Arrow Digital recently added the latest to their printing arsenal – The Canon UVgel Wallpaper Factory, a fully modular print and cut workflow solution consisting of a Colorado M5W large-format roll-to-roll printer and a Fotoba XLD170WP high-speed digital cutter to automatically cut flexible media into custom sizes and length. This innovative seamless workflow technology opens a range of possibilities for the Wallpaper and Signage industry.
Mr. Sam Patel, the CEO & Managing Director of Arrow Digital Pvt. Ltd., expresses his excitement with the new installation: “The UVgel Wallpaper Factory enables on-demand printing, allowing for customization and personalization of wallpaper designs. This capability caters to the growing demand for personalized and bespoke wallpapers in the market.”
The UVgel technology developed by Canon is a unique ‘print-then-cure’ technology with instant-dry gel inks, cured with UV LED lights. The UVgel printing process does not rely on evaporation or heat, so there is no media distortion with prints, delivering precise, consistent vibrant colors, sharp details, and smooth gradients print after print, panel to panel of visually stunning wallpaper. It is designed for high-speed production, enabling fast turnaround times even for large orders. UVgel inks are extremely resistant and durable, making them ideal for long-lasting applications such as wallpaper.
The Canon Colorado M5W is a fully modular UVgel roll-to-roll printer designed for wide format graphics offering exceptional productivity and substantially expanding the range of premium graphics and décor applications that customers can create. One of the most exciting features of the Canon Colorado M5W is its hassle-free white ink printing capabilities. Thanks to the unique UVgel technology which offers high-opacity white ink with speeds up to three times faster than comparable technologies, even for multilayer modes. UVgel’s properties eliminate many of the production, nozzle-cleaning, and maintenance issues commonly associated with white ink, offering smooth, error-free printing, minimizing ink usage and waste, and maximizing productivity.
With this addition and new media detection sensor technology for easy handling, Colorado M-series customers can now print on a wide range of wallpaper media such as coated, uncoated, non-woven, heavily textured, self-adhesive, metallic, and colored media. It can also produce premium graphic signage printing on transparent, reflective, dark colored and magnetic media. This versatility allows for diverse design options and ensures compatibility with different customer preferences. With Canon PRISMAguide XL, an easy and powerful make-ready software, one can enjoy first-time-right printing as it supports easy preparation of many multi-layer print jobs, such as underflood, overflood, 3 layer and 5-layer print jobs, and much more. This results in an effortless production run with consistently high quality.
Another highlight is that you can choose the right finish for your desired applications: velvety matte, vibrant gloss, or both combined in one print without additional varnish, thanks to the popular FLXfinish+ option.
“The Canon Colorado M5W will outrun many existing technologies, giving print professionals an opportunity to gain a competitive advantage that will transform the way things are done, especially with the Canon’s UVgel white ink.”
Mr. Patel also adds: “Adding Canon Colorado M5W will be a big plus for Print Pros as it consistently delivers excellent, repeatable color quality with precise, sharp dots, a wider color gamut, strong saturation for dark colors and accurate skin tones. Premium and higher-margin jobs will be a piece of cake with this technology. On top of that, several certifications guarantee print quality, including the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty, Avery Dennison ICS Warranty and GREENGUARD Gold certification for safe indoor use in the most sensitive environments and many others.”
The Canon Wallpaper factory is a smart investment for businesses looking to take their productivity to the next level with exceptional quality and wide media possibilities. Certainly, with its low-heat, energy-efficient LED curing system and instant-on operation, the Canon Colorado M5W is an environmentally friendly option for all printing businesses. Plus, up to 40% less ink usage of UVgel technology further reduces its environmental impact without compromising quality.
Together with the Fotoba XLD-170 WP digital cutter, it is specially designed for trimming multiple tiles of graphic images with extreme accuracy, specially designed for wallpaper applications. It is equipped with digital sensors that compensate for feed misalignment. The automatic cutter eliminates workflow bottlenecks, offering a safe and accurate finishing solution.
The UVgel Wallpaper Factory from Canon is considered essential in digital wallpaper printing due to its high-quality output, productivity, versatility, environmental friendliness, customization options, durability, and seamless workflow integration. We are certain this addition will bring a revolution in the Wallcovering industry.