:Avalon N24 / N36 / N40 / N48
:Avalon N is a range of thermal VLF platesetters that offer new levels of productivity to computer-to-plate imaging. The external-drum engines are equiped with 512 or 1024-channel GLV imaging technology and integrated automation to offer you a customized CtP solution that is ideally suited for a wide range of applications such as packaging, book and commercial printing.
- Reliable platesetting allowing you to deliver more projects in less time
- Exceptional registration accuracy saves time and costs thanks to faster make ready times on press
- Consistent high-quality imaging results in fewer remakes, saving time and money and increases print buyer satisfaction
- Automation reduces plate handling errors and reduces the pre-press operator overhead
The :Avalon N VLF (Very Large Format) engines offer you excellent quality- and efficiency-driven plate production, up to a maximum plate width of 2900 mm (:Avalon N48). An :Avalon N VLF configuration can be equipped with different levels of automation and a great deal of setup flexibility in order to match the available floor space.
Unmatched plate productivity thanks to GLV technology
The :Avalon N models apply state-of-the-art GLV imaging head technology. The precision imaging head produces exceptional tonal accuracy and uniformity from corner to corner, plate to plate and job to job. When adding the dual plate option the :Avalon N engines can produce between 34 and 64 plates (1030x800mm) per hour. These ultra-high productivity levels became possible thanks to using dual imaging heads with 1024 channel GLV technology.
Advanced external drum design
The :Avalon N series features an external drum design. An automated lightweight clamping and vacuum system secures plates to the drum.
A choice in digital plate technologies and workflow solutions
Agfa considered each element that impacts CtP efficiency when integrating the :Avalon series. The engine is an important link in the plate production chain, but it comes together with the plates, the plate processing, the digital workflow, the screening and other additional software utilities. Each of these elements needs to be considered carefully when composing a customized CtP solution. We will assist you in making the right technology decisions.
Increased productivity with :Avalon Automation
:Avalon N automation increases operator productivity to match your volume requirements. The :Avalon N24 / N36 / N40 / N48 assortment offers a variety of automated features. Internal plate punching, multi-cassette loading and on-line processing guarantees a steady plate production. A drum auto-balance system allows switching between different sized plates. And the dual plate loading adds even more speed.
The :Avalon N internal punching system performs punching for both the drum and the on-press registration, immediately before mounting the plate on the drum. Internal punching improves register on press and reduces make ready times. Because the punching is done while another plate is being imaged, there is no loss of plate throughput. By adding optional press punch blocks, imaged plates can be loaded straight onto presses with different punching, eliminating further manual steps and dramatically increasing make ready efficiency.