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Agfa Graphics to show :Jeti 1224 UV HDC inkjet printer at IPEX

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Mortsel, Belgium - Agfa Graphics today announced the launch of the new :Jeti 1224 UV HDC inkjet printer, which will be demonstrated for the first time in Europe at IPEX 2010 in Birmingham, UK, 18-25 May 2010. The system made its debut appearance 8 April 2010 at the International Sign Expo in Orlando, FL, USA. The :Jeti 1224 UV HDC is the first inkjet printer to be launched since Agfa acquired the :Jeti business and demonstrates the results of the combined Agfa and :Jeti research and development teams.

The :Jeti 1224 UV HDC (HDC = High Definition Colour) inkjet printer features the widest colour gamut and highest productivity in its class, demonstrating high definition, sharp fine text and photographic detail with bright intense colours.

Built on a solid steel platform, designed for three shift operations, the :Jeti 1224 UV HDC features a unique, linear motor driven vacuum bed for highly accurate dot placement in both flat bed mode or with the optional roll-to-roll (RTR) feature. The flatbed architecture can print on anything that is reasonably flat up to five cm thick and with its industrial grade construction can support media rolls up to 110 kg.

The :Jeti 1224 UV HDC is the first :Jeti printer to use the Ricoh Gen 4 variable grayscale print head technology. Agfa has created advanced waveform designs and introduced the :Anuvia HD ink technology to drive the Ricoh heads up to 30 KHz in binary and 13KHz in grayscale. With 4 colour and white as standard the :Jeti 1224 UV HDC delivers equivalent speeds in both binary and grayscale modes at resolutions up to 1200 dpi.  

Throughput is rated at 110 m2/hr in express mode, 54 m2/hr in production mode and 36.2 m2/hr in high quality mode. With the :Anuvia HD ink delivering maximum pigment density for saturated colours, combined with drops as small as 8picolitre, the :Jeti 1224 UV HDC consumes less than 7.6ml of ink per m2 yielding over 140 m2 per litre of ink.

"Agfa is always looking for new ways to speed up the printing process whilst increasing the quality and lowering costs of production. The new :Anuvia HD ink on the :Jeti 1224 UV HDC system provides a higher yield and wider colour gamut to help our customers increase their profit margins, produce output with vibrant colour, and provide the lowest ink consumption in its class", said Richard Barham, vice president of Inkjet, Agfa Graphics.

The :Jeti 1224 UV HDC is ideally suited for high resolution trade show graphics, POS (Point-of-Sale) displays, real estate signs, backlit signs, lenticular displays, high resolution banners, ceramic tiles, wood and many more flatbed applications.

First customer shipments will start on 1 June 2010.




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