Canon Showing Innovative Current and Future Printing TechnologiesMay 4, 2012
Project Velocity—a breakthrough in large-format digital printing
Visitors to the Canon stand have the opportunity to see the future of large-format printing in the concept product—Velocity. The large-format digital printer combines high-speed Memjet Inkjet technology with proven Océ workflow to print up to 500 A0 colour prints per hour—it can print the equivalent height of the Eiffel tower in half an hour.
Incorporating the same six media roll capacity of the Océ ColorWave 600/650, Velocity combines five Memjet inkjet printheads, to operate simultaneously, applying more than 3 billion drops of ink per second. Coupled with a width path of 106cm (42"), the machine will deliver a new level of large-format print productivity to the CAD, GIS and GA markets.
"Today's announcements are yet a further demonstration of how Canon and Océ are stronger together," says David Preskett, European Professional Print Director, Canon Europe. "Through continuous product development and innovation, Canon can help customers take advantage of the new opportunities they identify through seeing the bigger picture."
Further information about Canon Europe is available at www.canon-europe.com
Océ is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Océ offering includes office printing and copying systems, high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics. Océ is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Océ customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Océ is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide. www.oce.com
Canon and Océ—Stronger Together
In 2010 Océ joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. The Canon Group comprises over 198,000 employees worldwide. Global net sales in 2011 were more than $45 billion. www.canon.com