Primary Color Obtains Digital/Silkscreen Hybrid

COSTA MESA, CA—Digital and sheetfed offset printer Primary Color has purchased a new Agfa/Thieme M-Press Tiger, a hybrid configuration that combines four-color digital inkjet printing with an in-line silkscreen unit. It is reportedly the only hybrid machine in North America with an optional in-line screen printing unit that can print primers, varnish, spot color or gold, silver and white inks, as well as thermal scratch-’n-sniff inks, with no loss in productivity.

At 175 impressions per hour with a 62×102˝ print area, the M-Press Tiger can handle any size job, in short order, on virtually any substrate that can be sheeted and measures between 0.007″ and 0.39″ in thickness (80-lb. cover paper stock to 1/8˝ thick substrates). Variable data workflows are integrated with the M-Press, allowing Primary to include variable data elements for the packaging and POP applications.

Primary Color strives to meet its clients needs for bigger, faster, better production, and it evaluated the available options in the marketplace for digital, screen and litho. Management saw the M-Press Tiger as a perfect match for the company.

“Our initial test prints had a smooth ink lay down and the reds are the best I have seen in a long time. The press is color managed to a G7 environment and to all our other devices. I have to say the M-Press is amazing and I believe it is going to change the print world,” said Dan Hirt, Primary’s president.

Primary Color will be a hosting an open house on Dec. 8 from 3-9 p.m. Those who want to learn more about the M-Press Tiger or want to tour Primary’s print facility are encouraged to register here.

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