Perfect Colours Blog

Welcome to the Perfect Colours Blog section, we use our blog to write about the latest industry developments, provide useful hints and tips about large format printers and keep you up to date on whats happening in the world of Perfect Colours.

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Canon’s Océ Colorado installations top 1,000!

| Comments (0) | Nov 18, 2019

You might have heard us extolling the virtues of Canon’s revolutionary Océ Colorado over recent months – and now here’s the proof that this superb UVgel-technology printer is making waves. In what seems like no time at all since its launch, Canon has installed more than 1,000 Colorados across the globe. And in the last two months, the installed base of Colorado 1640 and 1650 printers has achieved combined monthly print volumes of more than one million square metres.

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​HP Configuration Center available for new printers

| Comments (0) | Nov 15, 2019

Already available for the Latex 1500, 3000 and Stitch series, HP has just announced that, following the latest firmware releases, its labour-saving Configuration Center is now good for use with the Latex 115, 300 and 500 series. And owners of those particular Latex models can start using it right away.

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Current trends in large format printing

| Comments (0) | Nov 07, 2019

As we head into the tail end of the year, here at Perfect Colours we’re second guessing which of the current trends in wide format printing will win big next year. The technology continues to move at lightning speed and new innovations are making it an exciting time to be in the print business. So here are some of our thoughts about where the market is strong.

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Need to upgrade you HP Latex L26500?

| Comments (0) | Nov 05, 2019

If you have an HP Latex 26500, you’re probably aware that it’s reaching its End of Service Life in April 2020. This means, from that date, phone and onsite support will cease, inks and printheads will no longer be available, and spare parts availability will no longer be guaranteed. What that also means is now’s the time to start looking at a replacement – you’ll find that…

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Océ Colorado 1650 UVgel ink awarded GREENGUARD Gold

| Comments (0) | Nov 01, 2019

Canon’s ground-breaking Océ Colorado is the first wide format printer to use UVgel ink and this new ecologically-friendly technology has now been recognised and rewarded with GREENGUARD Gold Certification. It means that products printed on the Océ Colorado meet the strictest chemical emission standards and are suitable for indoor use, even in sensitive environments.

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Canon updates its large-format offering

| Comments (0) | Oct 29, 2019

In a move to update its range of large format printers, Canon has launched a series of new printers, including the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2100, the PRO-4100 and the PRO-6100. The high-performance upgrades deliver excellent quality printing with advanced image processing, making them ideal for photographic prints, striking graphics and exquisite fine art printing. Enhancements…

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Introducing a new dimension in digital printing

| Comments (0) | Oct 25, 2019

The Dimense Dimensor S is the first printer to that can emboss while it prints using the latest Dimense technology – making it a gamechanger in wallpaper printing. Now you can print vibrant colour images and create textured, touchable wallpapers in a single pass to produce unique digitally structured images. Welcome to the world of dimensing.

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A Océ Colorado Success Story

| Comments (0) | Oct 24, 2019

Based in Barcelona, Spain, Teletransfer provides large format digital printing services in the form of vehicle graphics to the owners of more than 600 buses. With fast turnarounds as standard, they use an Océ Colorado roll-to-roll to ensure that they can start installations within 24 hours without compromising on quality or the brilliance of the colours.

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Printers reaching the end of the road

| Comments (0) | Oct 17, 2019

Once again, it’s time for fond farewells to a number of printers that have served us well over the years. HP will be withdrawing support for a range of second generation Latex printers in April 2020, and by the end of that month, they will no longer be supplying parts, printheads and inks for the printers affected.

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An extraordinary surprise from Xerox

| Comments (0) | Oct 15, 2019

In what has been referred to as an astonishing ‘game changer’, Xerox has revealed a development that will allow its new entry-level PrimeLink production printers to augment the usual CMYK capabilities with fluorescents, gold, silver, white and clear embellishments. The implications are clear – this will bring exciting new opportunities for creative printing within the reach of printers…

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Printers at the end of the road…

| Comments (0) | Oct 10, 2019

Like faithful friends, we’d love it if our printers lasted forever… Or would we? Because we all love getting to grips with the latest printing technology and having something shiny and new to play with. Sadly, it’s a fact of life that every printer comes to the end of the road, and when that happens service and support are discontinued and spares become hard to come by.

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