Agfa Graphics’ Jeti Titan HS wide-format-inkjet printing system, which is manufactured in the company’s Mississauga, Ontario, facility, was named as a Product of the Year for its production-size category at last week’s 2014 SGIA Expo in Las Vegas.
Agfa’s Mississauga facility is one of the Belgian company’s three primary facilities for manufacturing inkjet systems. Agfa also builds its entry-level machines in South Korea and mid-range machines in Belgium.
The SGIA’s Product of the Year competition evaluated 139 entries from 68 companies in 25 different categories. The products include equipment and supplies currently on the market that are advancing the specialty imaging industry. Each product was judged during the 2014 SGIA Expo and put on display in the Golden Image Gallery on the Expo floor.
The Canadian-built Jeti Titan HS is a 122 x 79-inch, six-colour plus white (CMYKLcLmWW), flatbed UV printing system (with FTR option). It is equipped with two rows of 1,280-nozzle Ricoh Gen 5 print heads and available with a new primer designed to extend the durability of prints created for outdoor signage.
“We are extremely pleased to have been selected for this prestigious award. The competition was particularly fierce and this award is testament to the hard work of many people at Agfa Graphics all over the world to bring the Jeti Titan HS to market,” said Deborah Hutcheson, Director of Marketing, Agfa Graphics, North America.
White printing on the Jeti Titan HS supports different modes including overprint, under-print, spot, under-spot, fill and over-spot for rigids and pre-white for roll media. The Flat-to-roll (FTR) option gives users the ability to print flexible media at the maximum media width. The “S” version of the Jeti Titan has a single row of print heads, but is field upgradeable to add the second row.
During SGIA, Agfa also made the global debut of its new Anapurna M2500i system with an optional automated board feeder (ABF). The Anapurna M2500i is a 98-inch (2.5 m) wide, 6-colour plus white UV-inkjet printing system designed for sign shops, digital printers, photo labs and mid-size graphic screen printers.
It prints on rigid and flexible media including boards/sheets, roll-to-roll and roll-to-sheet. Multiple boards or borderless printing increases productivity even more. The system’s automated board feeder can provide increase productivity by allowing for volume printing of small board sizes (up to five boards can be printed in parallel).
The Anapurna M2500i features six Konica-Minolta KM 1024i Grayscale print heads for colour and two KM 1024i heads for white. It prints at a maximum resolution of 1,440 x 720 dpi and has a maximum speed of 1,238 ft2/hr (115m2/hr).