Nutis Enhances Its POP Services with Agfa M-Press Tiger Inkjet Press
LAS VEGAS—April 28, 2011—Agfa Graphics announced that Nutis Press of Columbus, OH, has purchased the M-Press Tiger, a high-speed, UV flatbed inkjet press offering the versatility of inkjet combined with the low throughput costs and special effects of the screen printing process.
With the M-Press Tiger, Nutis Press can boast of having the highest speed digital press in Ohio. Plus, the company can provide versioning for many of America’s most-recognized brands in the luxury retail and point-of-sale categories. The press will be installed in the company’s newly renovated facility which is a G7-certified plant.
“The unmatched speed and quality of the Agfa M-Press Tiger will greatly enhance the Nutis Press digital capability,” said Tom Jasper, vice president of production at Nutis. “More and more, our customers are demanding shorter runs and sometimes with same-day turnaround.”
The M-Press Tiger combines the screen printing expertise from Thieme with Agfa’s digital inkjet production savvy. It is capable of printing up to 185 sheets/hour on substrates up to 65×104″ in size and can print on flexible and rigid materials.
In combination with the Apogee Vibe workflow, the press offers variable data printing (VDP) capabilities so print runs can be customized.
“With the addition of the M-Press, Nutis can offer their clients a wider range of products and services with superior image quality and detail rendering,” explained Tom Cloots, Business Line Manager for M-Press at Agfa Graphics. “This digital press requires fewer passes to achieve fine quality and that means a faster print speed.”
Agfa’s latest greyscale technology enables the M-Press Tiger to print with variable drop sizes as small as 10 picoliters. This technology enables high-quality point-of-purchase (POP) printing for fashion, retail and cosmetic applications that demand sharper images and finer details.
The Tiger brings to the display industry a truly versatile production press offering consistent and reliable high-speed inkjet printing. It also has the unique ability to incorporate screen printing in-line for easily adding spot and special colors, metallics or clear varnish.
About Nutis Press
For more than 60 years, Nutis Press Inc. has been providing consistent branding for its customers at the point of sale. Its product display expertise and strategic marketing capabilities serve many of the countries top brands in beverage and high-end retail. www.nutispress.com
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 2.948 million Euros in 2010. Please visit us at www.agfa.com.
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. Please visit us at www.agfagraphics.com.
Source: company release.