At the ISA tradeshow in Orlando, Agfa Graphics today unveiled its :Jeti 1224 UV HDC device, with the first customer shipments scheduled to begin in June 2010. The inkjet- and UV-based :Jeti 1224 is said to provide grayscale printing at speeds of up to 1,182 square feet per hour (f2/hr).
This is the first machine to be branded under the Agfa name, after the Belgium company purchased the Jeti assets from Gandinnovations, which first released its Jeti version in July 2008 with a speed of 450 f2/hr in 6-pass production mode.
The :Jeti 1224 UV HDC (HDC = High Definition Color) is built on a solid-steel platform and includes a linear motor driven vacuum bed for accurate dot placement in both flatbed mode or with the optional roll-to-roll (RTR) feature. This is also the first :Jeti printer to use the Ricoh Gen 4 variable grayscale print-head technology.
Agfa has also introduced its :Anuvia HD ink technology to drive the Ricoh heads up to 30 KHz in binary and 13 KHz in grayscale. The system can fire ink drops as small as 8 picolitres. With 4-colour and white as its standard ink set, the :Jeti 1224 UV HDC is said to deliver resolutions of up to 1,200 dpi.
In addition to its top-rated speed of 1,182 f2/hr, the :Jeti 1224 has a production-mode speed of 582 f2/hr and a quality-mode speed of 390 f2/hr. The device’s flatbed architecture, according to Agfa, can print on substrates of up to two inches thick and can support media rolls up to 250 pounds.
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