“Equipped with UV LED lamps for the curing process, the Jeti Tauro LED comes with a number of economical and ecological benefits,” explains Reinhilde Alaert, product manager, Agfa Graphics. “LEDs have minimal heat output, for example, which allows for printing on thin heat sensitive media such as styrene sheets and rolls. They also ensure very stable bi-directional calibration and higher system up times (no warming up or cooling down time) on top of the significant power savings. All of that has a positive effect on the ROI of the system.”
At FESPA, Agfa Graphics also presents a selection of its other UV inkjet printers with LED curing:
• The new Jeti Ceres RTR3200 LED is a workhorse, combining high productivity with excellent image quality on a wide variety of roll-to-roll media.
• The flatbed six color + white Jeti Mira 2732 HS LED is Agfa Graphics’ highly versatile moving gantry solution. At Fespa it is equipped with the optional dockable roll-to-roll option. Jeti Mira also features optional varnish ink to create glossy effects and 3D lenses for amazing optical illusions.
• The hybrid Anapurna H3200i LED represents the complete range of Agfa Graphics’ Anapurna printers with LED curing technology for indoor and outdoor applications up to 3.2m printing width on the widest range of substrates (standard 6 colors + white).
Agfa Graphics’ new soft signage printer Avinci DX3200 will also be demoed at Fespa. Avinci is a robust dye-sublimation printer, which produces high-quality, vivid prints for countless in- and outdoor applications.
“Avinci DX3200 features six colors (CMYKLcLm) and impresses with its speed and print quality. Avinci has an enormous color gamut,” Alaert said. “Next to its state-of-the-art imaging performance, it draws attention with its excellent tonal rendering and fine detail reproduction.”
Agfa Graphics’ specially-formulated UV LED inks can print on a wide variety of rigid and flexible substrates guaranteeing outstanding print quality and perfect physical characteristics such as adhesion. These include heat-sensitive substrates such as thin slides, self-adhesive sheets and stretchable PVC materials. Agfa UV inks boast a wide color gamut and high color vibrancy. The Thin Ink Layer technology from Agfa Graphics guarantees the lowest ink consumption with the highest color quality thanks to the high pigment load of the inks and Asanti’s dynamic ink splitting and color management optimization.
“All of Agfa’s UV-curable inks – white and color – offer stable jetting performance and deliver the same high-quality results, batch after batch,” Alaert continued. “The new Jeti Tauro LED is also designed for use with these first-rate inks, which offer high image longevity, excellent outdoor resistance and supreme adhesion, even on challenging substrates.”