Melville, N.Y., February 2018 – Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., Canon U.S.A., Inc. a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce an important milestone for its long-heralded Océ CrystalPoint® technology: 10,000 Océ ColorWave engines, powered by this technology, have been installed worldwide as of December 2017, helping customers work with a vast and dynamic range of high-quality large format print applications.
“This accomplishment demonstrates the expansive reach our products can have around the world and is ultimately a testament to the progressive approach we take when evaluating the print market and developing reliable solutions to help our customers experience continued success,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, Chairman and CEO, Canon Solutions America. “This recognition is not made possible without our valued customers who remain an integral part of our development process and help push our technology forward.”
The Océ ColorWave engines are sold and serviced both by Canon Solutions America as well as trained, authorized dealers of Canon Solutions America. TAVCO Services, Inc., a longstanding and loyal authorized dealer for Canon Solutions America, has a customer who stated the following about their Océ ColorWave 700 engine: “TBG Partners received our first Océ ColorWave 700 in June of 2015 and have never looked back,” said Greg Nichols, chief technology officer at TBG Partners. “I have to say; these machines are as robust and reliable as our TAVCO service. I have never experienced a plotter I could depend on more or one that manages our workflow more effectively. Our Océ’s take everything that we throw at them.”
The genesis of Océ CrystalPoint technology began in 2008, when it was first introduced to the industry alongside the product line it still powers and supports today – the Océ ColorWave portfolio. This highly-efficient and robust portfolio comprises a family of versatile and productive large format color printers that help customers of all sizes around the world expand their large format print offerings. Now in its tenth year, Océ CrystalPoint technology offers users the best of both inkjet and toner: crisp, high-quality, waterproof color and black & white prints, even on economical uncoated media and recycled paper. The technology remains as prevalent and important as event, and is ideal for a wide range of applications that include CAD plots, maps and posters.
Why Océ CrystalPoint Technology?
Utilizing Océ TonerPearls, the Océ CrystalPoint technology works on the principle of Solid In – Solid Out. The Océ TonerPearls come in see-through cartridges, allowing users the benefit of seeing the remaining toner level per color in the system. Once the Océ TonerPearls are fed into the system, they are then heated into a gel. Subsequently, the gel is jetted onto the media by the imaging devices. The gel droplets are positioned with extreme precision and keep their shape even on recycled paper, ensuring crisp print quality with no feathering.
A mere few months before its tenth anniversary, the Océ CrystalPoint Technology is still at the core of the newest line of Océ ColorWave products – the Océ ColorWave 500 and 700 large format color printers. Designed to enable a wide range of print applications for print service providers, in-house or remote work groups and central print rooms worldwide, these large format devices feature cloud integration, multiple user support, workflows with security features, optional built-in scanner and a range of integrated output options.
To learn more about Océ CrystalPoint technology and the Océ ColorWave family of products, visit the www.csa.canon.com.