Agfa Graphics and Pitman Team Up to Provide Inkjet Solutions

Teaming up for GRAPH EXPO, Agfa Graphics (booth 844) and the Pitman Company (booth 2611) are joining forces to help customers grow sales. Their comprehensive assortment of inkjet solutions includes entry-level systems all the way up to high-speed industrial inkjet, plus a wide variety of rigid and flexible media.

Agfa’s booth is fully dedicated to profit-generating inkjet solutions, including Agfa’s :Anapurna M 2050 UV-curable inkjet printer, which is making its North American debut at GRAPH EXPO. The :Anapurna M 2050 is designed to give users a cost-effective solution for speed and 1440-dpi display printing. 

The :Jeti 1224 HDC FTR (flat-to-roll) high-definition UV inkjet printer, a Must See ‘ems recipient, is running live during the entire show. The 96" wide flatbed architecture of the :Jeti 1224 HDC allows for printing on virtually anything that is reasonably flat, up to 5cm thick. It is well suited for high-resolution trade show graphics, POS (Point-of-Sale) displays, real estate signs, backlit signs, lenticular displays, high-resolution banners, ceramic tiles, and wood.

GRAPH EXPO attendees can also learn about Agfa’s :M-Press TIGER, a high-speed UV flatbed inkjet press, the :Dotrix high-speed UV web inkjet printing press and Agfa-made inks.

In the Pitman booth, a full assortment of prepress, press and packaging solutions are displayed. GRAPH EXPO attendees can stop by for demos of :Apogee 7, the latest version of Agfa’s award-winning automated workflow that includes :Apogee Impose, an Agfa-developed imposition module that relies on live job information rather than templates to perform imposition. In addition, :Apogee 7 allows print buyers to go beyond the Web-to-print screen to create new jobs in the prepress stage with WebApproval.

Agfa is also demonstrating  its plate portfolio, which includes :Azura TS chemistry-free thermal plate, as well as the InterTech Technology award-winning :Energy Elite plate. Agfa’s :Amigo TS, which is making its North American debut at GRAPH EXPO, runs up to 50% faster than the original. Agfa is also displaying :Arkitex 7, the automated workflow specifically suited to fit the evolving needs of newspapers.


Vendor Partners Featured

Agfa and Pitman have also invited several vendor partners into both booths. The goal of this unconventional effort is to provide GRAPH EXPO 2010 attendees with a complete array of solutions to fit their total business needs. 

Inkjet media products are featured from 3M, which is sponsoring a live vehicle wrap demonstration; Esko Kongsberg i-XL, showcasing automated digital finishing systems for signs and displays; Ultrafex Systems, showing its line of rigid and specialty substrates. Products from Avery, 3PTextiles, Neschen, and Duratex are also at the booth.

Inkjet hardware featured includes the Epson GS 6000 low-solvent printer, the Epson Stylus Pro 9900 and the HP L25500 printer.

On the press side, Sun Chemical has installed GFI’s automated Mx12 ink formulation dispenser allowing for the formulation of spot colors using Sun Chemical's SmartColour Global Shade Library. SGBlue CAP (Clean Air Plant) air purification system is also being exhibited.

Packaging segment highlights include Cyrel FAST plates, direct-to-plate products from DuPont and Toray and the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 printer with GMG Flexoproof for flexographic proofing.