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.

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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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  • 31 May - 10 Jun 2016 drupa  - Düsseldorf, Germany

Industrial Printing news

  • Agfa Graphics’ circular economy model for printing plates receives ELA Award 2016
    18 April 2016

    Agfa Graphics’ circular economy model for printing plates receives ELA Award 2016

    European Logistics Association rewards Agfa Graphics

  • Agfa Graphics to address opportunities for growth at drupa 2016
    21 March 2016

    Agfa Graphics to address opportunities for growth at drupa 2016

    ECO³ in prepress: the new generation of eco-friendly, economical and extra convenient CtP solutions for commercial, newspaper and packaging printers Cloud solutions running in Agfa’s own data centers, for reliable and hassle-free prepress operations and communication Best-in-class UV-inkjet wide-format sign & display printers with different automation and finishing options and dedicated workflow software A state-of-the-art ink portfolio for a wide array of industrial printing applications A new range of technologies for smart packaging print applications, including security design and authentication and track & trace software The latest version of our automated mobile publishing software for various media communities

  • A Year of Tempting Plates: Print Meets Digital in Agfa Graphics 2016 Calendar
    02 December 2015

    A Year of Tempting Plates: Print Meets Digital in Agfa Graphics 2016 Calendar

    True to tradition, Agfa Graphics created a state-of-the art printed calendar for its VIP relations. This time, though, the calendar does not only stand out through its stunning combination of unique photography, creative design, supreme print quality and vivid enhancement techniques. The printed pages are also brought to life through augmented reality.

Articles

  • Agfa Graphics’ circular economy model for printing plates receives ELA Award 2016
    18 April 2016

    Agfa Graphics’ circular economy model for printing plates receives ELA Award 2016

    European Logistics Association rewards Agfa Graphics

  • Agfa Graphics to address opportunities for growth at drupa 2016
    21 March 2016

    Agfa Graphics to address opportunities for growth at drupa 2016

    ECO³ in prepress: the new generation of eco-friendly, economical and extra convenient CtP solutions for commercial, newspaper and packaging printers Cloud solutions running in Agfa’s own data centers, for reliable and hassle-free prepress operations and communication Best-in-class UV-inkjet wide-format sign & display printers with different automation and finishing options and dedicated workflow software A state-of-the-art ink portfolio for a wide array of industrial printing applications A new range of technologies for smart packaging print applications, including security design and authentication and track & trace software The latest version of our automated mobile publishing software for various media communities

  • A Year of Tempting Plates: Print Meets Digital in Agfa Graphics 2016 Calendar
    02 December 2015

    A Year of Tempting Plates: Print Meets Digital in Agfa Graphics 2016 Calendar

    True to tradition, Agfa Graphics created a state-of-the art printed calendar for its VIP relations. This time, though, the calendar does not only stand out through its stunning combination of unique photography, creative design, supreme print quality and vivid enhancement techniques. The printed pages are also brought to life through augmented reality.

  • Agfa Graphics at InPrint 2015 – integrating print in manufacturing
    30 October 2015

    Agfa Graphics at InPrint 2015 – integrating print in manufacturing

    The power of inkjet printing in industrial applications.

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