The Colorado 1650 offers a truly impressive application range, thanks to two additional technologies: the more flexible and stretchable formulation of the UVgel 460 inks and the ingenious FLXfinish. The new inks provide perfect image stability even when prints are folded, bent and wrapped. And with the FLXfinish technology, you can print your applications both with a flawless glossy and a luxurious matte finish, independent of media finish, doubling the range of your artistic freedom. Think of designer wallpaper, stunning decals, luxurious soft signage and front and backlits with the deepest black that make people stop and take notice.
Productivity and high-quality prints
The Colorado 1650 exploits all the advantages of UVgel and FLXfinish technologies. It adds automation features such as auto media loading and an auto roll winding module that make the printer even more productive. Make double-sided prints easily and without hassle, for example outdoor banners that are visible from both sides.
With a max-speed mode of 159 m2/h for applications such as billboards or outdoor banners, the Colorado 1650 is faster than any other printer in this segment. Even at indoor POP high quality mode, the printer operates at a speed of 40 m2/h (gloss mode) or 27 m2/h (matte mode), which is up to 3 times faster than the traditional technologies in the market.
The Gel Advantage
UVgel technology is at the heart of the Colorado series printers, a unique print-then-cure process using UVgel inks and UV LED curing. These inks form an ultra-thin, extremely durable layer on top of the media, even porous media that absorbs other inks. The result:
An excellent colour gamut, colour depth and light fastness
Certified low-odour prints, important for indoor usage
No drying time, so no waiting before finishing
High printing speeds up to 159 m2/hour for maximum productivity
Low-temperature, low-energy UV LED curing, enabling usage of heat sensitive media
Robust prints on a wide range of media
Then there is the true gel advantage. Because the gel droplets remain stable on the media, with hardly any dot gain, it is possible to deposit more ink in fewer passes. The result: razor sharp details, a wide gamut and full-speed-ahead productivity. The UVgel ink provides a durable, scratch-resistant layer that needs no further protection. For the application range of the Colorado 1650, the UVgel 460 inks are developed to offer elasticity and flexibility. This provides an even better performance when prints need to be folded, creased, wrapped or stretched on a frame.
The Finishing Touch
With FLXfinish technology, you can give any of your applications a gloss or matte finish without the need to use special inks or media. The glossy finish is already known as the statement look made possible by UVgel technology. The matte option offers a brilliant new range of applications: even on porous media such as uncoated plain paper, the gel inks stay on top thanks to instant curing. As a result, the Colorado 1650 can print rich matte prints that offer an outstanding rich gamut, while maintaining crisp details. Smart use of the Colorado 1650’s UV LED curing lights provides the basis for this flexibility. Full curing happens at the end of the printing process, but the stage is set for the finishing touch just after jetting the UVgel inks. For applications with a matte finish or porous media, a brief flash of UV light pins the UVgel droplets in place immediately after jetting, freezing the shape of every drop of ink. This results in an rough surface at micro level, providing the matte look and a velvety-like touch. For a glossy finish, the droplets are given a little more time to settle into a smooth, even layer
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