The new AEG Voyager Pro UV-curable combination printer series is now available in South Africa from Graphix Supply World. The European-manufactured Voyager Pro offers advanced print-head technology and versatile ink options.
It includes a metallic ink channel among its versatile configuration options. This is believed to be the first time that this ink formulation has been made available in a commercially available UV-curable printer.
Incorporating Xaar’s latest print-head technology, the 2.05m Voyager Pro 2050 is the first in a series of AEG combination flat-bed and roll-fed wide-format printers. Complemented by the 3.2m Voyager Pro 3200, two entry-level Voyager models are also on offer, with 1.65m and 2.2m hybrid options.
Designed to be a true combination system, offering robust flat-bed and roll-fed throughput, the real versatility of the AEG Voyager Pro UV-curable series lies in the ink options that are available and configurable according to user requirement. The base ink-set of CMYK can be enhanced with a light cyan and light magenta, with the option of channels for white and metallic, plus the addition of clear varnish if required. Additionally, orange and green or violet and red can be integrated for users who require these alternatives as part of their work-flow preferences, colour accuracy criteria and final output requirements. All revisions to enhance original ink-sets or increase the number of installed ink channels are designed to be fully field-upgradeable at the customer site for convenience, with minimal down-time during change-over.
The addition of metallic, as well as white, special shades and a clear option is regarded as being particularly beneficial to print companies and display producers who want to add special effects and spot areas to an application. The AEG Voyager Pro will also appeal to packaging specialists and label converters who want to produce concepts and prototypes using a wide-format UV-curable machine that can generate proofs and short-runs onto the final material.
In conjunction with the Pantone Metallic Library, more than 300 matched colours are available to enable designers and print houses to generate metallic and pearlescent finishes as part of their work-flow. This extends the range of options available to users of UV-curable wide-format printers who, until now, have not had the option to generate metallic effects and finishes onto standard rigid and flexible materials.