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Agfa Partners with CIP4 for JDF Demos at Graph Expo

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

Chicago, Ill – GRAPH EXPO (Booth #4024) – September 22, 2004 – Agfa is working with CIP4 to help give Graph Expo attendees educational demonstrations that highlight the benefits of Job Definition Format (JDF) connectivity. Agfa’s booth is one of several stops on the free JDF Show Floor Tours being organized by the International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress Consortium (CIP4). During the tour, attendees will learn first-hand how JDF can help them in this fast-paced world. They’ll learn how JDF helps streamline production, reduce costs and generate additional revenue. “JDF has been one of the more complex issues printers have had to face and they have been coming to Agfa to help them understand it,” said Chris LaFontaine, Agfa’s marketing manager for enterprise systems, North America. “Many of a printer’s processes can be improved greatly with the addition of JDF-enabled products and services. When the process is streamlined and made more efficient, the path to profitability is easier to tread upon,” he added. Agfa has emerged as a leading proponent of JDF technologies, which is becoming a standard tool necessary for maintaining the most efficient flow of information to, from and within enterprise systems. For The Graphic Enterprise, enhanced communications and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) help avoid the bottlenecks that frequently interfere with a job’s potential for profitability. Registration is required for these tours. You can sign up at either CIP4’s Web site (www.cip4.org) or at the Graph Expo home page (www.gasc.org).




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