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BDF Printing First in China to Adopt Chemistry-Free CtP

Monday, July 18, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

Mortsel, Belgium – 15 July 2005 – Agfa announced today that BDF Printing Company, located in Wenhou, Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China, will be the first in the nation to adopt the :Azura chemistry-free system. The medium-sized, high-end printer chose chemistry-free CtP because of the inherent increase in quality derived from chemistry-free processing. And because Managing Director Mr. Sun Jian Shun believes chemistry-free is the obvious trend in technology. “We are known for exceptional high-quality short-run colour. Eliminating chemical processing from the imaging process will undoubtedly result in even higher quality,” said Mr. Sun. “Clearly this is the trend in technology—to shorten the prepress process and eliminate the variables that affect quality. We owe this to our customers who depend on us for the very best,” he added. To complement the :Azura system, BDF chose the :Xcalibur 45 thermal platesetting system and :Sublima 240 lpi screening technology. The new screening capability will provide an additional boost to the company’s high-quality profile. BDF Printing produces books on travel and Chinese antiques. The company also prints limited edition paintings for the Royal Palace in Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China. According to Mr. Sun, BDF also chose :Azura because of the added value of Agfa's comprehensive solutions strategy. “Agfa provides a balance of technology, service, reliability and price. This is important as it allows us to maintain a more profitable operation,” he said. Mr. Sun’s confidence in Agfa has also led the company to acquire Agfa’s Web Approval system and the :Sherpa 24m and :Sherpa 44m for remote hardcopy proofing. “Building strong customer relationships is important to grow our business,” said Mr. Sun. “We want to give our customers the best possible service. This technology will allow us to achieve that goal.”




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