Agfa Graphics announced that J-C Press of Owatonna, MN, has expanded its wide-format capabilities with the UV hybrid :Anapurna M4f from Agfa Graphics. The entry-level system is a 62” wide-format printer that provides J-C Press with high-quality POP displays, posters, exhibition panels, stage graphics, ad panels and more.
J-C Press first opened its doors in 1859 and has today become an award winning, G7-certified full-service commercial printer. The company decided to make its first leap into wide-format printing with the :Anapurna M4f because too much time was being spent applying adhesive-backed materials to rigid substrates. The :Anapurna can print directly to the rigid, helping J-C Press efficiently meet its customers’ expectations regarding color and durability.
“In a time when it is becoming more and more difficult to differentiate yourself in the marketplace, having a device like the :Anapurna M4f, which allows us to solve problems and offer new solutions to our customers, is critical,” said Brady Manthe, Business Development Manager, J-C Press.
The :Anapurna M4f features a print resolution of 720 x 1440 dpi and a maximum printing width of 62”. It also features a roll-to-roll printing option, making the system even more versatile.
“The :Anapurna M4f is an efficient entry level system that reduces the time it takes to print high-quality output,” said Larry D’Amico, Vice President, Digital Imaging, Agfa Graphics, North America. “A lower volume print shop can offer customers new services centered around printing on rigid materials and be able to effectively produce them.”
Agfa Graphics’ commitment to the wide format UV inkjet market will be showcased during the SGIA Expo. Attendees can visit Agfa’s booths (#935 & 945) to see various inkjet systems from Agfa Graphics running live.Among the solutions being demonstrated are:
- :Anapurna M2540 FB makes its debut at SGIA as Agfa’s first entry level :Anapurna flatbed UV curable inkjet printer. The M2540 FB has a print size of 8.3’ x 5’ and is designed to accommodate the growing market need for printing on rigid materials
- :Anapurna M1600 is a 62”-wide UV inkjet system that features white ink and Agfa’s flexible G2 inks. The :Anapurna M1600 is designed for applications on the latest rigid substrates including foamcore, wood, mirrors or plexi-glass and roll-to-roll substrates that demand high flexibility, such as banners and exhibition graphics
- :Jeti 3020 Titan is a high-speed UV curable flatbed inkjet system with unique field upgradeability. The :Jeti Titan delivers high resolution quality with a maximum bed size of 10.3’ x 6.7’ at high production speeds (up to 2,430 ft2/hr). The FTR (Flat-To-Roll) option features the ability to produce up to 126” wide print on coated and uncoated roll media for printing banners and larger images
- :Jeti 3324 AquaJet RTR is a 10.6’ dye-sub system that uses specially formulated, water based dye dispersed inks for printing directly onto any polyester-based fabric. This textile printer provides vibrant colors that are fade and wash resistant, and is ideal for printing flags, banners and materials for many other applications.