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May 6, 2015
Canon Solutions America, a provider of digital imaging solutions, recently announced the new Océ ColorWave 500 printing system, a large-format black-and-white and color printing, copying and scanning system with cloud connectivity. The company describes the printing system as ideal for generating CAD, GIS documents and color graphics in office and workgroup environments or as part of a central print room.
The Océ ColorWave 500 printing system is a compact, eco-friendly unit, measuring 6.89 x 2.95 x 5.18 ft. (2100 x 900 x 1580 mm; W x D x H). The system uses Océ’s TonerPearls toner, which ensures no dust or odors and minimal waste disposal, according to Canon Solutions America. It can print on uncoated recycled media as well as carbon-neutral media. It also has certified de-inking properties.
This printing system deploys with a 10.4-in. touchscreen that provides access to Océ workflow software applications for submitting print jobs, managing print queues as well as print, copy and scan services. The touchscreen uses the tablet-like user interface from which walk-up users can obtain live document previews, zoom in on details, check a document’s position and organize files in a personal inbox.
For user convenience, the Océ ColorWave 500 printing system automatically selects print modes, positions images and determines the media roll that best fits a given job. Large volumes and sets, says Canon Solutions America, emerge on top dry, cut-to-size, stacked and collated. When copying or scanning, this printing system automatically detects the document’s width and compensates for wrinkles and light colors.
The Océ ColorWave 500 printing system comes with Microsoft Windows 8 embedded, 8GB, an i3 processor, Intel graphics and two 500GB hard disk drives and Ethernet networking. Cloud connectivity features include unlimited user and or administrator-authenticated cloud support via WebDAV and/or a third-party provider such as Amazon, DropBox, Google Drive or Microsoft SharePoint. Users can print from and scan to the cloud application of their choice. With a mobile application such as Océ Mobile WebTools and Océ Publisher Mobile, the Océ ColorWave 500 printing system can be accessed and used from any location using a smartphone or tablet.
The Océ ColorWave 500 printing system is equipped with four online media rolls that accommodate large volumes and sets, multiple document sizes and different media types. Media options include uncoated papers, uncoated Tyvek, self-adhesive papers, self-adhesive coated vinyls, blue back papers, polypropylene films, polyester films, light blocks films, soft banner, instant dry photo paper and backlit paper.
Security features include E-shredding. Print system specifications include 225 D-size prints/hour (high-speed mode) of monochrome CAD documents or 212 D-size prints/hour (high-speed mode) color CAD documents and 600 x 600 dpi (dots per inch) true print resolution.
“Our customers are demanding more flexibility and color capabilities from their printing devices,” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon Solutions America, in a press statement. “The Océ ColorWave 500 [printing] system offers a unique combination of black-and-white and color printing in a single compact walk-up system that works like a tablet. It’s designed to help people work as efficiently and effectively as possible in today’s fast-paced business world.”
For more information on the Océ ColorWave 500 large-format printing system, click here.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.