The Bernard Group (TBG), one of North America’s leading visual merchandising companies, has purchased four Agfa Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS LED systems, citing “print quality, performance sustainability, environmental impact, ink cost and mileage, ink and consumable availability, maintenance, service, device flexibility, and vendor relationship.” Resurgent Agfa this week reported its Digital Print & Chemicals division’s top line grew substantially in the third quarter, “mainly driven by the sign & display business.”
TBG is a 100% employee-owned visual merchandising company that designs and produces experiential environments for the world’s most prestigious retail brands.
“We pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of technology and go to excruciating lengths to make sure we get it right,” said Kristopher Parks, director of print production at TBG. “We spent several weeks traveling multiple continents researching vendors, technological updates, new functions, and faster run times to secure the right partner.”
Agfa’s Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS LEDs offer TBG roll and board printing that produces identical results in colour and quality with a unified appearance across media. TBG achieves colour consistency and a more effective workflow by adding fully automated, light, and master roll-to-roll capabilities with the four Jeti Tauro UHS LEDs.
The hybrid large-format UV LED inkjet printers produce prints up to 3.3m wide in four or six colours at speeds up to 905m2/hr (9,741ft2/hr). The Tauro H3300 UHS LEDs combine award-winning print quality, productivity, automation, and low ink consumption.
“The Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS systems have a significant benefit from an environmental standpoint in that they have lower power consumption, and the inks are GREENGUARD Gold certified,” said Parks. “The ink has a higher pigment load, so you use less of it to get the colour you need.”
TBG evaluated the output and projected ink usage based on current data. The company anticipates a swift return on its investment within the first two years of operating the Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS LEDs.
The Jeti Tauro UHS features a back-to-front camera on the MRTR configuration; an edge TBG was seeking for accurate double-sided printing. The MRTR accommodates two rolls up to 1500 pounds for unattended automated double-sided roll printing. Its integrated camera system reads QR codes to pinpoint the exact location of the image and adjust the print position at the start of every job, ensuring front-to-back accuracy of +/-3mm over 300 feet.
The heavy-duty Jeti Tauro UHS easily handles multiple shift operations and 24/7 printing. “Agfa also offers a more robust automation system that’s been proven in the field,” Parks said. “After you load a skid of material, the Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS produces it with little to no manual action from an operator.”
The Jeti Tauro H3300 LED engines are driven by Agfa’s award-winning wide-format workflow software Asanti, which controls the printing process from prepress to production and finishing. It simplifies, optimizes, and automates as many steps as possible, offering a high-performance solution for increased productivity.