Technical Product Presentation Anapurna M

Technical Product Presentation Anapurna M
Technical Product Presentation Anapurna MW
Application & Services Inkjet
:Anapurna MW - Features & Positioning
• Robust Engineered, Professional, Hybrid UV Wide Format Printer
• Affordable capital investment
• White ink printing possible – Pre-White within same printrun or
Post-White as second printrun– to address all kind of decoration
applications on glass, plexi, opaque substrates etc...
• Perfect fit for Sign Shops, Photo Labs and Mid Size Graphic
Screen printers, capable of producing photorealistic output
• High quality poster output against 6-11m²/h (65-118 ft²/h)
• Perfect solids and signs in 8 pass printing mode
• For safety, Anapurna MW requires permanent operator attendance
• Applications
• Banners, Posters, Signage (Traffic, industrial info, ...), Exhibit graphics,
POP, Mock-ups, Backlit, Frontlit, Self adhesives (Labels, ...), ....
• Niche application: DVD print, wood, art reproductions, personalized object
printing (mouse mats, ...), Party gadgets (beer mats, ...), Architectural and
Interior decoration, Ceramics printing, .......
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Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna MW – System specifications
• Working conditions
• Size of the engine
• 362 x 154 x 160 cm (142,52” x 60,63” x 63”)
• Weight: 980kg
• Working space
1.25m
5,5 m
• Single “Rigid Table”
5,5 x 5,5 m
• Dual “Rigid Table”
5,5 x 8 m
1.25m
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Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna MW – System specifications
• Power specifications
• Triple phase
• Voltage: 3 x 380 V + N (star) and 3 x 220 V (delta), configurable at installation
• Max amp: 3 x 30 A
• 50 – 60Hz
• Air Pressure specifications
• Dry and Oil-free compressed air
• Minimum air pressure of 6 bar (4-8 kgf/m²)
with minimum flow of 8l/min
• Capacity shall be over 3 to 5 HP (horsepower)
• 3 HP – Duty cycle of 100%
• 5 HP – Duty cycle of 80%
• Preferable stand-alone compressor
• Industrial type (3 cylinders)
• Capable of running continuously (24/24) with 80% duty cycle
• Minimum storage tank of 75 liter
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Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna MW - System specifications
• Working conditions
• Cold to Standby: 15 minutes
• Standby to “Ready to Print”: 3 minutes
• Engine operating conditions
• For optimal Quality/Throughput
• Room temperature: 22°C
• Room humidity: 40-50% RH
• Allowed/preferred “Temperature/Humidity” latitude
• Room temperature: 18-26°C
• Room humidity: 35-70% RH
Attention - Ideal media/ink operating condition:
Room temperature: 22°C, ± 2°C / Room humidity: 50-55% RH
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Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna Mw - System specifications
• Connectivity
• Driven by stand alone “Wasatch SoftRIP Agfa edition”
• Wasatch SoftRIP version
Always check “Agfa ftp” for latest release SoftRIP version and
driver
• Today still working with Beta version of Wasatch driver
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Special beta codes requested through Agfa HQ
• 2 RTL files, color and white, locally saved on PC
• Wasatch SoftRIP PC platform configuration
• Preferred:
Pentium 3 GHz CPU, 2 GB RAM, >300GB HD, Windows XP
• Windows 7 to be tested
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Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna Mw - System specifications
• Connectivity
• RTL from RIP to engine by using the specific
“Agfa RIP MW”
• Always check “Agfa ftp” for latest release AgfaRIP
• Both, white and color, can be printed together (= PreWhite)
or seperate, multi layer (= PostWhite)
• When using White, substrate can be automatically (“Feed Back”
function is checked) or manually repositioned
• “Double Strike” as well as “Uni- and Bi-Directional” printing modes
are defined by Wasatch Image Configurations
• UV Mode can be driven by Agfa RIP
• UV Power on engine need to be set to “full power”
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Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna MW - System specifications
• Safety
• 2 emergency stops
• 4 optical sensors to prevent unwanted contact with moving parts
such as moving print shuttle
• Crash detecting system on shuttle
• Mechanical crash sensors
• On both sides of shuttle
• Sudden stop,
automatic shut-down of UV lamps
Current job lost!
• Approvals
• CE, FCC & ROHS
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:Anapurna Mw – Print head specifications
• Printing head
• White
• Color
• 6 Konica-Minolta KM512MN
• Greyscale printing head,
used as binary
• Shared Wall - 3 cycle
• Nr of Jets: 512
2 rows of 256 nozzles
• Nozzle spacing: 70,5 µm
• Resolution: 360 npi (2*180 npi)
• Dropvolume: 14 pl
Nozzle Diameter: 27µ
• 2 Konica-Minolta KM512LN*
• Binary head
• Shared Wall - 3 cycle
• Nr of Jets: 512
2 rows of 256 nozzles
• Nozzle spacing: 70,5 µm
• Resolution: 360 npi (2*180 npi)
• Dropvolume: 42 pl
Nozzle Diameter: 39µ
* 2 printing heads alternately
jetting to achieve the optimum
printing speed
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Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna Mw – Print head specifications
• Print head positioning
• Color
• Same positioning (V-Shape) as on all Agfa :Anapurna M series
• White
• Positioned in front of Color Printing heads
Results in Pre-White application within one print run
• Post-White possible as second print run
• Special attention to alignment of White printing head
• Today, white applications only supported on rigids and/or semi
flexible media such as thin clear polyester sheet
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Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna Mw – UV Curing system
• UV curing
• 2 Iron-doped UV lamps (D-Type bulb; Arc length 140 mm)
• With intensity setting “Full” or “Half”
• Expected total life time of a UV lamp bulb: 1000h
• Total lifetime = bulb giving light (UV + visible + IR)
• After some time (aging) : emission power is degrading
• At some moment : the UV emission is lower than the required
emission power for optimal curing of the ink
• By experience, the useful life time with enough power to cure
the ink, is approximately 500 hours
when bulb is continuously ON.
• Every switch OFF/ON takes away approximately 15 minutes of the
bulb life time.
• Practically this comes down to a useful lifetime of around 3
months at a heavy use of the engine (40 hours a week).
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:Anapurna Mw – Agfa UV Ink
• UV Curable Ink
• Color - Agfa UV Curable :Anapurna M UV Ink
• Cyan / Magenta / Yellow / Black / Light Cyan / Light Magenta
and Flushing Solution
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White - Agfa “:Anapurna L/XL/XL2/M WhiteG2” ink
Available in 1L bottle
Shelf life for colors 18 months, white ink up to 12 months
Ink temperature setup, Color as well as White Ink
• Sub-Ink tank: 40°C
• Head Base: 45°C
• Supply and management - Color Ink
• Main Ink-tank color: 1600ml
• Sub Ink-tank: 35ml
• Automatic refill system
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:Anapurna Mw – Agfa UV Ink
• UV Curable Ink
• Supply and management - White Ink
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Main Ink-tank white: 2600ml
Sub Ink-tank: 35ml
Automatic refill system
Automated White Ink maintenance system
– User adjustable weeping/spitting of White Ink
Spitting White Ink at home position, even during print.
Fixed amount of ink, variable in time
(adjustable in minutes, today set to every 3 minutes)
– White Ink circulation – from sub-inktank back to main tank
System will automatically pump some ink back from subinktank to main
tank, leads to automatic refill of subinktank - Timing factory defined
• Automated long stand still setup
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Advisable on long stand still (long stand still to be defined)
Automatic (complete) drain of White Sub-Inktank
Temperature of White Sub-Inktank automatically set to 20°C
Printheads on solution
Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna MW – Image Quality vs. Productivity
• Image quality strongly dependent on
type of substrate and Image content
• Head gap setting
• Head gap = distance nozzle plate to substrate, automatically
measured by mechanical switch
• The smaller the gap the sharper the print will be
But ...
- Heat sensitive media can cause problems, head crashes
- Uneven substrates will cause problems, head crashes
• Higher gap settings will prevent head crashes
But ...
- Too high head gap will cause unwanted ink spray,
results in unsharp prints
• Preferred Head gap setting on :Anapurna MW - 1,3mm
• Extra recommend head gap settings for:
– All heat sensitive media, whatever print mode used – 1,5mm
Remark: change on Head gap require new alignments
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:Anapurna MW – Image Quality vs. Productivity
• Image quality strongly dependent on
type of substrate and Image content
• Print shuttle speed
• Minimum: 0.48m/sec - Maximum: 0.84m/sec
• Adjustable in 10 steps,
recommended optimum at step 7 = 0.72m/sec
• Printing direction, Uni- vs. Bi-Directional printing
• Production (=printing speed) obtained by printing Bi-Directional
But ...
• Sharp text will always obtained by printing in Uni-Directional
– Better results in 4pass uni then 8pass bi
• Heat sensitive media easier to be print in Uni-Directional
– The way back without printing gives the substrate time to cool down
• Flat tints, vector images better to be print in Uni-Directional
– To avoid some unwanted Bi-Directional banding
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Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna MW – Image Quality vs. Productivity
• Image quality strongly dependent on
type of substrate and Image content
• Line and Text Quality
• Up to 0,1 point horizontal and vertical lines in all colors
• Up to 4 point positive and 6 point negative text
• “Front to Back” printed image accuracy:
• Depends strongly on external factors such as:
expansion of the media by heat
• Tolerances of the engine are doubled when printing recto/verso
• In worse case, total accuracy can go up to 4mm
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Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna MW – Image Quality vs. Productivity
• Image quality strongly dependent on
type of substrate and Image content
• UV Power setting
• Half and Full-Power setting on:
Normal UV – Both UV – Reverse UV
Special Technical note on “How to set a correct UV power” available
• Half UV Power setting can be very helpful for Heat sensitive media
But ...
• Be aware that some of those heat sensitive media need enough UV
power to assure an adequate ink adhesion
– Fluted display – polypropylene
better be printed with full UV Power, Uni-Directional printing mode,
Head gap of 1,5mm
• Due to extensive heat radiation, for Safety and Image Quality reasons
print-shuttle moves every pass from home to purge and back
– Printing small sized media will take longer
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Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna MW – System setup
• Media
• Minimum printable substrate
• A2, printed as landscape – 60 x 42cm (1,97ft x 1,4ft)
• Flexible media
Roll-to-roll, Roll-to-Sheet and Sheet printing
• All printable flexible media, except “mesh” without liner
• Maximum width:
Media size: 158cm (5,2ft)
Printable size: 156cm (5,1ft)
– Max printable sized reduced to 152cm (5ft)
when Borderless printing is used
• Minimum width: 60cm (1,97ft)
• Media roll specifications:
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Max roll weight: 50kg
Max roll diameter: 36cm (14,17”)
Support for 3” core
Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna MW – System setup
• Media
• Rigid
• Maximum width:
Media size: 158cm (5,2ft)
Printable size: 156cm (5,1ft)
– Max printable sized reduced to 152cm (5ft)
when Borderless printing is used
• Minimum width: 60cm (1,97ft)
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Extra “sub rollers” to support small media
• Maximum length:
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Supported by 1 rigid roller table (default): 150cm (4,9ft)
Supported by 2 rigid roller tables (2nd table as option): 250cm (8,2ft)
Minimum thickness: 1mm
Maximum thickness: 45mm (1,77”)
Maximum weight: 10kg/m² on printing table
Dual board loading possible when using “registration blocks”
Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna MW – System setup
• Media and print
• Media positioning:
• Automated “Media positioning bar” to align rigids
• Side guiders
• Media transport
• Two-compartment vacuum table with separate adjustable vacuum
• Controlled vacuum inverter system
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Automatic adjusted vacuum to overcome a too high vacuum
when printing table is completely covered
• Double woven belt driven Media transport
• Special technical note on “Vacuum Control setting” available
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:Anapurna MW – System setup
• Ionization bar
• Positioned on both sides of shuttle
– Media thickness independent
always same position vs. substrate
• Discharging static loaded media
• Media transport specifications
• Flexible media:
– Max skew of 5mm (0,2”) on 10m (32,8ft) printing length
• Rigid media:
– Max skew of 2mm (0,08”) on 1,5m (4,9ft) (Def. - 1 rigid roller table)
– Max skew of 3mm (0,12”) on 2,5m (8,2ft) (Opt., 2 rigid roller tables)
• Image squareness angle of 2mm (0,08”) on 156cm (5,1ft)
• Color to color registration: maximum 210µm (Y vs. K)
• Special technical note on “How to load media” available
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Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna MW – System setup
• Media transport specifications
• Straight forward media transport only possible when:
– Engine is technically OK
– Flexible media (Roll-2-Roll and Roll-2-Sheet)
» Starting from correct winded media (Media OBQ)
» Media loaded in center of the printer,
independent on media size
» Media-core and engine flanges correctly mounted
» Balance roller correctly placed
» Correct vacuum setup
» Correct UV settings
» Moving printshuttle per pass into capping
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Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna MW – System setup
• Media transport specifications
• Straight forward media transport only possible when:
– Rigids
» Use media tables
Remark, media longer then 150cm = 2 media tables
» Starting from media with a rectangular shape
don’t listen to Murphy, use Pythagoras!
» Load media in center of printing table
independent on media size
» Correct vacuum setup
» Correct UV settings
» Moving print shuttle per pass into capping
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Agfa’s “Quality Levels definition”
• Production Mode
• Limited banding and small print artifacts are allowed
• Should not be visible at viewing distance of 5m
• Poster
• Limited banding and small print artifacts are allowed
• Should not be visible at a distance of 1.5m
• Vector-Sign
• No banding and print artifacts when viewed
at a distance of 1m (low level of graininess allowed,
predominantly applicable to color solids)
• Photo/Vector-Sign
• Almost perfect: no banding, no print artifacts, no visible
grain when viewed at a distance of less then 0,5m
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Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna MW – System setup
• Agfa “Color Gamut Definition”
• Goal, “ISO 12647-5 Standard –
Gamut class 2” color gamut for primary colors
• By Agfa used default input colorspaces
• sRGB for all kind of RGB images
• CoatedFOGRA39 (ISO) and CoatedGRACol2006 for CMYK Images
as well as vector data
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Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna MW – System setup
• Agfa “Image Configuration” setup
• Normal, Single Strike printing functionality
• Available on all Uni- as well as Bi-Directional
printing modes
• New - Double strike functionality
• Printing identical same dots at same position when
shuttle moves back from purge to home
• Results in higher color gamuts – extremely useful on all
kind of transparent and absorbent media
• Normal- & High Density Image configurations
• To cover all possible Color- & Image Quality prints on all
kind of substrates
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Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna MW – System setup
• Agfa “Image Configuration” setup - Color
• Normal Density Image configurations
• Production mode
m2/h
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118 ft2/h
– 4 pass Bi-Directional printing
– Real good Image Quality, doesn’t span the wanted color gamut
Neither ISO/Fogra nor the GRACol color densities are covered
• High Qualtiy Poster printing mode
m2/h
6
65 ft2/h
– 4 pass “Double strike” printing mode with appropriate ICC profile
– Should be used for all quality printing in 4pass
» Complete ISO/Fogra as well as GRACol colormatch
» High saturated RGB reproductions
• Photo printing mode
m2/h
4
43 ft2/h
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– 8 pass Uni-Directional printing
– High quality/High density printing,
images as well as all vector data
Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna MW – System setup
• Agfa “Image Configuration” setup - Color
• High Density Image configurations
• Absorbent & Translucent substrates
m2/h
6
65 ft2/h
– 4 pass “double strike” printing
– Using the “Normal Density Production” 4pass printing image
configuration
– Ideal to be used on all kind of BackLit materials
• Transparent substrates
m2/h
3
32 ft2/h
– 8 pass “Double Strike” printing
– Using the “Normal Density Production” Image configuration
– High saturated, high quality output
to be used on all kind of transparent substrates such as glass
Draft mode: 2pass Bi-Directional - 21m2/h
Available on special request!
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:Anapurna Mw – White Applications
• Agfa “Image Configuration” setup - White
• Best Quality when printed in 4 pass “Double Strike”
Perfect Quality in 8 pass Uni-Directional
• Specific White/color ICC profiles
Agfa defined Image configurations:
• Full Page White, can be used in PreWhite (one printrun)
as well as in PostWhite (2 printruns)
• White underneath every “NonZeroPixel”, most likely used in
PreWhite but also possible in PostWhite.
Automatic “choke” function in Wasatch SoftRIP
• Spot White
White obtained by mask, defined in image editing sw (PhotoShop).
Choke need to be defined on mask
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Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna Mw – White Applications
• Agfa “Image Configuration” setup - White
• Pre-White
• Print on top of substrate, normal printing
• All FrontLit applications
• On Transparent as well as on Opaque substrates
Print on Black Forex
• Available on:
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m2/h
- 65
ft2/h
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30
m2/h
- 43
ft2/h
High Qualtiy Poster printing mode
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4 pass “Double strike” printing mode with
appropriate ICC profile
Photo printing mode
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8 pass Uni-Directional printing
High quality/High density printing,
images as well as all vector data
Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna Mw – White Applications
• Agfa “Image Configuration” setup - White
• Post-White
• Print on back side of substrate, mirror/wrong reading printing
• All BackLit applications on Transparent media
• White in 2nd printrun
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Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna Mw – White Applications
• Agfa “Image Configuration” setup - White
• Day/Night application
• Print on back side of substrate,
mirror/wrong reading printing
• On Transparent media, such as glass
• Combination of color print
(1st printrun)
with Pre-White print (2nd printrun)
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Anapurna Mw – Technical Specification – October 2009
:Anapurna Mw – White Applications
• Agfa “Image Configuration” setup - White
• Opaque white application
• Print on back side of substrate,
mirror/wrong reading printing
• On Transparent media, such as glass
• Combination of color print (1st printrun)
followed by “PreWhite” colored mask (2nd printrun)
and Pre-White color print (3th printrun)
Results in Opaque image
with transparent part
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:Anapurna MW – Ink Consumption
• Ink Consumption calculated (weighted) on:
• Normal coverage – Agfa UV Testpage
4F
• Full size Solid vector image –
Solid Blue color, 100% Cyan and Magenta
• White consumption defined on “full page White”
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:Anapurna MW – Ink Consumption
• Normal density
• High density
• Production mode
• Normal Coverage: 7 ml/m2
• Full size solid: 12 ml/m2
• High Quality Poster printing
mode
• Normal Coverage: 8 ml/m2
• Full size solid: 17 ml/m2
• Photo printing mode
• Normal Coverage: 8 ml/m2
• Full size solid: 13 ml/m2
• Absorbent & Translucent
substrates
• Normal Coverage: 15 ml/m2
• Full size solid: 23 ml/m2
• Transparent substrates
• Normal Coverage: 15 ml/m2
• Full size solid: 25 ml/m2
• White Ink Consumption
• Production mode
• Normal Coverage: 40 ml/m2
• Photo printing mode
• Normal Coverage: 56 ml/m2
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