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Canon Middle East is expanding its series of roll-to- roll large format devices featuring Canon UVgel technology with the introduction of Oce Colorado 1650 printer.

The model introduces a new flexible ink and Océ FLXfinish, meeting the needs of customers wanting increased media versatility to fuel business growth, said a statement from the company.

The new 64” production printer builds on the break- through productivity, output quality and media versatility of the Océ Colorado 1640, while delivering optimal performance for print service providers (PSPs) producing high volumes of applications such as self-adhesive vinyls, wall coverings, canvasses, soft signage and front-and back-lit graphics requiring a high degree of flexibility for mounting and framing, it said.

Ayman Ali, senior regional marketing manager, Canon Middle East, said: “Canon has consistently aimed to provide high productivity without compromising on print quality. Our unique UVgel technology addresses the challenges of shorter runs and increased customization while also offering the added benefits of precision quality and durability.”

“Following the positive response that the Colorado series has received, the Océ Colorado 1640 takes innovation one step further by bringing together Océ FLXfinish technology and UV Gel ink. This product is an obvious choice for PSPs all over the world looking to improve their business potential,” he added.

Michele Tuscano, vice president - large format graphics, Canon - Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), said: “When we launched the printer at Fespa in 2017, we were convinced that our Canon UVgel technology had to be a platform for an extended family of products, designed to give customers the optimal blend of high productivity, broad colour gamut, wide applications range and low cost of ownership.”