Canon unveils Océ ColorWave 700 printing system

The Océ ColorWave 700 large-format printing system is ideal for reprographers and in-plant shops that want to offer new large-format services – including posters, pop-up banners, wallpaper and more – while handling CAD and GIS documents “with ease.” In addition, the 700 is an ideal solution for producing short-run point-of-sale colour specialties more economically with no set-up time or complex finishing required. “The ColorWave 700’s paper path enables it to print on a broad range of heavier, inexpensive (pre-treatment is required) substrates as well as vinyl and canvas,” said Marco Boer at IT Strategies, a digital print market research and consultancy company. “This capability extends the ColorWave technology’s application reach into short-term use point-of-purchase signage, leveraging the ColorWave’s vibrant colour output.”

Canon Océ ColorWave 700 Large-Format Printer.
Canon Océ ColorWave 700 Large-Format Printer.

Built-in Océ MediaSense technology allows printing on thicker media (up to 32 mil) enabling production of colour posters, pop-up banners, disposable point-of-sale, wallpaper, canvas and many other applications. The system prints up to 640 posters or 1800 A1/D-size CAD drawings  on average per working day, with the flexibility to print on low-cost uncoated media or high-end specialties with the same high quality. Printers can use the Océ ColorWave 700 system to consolidate their large-format graphics and technical applications by printing into a single, easy-to-use system. With up to six different rolls of media that can be loaded simultaneously, the printer is able to handle many different jobs without uninterruption, and without having to load and unload rolls in between projects. With an optional Take-Up Module, users can choose between roll-to-finished sheet or roll-to-roll printing. This means it can replace multiple colour inkjet printing systems.

“Canon’s Océ large-format printers are designed to be highly productive and user friendly,” said Junichi Yoshitake, Senior VP and GM, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Color and black & white are converging in our world and we are meeting that market demand once again by expanding our core large-format capabilities to help our customers become more competitive. The Océ ColorWave 700 offers a unique combination of graphics application versatility, high speed, productive printing and operational simplicity to meet the rapidly changing needs of a variety of retailers, in-plant and professional print providers.”


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.