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Agfa Graphics Marks Ten Years of Chemistry-free Printing with Azura

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

For RJ Multi Litho of Ontario, prepress began with film and evolved to chemistry-free plate production with Azura TS from Agfa Graphics 

Toronto, Ontario – It’s not often one celebrates the anniversary of a printing plate, but very few plates have had the kind of impact on an entire industry as the Azura from Agfa Graphics. Launched a decade ago, the Azura chemistry-free plate system has been utilized by thousands of customers in North America and around the world to make print production more consistent, convenient, and ecological than conventionally processed thermal printing plates. 

RJ Multi Litho of Oakville, Ontario (Canada) has been using Azura TS plates for more than seven years. The company is being honored by Agfa Graphics during the Azura 10 Years of Innovation taking place on June 25th in Canada. 

“The Azura plates are excellent and work well with our print production,” said Rajee Vikaran Muthuraman, President & Owner, RJ Multi Litho. “We like and appreciate Azura TS for its ease of use. Azura TS is an excellent option as it is much simpler than our previous chemicals and plates.” 

Azura TS plates offer simplified plate-making thanks to advanced ThermoFuse™ technology, which requires no chemical processing. The plates are easy to handle and provide reliable, consistent and high quality results. 

RJ Multi Litho enhances its prepress automation with Apogee workflow and images the Azura TS plates on an Avalon CtP system to achieve the maximum throughput.  

“We can’t help but be proud of print service providers such as RJ Multi Litho, who work hard every day to deliver the best print to their clients and do it in a way that is least intrusive on the planet. We are encouraged about the future when we see commercial printers like RJ Multi Litho working with Agfa Graphics to do their part for a greener world,” said Ruben Silva, Managing Director, Agfa Graphics Canada. 

Azura TS, the world’s number one chemistry-free plate, is a thermal, negative-working plate designed for commercial sheet fed printing operations. Based on Agfa Graphics' ThermoFuse™ technology which eliminates traditional chemistry, Azura TS plates provide predictable, consistent and reliable, high-quality platemaking.

RJ Multi Litho is a full-service commercial/trade printing company serving customers in Canada and the United States. The company has worked with Agfa Graphics since the late 90’s. 

The next celebration of the Azura 10 Years of Innovation will take place in the United States in late July.


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