Agfa - 4/9/2009
Increase Speed and Productivity with Agfa Graphics' New
Agfa Graphics adds top range model to the :Anapurna family and doubles productivity at the industry highest
image quality in its class.
Agfa Graphics proudly announces the :Anapurna M² UV inkjet wide format printer. Based on Agfa's
best-selling, industry award-winning :Anapurna M family of UV inkjet printers, the :Anapurna M² is a feature
complete heavy-duty industrial UV inkjet system.
Many automation enhancements make the :Anapurna M2 the new trendsetter in the market of wide format
UV inkjet printing. A unique vacuum strength control system was designed for smooth substrate transport at
high speeds. Shuttle safety sensors protect the print heads in case of variable substrate height, and an
ionizing bar prevents electro-static loads on the substrate, ensuring optimum ink droplet positioning and
therefore delivering the highest print quality. All this comes standard in the :Anapurna M2; it is designed to
cope with peak production and high volume workloads. The :Anapurna M2 boosts a more powerful fastscan
motor driving a shuttle with 6 printheads with 1024 nozzles each which provides increased speed. Convenient
by design, the printer handles roll-to-roll media as well as rigids. Media loading is made extremely
straightforward with automated media registration bars and head height adjustment.
"The :Anapurna M2 is ideally suited for graphic screen printers, commercial printers, sign shops and photo
labs that demand high quality", said Willy Van Dromme, Business Line Manager for Wide Format at Agfa
Graphics. "It is built to be robust with industrial strength. It is thé high throughput UV-ink printer of choice to fit
for heavy workloads and peak performance with top quality."
The :Anapurna M2 has a maximum media width of 62 inches and uses the latest Konica-Minolta 12
picoliter print heads offering unparalleled image quality at 720 x 1440 dpi. Both in uni- and bi-directional
modes, prints are sharp and show high detail rendering and fine text. Printing in the 8 pass uni-directional
mode delivers output in photo quality. Maximum productivity is achieved in 4 pass bi-directional mode and
results in an output of approx. 23 square meters per hour.
In combination with the Agfa-made UV-curable :Anapurna ink, :Anapurna M2 offers top-notch photo-quality at
high throughput speeds.