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Metrix adds value and efficiency to Agfa's :ApogeeX workflow at Print '05

Press release from the issuing company

August 17, 2005 -- Medford, MA – Agfa will be demonstrating Metrix in their Commercial Print booth #7900 at Print ’05. According to Steve Musselman, Agfa’s Senior Manager, Market Development, Digital Solutions and Emerging Technologies, “Metrix is a great illustration of the value of a JDF-enabled workflow. Agfa is pleased to show the interoperability between Metrix and :ApogeeX, and how in this pairing, the JDF standard provides practical benefit for the small- to mid-sized printer. Enhanced efficiency is the key to enhanced profits. With Metrix and :ApogeeX, our customers have the tools to produce more work, more efficiently.” Metrix, the 2005 PIA/GATF InterTech Award winner, has become the recognized leader in job planning automation software because it eliminates the complexities inherent in the production planning process, and does so with ease and simplicity. Metrix has been designed from the ground up to be interoperable with JDF-enabled prepress systems, management information systems, and JDF- or CIP3-enabled cutters and folders. “Workflow vendors are embracing Metrix because it adds considerable value to the product line while providing end-users with more options for JDF-enabled workflows that speed throughput and reduce overhead. We look forward to the continued success of Metrix at Print ’05,” says Lisa Alterio, Principal of Alterio Associates, Inc., North American distributor of Metrix. Metrix is an automatic layout calculator for production planners, estimators, CSR’s and prepress operators. Metrix provides commercial printers with amazing bottom-line benefits as it facilitates commonly known but under-utilized strategies such as gang printing. “Gang printing is very profitable, and more and more commercial printers are using Metrix to capitalize on this opportunity,” says Rohan Holt, founder of LithoTechnics. “Metrix eliminates the complexities of gang layouts,