“Normally I don’t do this, but they’re letting me walk into the press people. I’m in the press. I’m in the press. Wait. I’m in the press. We’re in the press. I’m in the press. We’re in the press. Thank you. I can’t believe I’m in the press. This is so cool.” Yes. We’re right in the middle of a Teleios Grande G5 Printer by a company called Dgen. We’ve just announced the release of this product through Canon in US just last week, and so now, Canon Solutions can provide soft signage solutions with this technology.
“Wait. Outdoor banners, we’re talking. Right?” Of course. Yes. Everything from flags, banners, tablecloths, really any fabric that you typically use in a variety –
“This is so cool.” What you see here, this is a direct-to-fabric printer so, in this stage here, we’re printing directly onto the fabric where they disperse dye-sublimation ink on colors. We’re printing at about 1,050 square feet an hour.
“I guess that’s fast. That’s good. I don’t know.” That’s the slowest speed.
“Yes. But, it’s got to get absorbed and everything by the fabric too, right?” Well, to some degree, but right after it prints it, it goes to a dryer and this dries.
“I didn’t realize what was standing, literally, in the middle of the press. It’s going on both sides.” Yes, exactly. So, once it dries, it goes through the rollers, and underneath the bridge here, it goes into the second unit, which is an online fixation unit.
“Yes. That’s hot.” Yes. It uses heat to sublimate that ink. It turns the solid ink into a gas, which then, the dye permeates those polyester fibers.
“You people are like peaks. You like this kind of stuff?” It’s interesting.
“It is interesting, right? You’re supposed to say, ‘Yes. I love it. What, are you kidding me?’” Well, you know, I’m a creative person, so what excites me more is what I can do with it.
“I love that. I love that. Very cool.” So, what’s nice about this is once it comes off the fixation device, the colors are really saturated and rich.
“It’s beautiful. I can’t believe that that’s the same thing that was printing here, and this is the exact piece that we were filming. Incredible. And, there’s no way that the video will quite show how vivid those colors are, but they’re vivid. They’re amazing.” And, the beautiful thing about soft signage like this is it’s very lightweight. So, for setting up a trade show like this, you can pack all this fabric into a little tiny box, put it on a lightweight frame and get your steamer out and all the wrinkles are gone, and if it gets dirty, you throw it on the washing machine.
“Too bad, you didn’t have this in September. I just bought one of these things for like, 250 bucks. I could’ve gotten it from you. Bad, Cannon, bad. Bad Canon Solutions America.” Next show.
“Next show. Well, thank you so much for your time Randy. I really, really, really appreciate it. If people want more information about any of the offerings or any of the applications, how can they get in touch?” They can visit our website at www.csa.canon.com and just go to the Display Graphics Products pages and you can just call the 800 number from there or answer the poodle chat window that pops up.
“Thank you so much for your time. I really appreciate it. I know you’re going to be busy today because you were busy before, so thank you so much.” Thank you.