Transform Your Graphics: Canon’s Colorado M-Series and UVgel 460 Ink Approved for 3M Warranty

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Canon Colorado M-Series with UVgel 460 white ink, approved for 3M MCS Warranty program
Canon's Colorado M-series, along with its UVgel 460 white ink, has been approved for the prestigious 3M MCS Warranty program

 

Imagine a printer that not only meets your everyday printing needs but also surpasses industry standards in quality and versatility. That’s what the Canon Colorado M-series brings to the table, particularly when coupled with the UVgel 460 white ink. This dynamic duo has recently bagged approval for the prestigious 3M MCS Warranty program, offering an ironclad assurance of top-tier quality for a wide range of applications. From vehicle graphics to floor decals, the Colorado M-series and UVgel 460 inks offer robust performance and unrivalled print quality.

  • Canon’s Colorado M-series and UVgel 460 white ink have been approved for the 3M MCS Warranty program, guaranteeing high-quality graphics.
  • The Colorado M-series is a modular platform that can be upgraded and includes two base models with different output speeds.
  • UVgel ink technology offers a wide colour gamut, quick drying time, and durability for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Canon’s Colorado M-series, along with its UVgel 460 white ink, has been approved for the prestigious 3M MCS Warranty program, according to a recent announcement by Canon. This approval means that the Colorado M-series, when used in combination with UVgel 460 inks and 3M’s approved media, will meet the highest quality standards. The warranty covers a wide range of applications, including vehicle graphics, signs and displays, floor graphics, transparent film, multilayer applications, and more.
 
Rigorous testing under 3M’s stringent assessment conditions was conducted to qualify the Colorado M-series and UVgel 460 inks, including the new white ink, for the 3M MCS Warranty program. This warranty is considered an industry standard, offering comprehensive protection for finished graphics, including non-prorated coverage for the intended lifespan of the graphics. It ensures protection against fading, cracking, peeling, blistering, discoloration, and other aspects of graphic performance.
 
The Canon Colorado M-series, launched earlier this year, is a fully modular platform designed to meet the needs of graphics providers and grow with their business. The series includes two base models, M3 and M5, with different output speeds and the option to upgrade from one model to the other. Both printers can be upgraded to include white ink.
 
The Colorado series is Canon’s most productive 64-inch printer family, featuring the unique UVgel ink technology. This technology combines the best aspects of alternative ink technologies, offering a wide colour gamut and excellent light fastness of eco-solvent inks, suitability for indoor and outdoor use without odour and quick drying time associated with latex, and the productivity and low-temperature printing process of UV inks.
 
The inclusion of white UVgel ink in the 3M MCS Warranty program expands the range of applications that can benefit from UVgel’s performance advantages, including window graphics, labels, interior décor, and multi-layer applications. UVgel inks are odourless, robust, and certified for indoor use, while also being highly durable for outdoor applications. They have zero VOC emissions, zero hazardous air pollutants, and low ink usage.
 
Woonsik Shim, Vice President of 3M Commercial Branding and Transportation Division, expressed pride in the ability to provide premier printing solutions to graphics manufacturers. He highlighted the partnership with Canon and the inclusion of the Colorado M-series in the 3M MCS Warranty program as a commitment to quality and customer success.
 
Mathew Faulkner, EMEA Director of Marketing and Innovation at Canon Europe, emphasized Canon’s dedication to helping large format graphics producers evolve their production and seize new growth opportunities. The Colorado M-series, with its UVgel technology, offers a fully modular printer platform for high-value, white ink applications. The collaboration with 3M and the acquisition of the 3M MCS Warranty for the M-series further empower print service providers to meet the highest quality standards, fuel creativity, enhance efficiency, and drive profitability.
 
Canon’s Colorado 1630, Colorado 1650, and the new Colorado M-series with the UVgel 460 ink set, including white ink, are all approved for the 3M MCS Warranty program.
 
Canon’s Colorado platform and patented UVgel technology have experienced rapid growth, leading to the investment in a new ink factory in Venlo, Netherlands, to meet increasing demand.
 
Canon’s Colorado M-series, along with its UVgel 460 white ink, has earned approval for the prestigious 3M MCS Warranty program. This recognition ensures that graphics produced with the Colorado M-series, UVgel 460 inks, and 3M’s approved media will meet the highest quality standards. The inclusion of white ink expands the range of applications that can benefit from UVgel’s performance advantages. This achievement reinforces Canon’s commitment to providing innovative solutions and empowering print service providers to achieve boundless creativity, improved efficiency, and increased profitability.

FAQ

Q: What does it mean for Canon’s Colorado M-series and UVgel 460 white ink to be approved for the 3M MCS Warranty program?
 
A: Approval for the 3M MCS Warranty program means that the Colorado M-series, when used with UVgel 460 inks and 3M’s approved media, meets the highest quality standards. The warranty provides comprehensive protection for finished graphics, including coverage for the intended lifespan of the graphics, ensuring protection against various aspects of graphic performance.
 
Q: What applications are covered by the 3M MCS Warranty program?
 
A: The warranty covers a wide range of applications, including vehicle graphics, signs and displays, floor graphics, transparent film, multilayer applications, and more.
 
Q: How were the Colorado M-series and UVgel 460 inks tested for the 3M MCS Warranty program?
 
A: Rigorous testing was conducted under 3M’s stringent assessment conditions to qualify the Colorado M-series and UVgel 460 inks, including the new white ink, for the 3M MCS Warranty program.
 
Q: What are the benefits of the Canon Colorado M-series and UVgel ink technology?
 
A: The Colorado M-series is Canon’s most productive 64-inch printer family, featuring the unique UVgel ink technology. This technology combines the best aspects of alternative ink technologies, offering a wide colour gamut, excellent light fastness, odourless printing suitable for indoor and outdoor use, and quick drying time. It also provides the productivity and low-temperature printing process of UV inks.
 
Q: What does the inclusion of white UVgel ink in the 3M MCS Warranty program mean for applications?
 
A: The inclusion of white UVgel ink in the 3M MCS Warranty program expands the range of applications that can benefit from UVgel’s performance advantages, including window graphics, labels, interior décor, and multi-layer applications.
 
Q: Are UVgel inks suitable for both indoor and outdoor use?
 
A: Yes, UVgel inks are certified for indoor use and highly durable for outdoor applications. They have zero VOC emissions, zero hazardous air pollutants, and low ink usage.
 
Q: What is the significance of the partnership between Canon and 3M in the 3M MCS Warranty program?
 
A: The partnership between Canon and 3M and the inclusion of the Colorado M-series in the 3M MCS Warranty program demonstrate a commitment to quality and customer success, providing premier printing solutions to graphics manufacturers.
 
Q: What does the approval of Canon’s Colorado M-series and UVgel 460 inks for the 3M MCS Warranty program mean for print service providers?
 
A: The approval of the Colorado M-series and UVgel 460 inks for the 3M MCS Warranty program empowers print service providers to meet the highest quality standards, fuel creativity, enhance efficiency, and drive profitability.
 
Q: Which Canon printers and ink sets are approved for the 3M MCS Warranty program?
 
A: The Canon Colorado 1630, Colorado 1650, and the new Colorado M-series with the UVgel 460 ink set, including white ink, are all approved for the 3M MCS Warranty program.
 
Q: What has been the growth and demand for Canon’s Colorado platform and UVgel technology?
 
A: The Colorado platform and UVgel technology have experienced rapid growth, leading to the investment in a new ink factory in Venlo, Netherlands, to meet increasing demand.

Editors View:

The Canon Colorado M-series and its UVgel 460 white ink have not only earned their stripes in the 3M MCS Warranty program, but they’ve also opened the door to a broader range of applications. This is a clear testament to Canon’s forward-thinking approach to innovation, and their commitment to empowering print service providers with the tools they need to push creative boundaries, optimise efficiency, and fuel profitability. As demand for this versatile technology grows, Canon’s investment in a new ink factory in Venlo, Netherlands, signals that they’re geared up to meet the challenge head-on. This is indeed a game-changer in the printing world, one that promises to redefine what we consider as ‘quality’ in graphics production.