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Agfa to Show Inkjet Systems, RIPs and Digital Asset Management Software at SGIA

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Ridgefield Park, NJ – October 5, 2004 – Agfa will be showing its wide-format printing solutions and services for The Graphic Enterprise and conducting a seminar for printers at the Specialty Graphic Industry Association (SGIA) show October 6-9 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Systems on display in Agfa’s booth (#711) at SGIA include the :Grand Sherpa Universal 64 W100, a 64-inch indoor/outdoor inkjet printing system that produces everything from photographs and fine-art posters to high-quality exhibition graphics. The :Grand Sherpa Universal, which uses Eco-solvent inks, will run on Agfa’s edition of Onyx RIPCenter 6.0 AE, designed to maximize system output. The W100 model includes a winder/unwinder to assist in loading and running heavy rolls of media. The :Grand Sherpa Universal is also available in widths of 50 inches and 87 inches. The :Sherpa 24m, the seven-color, high-speed piezo inkjet printer will also be on display at the booth. The :Sherpa 24m’s multi-density inks deliver photo-quality prints up to 24 inches wide, resulting in high-resolution posters with sharp colors and fine detail. Additionally, Agfa’s dynamic publishing and asset management system, :Arcadia, will be demonstrated during the show. :Arcadia enables graphic communications companies to manage millions of documents and digital files. It provides the ability to access, reuse, and distribute content efficiently and effectively to multiple media outlets. Show attendees will also be able to find out about the latest innovations from Dotrix, which provides digital printing solutions for various industrial printing markets. Dotrix is the creator of the.factory, a high-speed web-fed digital color press for profitable short and medium run industrial printing. “Agfa has grown to become a leading supplier for wide-format inkjet solutions all across The Graphic Enterprise,” said Marc Spira, business development manager. “Agfa’s expertise in so many areas of the printing industry has come together in our new inkjet systems, giving printers and wide format shops myriad ways to enhance their productivity and create new sources of revenue. As a total solutions provider, we can provide more than an inkjet printer – we provide expertise and experience in ink, media, service, software, color management, engines, and, of course, printing.” Additionally, Agfa’s assortment of media will be on display for attendees to see and learn more about. The :AgfaJet line of printing and proofing media covers a wide range of thickness, coatings and tones to match a variety of applications. Visitors can also learn more about :SelectJet film, designed for producing color separations for screen printing and low resolution offset printing applications. :SelectJet has a special ink-receiving layer for optimum ink acceptance and density that can be used on the :Sherpa 24m and 44m. Agfa Presents: Why Commercial Printers Need Wide-Format On Friday, October 8th, at 2:00 pm, Deborah Hutcheson, Agfa’s senior marketing manager for digital solutions, North America, will host a presentation entitled Why Commercial Printers Need Wide-Format. She will provide insights on the benefits of wide-format printing for the commercial industry and how to successfully implement engines, software and media in The Graphic Enterprise. “Opportunities to enhance commercial printing through the sales of wide format end products being overlooked. Wide format inkjet printing is a natural extension of a printer's business,” explained Hutcheson. “It’s a great way to diversify their product offering and bring in new sources of revenue.” Attendees can see these and other Agfa solutions at SGIA Booth #711.