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Graph Expo Attendees Invited to Agfa Booth to "Take Command of The Graphic Enterprise"

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Ridgefield Park, NJ – September 20, 2004 – Customers looking to learn more about how to bring higher levels of efficiency and automation to their facilities will want to visit the Agfa booth (#4024) at Graph Expo in Chicago next month. Agfa, a leader in the graphic arts industry for more than 135 years, will be showing attendees how they can "Take Command of The Graphic Enterprise" and how best to make the printing process as efficient as possible. From input to platesetters to workflow to output, Agfa's vision of The Graphic Enterprise leads to better working environments and greater chances for success. What You'll See at Agfa's Booth At the booth, guests will be able to get demos on many of Agfa's leading prepress solutions, including the entire Graphic Enterprise software suite – :Delano, :ApogeeX and :Arcadia, the dynamic publishing and asset management system. Also at the booth, attendees will be able to learn more about Agfa's leading visible light and thermal CtP solutions, and get their first look at :Azura, the new chemistry-free plate, making its North America debut at the show. Azura will be running live on an Agfa :Xcalibur 45. Additionally, Graph Expo attendees who visit Agfa's booth can learn more about :Sublima XM screening for offset and flexo production, and get the chance to see the new :Grand SherpaMatic double-sided imposition proofing system and the seven color :Grand Sherpa 44m proofer. "Printing and prepress processes are more complex than putting ink to paper. Today, our customers are expanding their business opportunities by offering new solutions by enhancing their printing output with tools that differentiate them from the competition," said Agfa's Susan Wittner, marketing director, North America. "Agfa's solutions are created with the print industry and the value they can bring to their customers in mind. Regardless of your size, volume, or niche, Agfa has the right product to help you get the most for your Graphic Enterprise." Other Places to Experience Agfa at Graph Expo In addition to the main booth, Agfa solutions will be on display in the Wide Format Pavilion (booth #4080). Agfa is also located in the JDF Pavilion (booth #5087) and is participating in CIP4's JDF tours, which will highlight all the products and services Agfa has and is developing enabled with the emerging JDF standard. Agfa's recent acquisition, Lastra, will be showing its CtP innovations in booth #4050. Front and center is the popular LT2, one of the fastest growing digital plates on the market. Together, Agfa and Lastra form the global leader in printing plates, with advanced plate technology, solutions and resources for conventional, visible, thermal and chemistry-free CtP. Learn from Agfa's Experts While Agfa's booth is a great place to come learn about the latest technology, show attendees can also attend a few seminars to learn straight from Agfa's "Tech-sperts." Presentations include: Deborah Hutcheson, senior marketing manager for digital solutions in North America, will be giving the presentation, "Why Commercial Printers Need Wide Format Printing Devices" in the Wide Format Pavilion Theater on Monday, October 11th from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Bill Lavelle, enterprise consultant, North America and Darrald Mandrusiak, national systems pre-sales manager, Canada, will be giving lectures from The Graphic Enterprise Control Center in Agfa's main booth (#4024) where attendees can learn more about Agfa's software solutions. Dave Furman, senior marketing manager, CtP systems, North America, will be conducting live demonstrations of the new chemistry-free :Azura plate, also at the Agfa main booth.