Canon Solutions America to sell Contiweb Digital Fluid Applicator
Contiweb, a specialist manufacturer of web-handling equipment and provider of integrated technical solutions for web offset printing, web inkjet printing and packaging production, has announced that Canon Solutions America’s Production Print Solutions division has signed a reseller agreement to supply the Contiweb Digital Fluid Applicator (DFA-560) to the U.S. market.
In cooperation with Contiweb, Canon Solutions America evaluated the DFA-560 in its South Florida Customer Innovation Center, for use on the Canon ProStream 1800 inkjet web press. The DFA-560 serves as an in-line remoisturizer for the ProStream and will be made available to customers who require this technology.
The Contiweb DFA-560 is a standalone fluid applicator that uses tap water and a surfactant for intelligent remoisturizing of paper that is processed through an inkjet web press. It offers a water only or water + silicone substrate mixing and application system. Precise remoisturizing is obtained by individually controlling the remoisturizing process for each side of the paper. This process helps enable increased runnability of lightweight paper applications which require post process finishing. Optionally, the DFA-560 can also apply silicone, which helps stabilize the paper after printing, especially for heavy substrates which have heavy ink loads. This maximizes output quality prior to finishing while improving the overall user experience.