Canon Colorado 1650 UVgel ink approved for the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty Program

MELVILLE, NY, October 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Canon UNITED STATES Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that 3M recognized the exceptional quality of Colorado 1650 and its UVgel 460 ink for approval in their 3M™ MCS™ warranty program. This approval ensures that requests printed on the Colorado 1650 in combination with UVgel 460 and 3M approved media will achieve the highest quality standards. The applications covered by the 3M The MCS warranty includes vehicle graphics, signs and displays, floor graphics and many more.

To qualify for approval, the Colorado 1650 and its UVgel 460 inks, in combination with a variety of 3M media, has successfully passed a series of rigorous tests conducted under 3M’s rigorous evaluation conditions. Backed by extensive testing of ink, printer and media combinations, also including 3M’s elaborate aging technology, the 3M The MCS Warranty gives print service providers and their customers peace of mind and certainty that their images will perform as intended for the expected life of the printed graphic.

Widely recognized as an industry standard and representing the fullest and most comprehensive warranty for finished graphics, the 3M The MCS warranty provides non-prorated protection for the expected life of the graphic, including protection against fading, cracking, peeling, blistering, fading, and many other aspects of graphic performance.

The industry’s most productive 64-inch printer, the Canon Colorado 1650 uses unique UVgel ink technology, which incorporates all the best aspects of alternative ink technologies, such as color gamut and fade resistance. light of eco-solvent, fit for indoor use and fast latex dry time and productivity and low temperature printing process of UV. UVgel technology also allows for unique options, such as producing prints with a matte or gloss finish or even both combined in a single print.

UVgel inks produce odorless, ultra-robust output that is fully certified for indoor use, yet highly durable for outdoor use. With customers benefiting from zero VOC emissions, zero hazardous air pollutants and low average ink consumption of 6.4ml/m2 through more than 2,500 UVgel engines installed worldwide, UVgel has already proven to be a sustainable and cost effective alternative to latex and eco-solvent technology.

“TO 3M we pride ourselves on being able to provide graphics manufacturers with the widest selection of best-in-class printing solutions. The extended warranty through our partnership with Canon reinforces our commitment to quality and the success of our customers, which in turn inspires confidence in the printed graphics,” said Woonsik ShimVice President, Graphics and Personal Auto Business, 3M Business Solutions Division.

“UVgel is a breakthrough technology that is transforming the way large format graphics and other applications are produced. By securing the 3M MCS Warranty, we have taken another step in our long-term strategy to drive technology adoption,” said Shinichi “Sam” Yoshida, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Canon. UNITED STATESInc. “By working with key industry partners such as 3Mwe will continue our mission to offer print service providers in this exciting market a wider choice of printing technologies and demonstrate the significant difference UVgel could make to their business. »

Canon is seeing rapid growth in the adoption of its Colorado patented UVgel platform and technology and in 2020 invested in a new state-of-the-art ink plant at its Venlo headquarters, Netherlandswhich is now fully operational and is continuously increasing its production capacity to meet demand.

Canon is currently implementing new labels and packaging so that Colorado 1650 and its UVgel 460 ink will be available for the 3M Beginning of the MCS guarantee January 1, 2023. At that time, customers will be able to register to request the 3M MCS warranty certificate for the Colorado 1650 ink and 460 UVgel.

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cannon UNITED STATESInc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions for United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With about $30.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranked in the top five of U.S. patents granted for 36 consecutive years in 2021 and was one of the Fortune magazines The World’s Most Admired Companies in 2022. Canon UNITED STATES was featured in Newsweek Most loved workplaces list for 2021, ranking among the top 100 companies for employee happiness and job satisfaction. cannon UNITED STATES devotes himself to his Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To stay informed of the latest news from Canon UNITED STATESSubscribe to the company’s RSS news feed by visiting and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

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