Agfa scores hat trick at EDP Awards
Published: 31 January 2022 | No comments yet
Vincent Willie said that Agfa is committed to providing' next-gen printing solutions.'
Agfa has scooped a hat trick of prizes at The European Digital Press Association’s annual awards. The Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS LED hybrid large-format printing press, the InterioJet water-based décor paper printing press for laminate surfaces and the Alussa leather printing ink were all recognised after being introduced during 2021.
Vincent Wille, Agfa’s president of digital print and chemicals, commented on the awards. ‘We are very proud to have our inkjet printing solutions rewarded once again with this mark of quality and innovation. We are committed to providing next-gen printing solutions that enable print service providers to grow profitably. The EDP Awards granted to our solutions bear witness to the added value we provide to our customers.’
Alussa, which claimed the gong for ‘Industrial inks’, is an inkjet printing technology for printing onto leather for a variety of markets, such as interior decoration, fashion and the automotive industry. Agfa says that it meets the ever increasing need for brands to differentiate and personalise products and markets it as ‘the only digital leather printing solution that warrants superior and lasting quality.’
The Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS LED was recognised in the category ‘Large and wide-format printing – flatbed/hybrid printers with a printing speed of over 250sqm/hr.’ The press is the latest ‘ultra-high-speed’ version of Agfa’s flagship inkjet printer. It is a 3.3m heavy-duty workhorse for signage and display as well as corrugated printing applications, combining extreme quality with a production speed of up to 600sqm/hr and what Agfa calls ‘cutting-edge automation.’
Finally, the InterioJet 3300 won in the category ‘Industrial Print & Finishing Solutions’. It is a multi-pass inkjet system that uses Agfa’s eco-friendly, water-based inks for short to medium production runs of décor paper for laminate surfaces. Agfa says that not only does it meet the interior decoration market’s demand for fast market introductions and customised designs, but it also ‘surpasses the limitations of gravure printing, since it is not limited by cylinder length or ink kitchen.’