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Oce Colorado

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by iPrintStuff, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. iPrintStuff

    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

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    Hi guys, it would appear we’re set on getting a Canon/Océ Colorado.

    Basically just looking for any do’s and dont’s for it before install. So any end users input would be great.

    In before “don’t let them install” lol - I know the reviews thus far haven’t been great on it but it’s not my decision so really just looking for some input so I have an idea about it before it gets installed.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Snydo

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    No complaints here, almost 4 months since install. It's a very fast printer, much faster than our dual-head epsons. The print quality is very saleable on HQ mode, and still very fast, about 75 minutes for a full roll(54").
    We also have many short term jobs which no longer require lamination as you can pretty aggressively squeege the ink with no worries of scratching.
     
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  3. iPrintStuff

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    How’s the maintenance on it? Canon said it should only need it about once a month. Also, does it print right away in the mornings or is it like all the other Océ machines that take about 15 mins to heat up?
     
  4. Snydo

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    Maintenance is once a month, takes maybe 10 minutes if your thorough. Initial warm-up in the morning is 7 minutes.....after that it's ready to print all day as fast as you can feed rolls into it.
     
  5. Jim Lattanzio

    Jim Lattanzio New Member

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    Do you see banding in HQ mode?
     
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    The only thing I have heard is that OCE Colorado is terrible for vehicle wraps. The ink chips off the vinyl easily.
     
  7. Snydo

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    In HQ mode, the printer corrects automatically for any banding. This feature is not available on the high volume speeds.

    The Colorado is not ideal at all as a wrap printer, much like any UV machine.
    We have produced large flat surface vehicle/equipment graphics and they laid fine, I would recommend knifeless tape for any required trimming however.
     
  8. iPrintStuff

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    Yeah it prints little marks on the edge of the media to self correct, does it not?
     
  9. Snydo

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    Yes it does, I turned them off a couple months ago and am yet to see any banding of any kind in HQ mode.
     
  10. iPrintStuff

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    I know they use a lot less ink, but how often do you have to change them? I.e how much ink does one 50m full roll (full coverage) use generally?
     
  11. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    anyone using a UV printer for vehicles wraps..needs to educate themselves. Also - You should look at the R1000 or 2000 from HP before purchasing.
     
  12. iPrintStuff

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    Just an update on this, we had one installed and are pretty happy with it so far. There’s still a few bugs/teething problems that they’re saying will be fixed with firmware updates but it’s went pretty good so far; happy to answer any questions!
     
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