Canon U.S.A. to Launch Océ ColorWave 900

High-productivity wide-format inkjet printer can print more than 6,000 square feet in one hour.

High-productivity wide-format inkjet printer can print more than 6,000 square feet in one hour.

Canon U.S.A. announced the North American launch of the Oce ColorWave 900 printer. Beginning life as the concept Project Velocity, the printer is designed for the graphic arts, AEC, and GIS markets.

“We see the Oce ColorWave 900 printer as a disruptive technology because of its ability to provide a cost-effective and efficient alternative for producing short-run jobs,” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “Using this technology, shorter print runs can now be more economical by eliminating plate making and make-ready, while still maintaining the high image quality that our customers expect.”

The printer has a raw print speed of more than 12,000-square-feet per hour and is able to print a run length equivalent to the height of New York City’s Freedom Tower in just 30 minutes. Delivering 3.4 billion, 1.2 picoliter drops of aqueous ink per second, the machine is able to produce resolutions of 1,600 by 1,600 dpi.

With a maximum media width of 42 inches, the printer incorporates the six-media-roll capacity of the Oce ColorWave 650 devices, with a total input capacity of 13,650 square feet (up to 650 feet per roll). The output is cut and delivered into a high-capacity stacker, which features dual delivery trays for concurrent printing and unloading.

For more information, visit Canon U.S.A.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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