Agfa demonstrates excellence in inkjet with double victory at EDP Awards

Each year, a panel of independent experts of the European Digital Press Association (EDP) reviews printing products that are new to the European market, evaluating them in terms of productivity, quality, usability, cost and environmental impact – granting awards to the most groundbreaking ones. For the twelfth time, Agfa was honoured for its innovative power when it was presented with two awards during the official award ceremony at drupa in Düsseldorf, Germany.

‘We are proud to have our inkjet printing solutions rewarded once again with this mark of quality and innovation,’ said Arnaud Calleja, Vice-President Digital Printing Solutions at Agfa. ‘These prestigious awards are a testament to our position as a leader in inkjet technology. With our portfolio of powerful printing beasts, we enable print service providers to grow their businesses by achieving remarkable print results and increasing both productivity and printing efficiency – regardless of their markets or applications. We have introduced several major inkjet printing innovations over the past months and we are planning additional launches in the near future.’

Agfa’s printing solutions capturing awards this year are:

Anapurna Ciervo H3200 – Category: Flatbed/Hybrid printer <150 m²/h

The 3.2 m wide hybrid Ciervo, the most recent addition to Agfa’s renowned Anapurna family, approaches any printing job with great agility, proving a perfect fit for printing companies looking for a versatile printer to tackle a wide range of print jobs. With a redesigned print shuttle and engine, the printer brings significantly enhanced print productivity and quality on both flexible and rigid materials for multiple applications.

Featuring a six-colour plus white ink set and UV LED curing, the Ciervo delivers vibrant, high-quality prints. Its continuous board feeding capacity – able to print up to four boards simultaneously – ensures smooth printing on rigid materials and enhances productivity and workflow efficiency.

SpeedSet Orca 1060 – Category: Folding Carton, Digital/Hybrid

Agfa’s SpeedSet Orca 1060 garnered attention for its revolutionary approach to packaging printing. Combining the robustness of an offset press with the qualities of inkjet printing, the fully digital Orca offers outstanding print quality as well as short setup times, efficient material use and variable data printing.

On top of that, it achieves killer speeds of 11 000 B1 sheets per hour and accommodates a broad range of substrates, from folding carton and micro-flute to various paper types. It runs on eco-friendly, food-safe water-based inks, primer and varnish. In short, the Orca is a game-changer that enables packaging converters to make their operations more efficient.