Agfa Graphics wins four Product of the Year Awards from SGIA

Agfa Graphics four Product of the Year awards from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) include the new Jeti Tauro H3300 LED (won in the Roll-to-Roll UV Over 80 Inches category), the Jeti Mira (won in two categories – the UV Flatbed + White $200,000-$500,000 category and UV Flatbed $200,000-$500,000 category), and the Anapurna H3200i LED (won in the UV Hybrid $100,000-$500,000 category). The coveted SGIA Product of the Year competition exceeded previous submissions this year with 255 entries vying for recognition as the industry’s leading equipment, software, media and supplies. A total of 255 entries in 68 product categories were submitted. Judges evaluated prints based on overall colour appeal, tonality, image detail, objective colour matching and grayscale colour cast. Winners will receive their Product of the Year awards at a special presentation on October 17, 2018 – the eve of the 2018 SGIA Expo October 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Agfa Graphics has won 11 SGIA Product of the Year Awards since its first submission in 2014, and will showcase its 2018 Product of the Year winners at this year’s event in booths 1460  and 1561.

Deborah Hutcheson.
Deborah Hutcheson

“Our Agfa team around the globe worked tirelessly on our Product of the Year submissions,” said Deborah Hutcheson, Director of Marketing for Agfa Graphics North America. “These highly coveted awards are a testament to the dedication and commitment we have for bringing extreme productivity and extreme quality to market. Winning Product of the Year is a great honour. We’re thrilled to be recognized in the industry for our innovations and technological leadership.” The Jeti Tauro H3300 LED, Jeti Mira MG2732 HS LED and Anapurna H3200i LED feature impressive image quality with low ink consumption and outstanding productivity. These UV inkjet wide-format printers offer the following technologies:

Jeti Tauro H3300 LED.
Agfa Jeti Tauro H3300 LED.

The flagship Jeti Tauro H3300 LED is designed to offer extreme productivity combined with extreme quality and extreme flexibility. Its new LED system offers a combination of vivid six-colour prints (plus white or primer) up to 3.3 meters wide at speeds up to 453 m2/hr (4,876 ft.2/hr.) and cutting-edge automation. Ruggedly built for 24/7 multiple-shift operation, the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED offers exceptional automation flexibility and can be configured to the needs of the user – including manual loading and unloading, master roll-to-roll, semi-automation and full automation.

Jeti Mira LED.
Agfa Jeti Mira MG2732 LED.

The Jeti Mira MG2732 HS LED with varnish and RTR is a powerful moving-gantry flatbed printer is designed for optimal flexibility. Jeti Mira’s ‘Print & Prepare’ function enables the operator to load one side of the table while the other side is printing, for non-stop productivity. The Jeti Mira reaches speeds up to 2,669 ft²/hr. (248 m²/hr.) and produces “industry-leading print quality” in six colours (CMYKLcLm) and white, with optional (3D) varnish or primer.

Anapurna H3200i LED.
Agfa Anapurna H3200i LED.

The Anapurna H3200i LED, a 3.2 m hybrid, is ideal for a variety of uncoated rigid media and roll media applications. Its 6-colour engine includes a white ink function that creates possibilities for printing on transparent material for backlit applications or printing white as a spot colour. It also offers a solid, robust design to sustain higher workloads.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.