Canon Solutions America Showcases Innovations in Geographic Information Systems Printing at 2015 ESRI International User Conference

by | Jul 16, 2015

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 16, 2015”Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it will display its latest solutions to help Geographic Information Systems (GIS) operators improve print quality, efficiency, and workflow at the Canon U.S.A. booth (#1305) during the 2015 ESRI International User Conference, held July 20-24 in San Diego, CA.

Canon Solutions America understands the unique needs and workflow challenges GIS users face, said Sal Sheikh, vice president, Marketing, Large Format Solutions, Canon Solutions America. The large format printing solutions on display at this year's user conference are based on proven technologies and industry expertise, which will position our GIS customers for success now and into the future.

Capture and Print Complex Information at World Class Speed

GIS professionals rely on intelligent maps, which often contain layers of complex imagery, to discuss critical information like disaster recovery or emergency response, and make data-driven decisions with projects teams. However, limitations within existing large format print technology often force GIS operators to remove layers of critical information. Maps are scaled back prior to printing because frequently the users' printers lack sufficient processing speed and cannot handle the required file size, detail, or depth.

During the conference, Canon Solutions America will showcase the Océ ColorWave® 500 large format printing system, which solves the most critical plotting issues in GIS workflows. Designed to print full coverage maps with sharp details on a variety of media, including low-cost uncoated paper and water resistant Tyvek, this system delivers high productivity without sacrificing the accuracy that GIS professionals depend on to present critical information both internally and externally.

Unlike competitive systems, the Océ ColorWave 500 can produce up to 30 full color 30 x 42 maps per hour, and the embedded Océ POWERsync® controller helps to ensure that processing times for complex GIS files do not create bottlenecks. Innovative Océ CrystalPoint® technology delivers instantly dry prints, so GIS maps may be handled, stacked, or folded immediately. These images are waterfast, making them ideal for field work in a multitude of conditions. This durability is extended with the ability to print on Tyvek, which is recognized as a superb water resistant barrier material, allowing users to create a wider variety of GIS prints that might be exposed to the elements.

Conference attendees can also experience the high-speed production of the Océ ColorWave® 900 large format printer. Leveraging Canon's expertise in production print systems and high-speed color inkjet printing technology, the printer closes the gap between digital inkjet and traditional offset. Ideal for producing critical and time-sensitive GIS documents, the Océ ColorWave 900 can complete large and complex wide format jobs “ like technical documents and maps “ in a fraction of the time of conventional color printers. This large format production system, capable of printing more than 8,000 square feet per hour at a speed of 12 inches per second, has capacity for up to six rolls of media and robust stacking capabilities.

Proven Technology and Unmatched Productivity Available Now

The Océ ColorWave 500 and Océ ColorWave 900 are based on proven Océ technology found in thousands of systems worldwide. GIS operators can rest assured that each system is constructed of durable and solid parts, resulting in dependable uptime with fewer jams, shorter downtime, and fewer service calls. Both products are available now. For more detailed specification and application information click here.

To learn more about how GIS operators can improve the overall quality of prints and increase efficiency within the print workflow, download the PDF Solving GIS Plotting Issues in GIS Workflow.

About Canon Solutions America, Inc.

Canon Solutions America provides industry leading enterprise, production, and large format printing solutions, supported by exceptional professional service offerings. With the technology offerings of the Canon and Océ brands, Canon Solutions America helps companies of all sizes improve sustainability, increase efficiency, and control costs through high volume, continuous feed, digital and traditional printing, and document management solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., Canon Solutions America is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. and has sales and service locations across the U.S. For more information on Canon Solutions America, please visit


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