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(left to right) Rob Hill and Richard Birch

Chessington based Graphica Display is the first UK company to install a Jeti Mira UV-inkjet printer from Agfa which is part of a £400,000 investment.

The Mira was ordered as a six-colour printer with white plus varnish. Graphica Display also opted for the roll-to-roll option so it can print flexible media as well as rigid materials.

Since it was founded some 10 years ago, Graphica Display has established an impressive list of clients such as Axa Group, Caffé Nero, Debenhams, Lacoste and Specsavers as well as being an approved supplier for the Boeing EMEA region.

“Over the past 18 months we looked at a number of options but eventually discovered the Mira which offered the best quality and flexibility. We also found Agfa to be the most responsive company of those we contacted,” explained Rob Hill, Managing Director at Graphica Display.

Graphica produces a variety of display and signage for retail, commercial, interiors, events and public sector contracts. The white ink enables the company to print on a wide selection of transparent materials and the varnish provides the scope to produce special effects.

The Jeti Mira was purchased at the same time as a Blackman & White cutter/router. Rob Hill strongly believes that these two pieces of equipment complement each other. For example, Graphica can print on rigid acrylic and cut to shape with clean smooth edges that require no further finishing. The two machines provide real advantages when faced with tight deadlines for retail promotions and Rob Hill views the two machines as an integral investment for a whole range of applications.

“Another advantage is that the Mira produces superb colour quality images using only a thin layer of Agfa’s inks resulting in a substantial saving on ink usage compared to other printers,” enthused Richard Birch, General Manager at Graphica Display.

Accommodating these new machines in Graphica’s existing premises took a great deal of careful planning as well as an understanding landlord. A new entrance was created and Agfa played an important role in making sure the installation went smoothly.

“I can honestly say that Agfa service and support has been first class and, when needed, they are quick to respond,” concluded Hill.

About Jeti Mira

The 2.69m x 3.2m wide flatbed Jeti Mira is a six-colour and white UV-inkjet printer that offers impressive print quality and productivity (printing speed up to 227m²/hr). The dockable roll-to-roll option provides the versatility of printing on a wide variety of flexible media.

The highly reliable and incredibly versatile Jeti Mira is a true flatbed printer featuring a moving gantry for printing on x- and y-axes with pinpoint precision. It produces industry-leading quality in six colours with or without white and/or varnish. The 7pl droplet size gives stunning detail and razor-sharp text even in something as small as 4-point type, both positive and negative.

The Jeti Mira features 'Print & Prepare' technology that allows the loading of new media while the printer is still working – quick, convenient and flexible.