World debut at FESPA Digital 2009 for Agfa Graphics’ new :Anapurna Mw

:Anapurna Mw adds single pass pre-white and multi-pass post-white to the :Anapurna M series. This creates new possibilities for printing on transparent material and backlit applications or printing white as a spot color. What makes the :Anapurna Mw standout in the market is the combination of photographic reproduction quality with white functionality.

"The :Anapurna Mw is the answer to what the industry has been requesting for years", said Willy Van Dromme, Business Line Manager for Wide Format at Agfa Graphics. "To print white, combined with photographic 1440dpi full gamut color printing on wide format machines, requires a special separated management of the ink feeding system, due to the different characteristics of white ink. With :Anapurna Mw our customers have access to a whole series of industrial applications, made possible with the ability to print opaque white. I am sure that our creative users will even come up with innovative ideas and special designs, printing white on translucent material or even on dark and coloured substrates. Just like varnish on the :Anapurna Mv, this adds value to the printed result. This will be a new profit opportunity for our customers."

The :Anapurna Mw comes with the same automation features as the :Anapurna M². The unique vacuum strength-control system guarantees smooth substrate transport at high speeds, the shuttle safety sensors protect the print heads and media loading is made easy with media registration bars and automated head height adjustment. The optional ionizer bar prevents electro-static loads on the substrate, which ensures optimum ink droplet positioning for the highest print quality. The :Anapurna Mw uses Agfa-made UV-curable white and six colour :Anapurna ink, to deliver the same great photo-quality, users have come to expect from the :Anapurna M and Mv.