Agfa Graphics at InPrint 2016 Milan. All about integrating print in manufacturing
Friday, October 28, 2016
Press release from the issuing company
Tom Cloots - Manager Marketing Industrial Inkjet - discusses Agfa Graphics' involvement in industrial inkjet printing
At InPrint 2016 in Milan, Agfa Graphics will display a wide selection of industrial products that are digitally printed.
Tell us more about Agfa and your involvement in industrial printing?
How important is industrial printing to the future of the business?
Industrial printing is a quite general term and embraces many technologies. In fact it has very little in common with the conventional printing industry except for the fact that it revolves around the process of putting ink on a substrate. It is certain though that it will change many existing processes while creating even new ones. Manufacturing of products has already drastically changed thanks to the introduction of printing (parts of) pieces.
What products do you have which could be classified as industrial printing?
As a supplier to the industry we help industries to reduce total production time (and save money), as well as to create completely new products. Our various ink technologies are important enablers to reach these targets. High-density UV inks allow for printing on a wide range of substrates as part of the manufacturing process of doors or table tops for example. Our low-migration inks are used to print directly on food containers or plastic bottles, offering more flexibility in the choice of images, the run lengths and personalization. It must be mentioned that some of our wide-format printing equipment is used to print industrial applications – either inline or in-house – and we offer workflow and color management expertise to manage color consistency across various substrates.
Agfa is committed to industrial inkjet. Do you see a future where inkjet has replaced existing analog technologies across the industrial spectrum?
Agfa is an InPrint Sponsor. To what extent do you believe that the InPrint show is important to the development of industrial print?
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