To extend the product offering for sign and display makers, Agfa Graphics has added an automatic cutting plotter to its Anapurna and Jeti wide-format printer portfolio.
Acorta is an automatic cutting and finishing plotter dedicated to respond to the requirements of the cardboard, digital printing and signage industries. It helps sign and display printers turn a wide variety of printed rigid and flexible sheet media into finished decoration, containers, banners etc. that truly stand out.
"Delivering POP/POS materials is more than just printing on the right substrate," said Dominiek Arnout, Vice President for Inkjet at Agfa Graphics. "We are developing and all-integrated approach in which our customers can add an extra in-house finishing step, all driven from Asanti. Rendering, printing and cutting in one workflow allows them to be more productive, more efficient suppliers with a higher return on investment for their business."
Acorta uses advanced technologies such as an innovative auto recognition system; it automatically localizes the printed objects and the position of the reference points on the cutting table, as well as the substrate's height to avoid manual set-up of the job parameters.
Acorta features cutting speeds of up to 102 m/min with maximum automation and minimum operator intervention. Its robust build and 40 vacuum zones that are automatically activated where and when needed, further add to the cutter's great accuracy and stability.
Acorta is available now and will make its worldwide debut at the SGI 2015 tradeshow in Dubai.