Rutters UK supports increasing demand with Colorado buy

Richard Stuart-Turner
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Rutters UK has installed a Canon Colorado 1650 to help it keep pace with its continued business growth.

Rutter: Colorado 1650 offered more advantages than its competitors
Rutter: Colorado 1650 offered more advantages than its competitors

The Cambridge-based company took delivery of the machine, which was supplied by CMYUK, in June.

“As a business we are expanding and we had the need to invest in a new printer due to an increase in demand for our services,” said Rutters UK managing director Paul Rutter.

The company said it evaluated several options but found the Colorado 1650 to be the best fit for its requirements.

“Our ever-increasing workloads, particularly in the fields for what the Colorado is renowned for, meant that its capabilities were best suited to our expanding needs,” said Rutter.

“It offered more advantages than its competitors including a matt and gloss print option.”

The 1.6m-wide Colorado 1650 is a four-colour device that makes use of Canon’s UVgel ink technology and prints resolutions of 1,800dpi at up to 159sqm/hr. The device is suitable for applications including wallcoverings.

Rutters also liked the Colorado’s exact positioning, which enables perfect registration for double-sided printing.

The device also incorporates FLXfinish, which allows the user to choose between matt or gloss modes for each individual print to achieve different aesthetic finishes, without the need to change inks or media.

“[The machine] also allows us to offer shorter lead-times and a higher productivity with a vast array of colours,” said Rutter.

Rutters’ specialist digital print areas include wallpapers, carpets, construction hoardings, building wraps, and backdrops for the entertainment industry. The business advises its clients on all aspects of a project from creation, production and fabrication to installation.

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