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AGFA Anapurna H1650i LED

A high-speed 4/6-colour + white hybrid UV LED-curable inkjet system.

What does it do?
The latest addition to the Anapurna LED series – the Anapurna H1650i LED – is a smaller version of the popular Anapurna H2050i LED printer, with which it shares several features and benefits. Like its bigger brother, the new Anapurna prints on rigid and flexible media by means of LED curing, resulting in a lower cost of ownership. It combines this with Agfa’s award-winning imaging quality, ink-saving thin ink layer technology and perfect white ink printing reliability, yet requires a smaller financial investment than other Anapurna engines.
“The hybrid Anapurna H1650i LED printer was designed as a robust, qualitative and versatile entry-level option for

Inca Onset M

Both an automated flatbed inkjet and a low-cost sheetfed B1 press.

What does the product do?
This is a UK-built sheetfed B1 printer using multi-pass inkjet and UV-cured inks, capable of printing up to 200 full-sized sheets per hour. It is essentially a flatbed printer with a sheet feeder, through-transport and stacking system. It will be distributed globally by both Inca and Fujifilm, which already distributes other Inca Onsets. 
Their product manager Paul Baker says it is a “direct result of

Longier Hunter RU3200

A “heavyweight” 3.2m-wide high-speed inkjet.

What does the printer do?
The Longier Hunter RU3200 is a 3.2m-wide roll-to-roll inkjet printer, with UV-cured inks and LED curing lamps.
It is built in China by Longier Digital Technologies Co, which was set up in 2011 funded by the local government together with a venture capital company. It makes several other roll-fed and flatbed printers, all with shared technologies.
The Middle East distributor is Helios Business Systems LLC and the UK distributor

Polar Pace 200

A cutting line to handle the demands of high-volume production of straightforward jobs.

What does the system do?
Pace is an acronym for ‘Polar automation (for) cutting efficiency’, and that’s pretty much what it does. It goes a stage further than flowline cutters – which add lifts and joggers around a guillotine to minimise manual handling of the reams – by automating some elements of the cutting process itself.

When was it launched and what market is it aimed at?
Pace is not new; it has been