Onset Grizzly X HS

High-speed flatbed inkjet printing press

With its imposing stature and robot arms, the Grizzly is a striking presence. And just like a grizzly bear, it possesses great strength, ingenuity, and persistence. Roar through workloads undeterred and get your claws into high-volume graphics and packaging prints with this adaptable force.

  • Flatbed
  • Up to 1,450 m²/h – 15,000 ft²/h
  • Up to 322 x 160 cm – 127 x 63 in
  • Up to 3 x CMYK – Optional light cyan, light magenta & white
  • Automatable
  • Upgradable speed & colors
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Why the Grizzly is the right beast for you

The Onset Grizzly X HS series is made up of the only true flatbed high-productivity inkjet printers in the market, combining phenomenal throughput with consistently great print quality. The single-platform architecture can be configured and scaled to your needs. 

  • Heavy-duty build for 24/7 printing with impressive productivity and print quality
  • Versatile printer: tackles sign & display, as well as packaging jobs on wide range of materials 
  • 30-second job setup thanks to automated robot end effectors and UV lamp shutters, plus advanced vacuum table technology
  • Multiple automation options – including loaders and robots – for different production and material handling requirements
  • High-quality & gloss modes for extra impactful prints 
  • A scalable platform that can grow with your business 
  • High-quality Agfa inks suited to different applications and materials

Rise up to the task. Roar through workloads. Get your claws in high-volume print jobs

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High-volume applications

Onset is ideal for companies producing a mix of fast-turnaround POS and retail graphics, as well as corrugated POP display and packaging up to 3.22 x 1.6 m (126.8 x 63 in), and with a weight/thickness ranging from 200 g/m² coated paper to 46 mm thick board. 

Substrates include (synthetic) paper, banner material, blue back poster paper, corrugated cardboard, display board/cardstock, compressed cardboard, foam PVC, foamboard, PVC sheets, polystyrene, polycarbonate, and corrugated polypropylene.

Retail POS graphics

Retail graphics are pivotal in business visual communication strategies, attracting and engaging customers. Signage, displays, banners, and more convey brand identity and promote products. Through bold typography, vibrant imagery, and strategic placement, they captivate attention and drive sales. 

Corrugated POP displays

Direct-to-board corrugated displays are crucial in retail, offering versatile product showcases. They’re durable and flexible, featuring vibrant graphics for effective promotion. Lightweight and easy to assemble, they adapt to temporary or permanent fixtures, aiding retailers in meeting evolving marketing needs. 

Corrugated packaging

Corrugated packaging ensures strength, durability, and customization for various products. It safeguards items during transit and offers branding opportunities through printed logos and product info. Recognized for sustainability, it lets businesses reduce environmental impact. 

Grizzly printer models

Grizzly X1 HS
  • 1 x CMYK

  • 8-channel shuttle

  • Maximum throughput: 600 m²/h*

  • High-quality print modes

  • Ideal for lower volume, dedicated flatbed applications

  • Available options: white, light colors

Grizzly X2 HS
  • 2 x CMYK

  • 8-channel shuttle, or 14-channel shuttle when light colors or white is requested

  • Maximum throughput: 835 m²/h*

  • High-quality print modes

  • Fastest configuration for 6-color printing with 2 x CMYK setup

  • Available options: white, light colors

Grizzly X3 HS
  • 3 x CMYK

  • 14-channel shuttle

  • Maximum throughput: 1450 m²/h*

  • High-quality print modes

  • Available option: white

* Based on an approximate 4.4-second material handling time

Upgrade paths between the different configurations are possible. For more information contact your local sales representative. 

Scalable technology with different color options 

The carriage can have up to 392 print heads. The channels provide a wide variety of ink configurations. Basic configurations are 1x CMYK, 2x CMYK or 3x CMYK, all with optional white, and the first two also with optional light cyan and magenta. Ink upgrades can be carried out at your printing site. 

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Configurations

Manual

Both loading and unloading are done manually. 

Automated 

There are several automation configurations for materials up to 18 mm thick and with a maximum weight of 10 kg. The choice for a particular configuration will depend on your substrate usage requirements. 

¾ automation: laytable + unload robot 

The 3/4-automated operation mode enables printing of a large range of flexible materials using manual loading.

The laytable is used to manually position up to four sheets ready for transfer to the vacuum table by the unload robot. For fully manual loading, the laytable can be unlocked and rolled back

Autoloader + unload robot 
  • The autoloader can handle material up to 18 mm thick and up to 10 kg in weight 
  • The autoloader matches the highest throughput speed of the printer  
  • Up to four sheets can be positioned ready for transfer to the vacuum table by the unload robot 
  • Customizable setup 
Loading & unloading robots
  • Robots accurately load the substrate from a single stack to 1-, 2- or 3-up on the vacuum table and unload it to a pallet 
  • Automated end effectors, and optimised robot and printer synchronisation minimise job change-over time 
  • Customizable setup 
Dual-flex: laytable for flexible loading + dual robots
  • The Dual-Flex configuration combines a laytable with the dual-robot mode 
  • Customizable setup 

Smooth substrate handling

  • A camera system on the load robot effector allows fully automated printing of substrates down to 1.5 mm in thickness 
  • Optional load effector upgrades optimize sheet separation for problematic substrates 

High five! Automated double-sided printing

Fully automated and accurate double-sided printing for substrates up to 5 kg is supported by the optional ‘High-5’ function. 

Onset 560 inks

Onset 560 inks help you achieve extra color with less ink. The combination of our patented pigment dispersion technology and our global service & support ensures a cost-effective and smooth production. Upgrade now and take your print game to the next level!

  • Up to 30% lower ink consumption than non-Agfa inks
  • Exceptional color strength thanks to unique pigment dispersion
  • A large color gamut that enables you to hit even the most difficult colors
  • Superior print quality with sharp dot edges and fine details, in addition to smooth solids
  • Excellent adhesion, scratch resistance and flexibility
  • GREENGUARD Gold certified for use in sensitive indoor environments
  • Consistent print output for a reliable production process
  • Long shelf life
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Powered by Asanti workflow software

The Onset series is driven by Agfa’s award-winning wide-format workflow software Asanti, which controls the entire printing process from prepress to production and finishing. As such, it simplifies, optimizes and automates as many steps as possible, offering you a high-performance solution for increased productivity.

Simplify & automate

Including the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine, Asanti takes care of preflighting and job conversion to guarantee smooth, error-free job handling and consistent print quality. In addition, our workflow software streamlines your print operations through automatic job layout and positioning, and automatic true-shape-nesting. The automatic collection of images allows you to gather all artwork for a specific press and specific media, and to optimally nest it on the print sheet or roll, taking copy count and bleed into account.

Asanti Workflow

Asanti guarantees consistent color reproduction through the creation and use of color profiles. To do so, it deploys the patented Calibrated Print Mode (CPM) feature, which uses easy-to-set-up production templates that contain all parameters for a particular substrate and enable automatic job creation. It will only take you 15 minutes to calibrate and profile media, and then you can enjoy hassle-free printing with optimal and consistent quality!

The Asanti Production Dashboard is a browser-based reporting tool that allows you to inspect the status, ink and media consumption, and printing time of jobs.

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World-class training and support, anywhere you need it

If you purchase an Agfa solution, your operators will get trained directly by Agfa’s global support team. Have a question or did you run into an issue? Our experienced service technicians and application experts throughout the globe are available when you need them.

Technical Specs

Models 
Onset X1 HS  Onset X2 HS  Onset X3 HS 
4 channels: 1 x CMYK 

6 channels: 1 x CMYK + 2 x W 

6 channels: 1 x CMYK + cm 

8 channels: 1 x CMYK + cm + 2 x W 

  

8 channels: 2 x CMYK 

10 channels: 2 x CMYK + 2 x W 

12 channels: 2 x CMYK + 2 x cm 

14 channels: 2 x CMYK + 2 x cm + 2 x W 

12 channels: 3 x CMYK 

14 channels: 3 x CMYK + 2 x W 

 

Productivity 
Up to 614 m²/h (6609 ft²/h)  Up to 835 m²/h (8988 ft²/h)  Up to 1449 m²/h (15597 ft²/h) 
Media & printing specifications 
Manual operation – dimensions 
Max length  3220 mm (126.8 in) 
Max width  1600 mm (63 in) 
Automatic operation – dimensions 
      Min length  Max length  Min width  Max width 
Single sheet 

  

Dual robot  805 mm (31.7 in)  3220 mm (126.8 in)  800 mm (31.5 in)  1600 mm (63 in) 
Laytable  700 mm (27.6 in)  3220 mm (126.8 in)  800 mm (31.5 in)  1600 mm (63 in) 
Double sheet 

  

Dual robot  805 mm (31.7 in)  1565 mm (61 in)  800 mm (31.5 in)  1600 mm (63 in) 
Laytable  700 mm (27.6 in)  1565 mm (61 in)  800 mm (31.5 in)  1600 mm (63 in) 
Triple sheet 

  

Dual robot  805 mm (31.7 in)  1065 mm (41 in)  800 mm (31.5 in)  1600 mm (63 in) 
Laytable  700 mm (27.6 in)  1065 mm (41 in)  800 mm (31.5 in)  1600 mm (63 in) 
Quadruple sheet  Laytable  700 mm (27.6 in)  790 mm (31.1 in)  800 mm (31.5 in)  1600 mm (63 in) 
Thickness 
Manual operation 
Max thickness  48 mm (1.9 in) (46 mm – 1.8 in when a sliding table skin is fitted) 
Automatic operation 
Max thickness  18 mm (0.71 in) 
Min thickness  Dual robot: 1.5 mm (59 mil) 
Laytable: 0.2 mm (8 mil) 
Max stack height: load/unload robots 
High stack  1400 mm (55 in) 
Low stack  900 mm (35.4 in) 
Substrate weight 
Manual operation 
At max print speed