AEG debuted the Voyager Pro UV-curable series of true combination roll-fed and flatbed printers, which are available in three print widths with a choice of belt options.
The AEG Voyager Pro LED has a 3.2m configuration, printing onto flexible materials, while the 2.05m AEG Voyager Pro outputs direct to rigid substrates. A 1.6m wide version, which carries the same modular choices, represents the third member of the series.
The printers all feature a quick-change from roll-fed to flatbed and back again, making them a flexible solution for expanding sign-makers, display producers and print service providers who want to ensure their systems are both multi-purpose and future-proof.
Available through a growing network of reseller channels, with announcements of new territory coverage taking place during FESPA, UK-based Image Technology is the company responsible for all AEG professional printing equipment and supplies. This first innovative series of wide-format printers has been designed and constructed to provide users with a cost-effective and ergonomic powerhouse that has strong emphasis on versatility and innovation.
Ink combinations include metallic and special colours, and a variety of user options enhances its CMYK based configuration to meet specific gamut requirements and material handling demands. With a choice of LED or mercury arc curing capabilities, the AEG Voyager Pro’s Xaar 1002 industrial print-heads provide robust consistency to satisfy the most demanding of production needs.
In common with all of its professional print products, the AEG Voyager Pro series is manufactured in Europe and has been created to deliver ergonomic reliability and fast throughput, with true modularity that enables the printers to be upgraded in the field as and when businesses need to boost productivity and performance. This strategy provides a future-proof investment for users by enabling the addition of special or spot colours on-site with minimal disruption so that uptime can be maintained.
With throughput speeds of up to 100sqm/hour, the Voyager Pro’s versatile media transport and rugged mechanism simplify the printing of a vast range of applications. Change-over from rigid to roll-bed materials takes less than one minute, thanks to its quick-connecting detachable flat-bed tables which minimise down-time and add to the machine’s overall versatility as a true dual-purpose printer.
Available with a choice of ink-sets, the configuration of CMYK in the base model can be augmented with light cyan and light magenta, plus white, clear varnish and metallic ink options. For users with specific gamut needs, orange and green or violet and red are available to meet work-flow requirements that require specific colour criteria. Additionally, the printers can be configured as double CMYK for print shops that require maximum productivity and the finest quality in bi-directional mode.
AEG made the world-wide debut of the Voyager Pro series at FESPA 2015, which took place from 18-22 May in Cologne.