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CMYUK to supply the Canon Colorado 1650

CMYUK to supply the Canon Colorado 1650

CMYUK has been appointed specialist UK partner for the Canon Colorado 1650. Accordingly, this new 1.6m roll-to-roll printer takes its place within CMYUK’s hardware portfolio that offers the UK’s sign and print companies the tools they need to expand their businesses profitably.

The Colorado 1650 is the latest printer from Canon’s UVgel range of wide format printers. Underpinned by industrial speeds and high quality, it delivers optimum performance and outputs high volume application, included printed self-adhesive vinyls, wall coverings, canvasses, soft signage and front/backlit graphics that require a high degree of flexibility for mounting and framing.

When it comes to roll-to-roll printing, Canon’s UVgel ink technology combines the best of three worlds. It has the wide colour gamut and light fastness of eco solvent, the instantly dry prints and compatibility with interior applications afforded by latex, plus the productivity and low-temperatures associated with UV processes.

The Colorado 1650 uses a new version of UVgel inks where the stretch properties of each cured ink droplet have been increased by 85 percent, thus ensuring that output can be bent and folded for soft signage applications without the risk of cracking. This flexibility facilitates the production of a wide range of applications, and extends media versatility as it can be used for everything from plain paper, blueback and heat-sensitive materials to films, self-adhesive vinyls and more. An additional benefit of these flexible inks is the fast and easy removal of printed self-adhesive vinyls often in one piece, without the media shattering into multiple pieces, an issue commonly experienced with traditionally UV printed output.

The Colorado 1650also incorporates Canon FLXfinish that enables the user to choose between matte or gloss modes for each individual print without the need to change inks or media. A gloss finish adds visual impact to applications such as banners and posters, while a matte appearance is particularly appealing for high quality indoor applications that are viewed in artificial light, such as wall coverings or premium in-store POS materials.

Canon FLXfinish technology also enables printing on porous media, such as uncoated papers and soft signage textiles by enabling each ink droplet to be ‘cured’ immediately upon jetting, thus preventing absorption by the substrate.

In addition, the Canon Colorado Series features exact positioning, enabling near perfect registration for double-sided printing and ‘inside out’ printing for media wound with the printable surface facing in, further boosting productivity and versatility.

Sue Hayward, Senior Digital Sales Consultant, CMYUK, commented: “We are delighted to add UVgel technology to our digital wide format printer roster. This roll-to-roll machine is attracting users that are outputting volumes of 15,000 sq.m per annum, and uplifting the performance of applications using self-adhesive vinyls. The ability to opt for matt or gloss prints at the touch of a button on a single machine demonstrates the sheer flexibility of the printer and creates new opportunities within premium level markets, such as décor and interiors. We have profiled all our best selling vinyls, wallcoverings and canvasses in readiness for customer demand. The Canon Colorado offers users the optimal combination of productivity, quality and media and thus true versatility.”

Duncan Smith, Country Director, Production Printing Products at Canon UK & Ireland added: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with CMYUK and we see many new opportunities for the Colorado 1650. With CMYUK’s showroom facilities and coverage within the wide-format digital print community, we’re looking forward to working together to extend our share of this exciting and growing market.”

CMYUK offers finance packages to support customers in their capital investment. Its Supported Asset Finance (CSAF), developed in conjunction with Sheppex is a simple purchasing solution and loyalty scheme in one.

Once a customer has purchased a printer with CMYUK, by switching some or all of their roll-to-roll consumable spend to the company, it will in return, contribute a monthly amount directly into the equipment finance agreement, thereby reducing a customer’s monthly payment. CSAF ensures that the more a customer spends on consumables, the greater the savings on his/her printer. The CSAF package guarantees to match or beat customers’ current price rates. Materials offered are the same products or a like-for-like quality equivalent. Savings are uncapped, lasting for as long as a customer spends.

CMYUK will be hosting three Open Days between February 25-27th to introduce the Canon Colorado 1650 at its demonstration and training facility in Shrewsbury.

For further information or to book a place, visit: www.cmyuk.com/openhouse-feb2020

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