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Agfa's :Grand Sherpa Universal 64 Expands Capabilities at Aerial Imaging Firm

Press release from the issuing company

Chicago, Ill – GRAPH EXPO (Booth #4024) – October 10, 2004 – Aerial Cartographics of America (ACA) has become one of the first companies to install Agfa's :Grand Sherpa Universal 64 digital printing system. ACA, a leading aerial photography and mapping firm located in Orlando, Florida, installed the system in May 2004. The :Grand Sherpa Universal 64 allows ACA to offer prints, murals and displays up to 64 inches wide to customers who would otherwise have taken their images elsewhere for enlargements. The :Grand Sherpa Universal adds additional capabilities to the company's custom in-house photo lab. Land developers, planners, surveyors and engineers use extra-wide prints for presentation and planning purposes. "The plots we produce on the :Grand Sherpa Universal have extremely high detail. We've compared the output side-by-side with conventional enlargements and the quality is exceptional," said ACA's photo lab manager Kurt Griffel. "The archival inks add extra value as well, because we don't have to laminate the prints," he added. The :Grand Sherpa Universal's exceptional indoor and outdoor print capabilities have given ACA the flexibility to move beyond the general poster printing market and offer multiple options to its customers. Since the installation at ACA, other aerial firms have become interested in the technology as a means to diversify and add services for their clients. "The :Grand Sherpa Universal installation at ACA is an example of the versatility of large-format inkjet technology. It's a technology-flexible inkjet solution that provides benefits for all businesses that need both indoor and outdoor printing capabilities," said Agfa's Deborah Hutcheson, senior marketing manager, digital solutions, North America. For more information about ACA, please visit www.aca-net.com.