Cologne represents the first world-wide showing of the AEG Voyager Pro with the onus on LED and metallic ink options
Making its FESPA début in Cologne is world-leading brand AEG which is majoring on its wide-format portfolio of printers designed to offer easily upgradable, robust and reliable superior quality solutions at a realistic investment point. The AEG Voyager Pro UV-curable series of true
combination roll-fed and flat-bed printers is available in three print widths, with a choice of belt options, and is being demonstrated throughout the event at stand T20, hall 6. The AEG Voyager Pro LED is to be shown in a 3.2m configuration,
printing onto flexible materials, while the 2.05m AEG Voyager Pro will be
outputting direct to rigid substrates. A 1.6m wide version which carries
the same modular choices represents the third member of the series.
The AEG Voyager Pro series includes true modularity and unrivalled versatility that enables users to choose, or to upgrade later in the field,
metallic ink and special colours, a sophisticated precision belt drive, and the option of LED or mercury arc curing. The printers all feature a quick-change from roll-fed to flat-bed and back again, making them a flexible solution for expanding sign-makers, display producers and print service providers who want to ensure their systems are both multi-purpose
Available through a growing network of reseller channels, with announcements of new territory coverage taking place during FESPA, UK-based
Image Technology is the company responsible for all AEG professional printing equipment and supplies. This first innovative series of
wide-format printers has been designed and constructed to provide users
with a cost-effective and ergonomic powerhouse that has strong emphasis on
versatility and innovation. Ink combinations include metallic and special colours, and a variety of user options enhances its CMYK based configuration to meet specific gamut requirements and material handling demands. With a choice of LED or mercury arc curing capabilities, the AEG
Voyager Pro’s Xaar 1002 industrial print-heads provide robust consistency to satisfy the most demanding of production needs.
In common with all of its professional print products, the AEG Voyager Pro
series is manufactured in Europe and has been created to deliver ergonomic
reliability and fast throughput, with true modularity that enables the
printers to be upgraded in the field as and when businesses need to boost
productivity and performance. This strategy provides a future-proof
investment for users by enabling the addition of special or spot colours
on-site with minimal disruption so that uptime can be maintained.
With throughput speeds of up to 100 square m/hour, the AEG Voyager Pro’s
versatile media transport and rugged mechanism simplify the printing of a vast range of applications. Change-over from rigid to roll-bed materials
takes less than one minute, thanks to its quick-connecting detachable flat-bed tables which minimise down-time and add to the machine’s overall
versatility as a true dual-purpose printer.
Available with a choice of ink-sets, the configuration of CMYK in the base
model can be augmented with light cyan and light magenta, plus white, clear
varnish and metallic ink options. For users with specific gamut needs,
orange and green or violet and red are available to meet work-flow requirements that require specific colour criteria. Additionally the printers can be configured as double CMYK for print shops that require
maximum productivity and the finest quality in bi-directional mode.
The decision to incorporate Xaar’s 1002 robust print-heads in the AEG
Voyager Pro printers was derived from the need for greyscale quality so
that users can generate the finest gradients and solid colours. Xaar’s
proprietary Through-Flow Technology is complemented by its Hybrid
Side-Shooter architecture with the benefits of true ink recirculation that
removes the presence of trapped air or impurities, prevents blocked
nozzles, and minimises waste because ink continues to flow around the
circuit when the printer is on stand-by.
“FESPA represents the perfect opportunity for AEG to demonstrate its
Voyager Pro series for the first time to a world-wide audience. The broad
spectrum of users in both the digital and analogue market segments visiting
the show gives us the ideal international platform for our printers and our
consumables,” states Karim Ladhu, CEO of Image Technology. “We believe we
have a future-proof portfolio of printers which is designed and constructed
for longevity as well as for guaranteed high quality results and fast
through-put, and this is backed up by our three year warranty. The realistic price will appeal to all sizes of print
business, and the flexibility of the machines caters for all types of
business, including first-time users and those who want to add a unit for
handling specific applications which incorporate metallic or special
AEG’s wide-format portfolio of products currently majors on the Voyager Pro
family of printers and its Symphony UV-curable inks that are formulated to generate vibrant and consistently accurate colours with a three-year
outdoor durability and excellent adhesion onto rigid and flexible
materials. The company is also introducing a range of competitively priced
dedicated print media which is available in a choice of widths and,
finally, information will be available about future planned launches into
the ink-jet segment that concentrate on high speed cost-effective devices.
Founded more than 125 years ago in Germany, AEG is synonymous with high
quality products and world-class engineering. The brand has long generated
support globally and possesses a superlative background in concept, manufacture and service. Customers can therefore be confident that the Voyager Pro wide-format UV-curable printers and related products within the
digital print segment have all been developed to be ‘perfekt in form und
funktion’ – in keeping with the time-honoured philosophy of the AEG brand.