Canon Wins 3-SGIA 2019 “Product of the Year” Awards


Staff member
Acknowledged by the print industry for their outstanding print quality, versatility, productivity and ease of use, Canon USA has received three, SGIA Product of the Year Awards for 2019.

The three award winners by category are:
  • Océ Colorado 1650 large format graphic printer:
    • Uses flexible / stretchable Canon UVgel 460 inks with Océ’s FLXfinish technology. The new inks provide image stability when folded, bent, or wrapped. FLXfinish technology permits printing with a glossy or matte finish, independent of media type.
  • Océ Arizona 1380 XT UV flatbed printer:
    • The Océ Arizona 1380 XT UV features a choice of 2 sizes: 49.2" x 98.4" or 98.4” x 121.3”. Additional features include optional roll media support, pneumatic pin registration, automated printhead maintenance, high-resolution table mapping, optional software for textured printing (Océ Touchstone) and LED-UV curing.
  • Océ Touchstone Software Suite:
    • A suite of software tools that empowers designers to create print-ready 2.5D data. Compatible with the Océ Arizona 1200, 1300 & 2200 Series UV printers and ONYX Thrive software, multi-layered complex print jobs can be easily designed, previewed in Photoshop & Illustrator. and printed.
Products of the Year will be on display in Canon’s booth #7016 at PRINTINGUnited 2019, October 23-25 in Dallas.

Color Optimized?

by Noel Ward, Editor@Large
Color is in demand in all types of documents, making color management a critical part of Digital Printing 5.0. Managing color on one device/press can be an easy task with the correct tools and processes. But managing color to ensure printed pages are consistent and repeatable across the different substrates and color gamuts of toner and inkjet can be a much bigger challenge. Properly implemented color management workflows can help achieve consistent color results across multiple devices. Although many end-customers are claiming satisfaction with “pleasing color,” two challenges are still in play. Link to Article