Anapurna M-series G2 inks improve flexibility
A new formulation of inks for the Anapurna M-series of hybrid printers has been introduced which Agfa says will improve flexibility on a wide range of materials. This UV-curable formulation, designated G2 UV, will be incorporated into all new Anapurna M machines from Q4, with upgrades available for existing models.
Although many of the properties of the Anapurna G2 UV inks are the same as the earlier formulation in terms of durability and colour vibrancy, the flexibility quotient has been enhanced to enable users to print onto a greater range of substrates that might need to incorporate an element of curvature when installed or which are liable to suffer from stress fatigue. Sign-makers and display producers will also benefit from being able to produce applications onto substrates that might stretch or shrink when exposed to temperature changes.?
The stability and adhesion of the Anapurna G2 inks are important factors when jobs are finished using CNC cutting and routing machines. The new formulation means that clean, smooth edges can be produced without any flaking.?
These new inks are also intended to reduce maintenance time and procedures on the printer as the feed, nozzles and printheads will not clog - even when the machine is not in use. Also, the Anapurna M-series G2 inks can be stored for up to 18 months.