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A hybrid belt driven UV inkjet printer targetting high end market.

What does it do?
Agfa Graphics’ hybrid 3.3-m UV inkjet printer for sign and display combines award-winning image quality, low ink consumption and exceptional productivity. It allows the production of smooth, detailed UV-cured prints up to 3.2 m wide at up to 453 m2/h. Thanks to the rapid UV LED curing of Agfa’s signature high-pigmented UV inks and the operational benefits of Asanti software, this hybrid UV inkjet workhorse exceeds expectations every time.

When was it launched?
It was launched on Fespa 2018 in Berlin for worldwide distribution.

Specifications
Productivity: Up to 453 m²/h (4676 ft²/h)
Media types: Rigid as well as flexible media
Print heads: Piezoelectric Ricoh MH5420
Ink: CMYKLcLk + white and primer
System Integration RIP/Workflow Software: Asanti, StoreFront, PrintSphere, third-party RIPs
Contact: Agfa Middle East Fzco.
Telephone:  +971 42996969

What market it is being targeted?
With this high end hybrid UV printer Agfa Graphics re-enters the market of wide format printers that need the highest productivity at excellent image quality.

How does it work?
The new Tauro is a high end hybrid belt driven UV inkjet printer. It has the following key benefits: Hybrid solution: prints flawlessly on both rigid and flexible media; Heavy duty: built to run 7/7, day and night; Impressive productivity and multiple automation options; Award-winning image quality in six colours plus white or primer; UV LED technology brings economic and ecological benefits; Thin Ink Technology for lowest ink consumption; Powered by smart Asanti workflow software.

How does it differ from previous versions?
Agfa Graphics offers hybrid UV printers for the low to mid end market with its Anapurna range. In the high end there is also the Jeti Tauro H2500, which can print on max 2.5m. The new Tauro is the fastest and also the widest.

What are the options?
The Tauro H3300 LED is available in 3 lay outs: 6 colours, 6 colours + white and 6 colours + white and primer.
Depending on the automation need of the customer, the Tauro H3300 LED is available in 4 configurations; Manual loading and unloading: In manual mode, the input and output tables allow for single or multiple board feeding. The embedded continuous print solution enhances productivity; Master roll-to-roll: Roll-to-roll allows for either single- or dual-roll​ printing of up to 600 mm in diameter and up to 800 kg in weight. The maximum printable media width is 3.2 m, which means that for dual roll printing, dimensions of up to 2 x 1.6 m are possible, with each roll weighing up to 800 kg; Semi-automation: In this semi-automated mode, loading is done manually while unloading is automated; Full automation: In the fully automated configuration, the ‘pick & place’ system picks the boards or sheets directly from the pallet and places them on the media registration table. There, the boards or sheets are aligned and then fed into the printer. After printing, the pick & place system of the unloader picks up the boards or sheets from the output conveyor, and puts them directly onto the pallet.

What are the USPs?
Exceptional productivity: The Jeti Tauro H3300 LED features 60 fast-firing Ricoh inkjet print heads – 48 of which print in colour, and 12 of which are dedicated to white and/or primer printing. Add to that Agfa’s signature UV LED-curable inks and Agfa’s print process know how and you have the perfect combination of productivity and quality. For larger runs or runs with multiple board stacks, the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED’s automatic feeding and unloading system ups your productivity. The engine can process up to four boards automatically, reducing idle time and increasing production efficiency.
Extremely high-quality prints: With the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED, you are guaranteed award-winning image quality. The 7-picoliter print heads of the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED guarantee an outstanding resolution in all print modes, while Asanti embedded UCR/GCR ink-saving algorithms ensure efficient ink consumption. Through 6-colour printing, the engine reproduces neutrals in a perfectly natural way, ensuring extremely vibrant prints every time.
Heavy-duty robustness: In the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED, you will find a heavy-duty hybrid printer, ruggedly built to easily handle extreme workloads, multiple shift operation and 24/7 printing.
UV LED print technology: Equipped with UV LED lamps for the curing process, the Jeti Tauro LED offers major advantages in terms of performance, costs, maintenance, the environment and the generation of extra business.

What support and offer for this region?
24/7 full service support offered from AGFA’s Dubai local office and backup support from HQ. Attractive launching offers are available for the customers. For further details please contact AGFA’s Dubai office.

What is the sales target for globally and locally market (GCC)?
The product is mainly targeted to high end print shops with mass quality production.