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Agfa Graphics Releases Fortuna 9 High-End Security Printing Design Software

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

New release features updated tools and new security modules with focus on productivity and complexity of designs.

The new Fortuna 9 design software for high-end security printing from Agfa Graphics, with updated tools and new security modules, will be demonstrated at the Security Printers conference in Copenhagen from April 22nd to 24th. The tools included in the new release focus on productivity and ease-of-use for those who require high-security printing designs for passports, ID documents, high-security cards, tax stamps, security documents, lottery tickets and more.

The new Fortuna 9 is an advanced security design software with integrated security features, which offers a highly secure file format. Fortuna 9 takes a modular approach, meaning that customers can choose various security features out of several that fit the needs of the security designer or printer. Fortuna 9 also employs new methods to create security designs in a more automated way helping security designers and printers achieve time savings and added quality. These new methods focus on outputting high-quality and complex images to help deter and stop counterfeiters.

“All of these elements are important to our customers and potential customers as there is a need to create security designs more quickly than ever before. It is critically important for security design tools to stay ahead of the counterfeiters that are out there," said Andy Grant, Global Head of Software, Agfa Graphics. "Agfa continues to research new security design tools to reduce threats to security and at the same time adapt the software to increase the design productivity. We are currently also developing very particular software and features for the high-security market and for the general security applications," Grant added.

Fortuna 9 is based on more than 20 years’ experience in high-security design. It's "Geometrics module" is a completely new tool that simply and quickly generates space-filling curves. Fortuna 9 also includes a completely new font management tool with support for Open Type fonts and TrueType fonts. Fortuna 9’s “smart selection” option now allows specific objects to be selected more easily and the software adds improved handling for high-resolution images and raw text.

Fortuna 9 will be available at the end of the second quarter of 2015. 


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