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Agfa: Package Printer Accurate Box Chooses Xcalibur VLF System

Press release from the issuing company

Ridgefield Park, NJ – February 26, 2002 – Agfa continues to lure printers in the United States to its newest very large format (VLF) Computer-to-Plate (CtP) solution, Xcalibur, part of a family of innovative large format thermal platesetters. Accurate Box Company, a 57 year-old package printer with 180 employees, is the most recent company to install Agfa’s Xcalibur VLF system. Accurate Box is using the Xcalibur VLF and Agfa’s Sherpa 62 Digital Proofer to produce high-quality packaging materials for its large customer base. Based in Paterson, New Jersey, Accurate Box (www.accuratebox.com) is an original member of the Independent Carton Group. "We liked Xcalibur’s technology, but we were also very comfortable with the people at Agfa," said Lisa Hirsh, Accurate Box’s president and CEO. "The service and the people behind the system convinced us that the Xcalibur was the way to go for our very large format needs," Hirsh added. Hirsh said her customers like the idea of the advanced CtP system, and as her staff learns its capabilities, she expects her customers will be even happier. "We didn’t have to look very far to see that buying into this technology with Agfa was the right decision," said Frank Deroner, Accurate Box’s prepress manager. "We were very pleased with the support that Agfa was putting behind the system," Deroner added. Agfa's Xcalibur system brings new simplicity and quality to the demands of package printers. The Xcalibur uses efficient multi-beam arrays of solid-state fiber-coupled lasers designed and tested to meet the most stringent standards in the industry. The accuracy, stability and long life of the laser ensure exceptional imaging quality and reliability. "We are very proud that customers are choosing Agfa not only for our great technologies, but the services we provide," said Sheila Nysko, Agfa’s packaging segment manager.