Agfa’s Anapurna M2540 FB Flatbed
The company has also introduced its new M-Press Leopard, co-developed by Agfa and Thieme.
The Anapurna M2540 FB UV flatbed from Agfa Graphics has made its North American debut. The 6-color (CMYKcm + white) printer features a quick-change vacuum-bed divided into two table zones of four different compartments, allowing the use of different-sized media without having to tape off the whole vacuum bed; this design also allows separate parts of the bed to be used for different jobs in the same print run while maintaining a perfect vacuum, Agfa reports (the vacuum can also be reversed in order to aid lifting of large substrates after printing). The printer accommodates media up to 100 x 54 in. and up to 1.77-in. thick.
The M2540FB also features: a maximum print speed of 484 sq ft/hr in Express mode (280 sq ft/hr in Production mode); borderless-printing capabilities; ionizer elements to prevent the buildup of electrostatic charge on media; shuttle safety sensors on both sides of the print carriage to protect printheads from hitting the media; Wasatch SoftRIP standard; and more.
The company has also showcased its new M-Press Leopard, co-developed by Agfa and Thieme. The manual-load, 4-color Leopard is built on a Thieme screen printing press base and incorporates inkjet shuttle technology to generate speeds up to 3179 sq ft/hr. It can accommodate substrates up to 65 x 104 in. and up to 2-in. thick; it also features: UPH 2 grayscale variable-droplet technology, a Thieme 55 universal print table with variable vacuum zones, and Apogee Vibe workflow software to add variable-data elements to existing PDF files.