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:Azura, :Delano, and :ApogeeX Demos Nearly Full as Print World 2006 Opens this Weekend

Friday, November 17, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

Toronto, Ontario – November 15, 2006 – Agfa Graphics announced today attendees at the Print World 2006 event in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) will be able to see interactive demonstrations of the latest in enterprise software, workflow software innovations and chemistry-free CtP at the company's booth (#750). The popular chem-free :Azura plate--designed specifically for low- to medium-volume commercial printers--is being demonstrated alongside Agfa's latest versions of its award-winning :ApogeeX 3.5 workflow and :Delano 2.6 project management software. "We encourage printers across Canada, who have not been able to experience how easy ThermoFuse technology is, or how Agfa's advanced enterprise and workflow solutions can bring more efficient automation and efficiency to their facility, to visit our booth at Print World," said Jack Baraczek, director, Agfa Graphics Canada. With more than 1000 users worldwide, :Azura is a thermal, negative working plate. With Agfa's patented ThermoFuse technology simplifying platemaking and removing all processing variables, :Azura provides reliable and stress-free CtP imaging without chemistry. "Agfa's :Azura has helped increase our production at an astounding rate of about 40 percent, and that has changed the way we do business, in a very positive way," said on Ron Wood, general manager of Christian Press (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). "In addition, being chemistry-free, it has much less of an impact on the environment, and that's something that is very important to us." ThermoFuse is also available in Agfa's low-chemistry thermal :Amigo plate. The patented ThermoFuse technology uses millions of individual, heat-sensitive thermoplastic pearls that are melted and fused together to form a firm bond to the substrate in its exposed areas. :Delano 2.6 features greater softproofing capabilities, making it possible to build a full project management suite. With options such as :Delano StreamProof, users can proofread, mark-up and approve high-resolution production files in a standard web browser in real time. Additionally, :Delano 2.6 brings new features for extended JDF (Job Definition Format) connectivity. :ApogeeX 3.5 offers new connectivity and automation enhancements and several new options, resulting in increased efficiencies in The Graphic Enterprise. :ApogeeX 3.5 also features more JDF and JMF (Job Messaging Format) functionality than previous versions. With these enhancements, prepress departments gain additional automation functionality and throughput across the entire system. Print World is being held at the Direct Energy Centre (formerly known as National Trade Centre), Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto, November 18-20. For more information, visit http://www.printworldshow.com. To learn more about Agfa Graphics at Print World, or to schedule an appointment, call or email Lupina Mancuso in Agfa Graphics' Toronto office: 416-241-1110 x3059 or lupina.mancuso@agfa.com.




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