Agfa Graphics to Reveal New Digital, Inkjet Systems, and Promises a 'Surf N' Crab' Experience at SGIA
ELMWOOD PARK, NJ—October 16, 2014—Known for its creative and educational approach to trade show exhibits, Agfa Graphics North America is raising the bar at SGIA with hardware, software and consumable introductions designed to open new revenue streams.
To illustrate the creativity and possibilities of the Agfa Graphics portfolio, the company will debut the Surf N' Crab Application Zone which simulates a seafood bar and surf shop. The Surf N' Crab offers a fun, colorful, simulated crab shack/surf shop experience and features vibrant graphics entirely created with digital and inkjet technologies. The booth will also showcase technology from entry level to high volume production.
For the first time in the United States, attendees can see demonstrations of the Anapurna M3200i RTR, a heavy duty, six-color (CMYKLcLm), 3.2m wide roll-to-roll UV-curable printing system. The M3200i RTR produces indoor and outdoor applications on flexible media such as fabric, canvas, vinyl and more. The dual roll option makes it possible to simultaneously print jobs on two rolls of the same media type, each up to 60" wide.
SGIA attendees looking to open new revenue streams can also find new printing solutions from MGI-USA, a leading provider of digital presses and finishing solutions. Agfa Graphics became MGI's only national distributor last month and quickly incorporated demonstrations of high margin and added value products into the booth. The Meteor DP8700 XL+ is a versatile, cost-effective digital press that produces a wide range of high-quality products quickly and efficiently. It has true multi-substrate capabilities for paper, plastics and envelopes, laser safe prints, and offset comparable output with expanded sizes up to 13x47".
The JETvarnish 3D takes digital spot UV coating to a new dimension featuring increased throughput for flat spot UV applications and visually stunning 3D raised effects on POP and POS signage. The iFOIL digital embossing and hot foil stamping solution eliminates the need for films, dies and makeready, allowing for highly profitable hot foil stamping and embossing work that engage both visual and tactile senses.
Additionally, visitors to SGIA will be able to experience the following at the Agfa Graphics booth:
- HP's six-color, 64" Latex 360 printer produces indoor and outdoor prints on a variety of traditional signage substrates.
- Epson's F7070 is a 64" dye-sub transfer printer for industrial textile manufacturing. Combined with the AIT 7300IJO heat transfer press, it produces fabric output at up to 720x1,440 dpi.
- Asanti Suite is Agfa Graphics' sign and display PDF workflow specifically designed to help wide-format printers maintain consistency and to optimize productivity throughout the printing process.
- Asanti Storefront, part of the Asanti Suite, is a cloud-based Web-to-print solution that enables print service providers (PSPs) to set up Web stores. The newest version of Asanti StoreFront makes it easier to customize print.
- Dreamscape media featuring unique vinyls and fabrics for custom wall graphics. The textured surfaces may be digitally imprinted, opening the doors into the décor market.
- 3D Systems line of 3-D printers, ranging from personal to industrial use and offering choices in materials, colors and speeds.
Agfa Graphics solutions will be in booth #2019 at SGIA 2014, being held from October 22-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information, click here.
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 2,865 million euros in 2013.
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.