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Agfa Customer Earns Top Honors for Printing Quality at America East

Press release from the issuing company

Hershey, PA – America East (Booth #82) – April 4, 2005 – Agfa is proud to announce today that the Journal Register Company (Trenton, NJ), publishers of 27 daily and 338 non-daily publications, has been honored with four awards in the ninth annual "Print Quality Contest" at the America East Newspaper Operations and Technology Conference in Hershey, PA. In the category for newspapers with circulations less than 25,000, Journal Register Offset took the top three positions, sweeping the category. The Journal Register also took second place in the 25,000 – 50,000 circulation category, winning four out of the possible six awards for which the company was being considered. The awards won by Journal Register Company honored products that were produced by its new state-of-the-art production facility, Journal Register Offset, located in Exton, PA which prints five daily and 58 non-daily publications. Journal Register Offset uses Agfa's 3850 CtP system, :PRM workflow and :N91 plates. "The plates are just great! With our volume of publications, consistency is the key. We don't have time for problems and the :N91 plate gives us the consistency we need with zero problems," said Gary Coppola, general manager, Journal Register Offset. "We congratulate Gary and his staff on their continued success. That Agfa's industry-leading digital plates help contribute to that success is very rewarding for us," said Agfa's Sheila Nysko, business development manager, Newspaper Systems, North America. "Journal Register Offset is one of many newspapers in North America who recognize the benefits of Agfa's superior patented graining used in both :N91 and :N91v newspaper plates." Agfa's digital plates are the preferred plate for the newspaper industry in North America and world wide. Agfa's plate technology offers fast roll-up and optimized ink-water balance which helps prevent costly web breaks.