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Agfa Anapurna M 2050 targets 2m UV printer market

Jun 15, 2010 12:00 AM

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Agfa (Ridgefield Park, NJ) introduces the flatbed/roll-to-roll :Anapurna M 2050. Combining the productivity of two of the existing machines in this family with a new 2.05m width, this new UV-curable printer also benefits from white ink printing and the company's latest M-series G2 inks, which are designed for applications on the latest rigid and roll materials that demand more flexibility.

The 6-color and white :Anapurna M 2050 benefits from the white ink capabilities already proven in the popular :Anapurna Mw whilst integrating the additional speed found in the :Anapurna M2. The new machine's versatility is enhanced with flexible media handling capability and a four-zone vacuum table which give additional strength for handling a wide range of substrates varying in size and thickness. Built to be robust yet easy to operate, the :Anapurna M 2050's productivity is achieved with its eight printheads for a total of 8,192 nozzles, plus the ability to output in both uni- and bi-directional modes without compromising on performance or quality.

The :Anapurna M 2050 combines with the company's new :Anapurna M-series G2 UV-curable inks to result in a solution for use on a broad range of rigid substrates and flexible roll materials. Finished output can be cut and creased without flaking or cracking, extending the options available to display producers and designers. Typical throughput speeds of the :Anapurna M 2050 in four-pass, bidirectional mode are approximately 24 m2/hour, optimized for poster and banner production.

The system includes registration bars, anti static bars, shuttle savety sensors , automatic head height adjustment and a refined vacuum power control, all combined to deliver flawless rigid and roll-to-roll transport. The :Anapurna M 2050's six colors (CMYKLcLm) plus white capability and its 12 picolitre printheads produce high quality solids and tonal rendering at up to 720 x 1440 dpi with vibrant colours and a wide colour gamut. White is printed inline with the other colors, so printing pre-white or post-white is carried out in the same printing pass.