Agfa shows off new Jeti wide format printers

Agfa has used the ISA show in Las Vegas to launch two new Jeti wide format printers, both using Agfa’s UV inks. Agfa claims that they lay down a very thin layer of ink for very low ink consumption.

The Jeti Mira is a flatbed and comes in two sizes, both 2.7m wide, but with a choice of 1.6m or 3.2m in length. The bed can be split into six zones, with independent control of the front and back vacuum zones. It’s also possible to load one side of the table while the other is printing. There’s an optional roll to roll system that takes media up to 2.05m in width.

This printer uses six colour plus white and an option for varnish or primer. It uses Ricoh Gen 5 printheads, which have been configured with a minimum 7 picolitre drop size and up to 720 x 1080 dpi resolution. The largest model can produce 206 sqm/hr, though this drops to 69 sqm/hr in Production mode or 34.5 sqm/hr for the smaller model.

The second printer is the Jeti Tauro, a 2.54m wide hybrid that can take rigid boards up to 4m long. It’s capable of producing up to 275 sqm/hr, though this drops to 138 sqm/hr in Production mode and 62 sqm/hr in High Quality mode. It’s designed to work with rigid boards from cardboard and foamboard to composite aluminium as well as roll-fed media including textiles, paper and vinyl. There’s an option for semi or fully automatic loading and unloading. It can use up to 32 Ricoh Gen5 printheads, though the standard configuration starts with 24 heads. There are six colours and there’s an option for white ink or primer.

Agfa has also updated its Asanti workflow with a new version 2.0. This is now extended to cover finishing as well as printing, and includes support for Agfa’s Acorta cutting table, as well as the two new printers. It also gains new options for printing white on transparent substrates.

Agfa has also shown a new version of its 3.2m wide Anapurna printer, the M3200i RTR, with a high density white ink and new automation options for the Anapurna M2500i.





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