Printex - Stands 1737 & 1747
Agfa Graphics will be using its PrintEx15 display on Stand 1737 to showcase the company’s latest new releases, including the international debut of two exciting new systems for the wide-format print and display markets, brand new digital workflows and smart new chemical-free printing plates.
It will be a typically diverse offering from a company known for its ability to support print service providers across a wide range of platforms, from traditional offset through, sign and display to the latest flexible and innovative digital solutions.
The centerpiece of the stand will undoubtedly be the high-speed Anapurna M2500i UV-curable inkjet print system and the Acorta automatic cutting and finishing plotter, which will be demonstrated separately and together as part of a single workflow, to demonstrate their unique flexibility and productivity.
|The Anapurna M2500i|
The six-colour Anapurna M2500i is Agfa’s latest addition to its market-leading family of ‘combo’ printers which has been developed specifically for high quality reproduction on rigid and ‘roll to roll’ flexible substrates up to 2.5 metres wide. Offering higher quality and speed than its predecessors, thanks to more accurate dot positioning, enhanced curing system and higher performing print heads, the M2500i is being described as a ‘heavy-duty, turnkey and complete’ UV inkjet system. Its ability to print opaque white ink makes it ideal for transparent as well as opaque media while a new automatic board feeder increases productivity when using rigid substrates. The fully-automatic Acorta plotter complements this wide-format print capacity by providing finishing options designed specifically to suit cardboard, digital and signage printers.
“The M2500i will appeal to a very broad range of businesses, from sign shops and printers involved in POS and display work, to digital printers, photo labs and mid-sized graphic screen printers who produce indoor and outdoor printed graphics,” says Mark Brindley, Managing Director of Agfa Graphics Oceania.
“This is complemented by the extremely fast and flexible Acorta cutting and finishing system which can help businesses add value to their wide-format print output, which is essentially in today’s increasingly competitive market.”
In addition to these print and finishing solutions, Agfa Graphics will demonstrate a suite of new workflow options including Apogee 9.0 PDF/JDF Workflow software designed for traditional and multi-faceted print service providers and Asanti Workflow for wide-format production.
“Optimising production throughout the workflow is critical to performance and profitability,” Brindley says, “and both Apogee 9.0 and Asanti enable high levels of automation throughout the production process, with innovative tools and enhancements which allow businesses to improve customer connections, enhance the interaction between different links in the production chain, and ensure the very highest levels of productivity and efficiency from job receipt to delivery.”
The final piece of the PrintEx15 puzzle will be consumables, with a broad range of proven options headed by the new DoP Azura TE Chem-free printing plate. These inherently stable, thermally imaged plates offer great image contrast, so they’re easy to handle and check, and achieve perfect ink-water balance within a few sheets, for extra fast makeready.
“We have a busy schedule of live demonstrations planned for our PrintEx15 stand, plus of course we will have a full team of experts on stand to discuss how all these solutions can help expand your customer offering and create stronger, more flexible and more profitable business into the future.”
To see the latest systems from Agfa Graphics demonstrated and learn more from their specialist staff, visit Stand 1737 at PrintEx15 at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, from 13 – 15 May, 2015.