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Agfa's New :Antura fountain solution for eco friendly printing

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Mortsel, Belgium - Agfa Graphics will demonstrate at IPEX, that commercial printers that already use :ThermoFuse-based digital plates from Agfa can do even more to help the environment while producing high-quality print on their sheetfed presses. Agfa's new :Antura fountain solution additive, :Antura fount AFS1, can be used with Agfa's chemistry-free digital plates, yielding high quality print with better treatment of the environment.

:Antura Founts allow printers with sheetfed presses to make environmentally-friendly printing easy, without installing costly, new equipment. Simply adding the Fogra-approved fountain solution :Antura into the printing process, combined with chemistry-free platemaking with ThermoFuse-based plates, results in safer, more environmentally-friendly, alcohol-free printing.

Agfa is the only fount manufacturer that develops fountain solutions in the same laboratory as its plates, ensuring both work in harmony. As such, :Antura is highly tuned to Agfa plates. It makes it easy for sheetfed printers who want to reduce their Isopropyl alcohol usage, when they introduce it into their production environment. The reduction in alcohol usage means fewer hazardous chemicals necessary to store and the elimination of VOC's on the press, giving press operators safer working conditions.

"Agfa is dedicated to making the printing process as environmentally friendly as possible. Our research and development teams for our plates and fountain solutions, working together, developed the best combination available that provides printers with a green solution without sacrificing quality," said Marc Op de Beeck, senior vice president, Marketing and Sales, Agfa Graphics.

:Antura Founts are now available.

 

 

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