Canon launches two graphics plotters

Canon has announced two new additions to its ColorWave range of wide format printers. The two new models come as both printer only and multi-functional; the Océ ColorWave 500 dedicated to workgroups and the Océ ColorWave 700, designed for wider graphic arts applications. 

These both use the latest version of the Océ CrystalPoint technology, which is essentially little balls of toner that are melted in the printer and then jetted onto the media. These printers are mainly aimed at office and CAD applications but the image quality is good enough for some graphics uses.

The ColorWave 500 is mainly aimed at CAD, GIS and production applications and comes with secure cloud connectivity and Windows 8 embedded controller.  There is also an option for removable dual hard drives.

The ColorWave 700 can handle a higher volume of work and Canon says that it’s suitable for reprographics, sign and display print providers, and in-house printing operations. It supports media up to 0.8 mm thick, including canvas, wallpaper and banners.

Yuichi Miyano, Canon Europe’s director of wide format printing group, commented: “Both printers are built on a philosophy of the highest possible productivity in the smallest possible footprint, so they can produce an exceptional range of creative applications with minimal user training and in almost any business environment.”

Both are available from the end of this month.





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