Constantly innovating and optimizing its existing portfolio, Agfa Graphics recently launched a powerful upgrade of the Jeti Mira. The new Jeti Mira LED now relies on UV LED curing technology to offer mid- to high-end sign and display printers its signature print quality. The engine now also integrates with PrintSphere, through Asanti. Finally, an enhanced varnish option results in 3D prints with some serious stopping power.
Extra benefits thanks to LED curing technology
The Jeti Mira is a moving-gantry flatbed printer specially designed to offer optimal flexibility. Indeed, Jeti Mira has it all – up to 2.69 m-wide prints, print and prepare functionality, a dockable roll-to-roll option, two table versions, speed (up to 231 m²/hr), six color, white color standard, highly-pigmented UV inks and two rows of fast-firing Ricoh inkjet print heads. The latest printer upgrade also includes UV LED curing technology, which involves significant advantages.
“Equipped with UV LED lamps for the curing process, the Jeti Mira comes with a number of economical, ecological and business-generating benefits,” explains Reinhilde Alaert, Marketing Product Manager, Sign & Display High-End, Agfa Graphics. “LEDs have minimal heat output, for example, which allows for a broader scope of print applications. They also ensure very stable bi-directional calibration, high productivity, significant power savings and consistent output over the life-time of the system. This all leads to a greater ROI.”
Spot on: Agfa’s LED UV-curable inks
Relying on LED technology, Agfa Graphics’ specially-formulated UV LED inks can print on heat-sensitive substrates such as thin slides, self-adhesive sheets and stretchable PVC materials. They are both customized and versatile, developed with a view to the many different media they are intended for. Agfa-made UV inks also boast a wide color gamut and high color vibrancy in both indoor and outdoor applications, while their high pigment load and Asanti’s color management optimization ensure low ink consumption.
“At SGIA this year, Jeti Mira was the recipient of a Product of the Year Award, thanks to its high printing quality and low ink consumption, which makes it stand out from the competition,” Alaert continues. “All of our UV inks – white and color – offer outstanding, stable jetting performance and deliver the same high-quality results, batch after batch.”
Integrable with PrintSphere, powered by Asanti
The Jeti Mira is driven by Agfa Graphics’ wide-format workflow software Asanti, which controls the entire printing process from prepress to production and finishing. New to Asanti is the optional integration with PrintSphere – Agfa’s cloud-based service for production automation, easy file sharing and safe data storage. PrintSphere offers a standardized way for print service providers to automate their workflows and facilitate data exchange with customers, colleagues, freelancers, other departments and other Agfa solutions.
Advanced 3D lens printing
Last but not least, the Jeti Mira can add a dramatic touch to many different applications, including POP displays, packaging, decorative prints and trade show graphics, thanks to 3D lens printing technology. Using a combination of printed lenses composed of UV-curable varnish and image manipulations, the Jeti Mira knows no limits. It adds depth to print results by tuning the size of varnish lenses and the array in which they are printed. “With this new potential to generate stunning 3D effects, the Jeti Mira is truly a versatile printing revelation,” Alaert concludes.