Agfa Secures Four Pinnacle Product Awards for Inkjet Printing Innovations

Mortsel, Belgium – June 25, 2024

Agfa, a global leader in inkjet printing solutions, is proud to announce that it has been honored with four prestigious Pinnacle Product Awards, presented by PRINTING United Alliance. Two of the winning products are dedicated to the advanced automation of high-volume print production processes on Agfa’s Jeti Tauro and Onset Grizzly printers. They will be shown for the first time at the upcoming PRINTING United Expo (Las Vegas, 10-12 September).

The Pinnacle Product Awards celebrate outstanding products that drive advancements in quality, capability, and productivity within the printing industry. Arnaud Calleja, Vice-President of Digital Printing Solutions at Agfa, commented on Agfa’s achievement: “Winning multiple awards once again reinforces Agfa’s position as a forerunner in digital printing technology. Our inkjet solutions empower printing companies globally to broaden their print application scope, enhance efficiency, and reduce print production costs. We prioritize automation, versatility, and low ink consumption in our product development. These awards honor the dedication and hard work of our teams. We are honored to receive this recognition.”

About the winning Agfa products

Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS

With a throughput up to 9,741 ft²/h, outstanding print quality, support for a wide range of media types and sizes, and multiple automation options, the sturdy 3.3 m UV LED hybrid Tauro inkjet printer is a game-changer for high-volume display as well as packaging printing. Agfa continues to enhance its fastest multi-pass printer. Two recent upgrades were recognized with a Pinnacle Award:

Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS 7 colors: taking print quality to the next level
Recognized in the output category – UV/Latex hybrid (more than $500K) category

Agfa’s has taken the high-quality output of Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS LED to the next level with the addition of light magenta. The CMYKcmk configuration significantly enhances the smoothness of light (pink/red) solid colors and improves transitions in pastel gradient blends. It also allows for smoother prints for lighter cyan shades, which often contain minimal magenta.

Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS 7 colors

This enhanced smoothness is particularly relevant for markets requiring ultra-high quality, such as the cosmetic industry. In addition to Agfa’s already low ink consumption, the 7-color Tauro UHS achieves additional ink savings using GCR.

Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS with robots: advanced automation

Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS with robots: advanced automation for maximum (cost)efficiency
Recognized in the non-output category – Automation equipment (print/post-print)

The addition of robotic automation on the Tauro, which will be shown for the first time at Printing United later this year (Las Vegas, September 10-12), ensures maximum productivity and cost-efficiency, enabling print service providers to balance the challenges of rising costs.

The system can consist of either a single robot for loading or unloading media, or a dual robot system for full automation. The robots can be combined with the Tauro’s Flex RTR system, enabling smooth switching between rigid and roll printing. The latter setup makes it the ideal solution for print service providers who handle diverse materials and need to be able to switch between rigids and roll media in a heartbeat.

Onset Grizzly X HS

Just like the Tauro, the Grizzly got recognized for quality and productivity enhancements:

Onset Grizzly X HS with autoloader: boosting productivity and cost-efficiency
Recognized in the non-output category – Material handling equipment

The Onset Grizzly true flatbed printer is designed for 24/7 printing for the display, POP and sign markets at speeds of up to 15,000 ft/h with a maximum size of 126 x 63 inch. It can be automated in multiple ways: either by using a laytable or autoloader combined with an unloading robot, or by using two robots, be it with or without a laytable. The new autoloader, coupled with an unloading robot, offers full automation, thus reducing labor costs.

Onset Grizzly X HS with autoloader

With a six-second cycle time it matches the highest throughput speed of the Grizzly, while supporting the printing of up to 4 sheets with a thickness ranging from 0.1 mm to 50 mm.

Onset 560 ink set (CMYK+W)

Onset 560 ink set (CMYK+W): boosting output quality and productivity while lowering the total cost of print manufacturing
Recognized in the non-output category – Digital inks – UV

The Onset 560 UV ink set boasts explosive color strength and a gamut surpassing the ISO-coated standard. In gloss mode, the printer’s extensive color range includes previously inaccessible colors for UV systems. Notably, it matches challenging colors like Pantone 485C on standard matte paper and enhances greens and blues.

The ink set also provides significant quality and productivity enhancements, including improved dot gain control, sharper drop edges, and improved image detail rendering. High-quality print modes enhance the smoothness of solid colors.

In addition, Agfa’s Onset 560 ink set offers a superior ROI, featuring ‘Thin Ink’ technology for ink savings up to 22%, along with a white ink system that boosts white-ink job productivity by 40% compared to non-Agfa inks.

PRINTING United Expo 2024

Agfa has a distinguished history of excellence in inkjet solution development. Since its first submission in 2014, the company has received an impressive amount of Pinnacle Product Awards.

For more information about Agfa’s award-winning products and its commitment to innovation in inkjet printing solutions, please visit Agfa’s Printing United event page.

About the Pinnacle Product Awards 

The Pinnacle Product Awards, presented by the PRINTING United Alliance, honor exceptional products that drive advancements in the printing industry. Products are evaluated by an independent panel of industry experts, and winners are recognized for their contributions in quality, capability, and productivity. 

The PRINTING United Alliance hands out the Pinnacle awards to solutions from its member suppliers that are available for sale in the marketplace. Each entry is reviewed and scored by an independent panel of industry experts. Output devices are judged based on reports generated by measuring color charts and then comparing them to industry specifications. 

About PRINTING United Alliance 

PRINTING United Alliance is the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance. 

About Agfa 

The Agfa-Gevaert Group is a leading company in imaging technology and IT solutions with over 150 years of experience. The Group holds three divisions: Radiology Solutions, HealthCare IT, and Digital Print & Chemicals. They develop, manufacture and market analog and digital systems for the healthcare sector, for specific industrial applications and for the printing industry. In 2022, the Group realized a turnover of 1,857 million Euro. 

About Agfa’s Digital Printing Solutions business unit 

Agfa’s Digital Printing Solutions division drives the adoption of inkjet printing across various industries. It empowers graphic printing and goods-producing industries to become more versatile and efficient through the innovative use of inkjet printing technology.  It does so by analyzing their experiences, needs and challenges, and actively partnering with them and industry experts. 

Agfa’s digital printing offering consists of in-house developed and designed high-quality inkjet printers, inks, software, and services, either as an integrated perfectly matched solution or as customized components within a larger production process. The assortment is best in class in terms of quality, productivity, sustainability, and cost of ownership, with impeccable service across the globe. 


Mike Horsten
PR & Press manager Digital Printing Solutions
+32 494 56 06 44

Deborah Hutcheson
Director of Strategic Business Development & Distribution Inkjet, North America
+1 908 342 1797 

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