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Agfa Graphics announces new IntelliTune and OptiInk at WPE2015

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Image enhancement for cost-effective high-quality print. 

Arkitex Enhance IntelliTune is aimed at newspaper printers that use large quantities of different quality images arriving from a wide variety of sources. IntelliTune is unique to the newspaper market as the preferred tool to improve images fast and completely automatic. The result on press are high-quality images with a consistent look and feel throughout the whole publication.

With the new IntelliTune version 5, Agfa Graphics has included a series of innovative techniques. Perceptual Image Processing uses a device-independent working space, taking image enhancement to a completely new level. Major benefits are

  • Provide a uniform result after processing for all image types (Gray, RGB and CMYK), which  was not the case with conventional techniques. Unsharp masking (USM) would be totally different for RGB and CMYK images.
  • Selective USM setting to sharpen or smooth. In particular, IntelliTune’s skin tone filtering can both smooth skin tones while sharpen the rest of the image at the same time. This produces pleasing results for pictures of faces.
  • Superior skin tone handling.
  • Edge-preserving smoothening with noise protection, to reduce unwanted noise in the images.


Arkitex Enhance OptiInk is designed for printers that wish to reduce the cost of ink usage while improving the color quality and providing greater stability on press at the same time.

“OptiInk version 5 also represents a large leap forward,” said Barry Landsberg, Arkitex Marketing Manager, Agfa Graphics. ”The new USM, skin tone filtering and noise reduction designed for IntelliTune, also apply to OptiInk. It uses our Dynamic Low-Ink Coverage (DLC) technology to produce the highest possible ink savings and still preserves the quality on print.”

Amongst the customers that already use the new v5 version of Arkitex Enhance, the new skin tone processing clearly earns a lot of success.

OptiColor and fast-track profiling

“We can now produce results we never dreamed of until now, and this will definitely appeal to both newspaper and commercial printers now, “ Landsberg continues.

Agfa Graphics also announced the new stand-alone OptiColor Server, a new built-in dotgain tool and fast-track profiling to quickly and easily adjust for press conditions. Both provide the ultimate in automated color transformations, ensuring that any PDF image file produces the same color appearance no matter what device it is viewed on or what press it is printed on.

Arkitex Production and Arkitex Enhance will be demonstrated at the World Publishing Expo 2015 in Hamburg, Germany in October and will be available early 2016. Visit Agfa Graphics in Hall 4.140


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