Monday, July 1, 2013

Large-format, Memjet-powered OCE ColorWave 900 to be at Print 13 in Chicago

Canon/OCE will be taking orders for the new Memjet-powered large-format “Velocity” printer (the OCE “ColorWave 900”) at the “Print 13” show in Chicago in September.

PRINT 13 will take place at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago from September 8-12, 2013

With the release of the OCE ColorWave 900, there be three large-format, Memjet-powered printers on the market in the U.S., including Xante’s Excelagrafix 4200 (introduced in 2012), Xerox’s IJP 2000 (introduced in May/June 2013) and the OCE ColorWave 900.

At the FESPA show in London, held from June 25th-29th in London, Canon/OCE formally introduced the OCE ColorWave 900 to the European marketplace, and here’s what Canon/OCE said about this new printer:

Canon launches super-fast Océ ColorWave 900® wide format printer at FESPA 2013

London, 26 June 2013 – Canon Europe, a world leader in imaging solutions, is taking high-speed production to a new level in the wide format arena with the launch of the Océ ColorWave 900® – a digital colour printer capable of speeds of up to 15 times faster than other inkjet systems available. Visitors to the Canon stand at FESPA 2013 in London will be the first to see the Océ ColorWave 900 as it makes its debut appearance.
  Global launch for Océ ColorWave 900® at FESPA 2013 
  Cost-effective printing of more than 1,100m2 
per hour to offer unrivalled productivity

  Designed for the Graphic Arts (GA), 
Construction, Architecture and Design (CAD)
and Geographical Information Systems 
(GIS) markets

Beginning life as concept product, ‘Project Velocity’ – presented for first time at drupa 2012 – the Océ ColorWave 900 closes the gap between digital inkjet and traditional offset technology. Specifically designed for the GA, CAD and GIS markets, this printer provides market-leading digital workflow, productivity, lower running costs and increased flexibility for shorter and personalised print jobs.
Underpinned by Memjet’s inkjet technology, the Océ ColorWave 900 has a raw print speed of more than 1,100m2 per hour and is able to print the equivalent height of the Eiffel tower in just half an hour. Delivering 3.4 billion drops of 1.2 picolitres of aqueous ink per second, the machine is able to produce resolutions of 1,600 x 1,600 dpi.  
With a width path of 42” (106.7cm), the Océ ColorWave 900 incorporates the same proven six media roll capacity of the Océ ColorWave 600/650 devices, possessing an impressive total input capacity of 1,200 metres (200 metres per roll). The output is cut and delivered – dry and ready to use – into a high capacity stacker, which features dual delivery trays for concurrent printing and unloading to further maximise uptime and increase productivity.
Flexible colour management and professional workflow software are available through either the Océ PowerM® controller or ONYX Thrive™ print workflow software.  Additionally, an intuitive touch-screen interface enhances usability and simplifies routine tasks – saving time and reducing mistakes.
Ideal for a vast range of applications – such as point-of-sale (POS), exhibition and trade show materials, counter and floor displays, technical drawings and maps – the Océ ColorWave 900 is an attractive proposition for wide format printers looking to radically boost output, and for commercial printers looking for a powerful – yet economical – way to explore new revenue channels.
Bart Geraads, European Production Print Group Director, Technical Document Systems (TDS) and Display Graphics Systems (DGS), Canon Europe, comments: “Since the concept demonstration last year, we have fine-tuned the Océ ColorWave 900 to ensure that we deliver a solution that puts print service providers at the vanguard of wide format printing. 
“Customers have voiced their need for a highly productive wide format colour device and I’m very pleased that we are now able to showcase our response to that. Canon’s broad portfolio of wide format technologies makes the company the ideal partner for any print service providers who want differentiate their service offering, stand out from the crowd and grow their business over the long term.”

Email received, this morning, from Canon Solutions America:

Hello Joel,

We will have the Velocity (Colorwave 900) at the Print 13 show in
September and will be taking orders at the show.

Lisa Bassi
Administrator, Marketing
Canon Solutions America, Inc.
5450 N Cumberland Avenue
Chicago, IL * 60656

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