Canon has launched its UVgel Wallpaper Factory together with partner Fotoba. Designed for maximum throughput, high quality and to run all day long, Canon says it’s the perfect solution for automated production of customised wallpapers.
UVgel Wallpaper Factory is available as a complete end-to-end solution for new customers and as an upgrade for existing Colorado roll-to-roll large format printers.
The UVgel Wallpaper Factory is a fully modular workflow solution consisting of a motorised Fotoba Jumbo Roll media loader (JRL), which is connected to the front of a Colorado large format roll-to-roll printer. The printer is connected to the Fotoba Cutter XLD 170WP and Rewinder REW 162 to automatically cut flexible media into custom sizes and lengths. And with the embedded taping unit, it’s as simple as ‘print, cut, rewind and tape’. The job is finished and wallpaper rolls are ready for immediate delivery. For regular print jobs, the two media drawers of the Colorado remain accessible.
The UVgel Wallpaper Factory solution can also be integrated into existing workflows thanks to the Colorado’s open interface structure, giving you the option to choose input and output solutions from different suppliers.
Dimensional stability and colour consistency are critical in wallpaper production to ensure a precise match from panel to panel. The benefit of UVgel inks is that they do not require heat to dry, so there is no media distortion with prints produced with the Colorado, resulting in a high-quality finished product.
Canon says if you’re producing large volumes of multi-panel wallcoverings, UVgel technology offers maximum control of dot gain and delivers optimal colour consistency print after print, even when produced across multiple printers and at different times.
UVgel inks are odourless and certified GREENGUARD Gold, AgBB, and Type II by ASTM, so wallpapers printed on the Colorado are safe to use indoors. Furthermore, with the unique FLXfinish technology, you can also offer customised wallpaper with a velvety matte finish to help your offering to stand out from the competition.