Agfa’s drupa Innovations to Show Commitment to Offset and Inkjet PrintingApril 2, 2012
“Digital print is certainly growing but offset will remain the backbone of the printing industry”, said Stefaan Vanhooren, president of Agfa Graphics. “At drupa, we will present a broad range of innovative prepress solutions. In addition, our strong software offering confirms our vision that workflow and connectivity will be crucial for the success of our customers.
“For the industrial print and sign and display industries, we offer inkjet solutions that enable our customers to print efficiently on a wide variety of substrates delivering stunning quality. The star of our seven-strong product showing will be the unique and versatile :M-Press Leopard flat bed press. It will be running live demonstrating its exceptionally wide range of capabilities.”
Agfa Graphics’ presence at drupa focuses on four primary groups within the printing industry: industrial printers, sign & display printers, commercial printers and newspaper publishers.
What’s New in Industrial Print?
Agfa Graphics will showcase its revolutionary :M-Press Leopard industrial print system live for the first time. The :M-Press Leopard was built on the success of the :M-Press Tiger, which is the true digital alternative for industrial screen printing. With new functionalities and the ability to print on various substrates up to 5 cm thick in any size up to 1.6 m x 3.3 m, the fast-turnaround :M-Press Leopard offers the potential to move beyond screen applications to other industrial applications such as decoration and furniture, packaging and home wares. The system outdoes any conventional or digital alternative in terms of cost and quality. At the show, the :M-Press Leopard will be driven by Agfa Graphics’ :Apogee workflow.
What’s New in Sign & Display?
Agfa Graphics’ dedication to this market shows in the large portfolio of products designed to maximize ROI for users. Agfa Graphics will demonstrate the :Anapurna series and two new :Jeti 3020 Titan UV printing systems.
One of the two :Jeti 3020 Titans will be shown in a 36-head configuration, demonstrating productive CMYK printing in combination with a strong white-ink application (pre-, post- and spot white). The large 2 m x 3 m mounting bed supports both rigid and thin flexible material and is ideally suited both for opaque and transparent material, and supports multiple-up jobs and printing on smaller objects.