At SGIA's trade show for large-format-printing, currently underway in Las Vegas, Agfa introduced quality and speed enhancements to its industrial-scale :M-Press Tiger press.
Based on an inkjet printing process, the :M-Press Tiger can now output up to 13,640 f2/hr (1267 m2/hr), while Agfa's latest UPH 2 (Universal Print Head) greyscale technology enables the :M-Press Tiger to print with variable drop sizes as small as 10 picolitres.
According to the company, incorporating these revised print-heads adds another production mode to the machine, with a new "fine art" capability joining pre-existing modes that are referred to as photo, high quality and express.
The :M-Press Tiger works with both flexible and rigid materials with a thickness of up to 10 mm. "The :M-Press Tiger has been designed and constructed as a true replacement for traditional graphics screen printing," stated Richard Barham, VP for Inkjet Systems at Agfa Graphics.