BPI Media Purchases North America's First Agfa Anapurna M2500 Industrial UV Press
ELMWOOD PARK, NJ—January 13, 2014—The first Anapurna M2500 from Agfa Graphics in North America has been sold and it's calling BPI Media Group of Boaz, AL, home. The Anapurna M2500 is a robust, industrial UV inkjet system that supports both rigid and roll-to-roll media.
BPI Media Group is a family owned-and-operated organization that offers a wide array of services, including digital printing with variable data, offset printing, fulfillment and mailing, Web development and more. Those in the organization anticipate expanding their current business and entering new markets with the Anapurna M2500 in their shop.
"I belong to a peer group and we help guide each other on purchasing decisions," explained Alan Davis, president of BPI Media Group. "The group has looked at wide-format equipment over the years but speed and quality were issues. We feel that the Anapurna M2500 broke that barrier and addresses our speed and quality requirements."
Designed for indoor and outdoor applications, the Anapurna M2500 features six colors and inline white ink, producing top quality prints at a maximum resolution of 1440 dpi. It delivers exceptional print quality on a wide variety of indoor and outdoor media, such as glass, Plexiglass, mirrors, exhibition panels, stage graphics and advertising panels, as well as roll media like film, vinyl, paper, canvas and banners.
The Anapurna M2500 offers the flexibility necessary to satisfy demanding customers.
"We are beginning to see some of our existing clients as a source of wide-format opportunities that we can now capitalize on, allowing us to further diversify our business," Davis added. "The M2500 handles a wide array of substrates so we can deliver the kinds of products our customers value."
Print service providers looking to broaden their offerings and become more profitable may want to consider the capabilities of the Anapurna M2500. Its industrial design and 98" print width expand the range of flexible media applications. It also increases productivity with multiple board printing.
On-board white ink creates opportunities for printing on transparent material for backlit applications or printing white as a spot color. Because Anapurna inks cure instantly, prints are ready to go as soon as the engine finishes its cycle.
BPI has a motto: "We measure our success by the success of our customers." With the Anapurna M2500, BPI expects to spend 2014 spreading success far and wide.
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world's leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analog and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa Healthcare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 3,091 million Euros in 2012.
About Agfa Graphics
Agfa Graphics offers integrated prepress solutions to the printing industry. These solutions comprise consumables, hardware, software and services for production workflow, project and color management.
Agfa Graphics is a worldwide leader with its computer-to-plate and digital proofing systems for commercial and packaging printing and the newspaper publishing markets.
Agfa Graphics is rapidly developing its position in the new segments of industrial inkjet with comprehensive solutions for various applications such as documents, posters, banners, signage, displays, labels and packaging materials. Its experience in both imaging and emulsion technology has provided the expertise required for developing a complete assortment of high-quality inks.
About Pitman, An Agfa Company
Pitman, An Agfa Company, collaborates with world class manufacturers to provide a diverse offering of the most advanced solutions for the prepress, pressroom, wide-format, newspaper, packaging and commercial printing industries.
Pitman reinforces its customer-focused approach by providing the market with an unmatched distribution network, expert specialists, and unparalleled service excellence.
Together, Agfa Graphics and Pitman deliver integrated and complete solutions tailored to the ever-changing needs of the graphic communications industry, enabling businesses to produce powerful messages and be more profitable.