon opened a new central ink production facility for UVgel ink in The Netherlands earlier this year. 

‘When we started developing our breakthrough UVgel technology, it was our ambition to combine all advantages of the existing ink technologies into one solution and offer our customers the opportunity to work with the widest range of media possible,’ said Dirk Brouns, vice president large format graphics at Canon Production Printing. ‘It is great to see that media manufacturer 3M has certified UVgel ink and Colorado 1650 prints with the 3M Performance Guarantee, demonstrating that our customers can consistently achieve high quality and reliable prints. Our ever-growing customer base is rapidly adopting UVgel as their preferred technology, both for media that are widely used today, as well as emerging categories of the future, such as PVC-free print media.’