Responding to the needs of high-output printing service providers, Agfa Graphics is proud to announce the launch of its dedicated roll-to-roll printer with UV LED curing, extremely rapid results and stunning image quality on a wide variety of flexible media. The engine’s optional white printing features and primer capability can be combined, for a new level of image vivacity, dimension and durability.
The Jeti Ceres RTR 3200 LED system will be on display at C!Print Lyon (Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2017) and Sign & Print Scandinavia (Feb 07 – 09, 2017)
Speed, resilience and quality combined
As a dedicated 3.2 m roll-to-roll printer, the Jeti Ceres prioritizes fast, premier results and the robustness required for high-throughput printing initiatives. Intended for mid- to high-end applications, Jeti Ceres is capable of printing on diverse single and dual roll media at speeds of up to 186 m²/hr. Its sturdy design guarantees low-maintenance functionality in the long-term, while its UV LED curing lamps save costs, increase eco-friendliness, broaden the printable media range and eliminate lamp-based downtime – for the ultimate in superior output.
“The Jeti Ceres RTR3200 LED could be considered the roll-to-roll equivalent of the reknown Jeti Titan series. Our goal with this new engine is to maximize productivity while staying true to Agfa Graphics’ industry-leading image quality and low ink consumption, which is why we bring a roll-to-roll alternative in the Jeti product family,” elaborates Reinhilde Alaert, Marketing Product Manager, Sign & Display High-End. “This engine is no lightweight. It’s is the workhorse for roll-to-roll applications. It offers speed, precision and efficiency required by intensive print firms – and the UV LED curing process only adds to its business-boosting capacity.”
Optimized for Agfa’s UV LED inks and thin ink layer technology
Thanks to state-of-the-art UV LED curing and Agfa Graphics’ UV LED-cured inks, Jeti Ceres. can print on heat-sensitive media such as self-adhesive sheets and PVC without warping or wrinkling them, which opens up new opportunities and allows to reduce the costs.
Equipped with white ink circulation that extends along the entire ink line, the Jeti Ceres offers a world of possibilities when it comes to the use of white inks to enhance or vivify and give that ‘wow factor’ to images – especially in backlit and dual-sided applications.
Agfa Graphics’ inks are at the cutting edge when it comes to versatility, color gamut and image quality. They have been developed to perform flawlessly and consistently, batch after batch.
“Agfa Graphics’ ‘thin ink technology’ results in wide-gamut, vibrant images – no matter the substrate. Our inks’ high pigmentation, along with our deep understanding of the physics of ink jetting, keeps ink consumption low, extremely precise and waste-free,” continues Alaert.
Primed for maximum impact
Agfa Graphics’ Jeti Ceres also adds a primer option for extra durability when printing on unusual or difficult roll-based media. The engine pre-prints a fine layer of primer automatically before depositing ink, preparing the top layer for ideal surface tension to better receive ink. As it avoids downtime and reprints, it dramatically enhances the productivity of the system and guarantees the image quality with minimal impact on cost per square meter.
Workflow automation with Asanti and streamlined data exchange with PrintSphere
Asanti, Agfa Graphics’ wide-format printing workflow software, comes with the Jeti Ceres system and directs the printing process from A to Z – managing the processes in prepress, production and finishing. The Jeti Ceres with Asanti are also compatible with Agfa Graphics’ cloud-based PrintSphere, which standardizes the flow of information between customers, colleagues, freelancers, departments and other Agfa printing solutions, streamlining file sharing and ensuring data security in the automated workflow.