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Ubiquitous UV

(February 2012) posted on Wed Feb 08, 2012

A tidal wave of UV tech has made its mark on the market.

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Agfa’s Anapurna M1600 is a 63-in. hybrid UV printer offering 4-colors (CMYK) plus white (with dedicated white-ink mixing and circulation system). Utilizing Agfa’s flexible G2 inks; it features Konica Minolta 1024 printheads. The M1600 can accommodate roll media as well as rigid media up to 1.77-in. thick and features a two-zone vacuum table for dealing with a variety of substrates. Top print speed is 500 sq ft/hr in Express mode; its Production mode offers 305 sq ft/hr; Poster mode is 150 sq ft/hr. A Wasatch SoftRIP Agfa edition is standard. Top resolution is 720 x 1440 dpi.

Other wide-format UV machines in the Agfa line include various Anapurna machines (the 2500 LED, M, M2050, M4f, Mv, Mw, and M2) as well as the Jeti 3348 UV Galaxy and JetSpeed rollfed printers, Jeti 5048 UV XL, and Jeti Titan 3020.

Anderson Group America
Anderson America’s Ajet hybrid UV digital printer is capable of printing flexible and rigid substrates up to 5 x 10 ft. The 7-color (CMYKcm+w, varnish optional) Ajet boasts speeds up to 301 sq ft/hr and 720 x 1440-dpi resolution and can accommodate media up to 1.97-in. thick. Features include: an auto-tensioning and roll-feed takeup system; automatic head wiping; a printhead safety device to detect incorrect media height; a visually guided graphic user interface; UV light timer; and more. An Onyx ProductionHouse RIP is standard.
Also in the Anderson lineup is the CoJet, a 48 x 96-in. flatbed that offers 6 colors (CMYKcm) + white; top resolution is 720 x 1440.

CET Color
CET Color’s X-Press 1000 is a flatbed UV that can handle substrates up to 49 x 99 in. and 4-in. thick. It offers an 800 x 1200-dpi resolution maximum; the X-Press 1000’s Production speed is 960 sq ft/hr (4-pass) and High Quality speed is 400 sq ft/hr (8-pass). Three inksets are available: CMYK, CMYKcm, and CMYKcm + white + varnish. Features include: Spectra Polaris 512 printheads; a customizable print spooler; four-zone reversible vacuum table; and pin registration system.
The X-Press 500H Hybrid UV and the X-Press 500 Flatbed UV are also in the CET UV lineup.