Agfa to show a variety of print applications at Fespa 2022

Corrugated cardboard, soft signage and flexible media will be at display at Fespa 2022

42
Agfa
With a stand themed ‘Think Inkjet. Think Agfa’, inkjet printing solutions provider Agfa will show FESPA visitors in Berlin from 31 May-3 June its latest innovations and all the reasons to opt for them. Photo Agfa

“We keep improving and expanding our print solutions as we are passionate about enabling sign and display companies throughout the world to produce unique and striking prints – at the right throughput and the right price,” says Vincent Wille, president of Digital Print and Chemicals. “Fespa visitors looking to advance their businesses should definitely stop by the Agfa stand. We invite them to experience our large-format inkjet printing demos and to get inspired by our extensive variety of print samples. Most of all, our inkjet experts look forward to exploring together how our integrated offering of printers, inks, software, training and services can meet printing companies’ needs and further their growth.

A variety of print applications will take center stage and provide plenty of food for thought at Agfa’s stand –

Corrugated cardboard displays featuring varnish

The Jeti Tauro H3300 HS LED is the latest member of Agfa’s 3.3 m heavy-duty hybrid inkjet printer family. It offers producers of corrugated cardboard displays the option to add a layer of glossy or matt varnish – either applied to the entire surface (flood varnish) or to selected spots (spot varnish). The varnish embellishes prints with a fine luxury look, while also protecting them to some extent. Just like its siblings, this hybrid high-end Jeti Tauro is geared to fast and reliable 24/7 print production of outstanding quality, featuring multiple automation options.

Vibrant soft signage prints

The 3.2 m Avinci CX3200 dye-sublimation printer produces consistently vibrant high-quality prints on a wide range of polyester-based fabrics for indoor or outdoor soft signage, interior decoration, and fashion items. Being able to print directly to fabric is easy and fast, and ideal for applications such as flags, which require see-through. Yet the Avinci can also print on transfer paper, which is perfect for obtaining super-sharp backlit applications with deep blacks, as well as for handling really stretchy fabrics. It also limits set-off and media waste.

Flexible media – even the thinnest, most heat-sensitive ones

The Oberon RTR3300is a sturdy 3.3 m roll-to-roll machine that combines excellent print quality and high throughput with unique ease of use. Featuring UV LED curing and a water-cooled print plate, it tackles even the most heat-sensitive flexible materials. Its dual-roll option enables efficient printing on two smaller media rolls.

women

Also on demo will be Agfa’s workflow software Asanti, which seamlessly interlinks the entire print production flow and minimizes manual interventions and errors. Its browser-based production dashboard interfaces with MIS/ERP systems to fine-tune quotes and post-calculations as it monitors production time, and ink and media consumption. The latest version (v5) includes efficiency-increasing features such as the automated ganging of jobs, as well as dedicated features for packaging production.

Industrial inkjet solutions

Agfa’s industrial inkjet specialists will also be at Fespa to discuss how the integration of inkjet printing in industrial production environments will lead to more versatility and improved cost-efficiency.

  • Agfa offers complete industrial inkjet printing systems, such as InterioJet, a multi-pass, water-based inkjet system for printing on décor paper for laminate production, and Alussa, a state-of-the-art inkjet printing technology that enables the creation of stunning and lasting designs on genuine leather. Both were recently rewarded by the European Digital Press association.
  • In direct relationship with OEM partners, print head manufacturers, system integrators and end-users, Agfa also develops high-performance UV and water-based industrial inkjet inks for a wide array of applications across a number of market sectors. These inks are used in state-of-the-art, and often custom-made printing equipment that is integrated into existing manufacturing processes.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

It is the right time to support our high-impact reporting and authoritative and technical information with some of the best correspondents in the industry. Readers can power Indian Printer and Publisher’s balanced industry journalism and help sustain us by subscribing.

– Naresh Khanna

Subscribe Now

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here