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New York Daily News Converts to Agfa :Arkitex Workflow

Press release from the issuing company

Washington, D.C. – NEXPO (Booth #2502) – June 19, 2004 – Agfa announced today that the New York Daily News, New York City’s largest tabloid and one of the top ten newspapers in the United States (Weekday circ.: 747,053; Sunday: 802,103), has chosen the :Arkitex workflow system for its prepress operation. The New York Daily News is replacing its current workflow with the :Arkitex Director system and six new :Grafix RIPs with four :Arkitex NewsDrive X units to drive the four :Phoenix Imagesetters using Agfa :NewsFilm at their print site in Jersey City, New Jersey. “Agfa’s :Arkitex system gives us the opportunity to get the most out of our prepress operation,” said Jim Conrad, director of pre-press operations, New York Daily News. “As the number one daily tabloid covering the largest city in the world, it is critical that we have a workflow system we can depend on. :Arkitex gives us the levels of automation and flexibility we have been looking for.” :Arkitex Director will help the New York Daily News automate various complex prepress tasks and at the same time allow for manual intervention when necessary. With :Arkitex NewsDrive X, the New York Daily News will get the most out of its imagesetters’ speed capabilities for higher productivity. “We are pleased that the New York Daily News chose :Arkitex as its workflow solution,” said Agfa’s Sheila Nysko, business development manager, newspaper business, North America. “With more than 150 orders worldwide since IFRA 2003 in October, :Arkitex has easily become the most sought-after newspaper workflow system.”