Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of two new game-changing printers, the Océ ColorWave 810 and 910 systems. The successors to the Océ ColorWave 900 printer are the fastest digital 42 inch wide format color printers on the market, with speeds of up to 10,000 square feet² per hour regardless of image complexity, ink coverage or media type. As part of ongoing collaborations and partnerships with customers, these second generation Océ ColorWave printers have been refined and enhanced with the needs of both in-house printers and Print Service Providers (PSP) in mind. The new single pass inkjet printers deliver superb functionality and exceptional performance to the high-volume print market.
The next-generation devices have evolved as a strong choice for PSPs in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), CAD and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) environments, allowing flexible printing from a single unit in both black and white and color. Integrating seamlessly into existing workflows with a range of finishing options and supporting software, the Océ ColorWave 810 and 910 printers offer high-volume output at fast turnarounds for optimum productivity.
Also seamlessly placed to serve dynamic retail environments, the Océ ColorWave 810 and 910 printers are ideal for short-term sales campaigns. The robust system architecture provides fast and continuous printing and instant-dry prints that are ready to use immediately. Capable of replacing multiple digital printers, both systems are extremely productive, offering a practical color alternative to traditional wide format devices.
Other key benefits of the new models include sharper lines, increased render resolution, grayscale printing and a larger range of media handling capabilities to improve both quality and precision of output. Hardware updates to the Océ ColorWave 810 and 910 systems include a new controller with four times the memory, a CPU with almost double the performance for speed and agility in busy environments, and an Adobe PDF Print Engine for faster ripping of complex PDFs. Additionally, delivery of 3.4 billion drops of 1.2 pico-liters of aqueous ink per second enable the new systems to have significantly lower ink usage than similar technologies.
A new intuitive touchscreen UI panel with brighter colors and clear operator visible traffic lights (Green-Orange-Red) enhances usability and simplifies routine tasks – saving time and reducing mistakes in production environments. As a result, the ColorWave 810 and 910 systems are two of the most hassle-free and user-friendly wide-format printers the market today.
Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc., commented “The first generation of the revolutionary Océ ColorWave 900 series, the Océ ColorWave 900, radically changed how our customers produce large format prints. Even with these performance gains, we still were not satisfied. So we worked closely with our customers to better understand how to improve their production workflows further. The result is the highly productive second generation Océ ColorWave 910 and 810 printing systems. These are designed to handle highly productive and demanding production environments where multiple operators are simultaneously sending print jobs.”
Key Specifications: CAD, AEC and GIS applications
Integrated Océ Estefold 5011 folder enables print production to be folded and stacked at maximum speed for easy document filling and distribution. The standard submission tool, Océ Publisher Select 2, allows users to compose a job of one or more print ready files and make all the necessary print settings to get the right output result. For more demanding production environments, customers have the option of Océ Repro Desk or Direct Print software, both of which provide an integration of the CAD design desktop and the digital print room, with easy job submission, efficient workflow and print-ready management.
Key Specifications: Retail POS and GA applications
The Océ Dual Tray High Capacity stacker delivers prints that are dry and instantly ready to use. The dual tray concept enables continuous printing, automatically switching to the second tray when the first is full. Together with Onyx Thrive Software, the Océ ColorWave 810 and 910 systems are complete solutions. Onyx Thrive software manages the wide format print production workflow processing, offering accurate and high quality printing results.
The ColorWave 910 printer has two-speed print modes of 6 inches a second and 12 inches a second and the ColorWave 810 printer runs at 12 inches a second.
The Océ ColorWave 810 and 910 printers will be available in the United States beginning in November 2015.