Canon Europe has launched the new Océ ColorWave 3000 series of large format printers for customers specialising in CAD, GIS and short-term graphic arts applications.

The new Océ ColorWave 3000 series comprises two different models: the Océ ColorWave 3500 and the Océ ColorWave 3700.

The new printers incorporate Océ CrystalPoint technology that combines the best of toner and inkjet in Océ TonerPearls, which are melted into a toner gel that crystallises onto the media.

The use of Océ TonerPearls ensures strong adhesion and scratch-resistance, as well as offers sharp lines with minimal feathering for high quality documents and graphics. Océ TonerPearls prints are also waterproof.

The Océ ColorWave 3000 series also features Océ Paint (Piezo Acoustic Integrated Nozzle Technology) that helps to overcome nozzle failure on the fly for predictable and consistent print quality, reducing daily maintenance time.

The Océ ColorWave 3500 has a media capacity of up to four rolls and customers can automatically switch between media for faster production. The Océ ColorWave 3700 has a media capacity of up to six rolls, handling up to 1200 m, and can print up to 368 m² posters per day in fast mode.

The Océ ColorWave 3000 series features the Océ ClearConnect software suite, helping businesses to manage complex print jobs and offer a more flexible and intuitive interface when submitting print files to the printer.

Océ Publisher Select enables customers to automatically preview print jobs. To support this, Océ Print Assistant automatically suggests the right print mode for the job, detecting media requirements, so that the printer switches to the most appropriate media roll without the need for manual intervention.

The Océ Folder Express 3011, Océ Folder Professional 6011/6013 and Océ Stacker Select provides a compact print-to-finish solution, offering an automated folding and stacking capability for working environments in which fast production is required.

Suitable for space-constrained office environments, the Océ ColorWave 3000 series with Folder Express 3011 has a footprint of 25% less than its predecessors, the Océ ColorWave 500 and ColorWave 700, with their respective folding capabilities.