Agfa goes soft on Avinci

Agfa goes soft on Avinci
The Agfa Avinci DX3200 moves printers into the large-format soft signage sector

Agfa Graphics will introduce a new dye sublimation printer, the Avinci DX3200, this week at the ISA International Sign Expo.
 
The company says the Avinci DX3200 engine allows operators to create large-format soft signage prints of up to 3.2m wide, at a resolution of up to 1440 x 540 dpi. It adds that the dye sublimation allows it to produce countless indoor and outdoor applications.
 
Reinhilde Alaert, product manager at Agfa Graphics, says, “Pilot users of Avinci DX3200 are impressed by its speed and print quality. The engine features six colours (CMYKLcLm) at a droplet size of 14pl. This guarantees a vibrant colour gamut, outstanding tonal rendering and fine detail reproduction. Next to its state-of-the-art imaging performance, the Avinci DX3200 draws attention with its advantageous price/productivity position.”
 
The Avinci DX3200 offers different quality modes, with a speed of up to 173sqm/hr depending on the application. Alaert says, “Avinci can handle a wide variety of polyester-based applications, such as banners, point-of-sale displays, indoor wall graphics, outdoor advertising, trade show displays and flags. On top of that, the Avinci DX3200 has smart algorithms on board that enable very low ink consumption – another important benefit for our customers.”
 
For software, the Avinci DX3200 comes with Agfa Graphics’ Asanti, which optimises and automates all preparation, production and finishing steps of signage products. The core includes automation, colour management, job pre-flighting, and templates.
 
Asanti offers integration with Storefront, Agfa’s solution for the automated management of web-to-print and web shops, automated positioning of grommets on banners and the design of canvas extensions, such as air pockets, for flags.
 
Asanti has introduced integrated tiling, which means the Avinci DX 3200 can produce oversized banners or billboards that extend beyond the maximum printing width Asanti creates mounting instructions and adds the necessary marks to the tiled prints to help the operator mount them swiftly and in the correct way, thus avoiding unnecessary costs for reprints.
 
Avinci has a textile-dedicated media transport system and is also compatible with most off-line calendering solutions on the market, which fix the colours deeply into the structure of polyester-based fabrics.
 
Alaert concludes, “Soft signage applications are widely appreciated in the market. Printed textiles are perceived differently and we love their look. Moreover, textile substrates offer a number of advantages: they are lightweight, resistant to wrinkles and folding, and can easily be reused. Avinci DX3200 offers a perfect fit for this and is a great addition to Agfa Graphics’ portfolio.”
 
The Avinci DX3200 will make its debut at ISA International Sign Expo 2017 in Las Vegas, US from April 20-22 and will also run at Fespa in Hamburg, Germany from May 8-12.

Source: Asian Printer

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