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Agfa gets Thieme on team for flatbed inkjet

Thursday, 19 February 2004
By Print 21 Online Article

The two companies have agreed to combine their strengths, expertise and proprietary technology to develop and market this new system jointly. The new system will resolve the quality and productivity issues that are inherent to inkjet systems for screen printing on the market today. The machine will be trialled at the end of this year and become available commercially in 12 months.

This is a second move into commercial inkjet printing for Agfa, which recently bought dotrix. Like that company, this new printer will use ‘next generation’ inkjet and will “resolve the productivity issues that to date are inherent to inkjet presses for screen printing applications” says Jan Van Daele from Agfa.

The agreement provides for both companies to combine strengths and proprietary technology. The key factor holding screen printers back says Thieme, digital systems product manager Konrad Vosteen, “has been digital’s inability to offer real-life solutions that will generate additional revenue streams”.

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