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Canon Middle East to showcase world’s fastest wide format color printer at SGI 2016

Océ ColorWave 910, Arizona and imagePROGRAF printers that redefine wide format printing to be demonstrated at trade exhibition

Canon Middle East, a leader in imaging and printing solutions, will showcase its highly powerful Océ ColorWave 910 printing system, at the 19th edition of Sign & Graphic Imaging Middle East (SGI) to be held in Dubai this month.

Regarded as the fastest wide format color printer available in the market today, producing prints at raw speeds of over 1,000 square meters per hour, Océ ColorWave 910 is an ideal solution for those looking to boost their digital productivity for a wide variety of applications, including point-of-sale and event posters, maps and technical documents. Unlike traditional large format inkjet systems, the Océ ColorWave 910 can maintain maximum productivity regardless of image content, ink coverage or media type.

Along with Océ ColorWave 910, Canon will also demonstrate its highly comprehensive range of Wide Format Printers which includes the Arizona 460GT UV-Flatbed that produces near-photographic image quality for printing on rigid or flexible media, Océ ColorWave 700 and the powerful imagePROGRAF range that includes iPF6400s, iPF6450, iPF8400, iPF8400SE and iPF9400s.

The potential for signage is huge especially in countries like the UAE which is highly committed to transform its cities into smart cities, which fosters a demand for more exchange of information including digital signage. While the global digital signage market is expected to touch $20.03 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, the UAE digital signage market is pegged to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 23 per cent over the next four years, it is estimated. A noticeable growth in demands from interior décor and digital packaging industries is also causing manufacturers to create newer and better technology.

“Sign and Graphic Imaging industry is faced with the challenge of commoditization, with consumers expecting organisations to provide them with faster print runs and personalised prints. Expanded range of printing substrate is a growing need and advanced graphical capabilities in imaging and display technologies are demanding printing to be done having a high level of quality. We are extremely delighted to showcase our innovative printing range such as the Océ ColorWave 910, which we feel is perfectly poised to tackle these demands,” said Hendrik Verbrugghe, Marketing Director, Canon Middle East.

Commenting on Canon’s loyal participation at the SGI 2016, Verbrugghe said: “Canon has enjoyed a successful partnership with SGI year-on-year, with the event helping us fortify and consolidate our position as a leader in the wide format printing industry of the region. Our market share in water-based applications has grown significantly (double digit) and consecutively in the last four years, reflecting our long term vision and commitment to the industry. Leveraging this partnership, we have invited over 80 key partners and customers from the MEA region to the Canon stand at SGI to get acclimatised with our new technology and also share their success stories with stakeholders and visitors.”

Canon Middle East will be exhibiting at the SGI 2016 at Dubai World Trade Centre, from 10th – 12th January 2016.