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25 Graphic Communications Companies Receive Agfa Graphics' GreenWorks Award

Monday, October 27, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

(October 26, 2008) Agfa Graphics today announced that 25 customers in North America have been selected to receive the GreenWorks™ Environmental Recognition Award. GreenWorks is an exclusive program created by Agfa Graphics that recognizes and supports environmental efforts in the graphic communications industry. The newest GreenWorks customers from Canada and the U.S. are acknowledged to be exceptionally proactive in their efforts to minimize their ecological footprints while maintaining the highest quality standards of professional graphic communications.

As part of their GreenWorks benefits, Agfa customers receive promotional materials and assistance to further publicize their environmental accomplishments. There are now a total of 79 GreenWorks printers in the U.S. and Canada. The 25 newest members are:

- Allied Printing, Manchester, CT (USA)
- Allen Wayne Limited, Shantilly, VA (USA)
- Ambertone Press, Springfield, VA (USA)
- Austin Graphics, Owen Sound, ON (Canada)
- Autasco, St. Laurent, Quebec (Canada)
- Best Color Press, Vancouver, BC (Canada)
- Cielo Printing, Ottawa, ON (Canada)
- Contac Services, Delta, BC (Canada)
- CRW Graphics, Pennsauken, NJ (USA)
- Falconer Printing, Falconer, NY (USA)
- Gilmore Printing, Ottawa, ON (Canada)
- Groupe Produlith Inc, Longueil, Quebec (Canada)
- House of Commons, Ottawa, ON (Canada)
- Johnson Printing, Rochester, MN (USA)
- Litho Quebec, Pointe Claire, Quebec (Canada)
- L'lmprimeur Montroy, Ville Saint Lawrence, Quebec (Canada)
- Pinnacle Litho, Stoney Creek, ON (Canada)
- Planet Press, Burnaby, BC (Canada)
- Precise Corporate Print, Brooklyn, NY (USA)
- Printing Resources Inc., Markham, ON (Canada)
- Queens Printer, Victoria, BC (Canada)
- Royal Business Forms, Brooklyn Park, MN (USA)
- Simon Frazer University Document Solutions, Burnaby, BC (Canada)
- Unicorn Graphics, Garden City, NY (USA)
- Western Printers and Lithographers, Burnaby, BC (Canada)

The cornerstone of Agfa's GreenWorks program is its ThermoFuse™ platemaking technology. The chemistry-free :Azura and the low-chemistry :Amigo plates, both of which have a lesser impact on the environment than conventional plates, are based on Agfa Graphics' patented ThermoFuse technology. ThermoFuse physically bonds images to the plate without any chemical process.

"For a company like Agfa, developing new technologies that minimize the environmental footprint of our customers as they go about their daily production and print processes is paramount. We do our part within our own company regarding the environment, but helping our customers do this is also very important," said Susan Wittner, marketing director, Agfa Graphics, North America. "GreenWorks is devoted to helping Agfa customers maximize the results of all their own green initiatives. The program identifies those print professionals who have willingly and successfully adopted greener policies and have become environmental leaders."

Printing companies become part of Agfa's GreenWorks program through a nomination and review process by an outside agency. To qualify, they must use either Agfa Graphics' :Azura chemistry-free plates or :Amigo low-chemistry CtP plates. They must also utilize a number of other environmentally-friendly products and be involved in other efforts such as recycling, reducing waste, utilizing alternative energy sources in their plants and other similar ventures. They stand out as graphic communication companies who are more environmentally sensitive and are marketing themselves in that way. To see the updated listing of GreenWorks printers, visit www.gdusa.com/agfa
Our World

Supporting customers is Agfa's top priority. Our charter is to develop technology that improves efficiencies, improves quality and saves money while lessening the environmental impact. We are committed to providing service and support that will help our customers implement environmental and workplace safety. We support our customers in their efforts to attract print buyers who prefer to do business with printers that demonstrate environmental concern. Partnering with our customers and with other manufacturers is essential to our vision of Our World-a place where we can all improve business and the environment simultaneously.




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