Agfa Graphics has announced another significant enhancement to its broad portfolio of UV-curable inkjet solutions with the launch of the "FTR" or flat-to-roll option for their landmark grand-format :Jeti 3020 Titan flatbed at the International Sign Expo Show (ISA) in Las Vegas, Nevada from 28 to 30, April 2011. The field-upgradeable option allows users to upgrade their printer and adds the ability to print on a wide range of uncoated and coated roll media to print banners and larger images up to 30 meters (100 ft) or even longer. The FTR option supports industry standard 126” (3.2m) wide media and can handle rolls up to 750 lbs (340 kg).
The FTR option is field-upgradeable and allows :Jeti 3020 Titan users to address new applications at any time. With the option installed, printing happens with the same high quality and resolution as on rigid materials, without losing speed. As the FTR option supports rolls up to 750 lbs (340 kg), print service providers can buy media more economically and compete in more markets. :Jeti 3020 Titan uses UV-curable inks allowing to print on a wide range of uncoated and coated roll media types like banner media, vinyl, polyester, canvas, paper, self-adhesive PVC, PVC/PA-transparent media etc.
"The FTR option has been a highly successful addition to our :Jeti 1224 HDC (high definition colour) true flatbed. We developed the same functionality for our :Jeti 3020 Titan in response to demand expressed by print service providers who wanted extra flexibility from their equipment," states Richard Barham, Vice President for Inkjet Systems at Agfa Graphics. "With the pace of technology, our customers need to know that their investment will be protected. With the scalability of the :Jeti 3020 Titan and now the field upgradeable flat-to-roll option, our customers will maintain a competitive edge with an option that will provide maximum flexibility."
The Agfa Graphics :Jeti 3020 Titan true flatbed features a maximum print area of 126" x 79" (3.2 x 2 m) and Ricoh Gen 4 greyscale print heads resulting in fast, high quality CMYK output with the ability to deliver 1200 dpi for photorealistic image quality. For upgradeability, users can start with a base configuration of 16 heads and upgrade all the way to 48 heads at any time to achieve productivity up to 2,432 sq feet per hour. Head configuration choices include a doubling of the CMYK set for higher throughput, white and varnish for artistic effects and even higher quality with light cyan & light magenta. To extend colour gamut, orange and green can be added.
The :Jeti 3020 Titan with FTR option will be shown for the first time at the International Sign Expo Show (ISA) in Las Vegas, Nevada from 28 to 30, April 2011.