Monotech ties up with Agfa Graphics

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Monotech ties up with Agfa Graphics
Manoj Garg

India’s leading manufacturer, products and solutions provider for the printing and packaging industry, Monotech Systems, has tied up with Agfa Graphics, Belgium. Under this association, Monotech will market the complete range of Agfa UV flatbed products in western and southern India.
 
Agfa Graphics is a leading supplier to the printing industry all over the world. The company supplies to the sign and display industry top-of-the-line, highly productive and versatile wide-format inkjet printers and specialized inks, in addition to workflow automation software.

Currently, Monotech Systems offers its own branded Pixeljet range of solvent, eco-solvent, UV Hybrid flatbed, true flatbed and UV LED roll-to-roll printers to the Indian wide format market. The Pixeljet range of UV flatbed printers is proven and highly popular in industrial applications.
 
Agfa’s range of UV Flatbed printers include Anapurna, Avinci and Jeti for applications such as posters, billboards, POP displays, exhibition panels, stage graphics, construction announcements, ad panels, and rigid printing.

Manoj Garg, general manager – Wide Format Graphics, Monotech Systems says, “The market is moving towards UV printing for indoor and outdoor applications where customers are looking for economic, robust and maintenance-free machines. We are glad to associate with Agfa Graphics, which has a formidable reputation for innovation, quality products and proven expertise to provide solutions to the industry which will strengthen our efforts of bringing the best industrial and wide format printing products in its class to the industry.”

Agfa Graphics supplies sign and display companies with a range of highly productive and versatile wide format inkjet printers and dedicated inks, in addition to workflow automation software. In addition, it serves various industries by deploying state-of-the-art inkjet inks in printing solutions that are integrated into existing manufacturing processes. In India, Technova is Agfa’s technology partner for the manufacture of offset plates.

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