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Agfa’s new water-based inkjet printer for interior decoration

The Agfa InterioJet 3300 is a water-based inkjet system for printing on decor paper used in interior decoration, enabling customised designs for laminate floors, furniture and more. The InterioJet is built on the same inkjet platform as Agfa’s Jeti Tauro LED UV press for sign & display applications.

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“The InterioJet 3300 will accelerate the transformation from analogue (gravure) to digital printing in the laminated surface market,” said Tom Cloots, Agfa’s director industrial inkjet. “It is the ideal cost-efficient solution for medium and short production runs. Its limited start-up time and high flexibility will enable suppliers of laminated surfaces to gain new business by responding to evolving market demands, including printing on demand and just-in-time delivery. The system allows interior decoration designers to let their creativity run free and create customized designs for every order.”

The InterioJet is built on the same inkjet printing platform as Agfa’s heavy-duty Jeti Tauro LED UV printing press for sign & display printing applications.

“The InterioJet 3300 is a multi-pass, water-based inkjet system for printing on decor paper used for interior decoration, such as laminate floors and furniture," says a press release. ‘It boasts brilliant and consistent print quality and enables the creation of customized interior decorations, including brand logos, pictures or seasonal themes. It delivers the same printing reliability – now with print heads, inks and a drying system tuned to water-based pigment inks.

The InterioJet can print on two rolls at a time – each with a width of up to 155 cm and a weight of up to 600 kg – at a speed of up to 340 m² per hour. "It achieves a brilliant and consistent print quality throughout, as well as across print orders. It excels through its superior contrast, sharpness, and colour saturation, matching typical decorative industry colour profiles.

“Incorporating Agfa’s signature ‘Thin Ink Layer’ technology, the InterioJet boasts a low ink consumption, reducing production cost and footprint. It can be combined effortlessly with various impregnation and lamination processes.”

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Process automation through Asanti

Like Agfa’s wide-format inkjet printers, the InterioJet is driven by Agfa’s Asanti workflow software - controlling and automating the entire printing process from prepress to finishing. 

Matched water-based pigment inks

“In accordance with Agfa’s matched components’ approach – which ensures the accurate alignment of printing systems, workflow software and inks – the company developed dedicated water-based pigment inks for the InterioJet,” Agfa said. “These eco-friendly inks are light- and waterfast and use specific pigments that deliver a high colour coverage. They have proved to be a perfect fit for standard lamination production processes. Thanks to the thin dried layer, they can be used to print great wood and natural stone designs (such as marble) without surface relief.”