Agfa Graphics’ announces a new UV inkjet wide format printer

Anapurna M2 the new trendsetter in the market of wide format UV inkjet printing, the Company said. A unique vacuum strength control system was designed for smooth substrate transport at high speeds. Shuttle safety sensors protect the print heads in case of variable substrate height, and an ionizing bar prevents electro-static loads on the substrate, ensuring optimum ink droplet positioning and therefore delivering the highest print quality. All this comes standard in the :Anapurna M2; it is designed to cope with peak production and high volume workloads. The :Anapurna M2 boosts a more powerful fastscan motor driving a shuttle with 6 printheads with 1024 nozzles each which provides increased speed. Convenient by design, the printer handles roll-to-roll media as well as rigids. Media loading is made extremely straightforward with automated media registration bars and head height adjustment.

The :Anapurna M2 has a maximum media width of 62 inches and uses the latest Konica Minolta 12 picoliter print heads offering unparalleled image quality at 720 x 1440 dpi. Both in uni- and bi-directional modes, prints are sharp and show high detail rendering and fine text. Printing in the 8 pass uni-directional mode delivers output in photo quality. Maximum productivity is achieved in 4 pass bi-directional mode and results in an output of approx. 23 square meters per hour.

In combination with the Agfa-made UV-curable :Anapurna ink, :Anapurna M2 offers top-notch photo-quality at high throughput speeds.