Agfa launches new LED roll-to-roll printer

Richard Stuart-Turner
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Agfa Graphics has launched a new roll-to-roll printer with UV LED curing aimed at mid- to high-end applications.

The 3.2m-wide Jeti Ceres RTR 3200 LED is commercially available with immediate effect. The six-colour plus white and primer machine prints high quality on single- and dual-roll media at speeds of up to 186sqm/hr in express mode or 94sqm/hr in production mode.

The UV LED curing lamps are said to save costs, increase eco-friendliness, broaden the printable media range and eliminate lamp-based downtime.

The device uses Agfa’s UV LED-cured inks which can print on heat-sensitive media such as self-adhesive sheets and PVC without warping or wrinkling them.

“Our Anapurna portfolio is aimed more at mid- to low-end applications whereas the Jeti Ceres is aimed at the mid- to high-end. There are quite a number of customers in this market who want to have a high-end roll-to-roll machine,” said sign & display high-end marketing product manager Reinhilde Alaert.

“The Jeti Ceres is further thinking on our Jeti Titan machine, which is a flatbed but you can also do roll-to-roll printing with it. With this we developed a machine that has the Titan technology on board but just with the roll-to-roll so that you don’t have to buy a complete flatbed to use the roll-to-roll.”

She added: “This machine offers the speed, precision and efficiency required by intensive print firms – and the UV LED curing process only adds to its business-boosting capacity.”

The device, which is powered by Asanti workflow software, will be shown in public for the first time at C!Print Lyon, set to take place from 31 Jan to 2 Feb. It will also be shown at Fespa in Hamburg in May. Pricing for the machine was not disclosed.

Last month Agfa launched the Jeti Mira LED flatbed printer.

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