Agfa Graphics Digital Printing Press for Folding Carton, Flexible Packaging, Labelling and POS Segments

Agfa Graphics offers integrated prepress and digital printing solutions to the folding carton, flexible packaging, labelling and POS market segments. With :M-Press Tiger, :Dotrix Modular and the :Anapurna range of UV curable presses Agfa Graphics is rapidly expanding its offerings in the growing digital inkjet market to develop comprehensive digital (UV curable) solutions for printing posters, banners, signage, displays, labels and packaging materials.

UV curable inkjet press

The :Dotrix Modular UV curable inkjet press is a 65cm wide multifunctional, all-in-one printing press that brings all the advantages of both digital and traditional printing to the packaging industry. It provides an armoury of powerful tools for brand owners to reduce time-to-market, reduce waste significantly, respond to last minute design changes, and introduce flexibility and cost-efficient digital printing with ‘near’ off-set quality.

Cost efficiency (no more cylinders, plates or film) and flexibility (variable and personalised print jobs) are key to this six-colour, state-of-the-art UV single pass high production printing press.

Six-colour UV curable inkjet press

:Dotrix Modular prints with six colours: CMYK and orange and violet (as optional colour bars). This enables it to match 90% of all pantone colours and numerous spot colours, giving a huge range of design and print possibilities.

Flexo stations can be mounted to add coating, varnish or spot colours to give an extra touch of attraction to your packaging. It also gives your packaging a consistent quality from the first print to the last.

Digital printing press with variable and personalised printing

Since :Dotrix Modular is a digital printing press it comes with the functionalities of variable and personalised printing. It also opens up more possibilities for special campaigns for brand owners. The Agfa Graphics-developed software VIBE enables our clients to offer their customers a wider range of services.

:Dotrix Modular also adds a print-to-pack function (print according to need) and a split web job (print multiple jobs of different sizes and lengths in one run) opportunity. Switching from one job to another happens literally in seconds, so rush jobs will not pose any problem and deadlines will be easier to meet.

Modular digital printing press

:Dotrix Modular prints on roll material from 20µm flexible foils over self-adhesives and shrink sleeves, to folding carton of up to 350gsm. Due to the modular concept you can add flexo stations if there is a need to apply coating, varnish or flexo white to packaging.

The :Dotrix can be customised with inline converting stations for slitting, sheeting, folding, embossing, die-cutting, etc.

Cost-effective digital printing press

With the :Dotrix Modular digital printing press you will have no more need for printing plates, films or anilox rolls. Just keep your files on a simple hard disk instead of archiving expensive plates and cylinders.

With :Dotrix Modular it is possible to reduce the high costs on short and medium rungs that are eating away the profits on the longer runs.

The reliability and guaranteed uptime of the :Dotrix take away the fear of quoting. There is no need for trade offs or compromises of extended production schedules as :Dotrix delivers profitably and to budget. With :Dotrix you only pay what you consume, so there is no click charge principle.

UV curable inks

Agfa :Dotrix opted to go for Agfa-developed and manufactured UV ink. UV curable inks dry instantly, which makes handling, finishing and converting all possible on an in-line installation immediately after printing. UV ink has all the advantages required by packaging converters. Printing speeds of up to 1,200m²/hr will make meeting strict deadlines easier.

Safe and economical digital printing

UV ink contains no volatile chemical components, which will make operators happy. Due to the digital technology :Dotrix Modular will come to speed extremely fast with practically no substrate waste.

Integratable digital printing press

The :Dotrix Modular can be installed with an :Apogee work-flow or it can easily be integrated into an existing work-flow and specialist software. This means that installing a :Dotrix Modular doesn’t influence the workflow of an existing business.

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Agfa Graphics to Extend New-Generation Industrial Wide Format with :Anapurna M1600

New for this year's Sign & Digital UK (Birmingham, UK), ISA (Las Vegas, US) and FESPA (Hamburg, Germany), Agfa Graphics introduces the latest model in the popular :Anapurna range to the wide-format market - M1600. This new UV-curable printer both delivers the productivity of the :Anapurna M20

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11 April 2011

New for this year's Sign & Digital UK (Birmingham, UK), ISA (Las Vegas, US) and FESPA (Hamburg, Germany), Agfa Graphics introduces the latest model in the popular :Anapurna range to the wide-format market - M1600. This new UV-curable printer both delivers the productivity of the :Anapurna M20

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6 April 2011

Agfa Graphics has announced that a series of new products that underline print production with considerable lower environmental impact are making their Asian debut at Print China 2011. One year after the creation of the joint venture with Shenzhen Brothers in China, Agfa Graphics Asia will show a

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31 March 2011

Agfa Graphics continues to bring innovative new plate setting solutions to the market. The new 8-up thermal models (:Avalon N8-60 and :Avalon N8-80) feature a new generation laser imager enhancing the image quality and throughput. This leads to improved reliability and stable quality plate imagin

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30 March 2011

Agfa has announced that Cestrian Imaging, one of the UK's leading digital print suppliers, has purchased its second :M-Press Tiger. This comes right after a recent quality upgrade of the first system at Cestrian to full greyscale printing and a high demand from customers to deliver 'digital' scre

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31 January 2011

Award-winning, commercial printer Mart Spruijt located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Staempfli Group publication printer located in Bern, Switzerland, have reported the results of using :Apogee InkSave for over six months. Marco Kokkelkoren, head of pre-press at Markt Spruijt, sai

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25 January 2011

Agfa Graphics has announced that the :Apogee 7 workflow management suite, which was presented at IPEX and features :Apogee Impose, is now shipping to customers. Apogee Impose is an Agfa-developed imposition module that relies on live job information rather than templates to perform imposition. :A

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20 January 2011

Agfa has introduced Synaps XM, the latest addition to its innovative portfolio of Synaps™ synthetic papers. With Synaps XM, the application field of synthetic paper portfolio is broadened to electrophotographic printing and copying systems. Synaps XM is a polyester-based material

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21 October 2010

Agfa Graphics has announced that Aoba Printing (Hiroshima, Japan) is the first printer in Hiroshima City to use :Azura TS printing plates, reducing Aoba's ecological footprint and improving platemaking efficiency. :Azura TS is based on Agfa Graphics' ThermoFuse™ technology, which removes the

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12 October 2010

With many users relying on the low throughput-costs and vibrant colours available on solvent-based wide-format digital platforms, Agfa Graphics introduces the :Jeti 3348 HSS which integrates the company's revolutionary new TurbTech drying technology. The :Jeti 3348 HSS is unquestionably the faste

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12 October 2010

Addressing market requests for even higher quality and faster throughput, Agfa has announced that it has incorporated new greyscale technology and faster production modes in the latest revisions to its market leading :M-Press Tiger digital press. This latest upgrade means the :M-Press Tiger can n

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11 October 2010

A truly future-proof wide-format print solution has been added to Agfa Graphics' portfolio of UV-curable ink-jet engines, which enables display producers to balance their investments, in-line with business growth. The :Jeti 3020 Titan is a high-production flat-bed machine, designed and constructe

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5 October 2010

Agfa Graphics has announced the launch of the new :Advantage N XXT platesetter. The new member in the :Advantage N family of platesetters is the fastest and targets high-end newspaper printers that need to match varying high-production peaks and newspaper printers who are exploring new business o

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5 October 2010

Agfa Graphics has announced the launch of the :VXCF, a dedicated clean-out unit (COU) for the successful chem-free violet digital plate :N92-VCF. With the new COU, the :N92-VCF can reach speeds of over 300 plates/hr, a significant productivity increase in chem-free plate making. In addition to ga

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5 October 2010

Agfa Graphics demonstrated the newest additions to the :Arkitex workflow management software suite, designed to increase productivity, reduce costs, increase quality and provide a competitive edge in today's challenging market for newspaper printers and publishers. Products include :Arkitex Porta

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3 October 2010

Agfa Graphics has announced that at IFRA Expo 2010 in Hamburg, Germany (4-6 October) the company will demonstrate its ongoing commitment to the newspaper industry with innovations designed to reduce costs, eliminate waste, increase productivity and add new revenue streams. In hall 3 at stand 3.22

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3 October 2010

Responding to growing market demand to complement the true flat-bed capabilities of the :Jeti 1224 UV HDC (high definition colour) UV-curable printer, Agfa Graphics has developed a dedicated flat to roll (FTR) unit to broaden the machine's productivity. This new addition means that the robust 2.4

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21 September 2010

Agfa has announced the addition of permanent and removable self-adhesive grades to its innovative portfolio of Synaps® synthetic papers. Synaps is a polyester-based material ideal for use on standard offset presses with standard inks. Jo Vander Aa, worldwide marketing and sales ma

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18 July 2010

Agfa Graphics has announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase the assets of the Harold M Pitman Company, a leading US supplier of prepress, industrial inkjet, pressroom and packaging printing products and systems. The Pitman Company acquisition substantially increases Agfa Gra

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6 June 2010

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6 June 2010

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6 June 2010

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2 June 2010

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2 June 2010

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13 May 2010

Agfa Graphics today announced :Apogee Impose, an innovative Agfa-developed imposition module. :Apogee Impose, which is part of :Apogee 7, the new version of Agfa's Apogee workflow management suite, uses job information instead of templates to determine imposition, saving users time and money in p

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13 May 2010

Agfa Graphics today announced that Le Mac Australia Group, a packaging printer that specialises in flexible packaging and bottle labels, recently installed the :Dotrix Modular digital UV inkjet press. The company, which has been operating since 1983, purchased and installed the system earlier thi

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10 May 2010

A new formulation of inks for the Agfa Anapurna M-series of hybrid printers has been introduced. It improves flexibility on a wide range of rigid and flexible materials. This new generation UV-curable formulation, designated G2 UV, is incorporated into all new :Anapurna M machines, with upgrades

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21 April 2010

Agfa Graphics today announced the :Antura AFS1 fount solution for alcohol-free printing and the :Antura CtP plate cleaner with low VOC and solvent content. The :Antura products are a direct result of Agfa's unique collaborative process between its plate development team and pressroom chemists.

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14 April 2010

Agfa Graphics has announced the launch of its UV curable low-migration inks for the :Dotrix Modular LM high-speed, single-pass UV inkjet press. The unique :Agorix LM UV inks can be used for digital printing applications on primary and secondary food packaging substrates. The new :Agor

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14 April 2010

Agfa Graphics is pleased to announce that IPEX attendees and visitors to the Agfa Graphics stand will get their first look at the new :Dotrix Modular LM and the low-migration packaging applications this digital press is designed to handle. Printing with low-migration inks is crucial in the foo

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Agfa Dotrix NV

Bijenstraat 20

9051 Sint-Denijs-Westrem

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Jan de Vooght - head of sales and marketing +32 3 444 47 14 www.agfagraphics.com

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