Agfa Graphics introduced a new dye sublimation printer – the Avinci DX3200 for soft signage on polyester-based fabrics at ISA International Sign Expo which will be held  from April 19-22, 2017.
The Avinci DX3200 engine allows users to create large-format soft signage prints of up to 3.2 m wide, at a resolution of up to 1440 x 540 dpi.
Reinhilde Alaert, product manager at Agfa Graphics, explains: “Pilot users of Avinci DX3200 are impressed by its speed and print quality. The engine features 6 colours (CMYKLcLm) at a droplet size of 14pl. This guarantees a vibrant color gamut, outstanding tonal rendering and fine detail reproduction. Next to its state-of-the-art imaging performance, the Avinci DX3200 draws attention with its advantageous price/productivity position.”
Avinci DX3200 comes with Agfa Graphics’ Asanti, which automates all preparation, production and finishing steps of signage products. With Asanti comes a series of  features for soft signage printers such as Integration with Storefront – Agfa’s solution for the automated management of web-to-print and web shops, automated positioning of grommets on banners and the easy design of canvas extensions (like air pockets) for flags.  Asanti also recently introduced integrated tiling so that oversized banners or billboards that extend beyond the maximum printing width can be produced on Avinci DX3200.
Alaert concludes with the discussion: “Printed textiles are perceived differently and we love their look. Moreover, textile substrates offer a number of advantages: they are lightweight, resistant to wrinkles and folding, and can easily be reused.
The product will be available in the Middle East market and price range are yet to be revealed.