Innovative UV flatbed, hybrid and roll-to-roll systems receive prestigious SGIA recognition
In a record-setting competition, Agfa Graphics has won four Product of the Year awards from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA).
The brand new Jeti Tauro H3300 LED won the Roll-to-Roll UV (Over 80 Inches) category, the Jeti Mira won in two categories: UV Flatbed + White ($200,000–$500,000) and UV Flatbed ($200,000–$500,000), and the Anapurna H3200i LED won in the UV Hybrid ($100,000–$500,000) category.
The prestigious SGIA Product of the Year competition has exceeded previous year’s submissions with 255 entries vying for recognition as the industry’s leading equipment, software, media, and supplies.
“Our Agfa team around the globe worked tirelessly on our Product of the Year submissions,” said Deborah Hutcheson, Director of Marketing, Agfa Graphics, North America. “These highly coveted awards are a testament to the dedication and commitment we have for bringing extreme productivity and extreme quality to market. Winning Product of the Year is a great honor. We are thrilled to be recognized in the industry for our innovations and technological leadership.”
Agfa Graphics will showcase all of their Product of the Year winners at the 2018 SGIA Expo this October. The Jeti Tauro H3300 LED, Jeti Mira LED and Anapurna H3200i LED feature impressive image quality with low ink consumption and outstanding productivity. These UV inkjets offer the following technologies:
- The flagship Jeti Tauro H3300 LED is designed to offer extreme productivity with extreme quality coupled with extreme flexibility. This new LED system offers a combination of vivid six-color prints (plus white or primer) up to 3.3 meters wide at speeds up to 453 m2/hr (4,876 ft2/hr) and cutting-edge automation. Ruggedly built for 24/7 multiple shift operations, Jeti Tauro H3300 LED offers the ultimate automation flexibility and can be configured to the needs of the user: manual loading and unloading; master roll-to-roll; semi-automation and full automation.
- Jeti Mira MG2732 HS LED with varnish and RTR – This powerful moving-gantry flatbed printer is designed for optimal flexibility. Jeti Mira’s ‘Print & Prepare’ function enables the operator to load one side of the table while the other side is printing for non-stop productivity. The Jeti Mira reaches speeds up to 2,669 ft²/hr (248 m²/hr) and produces industry-leading print quality in six colors (CMYKLcLm) and white, with optional (3D) varnish or primer.
- Anapurna H3200i LED – A 3.2 m hybrid, the Anapurna H3200i LED is ideal for a variety of uncoated rigid media and roll media applications. The 6-color engine includes a white ink function that creates possibilities for printing on transparent material for backlit applications or printing white as a spot color. It offers a solid, robust design to sustain higher workloads.
A total of 255 entries in 68 product categories were submitted for this exclusive competition. Judges evaluated prints based on overall color appeal, tonality, image detail, objective color matching and grayscale color cast. Winners will receive their Product of the Year jewels at a special presentation held on October 17, 2018, the eve of the SGIA Expo.
Agfa Graphics has won eleven Product of the Year awards since its first submission in 2014 and will showcase the 2018 Product of the Year winners at the 2018 SGIA Expo in booth 1460 & 1561 in Las Vegas, NV, from October 18 – 20, 2018. The Product of the Year award-winning Jeti and Anapurna systems are now available for delivery in North America and around the world.