Agfa Graphics

Agfa Graphics to Showcase New Application Zone and Demo Newest UV Inkjet Systems at SGIA '12

Agfa Graphics (booth #2059) will showcase the capabilities of wide format printing at SGIA by featuring a "blues lounge" almost entirely created with inkjet.

The "Six Strings Classic Blues Lounge" showcases the company's expertise in producing applications that marry its inkjet media portfolio and inkjet equipment. The result is a franchise business that details the best of Agfa and Pitman and offers attendees the chance to experience the potential of inkjet.

The "Six Strings Classic Blues Lounge" is modeled after a New Orleans Jazz nightclub and will be the centerpiece of the booth. Almost every surface, image and promotional item was created using inkjet. Plus, the back office of Six Strings Classic Blues Lounge is where attendees can see the benefits of the new :Apogee StoreFront cloud-based web-to-print solution. :Apogee StoreFront allows Six Strings' management to replenish branded printed materials, paper goods, ad promotion and other consumable and decor items on demand directly from their print service provider.

"Agfa Graphics offers a diverse inkjet portfolio that is tailored to the needs of the graphic communications industry from entry level to high-end production. Agfa's technological advances are centered on making customers more efficient and productive while providing future growth opportunity," said Deborah Hutcheson, director of Marketing, Agfa Graphics, North America.

The booth will also showcase several inkjet printing systems, including the :Anapurna M2540 FB, the Jeti :3020 Titan with a 48 head configuration, the :Anapurna M2050 and the :Jeti 3324 AquaJet.

The :Anapurna M2540 FB is an entry-level high-speed flatbed, UV-curable inkjet printer for graphic screen printers, photo shops and sign shops. It delivers near photo quality and offers exceptional value and ROI. The :Anapurna M2540 FB can print on practically any rigid and sheet material. It provides high-quality printing on a wide variety of indoor, outdoor, and uncoated rigid media such as corrugated boards, rigid plastics, Plexiglass, mirrors, exhibition panels, wood, aluminum, MDF, stage graphics and advertising panels. This addresses the growing demand for niche output, such as promotional goods and gifts, coasters and DVDs.

The Jeti :3020 Titan is designed modularly and has the ability to increase speeds and capabilities as a business grows. The field upgradeable :Jeti 3020 Titan is a high-production, high resolution, hybrid inkjet printer designed with a modular format. Users can start with a base configuration of 16 heads and upgrade all the way to 48 heads at any time to achieve productivity up to 2,432 sq. ft. per hour. The :Jeti 3020 Titan, which will be showcased at the SGIA Expo, also offers a flat-to-roll option in addition to 10 different levels of speed and capability, making it the most versatile wide-format printing solution on the market.

The :Anapurna M2050 is a high-speed, six-color plus white, UV-curable inkjet printer, designed to give users a cost-effective solution for display printing. It has eight print-heads, 8192 nozzles, and the ability to print in both uni- and bi-directional modes without compromising speed or quality. With a maximum resolution of 1440 dpi, the :Anapurna M2050 accommodates rigid materials to 6.5' x 9.5' and rolls to 6.5' wide and is optimized at 247 ft2/hour for print output.

The six-color :Jeti 3324 AquaJet is an aqueous-based textile printer and features the latest generation disperse inks to produce output onto any polyester-based fabric. The inline infra-red fixation system ensures vibrant, brilliant and durable results which are fade- and wash-resistant. The 10' 6" engine has throughput speeds of up to 650 ft2/hr and a true resolution of 400 dpi. Included are a rewind/take up unit, a roll lifter, in-line slitters and a vapor extraction filtration system. Its beveled media rollers are designed to provide accurate registration for all materials.

"Agfa Graphics protects customer's investments so they can remain competitive and be more profitable," adds Hutcheson. "For example, the :Jeti 3020 Titan's industrial-strength platform incorporates rugged construction with operator-friendly features designed to handle heavy workloads in a 24/7 environment. As business grows, it can be configured with 16- to 48 inkjet printing heads, so the :Jeti 3020 Titan will meet productivity demands."

To learn more about Agfa Graphics' inkjet portfolio, visit booth #2059 at SGIA 2012 or www.pitman.agfagraphics.com. The show is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from October 18th through the 20th.

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