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Agfa Graphics, Pitman announce Graph Expo plans

Oct 1, 2010 12:00 AM

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Ridgefield Park, NJ-based Agfa Graphics ( and the Pitman Co. ( have teamed up to help their customers grow sales, at Graph Expo 2010. Combined, Agfa and Pitman have a comprehensive assortment of inkjet solutions from entry-level systems to high-speed industrial inkjet, plus a wide variety of rigid and flexible media.  (See “Agfa Graphics acquires Pitman Company USA.” )
Booth 844 will be fully dedicated to profit-generating inkjet solutions, including Agfa's :Anapurna M 2050 UV-curable inkjet printer. The :Anapurna M 2050 is designed to give users a cost-effective solution for speed and 1440-dpi display printing. Agfa's :Jeti 1224 HDC FTR (flat-to-roll), a high-productivity UV inkjet printer featuring High Definition Color capabilities, will be running live during the show. This system offers the best true flatbed combined with true roll-to-roll capability on the market. The 96-inch-wide flatbed architecture of the :Jeti 1224 HDC allows for printing on virtually anything that is reasonably flat up to five cm thick. It is suited to high-resolution trade show graphics, point-of-sale displays, real estate signs, backlit signs, lenticular displays, high-resolution banners, ceramic tiles, wood and many more flatbed applications.
Attendees also will learn about Agfa's :M-Press Tiger, a high-speed UV flatbed inkjet press, the :Dotrix high-speed UV web inkjet printing press, Agfa-made inks and more.
In booth 2611, a full assortment of prepress, press and packaging solutions will be displayed. Attendees can stop by for demos of :Apogee 7, the latest version of Agfa's award-winning automated workflow which includes :Apogee Impose, an Agfa-developed imposition module that relies on live job information rather than templates to perform imposition. In addition, :Apogee 7 allows print buyers to go beyond the web-to-print screen to create new jobs in the prepress stage with WebApproval.
Agfa will demonstrate its complete plate portfolio which includes :Azura TS chemistry-free thermal plate, as well as the Intertech Technology award-winning :Energy Elite plate.  Agfa's :Amigo TS will make its North American debut at Graph Expo 2010. The new :Amigo TS runs up to 50% faster than the original. Agfa will also display :Arkitex 7, the automated workflow specifically suited to fit the evolving needs of newspapers.
Agfa and Pitman have also invited several vendor partners into both booths. The goal of this unconventional effort is to provide show attendees with a complete array of solutions to fit their total business needs. This includes products from the following segments:
Inkjet media: 3M - Your Power Over Wraps; Esko Kongsberg i-XL Series; Ultraflex Systems, Inc.; Avery; 3PTextiles; Neschen; and Duratex.
Inkjet hardware: Epson GS 6000 Low Solvent Printer, 64-inch roll-to-roll printer with new safer solvent-based ink technology; Epson Stylus Pro 9900 combining the MicroPiezo TFP printhead with Epson UltraChrome HDR ink; HP L25500 Printer for outdoor signage with durability comparable to eco-solvent inks on a wide range of media, including coated media or polyester fabric and low-cost papers without treatments.
Press: Sun Chemical is making it possible for printers of all sizes to cut their ink inventories - and ink waste - with the installation of GFI's automated Mx12 Ink Formulation Dispenser, using Sun Chemical's SmartColour Global Shade Library; SGBlue CAP (Clean Air Plant) air purification system.
Packaging: Cyrel FAST plates and direct-to-plate products from DuPont and Toray. Also: the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 Printer designed specifically for proofing flexographic and gravure print jobs that require the color white; and the Epson WT7900 and GMG Flexoproof combination to deliver accurate pantone matching.