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New Agfa Anapurna “Hybrid”

Agfa graphics added to its LED UV-curing printers a new 3.2m hybrid solution for printing both flexible and rigid media, the Anapurna H3200i LED, which is an extension of the roll-to-roll Anapurna RTR3200i. It was launched this past September at SGIA 2016 at Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Anapurna H3200i LED UV. Courtesy of Agfa Graphics

The Anapurna i printers are using air-cooled LED UV curing as an alternative to the current mercury lamp curing technology, enabling printers to print on a broader range of media, save energy, increase system up-time and reduce operational expenses. The lamps also reduce heat emission, allowing them to print on heat-sensitive substrates such as thin-layer styrene and self-adhesive sheets.

Though it is a “Hybrid” printer with both flatbed and roll-to-roll feeding mechanism, we at FLAAR Reports reserve hybrid as a name for pinch-roller over grit roller and we categorize this type of printer as a “Combo Transport Belt”, since the conveyor belt moves to print the media, and not the other way around, it differs from all the other range of UV-curing printers structures.

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Conveyor Transport Belt feeding mechanism

“This is a belt-driven hybrid machine which handles all types of roll media in a size up to 3.2m, both in a single-roll and a dual-roll configuration, and it also allows for printing on two metre by three metre rigids, fed with the long size first. Our customers will benefit from the operations savings, the broader media range and the environmental advantages that LED UV curing adds to the systems, without compromising on either print quality or productivity.”

– Willy Van Dromme, Marketing Manager Agfa Graphics

The new 3.2m wide format printer has 6 Konica Minolta 1024i printheads with a drop size of 12 pl, and also 2 other Konica Minolta 1024i with a difference of a 30 pl drop size.

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Anapurna H3200i LED UV. Courtesy of Agfa Graphics

We at FLAAR Reports have seen the previous models at different shows all around the world, such as the Anapurna FB2540i LED and the roll-to-roll Anapurna RTR3200i LED. With the technology on the newest 3.2m combo transport belt printer, customers will be able to increase productivity, giving them a chance to grown in the industry.

Source: Agfa Graphics

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