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Agfa Graphics Introduces New Workflow Modules for E-Newspaper Delivery and Proof-of-Publication Tearsheets

Press release from the issuing company

Vienna, Austria - 9 October 2007 - Agfa Graphics (Stand B620) announced today that it has developed two new :Arkitex workflow system modules, Easy Delivery Paper and Fast Tearsheet. The new options, which can be added to all new and existing :Arkitex workflow installations, are designed for online delivery both of electronic newspapers and electronic advertising tearsheets.
Easy Delivery Paper (or ED-paper) is a fully-automated, hands-free operation that delivers an exact match of the printed newspaper to readers via the Internet and standard web browsers. Delivery is handled through Agfa's :Arkitex workflow eliminating the need for additional steps. By maximizing efficiencies and automation, ED-paper effectively cuts production costs while making it a faster, easier and a more reliable experience for newspaper personnel.
The second module, Fast Tearsheet, is an automated :Arkitex workflow process that notifies and delivers electronic proof-of-publication tearsheets to advertisers and advertising agencies. The operation saves costs in production, material and shipping, and significantly reduces the amount of time it takes to view and approve ads.
"These modules represent the next-generation approach to the various online requirements of newspapers today, including advertising approvals and consumer marketing, both of which Agfa recognizes as a growing and important part of newspaper business around the world," said Agfa Graphics' Andy Grant, worldwide newspaper segment manager. "This new software uses technologies that provide features and benefits not available from alternative approaches."
About Agfa.
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world's leading imaging and information technology companies. Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare) and specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials).
Agfa's headquarters are in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries throughout the world. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 3,401 million euro in 2006.