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In-plant Goes CtP using Agfa's Chemistry-free Plates with ThermoFuse Technology

Press release from the issuing company

Ridgefield Park, NJ – June 9, 2005 – Agfa announced today that Seymour of Sycamore, an aerosol paint and chemical manufacturer with an in-plant printing facility, has chosen Agfa’s :Acento with chemistry-free :Azura plates in its move to CtP. The Illinois-based Seymour of Sycamore is the inventor of aerosol spray paint and has been in business since 1949. In switching its in-plant production facility to CtP, the company wanted to reduce make-ready time, improve press set-up time and eliminate the film and plate processing chemicals. “We had looked into the CtP concept approximately six years ago but found the quality was not up to our standards,” said Jack DeBolt, director of graphics, Seymour of Sycamore. “With :Acento and :Azura, the quality and speed have increased tremendously. The dots are so precise and uniform, some of the colors on print jobs have a richness that simply wasn't there before.” Seymour’s primary output is can labels, but the :Acento system is also used in producing the company’s marketing literature, including brochures, sell sheets and trade show materials. “Innovative companies such as Seymour of Sycamore are rapidly adopting :Azura for their printing operations,” said Agfa’s David Furman, senior marketing manager, CtP systems, North America. “Whether a printing facility is getting into CtP for the first time or looking for something new and different, Agfa’s :Acento and :Azura plates provide high quality, excellent press behavior and the elimination of process variables.” In addition to the :Acento, :Azura is already in use on Agfa’s :Xcalibur 45, Screen’s PlateRite CtP systems and Creo’s Lotem and Trendsetter. Readers who are interested in learning more can contact Agfa at 1-800-540-2432 x4848 or by email at [email protected].

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