Sign Works Purchases First Agfa Anapurna M3200 RTR Wide-Format Printer Sold in North America
ELMWOOD PARK, NJ—October 7, 2014—Sign Works of Bensenville, IL, has become the first print service provider to install the Anapurna M3200 RTR from Agfa Graphics. The six-color, 126" Anapurna M3200 roll-to-roll system is designed for flexible media printing suitable for indoor and outdoor applications.
Founded in 1976, Sign Works has grown over the years, currently calling a 25,000-square-foot facility just on the outskirts of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport home. The addition of the Anapurna M3200 RTR has allowed Sign Works the ability to offer its customers, primarily other sign and printing companies, better products and faster service.
"The speed of the Anapurna M3200 RTR compared to what we currently have on our 120" wide roll printers has helped us increase production and offer increased print quality on fabrics and wallpaper," said Greg Janowiak, president, Sign Works. "Installation of the Anapurna M3200 RTR went very smoothly, along with training. It was an easy learning curve for our operators."
The Anapurna M3200 RTR is a dedicated roll-to-roll printer specifically built for heavy 24/7 workloads. It is ideal for a wide variety of roll materials such as fabric, canvas, vinyl, plastic film, paper and polyester, including 100 percent PE eco-friendly, which opens many new markets. The speed and print quality of the Anapurna M3200 RTR can handle billboards and building wraps with ease.
"The Anapurna M3200 is an eco-friendly printing system, since it uses less ink and less energy than engines of a similar size," noted Deborah Hutcheson, director of marketing, Agfa Graphics. "Paired with our Asanti workflow for the sign and display market, users can benefit from an integrated production solution that provides consistent quality, minimizes errors and saves time."
The Anapurna M3200 RTR supports dual roll printing, ideal for sign-makers, display producers and commercial print shops that need the full width of a 126"-wide printer but also want the ability to run jobs next to each other at a sensible price. Its production standards and ease-of-use are complemented by efficient material loading and handling.
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.