Agfa Sweeps UV Category with Three 'Product of the Year Awards' at SGIA Expo
ATLANTA—November 5, 2015—Agfa Graphics is bringing home the "Triple Crown" of Specialty Graphics by winning a total of three Product of the Year awards at SGIA Expo. The brand new Anapurna M2540i won in the UV Flatbed ($100-200k) category, the Jeti Mira took home the UV Flatbed ($200-500k) title and the Jeti Tauro won top honors in the UV Hybrid/Flatbed High Volume Production Class category. The competition recognized the latest equipment and supplies currently on the market that are advancing the specialty imaging industry.
"This recognition means a great deal to the entire global Agfa Graphics team," said Deborah Hutcheson, director of marketing, Agfa Graphics, North America. "The competition validates the hard work and precision behind these inkjet systems. We strive to provide our customers with winning solutions that benefit their business."
Built to produce extremely vivid printing, the Jeti Tauro, Jeti Mira and Anapurna M2540i offer high quality, high speed output.
- The Jeti Tauro is a UV hybrid system positioned for the higher end of the sign and display market with print speeds up to 2960 ft²/hour. This state-of-the-art system withstands extreme work loads (24/7—multiple shifts) and prints up to 2.5 meter-wide on rigid or roll media with six color plus white or primer options.
- The Jeti Mira is built for heavy industrial workloads. The "print and prepare" mode on the double bed model allows non-stop printing so PSPs can load the front while the back is printing for added productivity. The Mira has six color plus white with optional varnish and primer and is available in two bed sizes (8.8-by-5.24 feet or 8.8-by-10.5 feet).
- The Anapurna M2540i is a six-color plus white, 100-inch UV-curable flatbed inkjet printer which prints at speeds up to 1,000 square feet/hr. It is ideal for step-and-repeat work and for printing multiple jobs on different sized media.
A total of 141 entries in 38 product categories were submitted for this exclusive competition. Prints were judged on overall color appeal, tonality, image detail, objective color matching and grayscale color cast. Conducted during the 2015 SGIA Expo, this year's event was one of the most challenging in recent history.
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 2,620 million euros in 2014.
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 Graphics 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.