SEDO joins Agfa’s sales channel
Following its appointment to Agfa’s UK sales channel, South East Drawing Office (SEDO) will be adding Agfa’s Anapurna range of wide-format printers to its product portfolio.
Commenting on this development, Andy McGuinness, director of SEDO explained: “Agfa was particularly interested by our links with the public sector as it recognises that this is an area where the diversity of print is expanding. Our clients in government, educational and technical print departments are now all looking to move beyond plan printing and CAD into new production areas and, as a result they’re looking to produce internal and external signage andexhibition graphics in house, which in turn is driving the demand for hybrid and flatbed wide format printers in equal measure.”
Steve Collins, Product Marketing and Channel Manager for Agfa UK and Eire, observed that advances in digital inkjet now enable wide-format to serve a new user base.
He said: “Over the last decade we have seen print houses diversify from wider to narrower formats and vice versa, which is why we are delighted to welcome SEDO, a vibrant and growing business, to our reseller channel, to introduce a new set of businesses to the huge creative potential of the Anapurna series.”
SEDO can now offer the Agfa Anapurna H2050i LED and H2500i LED hybrids, at 2.05 and 2.5m respectively, offering highly accurate six-colour imaging at impressive throughput speeds. The LED-based UV-curing provided by these machines extends production onto a broad range of roll-fed and uncoated rigid media, including heat-sensitive substrates that can’t be used with traditional mercury arc curing lamps. Automated board feeding and a multi-board print facility provide significant efficiency to the print environment, supporting the robust build quality and exceptional media handling for which the Anapurna series has become renowned.
For those customers seeking a true flatbed option, the Agfa Anapurna M2540i FB extends these benefits into a dedicated platform with a top production speed of 93sq m/hour. As with other Anapurna models, the M2540i enables under- and over-printing of white and other inks in a single run, thus opening a wealth of niche applications, from hoardings and promotional items to personalised objects, fine art reproductions and decorative products. It can also be used in conjunction with substrates as diverse as aluminium, DVDs, plexiglass, wood, mirror and almost any other material up to 4.5cm thick, offering virtually limitless creative opportunities for owners.
Also available through SEDO are the 3.2m roll-to-roll Anapurna M3200i RTR and RTR3200i LED and the Anapurna M2050i and M2500i hybrids. For those seeking a more productive, industrial-type solution, SEDO will also be able to direct customers towards the Jeti Mira, sold directly by Agfa. This true flatbed engine reaches a top speed of 227sq m/hour and carries Agfa’s Print & Prepare technology, enabling operators to load new media to one side of the table while a job is already printing. Available in 1.6 or 3.2m table depths at a width of 2.69m, and with one or two rows of printheads, the Jeti represents some of the most advanced production capability on offer in the wide-format space today.
Andy McGuinness concluded: “We’re confident that SEDO and Agfa will be a superb partnershipand one that helps to support the creativity in the public sector, technical print departments and beyond.”