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Workflow update and faster chemistry-free plates

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM


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In Ridgefield Park, NJ-based Agfa's (www.agfa.com) booth, attendees saw demos of :Apogee 7, the latest version of Agfa's automated workflow that includes :Apogee Impose, an Agfa-developed imposition module that relies on live job information rather than templates to perform imposition. :Apogee 7 allows print buyers to go beyond the web-to-print screen to create new jobs in the prepress stage with WebApproval. :Apogee 7 also includes :Apogee Portal 7, the latest version of Agfa's portal for file uploading, preflighting and soft proofing. Other tools include JDF-enabled :Apogee Prepress, :Apogee InkSave and :Apogee Platemaker. Agfa also displayed :Arkitex 7, an automated workflow for newspapers.

The company demonstrated its complete plate portfolio, which includes the :Azura TS chemistry-free thermal plate as well as the :Energy Elite plate. Agfa's :Amigo TS made its North American debut at Graph Expo 2010. The new :Amigo TS runs up to 50% faster than the original. :Amigo TS works on most 830nm thermal platesetters and accommodates fluctuations in laser energy and processing variations with virtually no effect on image quality. :Amigo TS offers run lengths up to 200,000 impressions unbaked and longer runs baked.