Canon U.S.A., Inc., has announced the installation of the new Océ Colorado 1640 in eleven key Riot Creative Imaging locations throughout North America: Las Vegas, NV; Costa Mesa and Santa Clara, CA; Houston, TX; Miami and Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Tulsa, OK; Honolulu, HI; Clawson, MI; and Vancouver, British Columbia. Riot Creative Imaging is a global leader in creative imaging for events, indoor and outdoor environments, signage, banners, marketing collateral, and more.
A visual communications company handling display graphics for a multitude of industries including architecture, engineering, construction, healthcare, government, education, retail, and hospitality and more than 170 locations worldwide, Riot Creative Imaging and its parent company, ARC Document Solutions, offer a complete range of print services and technology solutions to help their clients communicate their message visually.
The architecture industry, in particular, is a big market for Riot Creative Imaging. According to Shane Herzog, Regional Vice President, Southern Region, the Océ Colorado 1640 has helped support that side of the business. It has enabled the company to service new and existing clients through the printing of supergraphics (large-scale decorative wall, floor, or ceiling art in bold colors and designs) and environmental graphics (an experiential design concept, ranging from corporate and 3D signage to decorative window vinyls, and themed exhibits).
“Riot Creative Imaging is such a big player in the industry,” said Robert Reddy, Senior Vice President, Large Format Solutions, Operations, Canon Solutions America. “We are so thrilled that they have seen such positive growth and momentum with the addition of the Océ Colorado 1640 that they have installed it in eleven of their key locations. We love seeing how their supergraphics and environmental graphics output is able to transform spaces, showcasing bold visual designs for their clients.”
“As we’ve moved into supergraphics and environmental graphics, an added benefit of the new machine was the reduced cost per square foot frame,” said Herzog. “The Océ Colorado 1640 was a good fit for what we needed. We were intrigued by its ability to print Type II material and to be able to meet specs without the need for lamination, which saves us both time and expense. The faster process allows us to better meet our deadlines. Our environmental and supergraphics work has grown at least 50 percent.”
“I had the opportunity to see the automation and throughput at Canon’s facility in Chicago. While I’m not easily impressed, it was evident that this was a game changer in the industry,” said Ross Banks, Senior Vice President of Operations, West Region. “This is a machine that’s going to be able to produce a significant amount of square feet and last us over the years. When you combine the quality, the technology, and the cost of operation, Océ really hit a home run with this device.”