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Agfa's Anapurna M Pays Off For Fastsigns

Press release from the issuing company

Atlanta, GA (SGIA, Booth #3541) - October 16, 2008  - Agfa Graphics announced today that Fastsigns of Appleton, Wisconsin (US), recognized an increase in sales and a substantial decrease in materials and labor costs due largely to the purchase of Agfa's Anapurna M UV inkjet printer, installed in December of  2007. This Fastsigns location has a solid reputation as a leader and a trendsetter within the franchise of over 600 stores throughout the U.S., Canada and the UK. It offers a diverse line of printing services including trade show graphics, retail signs and advertising agency work.

Agfa's Anapurna M is a wide format industrial 6 color UV inkjet printer that produces highly saturated, vivid colors for indoor and outdoor signs and displays. With a print resolution of 720x1440 dpi, :Anapurna printers use UV curable, fast drying inks that print directly on coated and uncoated rigid media like foam board, cardboard, acrylic and metal in addition to roll media.

"This is a fast paced industry. In order to grow and be more competitive, we knew we had to venture out and purchase a flat bed printer. We had to step into that world or be left behind. Once we started producing jobs on the :Anapurna, sales went up and the cost of materials and overtime labor went down. It's such an obvious choice," said Doug Brauer, owner Fastsigns of Appleton. "We did our homework and investigated all the equipment out on the market. We chose the :Anapurna M because of its excellent print quality and versatility, which allows us to produce and sell a broad range of products to all of our customers. It's also very easy to use and maintain; it switches from roll material to flat rigid stock in minutes. Agfa has been in the printing business forever and it shows in this equipment - it's an extremely well engineered, well built machine; you can see the quality and technology that went into it."