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Agfa Graphics Releases Fortuna 10 design and assembly software for high-security printing

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

New version of Fortuna software features new security design tools and brand new rasters, as well as a series of new tools focusing on productivity and simplifying security designers’ tasks.

At the upcoming Security Printers conference in Seville from October 5th to 7th, Agfa Graphics will be demonstrating the new Fortuna 10 design software for high-end security printing. It includes a smart collection of updated tools and new security modules. These aim at reducing complex manual calculations, as well as achieving more productivity and ease-of-use for designers of high-security printing graphics for passports, ID documents, high-security cards, breeder documents, tax stamps, security documents, lottery tickets and more.

“For Fortuna we are in a continuous process of researching new security tools while adapting the software itself to increase the design productivity. We want to enable designers of high-security documents to create dedicated and more diverse designs faster and more accurately," said Andy Grant, Global Head of Software, Agfa Graphics.  

Fortuna 10 introduces the brand new Trafo pattern generator, a unique solution for the very latest challenges faced by passport and other security document designers. It creates very complex, yet precise transformation patterns that replace labor- and calculation-intensive manual steps. There are also two new special rasters: The Hair Raster helps creating unique complex lines based on reference elements or images and the Text Raster enables to use font properties to create type-based security rasters. They were added to an already extensive list of security features that fit the needs of every security designer or printer.
 
Agfa Graphics’ Fortuna takes a modular approach and offers a highly secure file format.

"Fortuna 10 will be demonstrated in Seville for the first time while the future ideas, aiming at automation on one hand and even more design complexity on the other, are already outlined," Grant added. 

Other new tools in Fortuna also include a new align tool, enhanced magnetism of objects, a special zoom option, tools to create and control dashed lines, advanced use of text from external sources, improvements to the special warp grid, mirror and geometrics— all of which save time when developing high-quality and complex ways to deter and stop counterfeiters.
 
Fortuna 10 will be available for Windows 10 environments at the end of 2016.

 

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