Industrial Printing

Agfa Graphics designs, develops and manufactures high-performance inkjet inks & fluids for wide format sign & display printing and for various forms of inkjet printing applications. Furthermore, Agfa Graphics offers a fully integrated B2B customer approach for developing custom-made inks, fine-tuned to accommodate specific inkjet applications.

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We are the specialist in UV ink for industrial piezo printheads. Our research and manufacturing center, located at their Mortsel (Belgium) headquarters, builds on Agfa's extensive knowledge and expertise in chemistry, color management and dispersion technology for the development and production of premium quality inkjet inks.


Industrial Inks

Your partner to integrate ink in manufacturing.

We design, develop and manufacture high-performance inkjet inks & fluids for various forms of industrial inkjet printing applications. The design, development and manufacturing of these inkjet inks & fluids occurs in direct B2B relationship with you as system integrator. Agfa Graphics’ inkjet inks are designed, developed and manufactured by fully integrated teams, using the latest technologies for a process that ranges from screening new formulations up and till the production of the inks.

Agfa Graphics Inks

Inks for Agfa Graphics printing systems.

Agfa Graphics’ extensive range of inks is suited for a wide variety of applications, indoor as well as outdoor. Agfa Graphics offers UV curable inks, Water based dye inks as well as Solvent based inks accomodating the extensive wide range of inkjet printers. Agfa Graphics is able to plug its years of knowledge and expertise in chemistry production, color technology and dispersion technology right into ink production thus assuring you of the utmost quality of inkjet inks.

Facilities

Agfa Graphics inkjet inks are designed, developed and manufactured by fully integrated teams using the latest technologies for the entire process, from the screening of new ink formulations up and till the industrial maufacturing of inks.

The ink R&D team is strongly supported by the fundamental R&D department of Agfa, which provides them access to the latest ink building blocks and relevant analytical techniques. 

The ink R&D labs are equipped with tools for developing inkjet inks, including instruments for studying jetting performance and printing characteristics. 

The ink manufacturing installations are designed for the production of high-performance inkjet inks & fluids.

 

Ink Technology

 

Agfa has a long-standing tradition in design, development and manufacturing of high-tech consumables for various imaging technology applications.

Agfa has defined the development of high-performance inkjet inks as a key area in their portfolio of strategic activities.

Agfa can boast its vast experience in general chemistry, color science, rheology, dispersion technology, along with many other technical assets for the development of inkjet inks.

In consequence, Agfa has gained an extensive know how in the field of inkjet inks and has protected this intellectual property through a large pile of patent families.

Moreover, Agfa has acquired experience in developing inkjet inks in relation to customer demands and based on system specifications, which include print head characteristics, types of substrate, drying/curing and other process conditions - all relying on Agfa's know-how in the field of inkjet printing.

For all these reasons Agfa claims to be the preferred ink partner. 

In this section, some of Agfa's technologies and know-how used in the development of customized inkjet inks & fluids are explained in basic terms. 
The design and development of customized inks require a high level of expertise in many areas, including pigment dispersions, ink formulation, ink / print head and ink / media interactions. 
For high-performance pigment dispersions Agfa developed a patented dispersion technology named PST (Pigment Shield Technology).

 

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Upcoming events

  • 11 - 16 Sep 2015 IGAS  - Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan
  • 04 - 06 Nov 2015 Viscom Düsseldorf  - Stockumer Kirchstraße 61, D-40474 Düsseldorf, Germany

Industrial Printing news

  • Belgian brewery prints on PET bottles and adds augmented reality to support popular TV show
    14 August 2015

    The Martens brewery in Bocholt (Belgium) is the second biggest brewery in Belgium and an extremely experienced filler of beer in PET bottles. Now in its eighth generation, the company's own house brands constitute approximately 15% of its output, with the remaining 85% attributable to private labels, which are distributed in European countries as well as in China, Japan, Hong Kong and others.

  • Red Carpet Event in Canada
    09 June 2015

    This week, we welcome Sign & Display printers from the Americas to our printer production site and demo hall in Mississauga, Canada where two new members of the high-end Jeti inkjet printer family will show visitors with their combination of extremely vivid printing, high productivity and versatility.

  • Coding and Marking
    26 May 2015

    Marking and coding plays a vital role that serves many purposes from which consumers, businesses and entire industries often benefit without realising ...

Articles

  • Belgian brewery prints on PET bottles and adds augmented reality to support popular TV show
    14 August 2015

    Belgian brewery prints on PET bottles and adds augmented reality to support popular TV show

    The Martens brewery in Bocholt (Belgium) is the second biggest brewery in Belgium and an extremely experienced filler of beer in PET bottles. Now in its eighth generation, the company's own house brands constitute approximately 15% of its output, with the remaining 85% attributable to private labels, which are distributed in European countries as well as in China, Japan, Hong Kong and others.

  • Red Carpet Event in Canada
    09 June 2015

    Red Carpet Event in Canada

    This week, we welcome Sign & Display printers from the Americas to our printer production site and demo hall in Mississauga, Canada where two new members of the high-end Jeti inkjet printer family will show visitors with their combination of extremely vivid printing, high productivity and versatility.

  • Coding and Marking
    26 May 2015

    Coding and Marking

    Marking and coding plays a vital role that serves many purposes from which consumers, businesses and entire industries often benefit without realising ...

  • European Digital Press Association rewards two products from Agfa Graphics
    20 May 2015

    European Digital Press Association rewards two products from Agfa Graphics

    Today, the winners of the EDP Awards 2015 were announced at FESPA 2015. Agfa Graphics’ Asanti color management and the Anapurna M3200i roll-to-roll wide-format printer were recognized for their excellence.

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