The redesigned version of the Anapurna hybrid wide-format inkjet printer meets the need for higher performance and quality in an increasingly professionalised market. Agfa Graphics will present the Anapurna M2050i at FESPA Digital 2014. Incorporating the latest generation of print heads, the Anapurna M2050i achieves a productivity increase of up to 75 percent compared to its predecessor, while maintaining its high level of print quality. Dual board or borderless printing will increase productivity even more. In addition, the electromechanical redesign of the system has made it more robust still, fit for sustained higher workloads. In combination with a precision belt transport drive system, the new print heads offer optimized dot positioning for excellent print quality. They guarantee printing of good solids, fine text reproduction of up to 4pt and an outstanding tonal rendering, producing top quality prints on a wide variety of indoor and outdoor media – both rigids and roll media. White printing is included too. ‘The Anapurna M2050 gained recognition as the best-in-segment hybrid printer,’ said Willy Van Dromme, Marketing Manager Wide Format Inkjet. ‘The new i-version with enhanced productivity and quality at an unparalleled price point underlines our commitment to this market. The print quality, features and option set are state-of-the-art and make it a very consistent and reliable production device.’ The Anapurna M2050i uses Agfa Graphics’ large gamut of UV-curable inks which work with a broad range of rigid and flexible media for both indoor and outdoor applications. Thanks to Agfa’s ‘thin ink layer’ technology, these inks deliver the highest coloring power, as well as the lowest ink consumption per square meter in the industry. This results in better looking prints and saves on ink costs. In conjunction with Agfa Graphics’ Asanti workflow for the sign and display market, which adds colour management and automatic pre-flighting, users benefit from an integrated production solution. This not only provides consistent quality but also minimises errors, thus increasing productivity and saving time. Asanti is completed by the Asanti StoreFront cloud-based web-to-print system, which comes as an optional low-investment SaaS solution. The Anapurna M2050i will be fully commercially available in the third quarter of this year.
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