Automate and customise with Canon’s UVgel Wallpaper Factory
Canon has launched its UVgel Wallpaper Factory together with partner Fotoba. Designed for maximum throughput, high quality and to run, uninterrupted and unattended all day long, it’s billed as the perfect solution for the automated production of customised wallpapers.
Reinforcing Canon’s commitment to its customers, the UVgel Wallpaper Factory is available as a complete end-to-end solution for new customers and as an upgrade for existing Colorado roll-to-roll large format printers.
The UVgel Wallpaper Factory is a fully modular workflow solution consisting of a motorised Fotoba Jumbo Roll media loader (JRL), which is connected to the front of a Colorado large format roll-to-roll printer. The printer is connected to the Fotoba Cutter XLD 170WP and Rewinder REW 162 to automatically cut flexible media into custom sizes and lengths. For regular print jobs, the two media drawers of the Colorado remain accessible.
The UVgel Wallpaper Factory solution can also be integrated into an existing workflow thanks to the Colorado’s open interface structure, thus providing users with the option to choose input and output solutions from different suppliers.
Dimensional stability and colour consistency are critical in wallpaper production to ensure a precise match from panel to panel. The benefit of UVgel inks is that they do not require heat to dry, so there is no media distortion, with prints produced onthe Colorado, resulting in a high-quality finished product. Further, when producing large volumes of multi-panel wallcoverings, UVgel technology offers maximum control of dot gain and delivers optimal colour consistency even when produced across multiple printers and at different times.
UVgel inks are odourless and certified GREENGUARD Gold, AgBB, and Type II by ASTM, thus wallpapers printed on the Colorado are safe to use indoors, whilst Canon’s FLXfinish technology facilitates the output of customised wallpaper with a velvety matte finish.
Dirk Brouns, Vice President, Large Format Graphics at Canon Production Printing, commented: “Our customers repeatedly tell us that our UVgel technology is enabling them to explore new growth opportunities in the interior decoration market, which is why we, in partnership with Fotoba, have developed this highly automated workflow solution that enables our customers to print exceptional quality wallpaper in quicker turnaround times. From customer feedback to date, we’re confident that this is a game-changer for high-volume digital wallpaper manufacturing.”
For further information on the UVgel Wallpaper Factory and Canon’s solutions in the interior décor market visit: https://www.canon.co.uk/business-printers-and-faxes/colorado-1650/