Agfa has previewed its latest machine, the SpeedSet 1060 inkjet printing press for packaging printing.

The company recently hosted an event, at its UK Cambridge manufacturing facility, to showcase the SpeedSet 1060. Its packaging and inkjet technology specialists highlighted the new press’s capabilities as a sheetfed digital press that meets short-run packaging needs.

Agfa says the SpeedSet 1060 sets new benchmarks in printing performance and efficiency. Matt Brooks, head of packaging at Agfa, says, “This fully digital packaging printing press merges the robustness and print excellence of an offset press with the compelling attributes of inkjet printing. It offers offset-like print quality yet boasts shorter setup times, reduced material waste, and efficient variable data printing.

“In addition, its killer speed of 11,000 B1 sheets per hour makes it the fastest digital packaging press around. It will enable packaging converters to make their current operations more efficient. Print runs up to 5000 will be cheaper on the SpeedSet.”

The SpeedSet accommodates a range of substrates such as folding carton, micro-flute and various paper types. As a result, it suits applications like retail as well as shelf-ready food and beverage packaging. Its water-based inks, primer, and varnish comply with food-safety regulations.

Agfa is currently finetuning the SpeedSet in collaboration with several early adopters.

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