Agfa Graphics Launches Jeti Tauro H3300

Agfa Graphics launching Jeti Tauro H3300.
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Agfa Graphics has launched its latest UV LED inkjet hybrid workhorse: the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED.

It was launched at FESPA 2018 in Berlin.

Unique applications

‘We are confident that our machines can tackle all requests a customer may have, which is why we put a multitude of high-quality, real-life printed applications at the centre of attention. They demonstrate the unique potential of our products and will both educate and inspire print service providers that want to make high-impact impressions on their clients,’ explained Kristof Van Cleemput, global communications manager at Agfa Graphics.

‘Visitors could see our latest machines, including the brand-new Jeti Tauro H3300 LED, in a virtual operational environment using touchscreens and virtual reality glasses.’

New flagship: the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED

Building on the successes of the Jeti Tauro H2500 LED, the bigger, sturdier and faster Jeti Tauro H3300 LED guarantees both smooth, detailed results and rapid UV LED curing.

‘Those who opt for automation will have fully automated multi-board loading and unloading up to four boards, reducing idle time and increasing production efficiency even more,’ explained Reinhilde Alaert, marketing product manager of sign and display at Agfa Graphics.

‘Its extreme speed becomes even more apparent in the roll-to-roll version, which is capable of handling heavy master rolls in single or dual-roll mode for a wide variety of flexible media. With the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED, we can offer the highest possible level of both quality and productivity, thanks to a brand-new vacuum table and Agfa-patented vacuum belt design that keep print media perfectly flat under the print shuttle, guaranteeing precise dot positioning and accurate media transport.’

The Jeti Tauro’s image vividness is created to last, even when subjected to harsh outdoor weather conditions. Due to the high pigment load of Agfa-made inks and Asanti’s ink saving algorithms, ink consumption per square metre is the lowest on the market. The result is an ideal balance between quality, productivity and cost of ownership.

‘Among other benefits, LEDs are durable – they generate consistent light output throughout their lifespans of about 10,000 hours,’ said Alaert. ‘Also, the Agfa-developed and manufactured UV-curable inks match perfectly with the spectral emission of Tauro’s LED lamps. This guarantees deep instant curing and delivers dry output, outstanding adhesion on a broad media range, good scratch resistance, colour stability, etc.

‘The fact that the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED relies fully on this technology is truly unique – it’s one of the engine’s many strong suits. Not only that, this hybrid UV inkjet workhorse is capable of producing visually stunning prints on media up to 3.3m wide at speeds up to 453sqm/h, able to keep going 24/7 and convertible to enable different degrees of automation. It truly is one of a kind.’

Extreme productivity and quality.

Agfa’s printing solutions stand out because of their use of specially-formulated UV LED inks, which are suitable for a wide variety of rigid and flexible substrates. In combination with the company’s Asanti workflow and colour management software, these inks produce award-winning prints with the largest colour gamut and superior adhesion and durability.

In addition, Agfa Graphics’ patented Thin Ink Layer technology guarantees the lowest ink consumption per square metre on the market, thanks to the inks’ high pigment load, and the unique colour management capabilities of Asanti.

This supreme level of quality, combined with the stellar productivity that results from a combination of high-speed printing with a range of automation options, is at the core of Agfa Graphics’ EXTREME campaign, which is reflected in its slogan: ‘Extreme Productivity. Extreme Quality.’

Upcoming FESPA events include FESPA Africa, the region’s largest, focused exhibition for wide format digital printing, screen printing, garment decoration and textile printing, which is co-located with Sign Africa and Africa Print, the region’s leading events for the signage industry. The event is taking place from 12-14 September 2018 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg.

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