Cestrian takes UK's first Agfa M-Press TigerCestrian Imaging has taken delivery of the UK's first Agfa M-Press Tiger launched at Fespa Digital in May. The Cheadle-based company expects the machine, supplied by Thieme KPX, to undertake work previously done using screen and litho methods.
One of the advantages of the M-Press Tiger is its ability to handle all the substrates currently used in the company's screen printing presses. Substrate sizes from 700 x 1000mm up to 1660 x 2660mm can be handled with weights ranging from 120gsm to 3000gsm.
Paul Whitehurst, Cestrian director, added: "We chose the M-Press Tiger because it offered a clear cost advantage when compared with every other digital solution we looked at. The Agfa UV ink was also a good fit with our corporate policy of reducing our carbon footprint whilst increasing our green credentials."
The machine can apply gloss, semi-gloss or printing, with its 64 dual colour printheads applying droplets accurately and in thin layers to give a quality finish without excess waste or cost. Sheet registration is extremely accurate so overprinting the process colours with spot or special inks is quick and easy.
The M-Press Tiger is significantly faster and prints at a higher quality than the original M-Press. The Cestrian installation takes place at the same time as a number of existing M-Press installations are being upgraded to the Tiger specification.