Venlo, March 2020. Canon Production Printing is proud to announce that 3M has certified the Colorado 1650 and its UVgel 460 ink with its 3M Performance Guarantee. 3M put UVgel 460 inks to the test on a wide range of its media. This certification proves that applications printed on the Colorado 1650 in combination with 3M’s approved media achieve the highest quality standards.

The Colorado 1650 printer is an award winning roll-to-roll printer featuring a flexible yet robust, ink set and FLXfinish, a new approach to LED curing which allows the user to choose between matte or gloss modes for each individual print. This means customers can achieve different aesthetic finishes without the need to change inks or media.

The Colorado 1650, which was introduced at FESPA 2019 in Munich, was an immediate success and is recognised by customers for being able to print a wide variety of different applications, both for indoor and outdoor use.

Canon has worked closely together with 3M on securing the quality and performance of UVgel prints on a broad range of 3M media.

“When we started developing our breakthrough UVgel technology, it was our ambition to combine all advantages of the existing ink technologies into one solution and offer our customers the opportunity to work with the widest range of media possible”, says Dirk Brouns, Vice President Large Format Graphics at Canon Production Printing.

“It is great to see that media manufacturer 3M has certified UVgel ink and Colorado 1650 prints with the 3M Performance Guarantee, demonstrating that our customers can consistently achieve high quality and reliable prints. Our ever-growing customer base is rapidly adopting UVgel as their preferred technology, both for media that are widely used today, as well as emerging categories of the future, such as PVC free print media.”