Frank shows off a M-Press in Canada
Published on April 4, 2011
Frank was invited to Canada's Middleton Group to see one of the first installations of Agfa's M-Press. Could this be the edge printers are looking for?
This is Frank Ramono from WhatTheyThink.com. I’m here in Canada at one of the first installations of the M-Press from Agfa; the largest inkjet press in the world. Notice the sheet is now coming in, it’s getting aligned. I’m going to move very quickly to come around here to show you how it gets printed because now the sheet is going to come in here and when it does you’ll see that it makes two passes and prints the entire sheet. Now this is an 80 inch plus sheet that’s going through here and it can be thin material or it can be big material. So here we go, watch this. This is amazing. Comes across, now it prints. Look at that. Its five feet by eight feet. Again, that can be thin material that you’re going to mount or it can be material. I’m going to move very fast now, come around to this side because it’s now going through a curing station in here and now it’s going to come out at this point over here momentarily. There it is. You can see it coming through here. Now out this side; ready to go.
Now the company we’re in right now is the Middleton Group just north of Toronto and they do signage and lot of this material gets printed on foam cord. In fact, if you look over here, there’s a ton of I think that’s foam cord over there that they’re probably ready to print at some point in time as the machine goes through its shakedown period. So this is the most amazing machine in terms of printing large format inkjet or signage or presentation materials. It’s just an absolutely, unbelievable machine. There are several of them in Canada and a handful in the United States but the number continues to grow as printers are looking for something that gives them an edge. And the ability to print on a sheet this big certainly is an edge.
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