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Two Fastest Wide Format Colour Printers Released by Canon
It seems that Canon has developed a severe case of a need for speed. In September, we reported that Canon had launched its fastest model in the ImagePress series of printers. The new ImagePress model was the C10000VP, a printer that could print at an amazing 100 pages per minute.
Now, Canon has done the same with its Océ ColorWave series. Canon has launched two new models that will upgrade the capabilities of the ColorWave 900 that the company had launched during the FESPA event that was held two years ago.
The two new models for this series of printers are the Océ ColorWave 810 and the Océ ColorWave 910. Not only are these two models the fastest in the Océ ColorWave series but also within their class i.e. wide format digital colour printers that can print 42 inches of media.
The speed of these two new Océ ColorWave models is to the tune of 1,000 square metres per hour. This amounts to about 18 metres per minute. The Océ ColorWave 910 even comes with two different speed settings which are 9 metres per minute and 18 metres per minute. The Océ ColorWave 810, however, one comes in one speed which is 9 metres per minute.
The most important part of these speeds is that these Océ ColorWave models are capable of printing at these speeds irrespective of how complex the image is, what kind of ink coverage they require, or even the nature of the media that is being used. In fact, these printers are capable of delivering prints in grayscale, providing improved resolution rendering, and creating sharper lines.
Both, the Océ ColorWave 810 and 910 are single pass printers that can handle multiple applications simultaneously. This capability is supported by the fact that each of these printers can handle up to six different rolls of media at the same time.
According to the Marketing Director of Canon, Pierre – Olivier Esteban, these improved Océ ColorWave printer models have been released because of increased demand from Print Service Providers (PSPs) and in-house printers alike. He went on to claim that these two new Océ ColorWave printer models provide the “best in class functionality” and “unbeatable performance” in the high volume segment of the printing industry.
While the company has already made the Océ ColorWave 810 available in many parts of the world, the Océ ColorWave 910 is expected to become available by the end of the current month in most locations.
There are other benefits of these two Océ ColorWave models as well. For instance, the Océ ColorWave printers, according to company’s representatives, consume much less ink than other printer models from competitors in the same segment. These printers can deliver 1.2 picolitre drops of aqueous ink at a speed of 3.4 billion every second.
The two printers come with an upgraded interface system with a touchscreen. The touchscreen delivers brighter colours which improves user experience and productivity. Also available with the two Océ ColorWave printer models are hardware updates. Highlights of the available hardware updates include a faster CPU that can make the printing process even quicker and a controller PC containing increased memory that can improve versatility and flexibility of the two new Océ ColorWave printer models.
Counterfeit Cartridge Sellers Being Targeted By Epson Australia through PIs
Last month, we reported on the impending patent infringement case between Impression Products and Lexmark that has the potential to be landmark simply because its resolution will have an impact on many industries other than the world of print. A few more months back, we explained how Canon went after a couple of aftermarket companies by complaining to the US International Trade Commission.
It’s a well-known fact that there is no love lost between Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and the aftermarket. Moreover, there is no real right side either. Depending upon your inclinations, you could be in favour of either of the two sides.
However, one side that you could not possibly side up with is that of counterfeiters. Counterfeit printer consumables such as cartridges are very much a part of the aftermarket these days because reproducing original technology is becoming easier. While there is no clear winner when OEMs target aftermarket manufacturers, the situation is not the same with counterfeiters.
This is exactly where Epson has been using its might. Globally, Epson has been going after the manufacturers and sellers of counterfeit copies of its cartridges. This push has come in conjunction with a search for patent infringements from the aftermarket as well.
Epson has now decided that this same push is now required in the Australian market as well. Effectively, Epson Australia has announced that it is looking to seek out and deter counterfeits and patent infringements of the “ink and cartridge technology” used in Epson inkjet printers.
If you’re wondering how Epson is going about finding these offenders, you shouldn’t because they’re going about it the same way that anyone might i.e. with the help of private investigators (PIs). Epson Australia has decided to employ PIs in Australia and New Zealand to help it trace counterfeit cartridges sales and also find proof to prosecute the offenders.
There are two angles to what Epson is trying to do in Australia and New Zealand. The first is to find manufacturers of counterfeit cartridges or cartridges that infringe Epson’s patent rights and the second is to verify that imported generic cartridges being sold in the country do not violate any of the patents as well.
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