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Trinity Graphic Speeds Plate Making with Agfa's AquaFLASH

Press release from the issuing company

Miami, FL – Graphics of the Americas – February 4, 2005 – Agfa announced today the installation of its high-speed flexographic plate system, AquaFLASH, at Trinity Graphic in Sarasota, Florida. The fastest choice available to the flexo market, AquaFLASH images a plate in approximately 45 minutes using a water-wash system, compared with several hours for solvent-based plate systems. It provides resolutions up to175 lpi for uncompromising quality on press. World-renowned for its work in the tag and label industry, Trinity Graphic produces plates for label and narrow web printers in the United States, Europe and Asia. Its ability to meet tight manufacturing and delivery deadlines is critical. “With the AquaFLASH plate system we are able to produce a plate in half the time it would take using a solvent-based system. Customers who are on tight deadlines can request AquaFLASH for the faster turnaround times that they need. This unique service helps make our customers more responsive to their clients,” said Mark Barnard, president, Trinity Graphic. In addition to flexographic plates, the AquaFLASH system enables Trinity Graphic to produce extremely high quality embossed plates, which the company supplies to about half of its new customers. The AquaFLASH processor will increase the quality of the embossed plate, which in turn increases the quality of the finished product. “AquaFLASH is a very fast, high quality solution for flexographic plate making. Prepress shops and packaging printers now have the ability to deliver high-quality plates in less time, increasing productivity and improving customer satisfaction. This helps make their business more attractive in a competitive market,” said Frances Cicogna, Agfa's packaging segment manager, North America.