Agfa’s roll-to-roll and LED printers have outperformed the competition in the RTR UV and UV Hybrid/Flatbed categories, after the company reported two 2020 Product of the Year Awards from Printing United Alliance.
The Oberon RTR3300 won in the RTR UV category (over 203.2cm/80 inches) and the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED won top honours in the UV Hybrid/Flatbed High Volume Production Class category. The Printing United Alliance hands out the Product of the Year awards to solutions from its member suppliers that are available for sale in 2020. Over 200 entries were submitted across 85 categories.
‘Winning two Product of the Year awards validates our global team’s dedication to continual innovation and delivering outstanding technology to our customers,’ said Deborah Hutcheson, Director of Marketing, Agfa, North America. ‘This recognition showcases the superior performance, reliability and efficiency built into Agfa products with the goal of making our customers more profitable.’
Both the Oberon RTR3300 and the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED feature state-of-the-art technologies. The Oberon is a dedicated 3.3m roll-to-roll printer featuring speeds up to 150sqm/h that comes in a four colour plus white and a six colour version. The dual-roll option is capable of handling two rolls up to 1.6m wide each, doubling the total output. The Oberon’s UV LED inks are optimised for flexible media and obtained Greenguard Gold certification, designating that they meet rigorous chemical emissions standards and can be used in sensitive indoor environments like schools or healthcare facilities.
The Jeti Tauro H3300 LED printers are heavy-duty, ruggedly built workhorses that easily handle extreme workloads, multiple-shift operation and 24/7 printing. Suited for a variety of rigid and flexible substrates (e.g. paper, styrene, corrugated cardboard and corrugated polypropylene), the Jeti Tauro H3300 LEDs produce prints up to 3.3m wide at speeds up to 453sqm/h at resolutions up to 1200dpi. Featuring a four and a six-colour version (plus white or primer), the Jeti Tauro LED line offers six configurations ranging from manual to fully automatic and roll printing. Like the Oberon, the Jeti Tauro UV inks obtained Greenguard Gold certification.
Product of the Year judging was conducted for both output devices and non-output devices. For output devices, a printed target produced a scorecard that determined winners. Agfa Corporation has won a total of 14 Product of the Year awards since its first submission in 2014.