Agfa Graphics Red Carpet event

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Laurel Brunner

Private events, such as Agfa Graphic’s Red Carpet experience ensure a captive audience and maximal interactions with visitors so it’s unsurprising that the number of organisations opting to run their own shows, seems to be increasing.

Agfa’s Red Carpet event was entirely focused on the new Jeti Tauro H3300 UV LED hybrid machine which prints up to 3.3 metres across at high speed. The introduction marks the completion of Agfa’s transition to curing using LED rather than mercury arc lamps. This new machine was announced at FESPA but Agfa did not bring the beast to the show.

Agfa celebrates its 150th birthday this year and has a long history of reinvention. The new technologies brought to play in the Tauro H3300 LED illustrate both how close to its roots Agfa Graphics remains and its knack for using software to fully exploit its materials science. The company describes the Tauro H3300 LED monster machine as its “pride and joy” and claims that “choosing between quality and productivity is a thing of the past” due to innovations in inks and clever ink management algorithms in the Asanti front end system (the printer also works fine with third party RIPs).

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