Mortsel, Belgium – 20 April 2007 – Agfa Graphics today announced a new addition to its :Anapurna range of industrial wide-format inkjet systems. The 160 cm (63 inch) wide :Anapurna M industrial wide-format inkjet printer uses state-of-the art 14 picoliter printheads and Agfa-made UV-curable :Anapurna ink to make photo quality UV technology available to graphic screen printing and sign making shops at an affordable investment cost.
:Anapurna M can handle both rigid and flexible media. It is capable of resolutions up to 1440 dpi and printings speeds up to 15 sq. m/hr (161 sq. ft/hr).
":Anapurna M features a six-color system, with a light cyan and a light magenta. The high-quality printheads, very small drop size and the quality of our ink sets combine to produce remarkably vivid colors with smooth flats and great image detail," said Willy Van Dromme, director of wide-format inkjet marketing for Agfa Graphics. "Text remains crisp and sharp in point sizes as little as 4 point."
:Anapurna M has a maximum media width of 63 inches/160 cm and, like all models in the :Anapurna range, is capable of both roll-to-roll and rigid substrate printing. It is expected to be commercially available in the second quarter of 2007, including one set of two rigid tables for rigid media, start-up quantity of :Anapurna ink, RIP and one-year full warranty.
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world's leading imaging and information technology companies. Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare) and specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials).
Agfa's headquarters are in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries throughout the world. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 3,401 million euro in 2006.
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 colour management. Computer-to-film, computer-to-plate and digital proofing systems have earned Agfa Graphics a worldwide leadership position in the commercial and package printing and the newspaper publishing markets.
Agfa Graphics is rapidly expanding its offerings in the growing digital inkjet market. Its experience in both imaging and emulsion technology has provided the expertise required for making an assortment of high-quality UV and solvent-based inks. Joint development and manufacturing partnerships with industry leaders expand its technological reach and allow the company to develop comprehensive digital solutions for printing posters, banners, signage, displays, labels and packaging materials.
Product and company information can be found on Agfa's home page on the World Wide Web at: www.agfa.com.
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