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July '16

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86 • July 2016 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Product Review HYBRID UV LED PRINTER Agfa Graphics, Elmwood Park, New Jersey, introduces the Anapurna H2500i LED printer, a six-color, UV-curing hybrid solu- tion for printing rigid and flexible media. The high-speed hybrid UV LED-curing inkjet system offers an 8.2' width, and print speeds of 377-614 square feet per hour in Production mode. The Anapurna i-series inkjet systems are equipped with powerful, air-cooled 16 Watt/cm² UV LED lamps. Thanks to their reduced heat emission, the Anapurna H2500i LED can print on a wider media mix, and in particular cope with more heat-sensitive sub- strates such as thin-layer styrene. Unlike with mercury lamps, LED lamps have no warm-up nor cool-down time, and power consumption is drastically lower, which results in a lower energy bill. The white ink function includes pre-, post-, spot and even sandwich white. With the optional automatic board feeder, pro- ductivity can be further increased. For more information, visit www.agfagraphics.com. See our ad on page 57 SINGLE-PASS CORRUGATED BOARD PRESS EFI, Fremont, California, announces its biggest inkjet product development—the Nozomi C18000 single-pass UV-LED printer, which can reach speeds up to 246 linear feet (75 linear meters) per minute. In addition to its speeds, the new technology gives users the benefit of a low acquisition price with significant total cost of ownership advantages. The 1.8m-wide sheetfed, digital packaging press has run speeds up to 87,187 square feet (8,100 m2/hr) and can print on boards up to 6' x 10' (1.8m x 3m) in size. Its double-lane printing feature enables full utiliza- tion of the press's speed and width and increases throughput up to 9,000 31.5" x 23.5" (80cm x 60cm) boards per hour. The corrugated board press prints in up to seven colors, including white, and provides resolutions up to 360x720 dpi, with four- level grayscale imaging. An in-line primer will give customers control over dot gain and ink absorption on different types of corrugated top sheets. For more information, visit www.efi.com. SINGLE-PASS PRINTING SYSTEM FOR PACKAGING Durst Phototechnik, Brixen, Italy, introduces the Rho 130 SPC, and industrial package printer with print speeds of up to 100,642 square feet an hour (9,350 m2/h). Alongside the more cost-efficient produc- tion of shelving and sales packaging in small and medium-sized job runs, the Rho 130 SPC also supports sampling, customizations and ver- sioning—directly and without setup costs. With the development of a non-hazardous ink system based on Durst Water Technology, Durst is also already addressing the future directives for sustainable packaging prod- ucts in the food retail sector. The Rho 130 SPC is based on the latest generation of single-pass printing systems which Durst is already using in the label printing segment with the Tau 330. For more information, visit www.durst.it/en/. DUAL-BEAM FLATBED CUTTER Switzerland-based Zünd introduces the D3 cutter, a new, dual- beam flatbed cutting system for high-volume industrial applica- tions. Together with Zünd Cut Center—ZCC, the new cutter is part of a complete cutting/finishing solution that offers the ultimate in performance and productiv- ity—from prepress to final product. Depending on job characteristics and cut contours, the new Zünd D3 is capable of doubling the through- put. The system is largely based on the proven technology of the G3 series. This means superb cutting accuracy across the entire working area, maximum modularity, and user-friendly operation. Furthermore, D3 is capable of handling an equally wide spectrum of materi- als. D3 cutting systems are available in four different sizes ranging from the D3 L-3200 with a working area of 1800 x 3200 mm (71" x 126") to the D3 3XL-3200 with a working area of 3210 x 3200 mm (126" x 126"). For more information, visit www.zund.com.

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