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Agfa's Vision for the Future of Print Takes Center Stage at AGC Event

Press release from the issuing company

Ridgefield Park, NJ – November 10, 2005 – Agfa is bringing its vision for the future of print to the Association of Graphic Communications’ (AGC) Graphic Communications Day, being held on November 16th, 2005, at the Pier 90 show venue in New York City. Demonstrations are being held throughout the day at Agfa’s booth and will focus on the latest software innovations that can help print buyers, specifiers, ad agencies, graphic designers and their printers create and manage their projects most efficiently. Agfa’s president in North America, Tom Saggiomo, will be closing the day’s events with the keynote speech during the AGC Education Awards Ceremony awards presentation. “I first learned about printing as a student in the New York City schools, so being the industry keynote at the Education Awards Ceremony is quite special to me,” said Saggiomo. “The graphic arts industry continues to change as the technologies evolve, getting more complex and making the task of putting ink on paper more efficient. With cutting-edge software solutions, chemistry-free platemaking with :Azura, and advanced screening technologies, such as :Sublima, Agfa continues to believe in and promote the Power of Print as an essential communications tool.” Attendees will be able to experience Agfa’s web-based project management system, :Delano 2.5, which features advanced soft proofing capabilities, and :Sublima, Agfa’s XM (cross modulated) screening solution. :Sublima offers photo-realistic images with no extra effort on press. Visitors to Agfa’s booth will be able to experience how they could visit a printer's web site to see how, using :Delano, they would be able to view proofs, approve, reject or replace pages, and even drill-down to the dot separation level to see the actual data ready to burn onto the plates. At the Agfa booth they can also learn how Agfa's entire suite of tools ties together the disparate interests and demands of the creative, the publisher and the pre-press professionals into a seamless collaborative whole. “We saw a great amount of interest in our :Digital Solutions Suites, which were released at Print earlier this year,” said Susan Wittner, Agfa’s director of marketing, North America. “The Digital Solutions Suites, which streamline the print production process on both the printer’s end and the creative’s end, is beneficial to all involved.” Wittner will be taking part in a morning panel, entitled, “Charting a Course for the Future: an Industry Outlook,” to discuss the printing industry’s future. On display at the booth will be award-winning work produced with :Sublima. Attendees can see samples from a poster project, “White Magic,” which garnered the Premier Print Award of Recognition and a Gold Ink Award. Ramsey Press of Mahwah, NJ, produced the samples.