Agfa Graphics to demo Anapurna M2540i FB Printing System and finishing technologies at Consac this Friday

Agfa Graphics' Anapurna M2540iFB Printer.
Agfa Graphics’ Anapurna M2540i Flatbed Printer.

For the first time in North America, Agfa Graphics Canada will be demonstrating the new Anapurna M2540i FB Printing System (Booth 615) at Consac – the National Sign & Graphics Tradeshow being held at the International Centre (Entrance 5, 6900 Airport Road) in Mississauga, Ontario September 25 and 26. The Agfa Anapurna M2540i FB is a 6-colour-plus-white, high-speed, UV-curable flatbed inkjet printer that prints at speeds up to 1,001 ft²/hr. (93 m²/h). Featuring a moving gantry flatbed, it’s ideal for both step-and-repeat work and for printing on media in a variety of sizes at one time.

The Anapurna M2540i FB expands signage and display production because it can print on practically any rigid and sheet material. This new flatbed delivers “exceptional print quality on a wide variety of indoor and outdoor media” – as well as on uncoated rigid media such as corrugated boards, rigid plastics, plexiglass, mirrors, exhibition panels, wood, aluminum, MDF, stage graphics, advertising panels and more. In combination with the Esko Kongsberg v24 Digital Cutter, printers can can offer valuable finishing services and enter new markets, said the OEM.

Ruben Silva, Managing Director, Agfa Graphics Canada.
Ruben Silva, Managing Director, Agfa Graphics Canada.

“The Anapurna M2540i FB gives users the ability to attract new business with a wide variety of applications,” said Ruben Silva, Managing Director, Agfa Graphics Canada. “From traditional to niche projects, the Anapurna M2540i FB offers borderless printing to avoid extra finishing steps, saving time and money. Due to the accuracy of the flatbed, it can print pre, post and sandwich white for added impact.” In addition to the Anapurna M2540i FB, visitors will see how the Esko Kongsberg V24 Digital Cutting Table can help grow a printer’s business by providing digital finishing opportunities in the signage and display markets.

Demonstrations of the Anapurna M2540i FB will include printing on various Duratex media and include: second surface printing, “sandwich white” (colour, white, colour); multi-layer printing such as high density (colour, colour, white); and second surface, two-sided printing on clear substrates to illustrate how to print an image so that it can be read correctly on the front and back (colour, white, blackout, white, colour).

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.