New from Agfa is the InterioJet 3300 multi-pass, water-based inkjet system for printing on decor paper used for interior decoration, such as laminate floors and furniture.
The InterioJet is built on the same inkjet printing platform as Agfa’s Jeti Tauro LED UV printer, with printheads, inks and a drying system tuned to water-based pigment inks. The InterioJet incorporates Agfa’s ‘Thin Ink Layer’ technology and the inks themselves are lightfast and waterfast. Agfa said they have proved to be a perfect fit for standard lamination production processes, and thanks to the thin dried layer, they can be used to print great wood and natural stone designs (such as marble) without surface relief.
The InterioJet - driven by Agfa’s Asanti’s workflow software - can print on two rolls at a time - each with a width of up to 155cm and a weight of up to 600kg - at a speed of up to 340m²/hr.
“The InterioJet 3300 will accelerate the transformation from analogue (gravure) to digital printing in the laminated surface market,” said Tom Cloots, director industrial inkjet for Agfa. “It is the ideal cost-efficient solution for medium and short production runs. “Its limited start-up time and high flexibility will enable suppliers of laminated surfaces to gain new business by responding to evolving market demands, including printing on demand and just-in-time delivery. The system allows interior decoration designers to let their creativity run free and create customised designs for every order.”