Graphitek (Victoriaville, Quebec), a leading commercial printer specializing in large-format products, has completed the installation of an Anapurna H2500i LED wide-format printer from AGFA Graphics Canada (Mississauga, Ontario). For Graphitek, founded in 2002 by Nathalie Castonguay, this investment will allow her company to expand the services it offers, improve print quality, boost productivity, reduce ink costs and overall printing costs, and continue to lead the market in the Victoriaville region. The company specializes in just about any form of printed large-format visual communications – including signage, portable and roll-up banners, tradeshow exhibits, POP outdoor and POS displays, and much more – as well as garment printing, promotional item printing and so on.
Distributed by Cobalt Graphics, with 11 locations across Canada, the Anapurna H2500i LED is a wide-format hybrid printer the can print 4-foot by 8-foot panels in landscape format, and 8-foot-wide rolls in 6 colours plus white at an average speed of 500 square feet per hour. It’s ideal for sign shops, digital printers, photo labs and mid-size graphic screen printers that want to combine board and roll-to-roll projects.
Its engine combines high quality with high productivity for outdoor and indoor, rigid and flexible wide-format projects. With an automatic board feeder, productivity is increased even more. Its white-ink function creates possibilities for printing on transparent materials for backlit applications, or for printing white as a spot colour. The hybrid printer is fitted with air-cooled UV LED lights that save significant energy, costs and time. Due to their minimal energy output, these LED lights are also ideal for thin heat-sensitive materials and lead to faster operations as they can be switched on and off instantaneously.