Canon Solutions America has unveiled its new UVgel Wallpaper Factory – an integration between the OEM’s Colorado Printer Series, UVgel technology, and finishing partner Fotoba. The technology is ideal for automated production of customized wallpapers as a complete, end-to-end solution for new customers, or as an upgrade for current Colorado roll-to-roll, large-format clients.
The modular workflow solution consists of a motorized Fotoba Jumbo Roll Media Loader (JRL) connected to the front of a Colorado Series Printer to automatically cut flexible media into custom sizes and lengths. With its embedded taping unit, print jobs can be as simple as “print, cut, rewind, and tape,” allowing wallpaper rolls to be available for immediate delivery. For regular print jobs, the two media drawers of the Colorado can remain accessible. The Wallpaper Factory’s automated, unattended printing can be integrated into existing workflows because of the Colorado’s open interface structure. UVgel technology delivers brilliant colours, even across multiple printers and at different times, and doesn’t require heat to dry – thus eliminating media distortion and virtually guaranteeing colour consistency with each print.