AGFA :Dotrix Modular
The :Dotrix Modular combines AGFA’s single pass inkjet technology with Edale’s traditional printing and converting expertise, to deliver a truly industrial and reliable digital solution. This modular approach means that the machine configuration is flexible and can incorporate a wide range of traditional technologies that include, but are not limited to; flexographic printing and coating, lamination, foiling, die cutting and slitting.
Digital print is achieved using the latest single pass UV inkjet technology. Up to 6 colour bars containing drop on demand piezo inkjet heads are mounted in a fixed array across the web, and each head delivers up to 8 levels of greyscale to maximise image quality. UV inkjet provides excellent ink adhesion to a wide range of substrates including paper, film and board, as well as delivering strong, resilient and light fast colours. Available with CMYK + OV colour bars the :Dotrix print engine covers 90% of the pantone colours.
The combination of traditional flexographic printing technology with single pass UV inkjet means that a wide range of products can be printed and converted. Popular applications include: flexible packaging, folding carton, point of sale/purchase and labels.
Features & Benefits
Substrate input – jumbo unwind system can handle rolls of up to 1.25m diameter, weighing up to 800kg providing long uninterrupted print runs.
Flexographic printing station – mounting a traditional flexo plate gives endless combinations of flexo white or spot and metallic colours with digital printing on top.
SPICE printing unit – the Single Pass Inkjet Colour Engine six or four colour is the digital heart of the engine, a stationary array of inkjet heads across the web up to 63cm wide.
Low migration Ink :Agorix LM, specifically for the packaging market featuring six colour printing (CMYK, Orange & Violet) alongside very accurate reproduction of up to 90% Pantone® colours with AGFA’s own :Agorix UV-curable inks.
Flexo lamination or cold foil – this can be used to laminate the substrate or, in conjunction with a standard flexo plate, to allow cold-foiling with a UV glue.
Substrate output – outputs to rolls which can be converted offline.