10 February 2020

Agfa launches Oberon RTR3300 large format press

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Agfa has announced a new addition to its large-format inkjet printer range. The Oberon RTR3300 is a 3.3m wide roll-to-roll machine which comes in a four-color plus white, and a six-color version. In ‘express mode’, the Oberon RTR3300 prints at up to 150 sqm/hour, and in ‘production mode’ 85 sqm/hour. The dual-roll option is capable of handling two rolls each up to 1.6 meters wide, doubling the total output.

The UV LED inks on the Oberon RTR3300 were optimized for flexible media and are certified Greenguard Gold - meaning they meet some of the world’s most rigorous chemical emissions standards and can be used in sensitive indoor environments like schools or healthcare facilities.

The Oberon RTR3300 handles a wide range of media. In addition to its air-cooled LED curing lamps, a water-cooled table keeps the printing zone at room temperature, allowing any kind of heat-sensitive roll material to be handled. It also has a dedicated mesh printing functionality, with or without liner.

The loading setup allows a single operator to quickly load the machine and a smart multi-queue functionality allows automated job planning taking available materials into account. The ‘free fall’ option, which may be used to print on demand, reduces media waste. A light box next to the printing area allows for on-the-spot quality inspection of backlit prints, while a double light curtain ensures that jobs don’t get interrupted and media wasted, even when an operator accidentally moves into the safety zone.

Tom Vermeulen, head of Sign & Display, Agfa, commented: “This new engine builds on decades of experience in developing and manufacturing versatile large-format printing solutions. Our unique systems approach integrates and optimizes engine, ink, media, workflow and color management to ensure the highest quality, consistency and reliability.”

show targets printers specifically looking to buy large format and mid-web equipment and services primarily for short-run and one-off printing solutions such as point of sale and point of display materials, fleet graphics, signage, sampling packs, collation packs, decorated corrugated displays and shipping cases, sales brochures and promotional graphics.

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