UV-curable machine features white ink plus speed of M2.
Agfa Graphics has introduced the flatbed/roll-to-roll Anapurna M 2050, a UV-curable machine that combines the white-ink capabilities of the Anapurna Mw with the additional speed of the Anapurna M2. It also adds Agfa’s M-series G2 inks, which are designed for applications on the latest rigid and roll materials that require more flexibility.
The 6-color (CMYKcm)+white machine features eight printheads (12-pl; 8192 nozzles) and the ability to output in both uni- and bi-directional modes; it can accommodate graphics up to 79 x 118 in. and 1.77-in. thick. Typical throughput speeds in four-pass bi-directional mode is approximately 258 sq ft/hr , optimized for poster and banner production, Agfa reports. It can achieve a top resolution of 720 x 1440 dpi. White is printed in-line, so pre- or post-white is carried out in the same printing pass.
Other M 2050 features include: flexible-media handling capability; a four-zone vacuum table enabling it to handle a wide range of substrates varying in size and thickness; registration and anti-static bars; shuttle safety sensors; and automatic head-height adjustment.