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Agfa unveils the Acorta

Agfa unveils the Acorta

At FESPA 2015, Agfa will introduce its new Acorta cutter, an automatic cutting and finishing plotter, which is designed to address the needs of sign and print companies turn a wide variety of printed rigid and flexible sheet media into finished decoration, containers, banners and more.

DominiekArnout, Vice President for Inkjet at Agfa Graphics, explained: “We are developing an all-integrated approach in which our customers can add an extra in-house finishing step, all driven by our Asanti 2.0 software. The ability to carry out rendering, printing and cutting in one workflow will enable them to become more productive and enjoy a higher return on investment.”

Acorta-in-action-frontThe Acorta, which uses an innovative auto-recognition system and a multi-tool cutting head, automatically recognises the printed images and reference points from the designs on the cutting table, while the multi-tool cutting head can fit different tools for various materials. Acortacomes with a complete range of such tools and an automatic pre-setting system that is easy to configure, depending on the material to be worked. This versatility makes it possible to cut, mill and crease many substrates and it is even possible to handle them simultaneously thanks to the vast selection of flexible functions.

Acorta also features a powerful and bright high-resolution video projection system, which clearly projects the printed image and cutting shapes onto the sheet. This makes an easy visual check possible and avoids errors. The Asanti wide-format workflow delivers not only the cutting details and the cutting lines, but also the image for projection, based on the actual ripped data. This tight integration of the printing and finishing workflows brings maximum automation to the production process and facilitates f minimum operator intervention.

Agfa Graphics will be showing on Stand S60, Hall 6

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