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Agfa's Cross-Modulation Screening Takes Indonesian Market by Storm

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

Mortsel, Belgium – 17 November 2004 – Agfa announced today that it has signed contracts for three prestigious installations in Indonesia over the last six weeks in co-operation with its partner PT. IPP. While each of the deals is different, they each include :Sublima XM screening technology. Agfa’s cross-modulation screening enables high-resolution printing with no extra effort on press. Commercial Printing at PT. Gramedia. PT. Gramedia is Indonesia’s largest newspaper printer. The company is setting up a commercial printing plant at Cikarang (West Java), to bring in house the printing of their seventy magazine titles. For this work, they have chosen a fully automatic :Galileo VXT CtP system with :ApogeeX workflow software, :Lithostar Violet digital plates and :Sublima screening. The magazines will be printed with :Sublima in 340 lpi, giving them much more appeal to readers and advertisers alike. “Our tests showed that Agfa’s :ApogeeX workflow software meets our requirements best. We are also very excited about the quality that we have seen from the Agfa system,” said Yanto Suwarso, director of Gramedia’s commercial printing site at Cikarang. “As we are bringing the printing of our magazine titles in house, we will have more control, significant savings of time and cost, and perhaps most importantly, better print quality than anyone in the country. We are confident that this will enable us to increase advertising revenue.” Book Printing at PT. Gelora Aksara Pratama. PT. Erlangga is Indonesia’s largest book publisher. They own PT. Gelora Aksara Pratama, who print Indonesia’s schoolbooks, selling them directly to schools and bookstores across the country. With a population of 230 million, the volume of schoolbooks needed in the country is enormous. Erlangga purchased a fully automatic :Galileo CtP system in 2003, and is now purchasing a second system. The books will be printed using Agfa’s :Lithostar Violet plates and again, :Sublima screening on their MAN Roland and Solna presses. “We were using Agfa’s computer-to-film systems and :Apogee software back in 2000 and switched to computer-to-plate in 2003,” says Erlangga’s prepress manager Kurnia Hadiana. “We have been extremely happy with both performance and quality all this time. Plus, we feel secure with the professional support from PT. Intergrafica Print & Pack. Why would we look anywhere else for help as we further expand our production?” Commercial Printing at PT. Aksara Grafika Pratama. PT. Jurnalindo Aksara Grafika is Indonesia’s leading publisher of business newspapers and magazines, with Bisnis Indonesia Daily as its most prestigious title. As they continue their expansion into commercial printing, the company is purchasing a semi-automatic :Galileo VXT CtP system with :Lithostar Violet plates: :ApogeeX production workflow and :Sublima screening software for their MAN Roland web and Heidelberg sheetfed offset presses. “As long-time users of Agfa products, we have always been happy with Agfa’s technology, and also with their local service and support from PT. IPP,” said Lulu Terianto, president and director of PT. Aksara Grafika Pratama. “With the new CtP, screening and workflow, I believe we have made an investment that will secure our growth in what is now a very competitive market.”




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