Canon Europe, a world leader in imaging solutions, is proud to announce that its Océ CrystalPoint technology has reached an important milestone as 10,000 Océ ColorWave engines powered with this technology have been installed worldwide.
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In 2008, the introduction of Océ CrystalPoint technology marked the launch of the Océ ColorWave portfolio, a family of versatile and productive wide format color printers. With Océ CrystalPoint technology, customers benefit from the best attributes of both inkjet and toner including crisp, high-quality, waterproof color and black & white prints, even on economical uncoated media and recycled paper. It is ideal for a wide range of applications including CAD plots, maps and posters. The robust, instant dry prints are perfectly suitable for short-term outdoor use.
The third wave
The Océ ColorWave 500 and 700 are the third generation Océ CrystalPoint based printers. They are designed to enable a wide range of high quality applications, supporting print service providers, in-house or remote work-groups and central print rooms. The Océ ColorWave 500 is designed to support CAD, maps and production applications in the manufacturing, architecture, construction, design and reprographics industries. The Océ ColorWave 700 caters for businesses requiring a higher print volume, including reprographics, sign and display print providers, and in-house printing applications in industries such as retail, hospitality, POS, education and government. Both printers feature cloud integration, multiple user support, secure workflow, an optional built-in scanner and a range of integrated output options. The multi-roll setup of the Océ ColorWave 500 and 700 enables them to handle many different jobs without having to load and unload rolls in-between. The convenient Océ ClearConnect software suite makes it easy for customers to get documents where they need them, when they need them.
How does Océ CrystalPoint work?
Utilising well-known Océ TonerPearls, Océ CrystalPoint technology works on the principle of Solid In - Solid out, for a clean system and no risk of air pollution. Océ TonerPearls come in see-through cartridges, so you can always see the remaining toner level per color in the system. Once the Océ TonerPearls are fed into the system, they are heated into a gel. This gel is then jetted onto the media by the Imaging Devices. The gel droplets are positioned with extreme precision and keep their shape even on recycled paper. This ensures crisp print quality with no feathering.
Today, a year before its 10th anniversary, Océ CrystalPoint technology is at the core of the newest Océ ColorWave products. 10,000 Océ CrystalPoint based print engines have been installed, serving a multitude of satisfied users worldwide.
Carel Raijmakers, Director, Industrial & Production Solutions Imaging Supplies, AEC&M and TDS, Canon Europe comments,
“Océ CrystalPoint technology was designed to support our customers in delivering an exceptional range of creative applications. It’s great to see the huge success that the ColorWave printer series has had over the last ten years, helping customers to expand their application capabilities even further. By developing a single printer that can produce a high volume of colour jobs without compromising on quality and with instant-dry prints, customers can benefit from printed output that can be used immediately, even outdoors.”
About Canon Europe
Canon Europe is the EMEA arm of Canon Inc., a global provider of imaging technologies and services, and one of the world’s most well-recognised and loved brands. Canon Europe has operations in around 120 countries, employs approximately 19,000 people across the region, and contributes about a third of Canon’s global revenues annually.
Founded in 1937, Canon has been a leading name in imagery for the past 80 years, and is dedicated to helping people constantly re-imagine what is possible through imaging. From cameras to commercial printers, business consultancy to healthcare technologies, Canon enriches lives and businesses through imaging innovation.
Canon is growing the positive power of imaging technology and services. By delivering social and environmental benefits through our people and products, we are powerfully demonstrating our commitment to our philosophy of Kyosei: living and working together for the common good.
Further information about Canon Europe is available at: www.canon-europe.com
About Canon South Africa
Canon South Africa (Pty) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon Europe, came into being on January 4, 2000. Canon Europe is the regional sales and marketing operation for Canon Inc., represented in 120 countries and employing over 11,000 people across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Canon Europe invested in South Africa with a view to growing and expanding its market share in the country.
In South Africa, the Canon brand is today synonymous with consistency, driven by the company’s passion, imagination, knowledge and importantly, loyalty to its customers. Canon SA offers a wide range of consumer imaging products and business solutions as well as a variety of large format printers.
Canon technologies are durable, innovative, intuitive, and feature smart and environmentally sustainable designs. Canon invests heavily in R & D and will continue to deliver new and technologically advanced products that cater for a variety of requirements.
In South Africa Canon will continue to support environmental sustainability by operating responsibly, minimizing the impact of its business on the environment and also encouraging a culture of environmental awareness and accountability amongst their staff, business associates and partners. Canon has also maintained its ISO 14001 environmental accreditation since 2007.