Agfa Graphics will be demonstrating new automation and feature enhancements for the Jeti Tauro and Jeti Mira UV inkjet printing systems at ISA’s Sign Expo 2016. Extremely Vivid Printing will be demonstrated with the new Jeti Tauro, featuring an advanced ABF (Automatic Board Feeder) for productivity gains and the Jeti Mira with a new RTR(roll-to-roll) system designed for greater versatility and waste reduction. Agfa Graphics will be in booth #1335 at Sign Expo, being held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, from April 21-23.
The Jeti Mira UV inkjet printer is being demonstrated with a dockable RTR system that attaches to the front of the flat bed table, reducing the distance the media needs to travel (less media waste) and further decreasing the chance of skewing while also improving accuracy. The 105.9-inch (2.69 m) Jeti Mira flatbed printer with moving gantry is built for heavy industrial workloads and produces outstanding quality in six colors plus white with optional primer or varnish. The 7pl droplet size produces stunning detail and razor-sharp text as small as 4-point type.
The Jeti Mira’s ‘Print & Prepare’ mode reduces downtime and increases productivity by allowing operators to load one side of the table while the other is printing. Its six vacuum zones enable fast, accurate double-sided printing.
Also in the Agfa Graphics booth, attendees can experience the Jeti Tauro, a hybrid printer designed for the quality and productivity demands of high-end sign and display printers. Jeti Tauro features media tables, an integrated RTR system and can be upgraded with a semi-automated board feeder and stacker. The ABF reduces idle time and increases efficiency with productivity gains in some cases of more than 30%. The 98-inch (2.5 m) Jeti Tauro features six colors plus white and/or primer option and is designed for high productivity printing (24/7) on both rigid and flexible material with speeds up to 2960 ft²/hour. The system’s vacuum-belt drive features excellent motion control that, regardless of the media being printed, results in extreme dot positioning accuracy.
“Agfa Graphics’ pursuit of printing excellence is driven by our customers’ dedication to and passion for their craft. The new options help print service providers achieve higher efficiency and expand their market,” said Deborah Hutcheson, Director of Marketing, Agfa Graphics, North America. “The options increase print service providers’ productivity, reduce media waste and offer outstanding print quality on a variety of substrates. We are proud to deliver the most robust portfolio of award-winning inkjet printing systems for any size print provider – from entry level to high-end industrial market segments.”
Both the Jeti Tauro and Jeti Mira are driven by Asanti, Agfa Graphics’ wide-format workflow software. As a true production hub, Asanti controls the entire process from prepress to production to finishing. Asanti’s comprehensive integration of file handling, color management and preflighting reduces the risk of mistakes and makes the complete system more productive. Asanti is complemented by Asanti StoreFront, Agfa Graphics’ web-to-print solution that seamlessly manages online stores and processes print orders automatically for PSPs.