Agfa Graphics announced that Nutis Press Inc. of Columbus, Ohio, has purchased the :M-Press Tiger, a high-speed, UV flatbed inkjet press offering the versatility of inkjet combined with the low throughput costs and special effects of the screen printing process. The :M-Press will be installed at Nutis during the ISA show.
With the :M-Press Tiger, Nutis Press can boast of having the highest speed digital press in Ohio. Plus, the company can provide high-speed versioning for many of America's most recognized brands in the luxury retail and point-of-sale categories. The :M-Press Tiger will be installed in the company's newly renovated facility which is a G7-certified plant.
"The unmatched speed and quality of the Agfa :M-Press Tiger will greatly enhance the Nutis Press digital capability," said Tom Jasper, vice president of production at Nutis. "More and more, our customers are demanding shorter runs and sometimes with same-day turnaround."
The :M-Press Tiger combines the screen printing expertise from Thieme with Agfa's digital inkjet production savvy. The :M-Press is capable of printing up to 185 sheets per hour on substrates up to 65" x 104" in size. It can also print on flexible and rigid materials.
In combination with the :Apogee VIBE workflow, the press offers variable data printing (VDP) capabilities so print runs can be customized.
"With the addition of the :M-Press, Nutis can offer their clients a wider range of products and services with superior image quality and detail rendering," explained Tom Cloots, business line manager for :M-Press at Agfa Graphics. "This digital press requires fewer passes to achieve fine quality and that means a faster print speed."
Agfa's latest grayscale technology enables the :M-Press Tiger to print with variable drop sizes as small as 10 picoliters. This technology enables high quality POP printing for fashion, retail and cosmetic applications that demand sharper images and finer details.
The Tiger brings to the display industry a truly versatile production press offering consistent and reliable high-speed inkjet printing. It also has the unique ability to incorporate screen-printing in-line for easily adding spot and special colors, metallics or clear varnish.