At ISA International Sign Expo 2017 (Las Vegas, US, April 20-22), Agfa Graphics will introduce a new dye sublimation printer – the Avinci DX3200. This dedicated, highly productive soft signage engine was designed to bring remarkable print quality on polyester-based fabrics.
High-quality soft signage
The Avinci DX3200 engine allows users to create large-format soft signage prints of up to 3.2 m wide, at a resolution of up to 1440 x 540 dpi. Thanks to the dye sublimation process, this robust engine produces high-quality, vivid prints for countless in- and outdoor applications.
Reinhilde Alaert, Product Manager at Agfa Graphics, explains: “Pilot users of Avinci DX3200 are impressed by its speed and print quality. The engine features 6 colors (CMYKLcLm) at a droplet size of 14pl. This guarantees a vibrant color gamut, outstanding tonal rendering and fine detail reproduction. Next to its state-of-the-art imaging performance, the Avinci DX3200 draws attention with its advantageous price/productivity position.”
Flexible in speed and outstanding in low ink consumption
The Avinci DX3200 offers different quality modes, with a speed of up to 173m2/h depending on the application.
Alaert: “Avinci can handle a wide variety of polyester-based applications, such as banners, point-of-sale displays, indoor wall graphics, outdoor advertising, trade show displays and flags. On top of that, the Avinci DX3200 has smart algorithms on board that enable very low ink consumption – another important benefit for our customers.”
Powerful software for established soft signage producers
Avinci DX3200 comes with Agfa Graphics’ Asanti, which optimizes and automates all preparation, production and finishing steps of signage products. The core includes automation, color management, job pre-flighting, and templates.
With Asanti comes a series of essential features for soft signage printers such as Integration with Storefront – Agfa’s solution for the automated management of web-to-print and web shops, automated positioning of grommets on banners and the easy design of canvas extensions (like air pockets) for flags.
Asanti also recently introduced integrated tiling so that oversized banners or billboards that extend beyond the maximum printing width can be produced on Avinci DX3200. Asanti creates mounting instructions and adds the necessary marks to the tiled prints to help the operator mount them swiftly and in the correct way, thus avoiding unnecessary costs for reprints.
Calendering and wind-up processes
Thanks to its textile-dedicated media transport system, Avinci ensures a perfect wind-up process of the printed substrate. The Avinci DX3200 is also compatible with most off-line calendering solutions on the market, which fix the colors deeply into the structure of polyester-based fabrics.
Alaert concludes: “Soft signage applications are widely appreciated in the market. Printed textiles are perceived differently and we love their look. Moreover, textile substrates offer a number of advantages: they are lightweight, resistant to wrinkles and folding, and can easily be reused. Avinci DX3200 offers a perfect fit for this and is a great addition to Agfa Graphics’ portfolio.”
Avinci DX3200 will make its debut at ISA International Sign Expo 2017 (Las Vegas, US, April 20-22) and will also be demonstrated at FESPA 2017 in Hamburg, Germany (May 8-12).