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Agfa Graphics launches Arkitex Production Workflow for Newspaper Publishers

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Easy-to-use prepress workflow, based on HTML-5, brings scalability, flexibility and quality to newspaper publishers of any size. 
Cloud-based operation is also available for demonstrations at WPE 2014 

Agfa Graphics today invites attendees of WAN-IFRA’s World Publishing Expo 2014 in Amsterdam (NL) to see the new Arkitex Production, the company’s workflow solution for newspapers. Arkitex Production offers numerous integrated functions for more effective management and automation efficiencies in newspaper production from the publisher to the printer. 

“The next generation of newspaper publishers needs the next generation of newspaper prepress software. Arkitex Production gives publishers the ability to operate with greater economy and efficiency and easily meet ever-tightening deadlines,” said Jeff Cord, Arkitex Marketing Manager, Agfa Graphics. “Printed newspapers are still viewed as reliable sources of news, information and advertising for many consumers around the world. Arkitex Production, the ultimate in workflow software for newspapers, helps publishers be competitive and better respond to readers’ needs in a print and digital world."    

Fully deployable at the publisher’s site or via Agfa’s cloud-based offering, Arkitex Production provides a single, integrated browser-based user interface that keeps all departments informed about all operations. Based entirely on HTML5, the interface can be accessed from laptops, tablets and smartphones, or even touchscreens in pressroom environments and provides easy access to critical features. 

As a scalable solution, Arkitex Production fits the needs from the smallest newspaper production site right up to the largest multi-site systems. Smaller operations can choose basic modules, while larger groups can extend the solution through a range of advanced modules supporting more complex workflows. However, regardless of size all Production customers are able to add functionality via extenders. 

Arkitex Production automatically processes pages and plates based on deadlines allowing for complete control of both plate-making and the pressroom. Arkitex Production can even extend the tracking through the punch/bender system right to the press. 

Arkitex Production can also work with multiple editorial sites, enabling multiple publishers to remotely monitor and approve at multiple stages of the workflow. The soft proofing and approval system lets users preview pages and formes and track approvals, ensuring perfect results every time. 

Quality enhancement features are available with Arkitex Production, providing increased cost efficiencies as well as superb print quality. These include IntelliTune for image enhancement and optimization, Veripress for soft-proofing at the press console, OptiInk for maximum ink saving, Sublima screening for clear sharp images, and also automated ink-key presetting. Additionally, Arkitex Production’s easy-to-use interface allows operators to work with it with minimal training. 

Arkitex Production will be demonstrated at the World Publishing Expo 2014 in Amsterdam (NL) 13th - 15th October. Visit Agfa Graphics in hall 9 booth 240 of the RAI in Amsterdam to see Arkitex Production and more solutions for the newspaper publishing industry from Agfa Graphics. 


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