Agfa to target digital markets and industrial applications with an extensive variety of UV inks at drupa 2012
With the growth in single-pass piezo-electric ink-jet technology requiring robust specialist UV-curable inks, Agfa is extending its family of Agora and Altamira inks to bring the benefits of its high-performance inks to a broader range of applications in different key areas. Already established in the document and packaging sectors, these inks have now also been formulated for use in industrial applications, with major print-head manufacturers partnering with Agfa to bring new opportunities to the digital market.
Agfa's UV-curable inks are now available for system integrators, OEMs, industries etc in a variety of different formulations, researched and developed for specific market sectors and print head integration. Each product is designed for optimum productivity without compromise, with particular emphasis on offering the best substrate compatibility and reliability according to market sector, along with cost-effective consumption and very high quality results.
Working with leading print head manufacturers, Agfa has achieved its goal to develop stable inks to cater for specific production segments within the inkjet industry. Accurate droplet size with outstanding sharpness and colour accuracy is complemented by lowest overall consumption and the ability to generate very fast throughput speeds that exceed 100m/min and guarantee superior adhesion across a wide range of materials and surfaces.
The extensive line of Agora and Altamira inks is composed of industrial inks targeted to many specific applications, including marking and coding, transpromotional printing, object and decoration printing, label printing, packaging printing, and a wide variety of other industrial applications.