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Agfa to Demonstrate Direct-to-Press Inkjet Printing for Packaging with dotrix at Drupa

Press release from the issuing company

Mortsel, Belgium – Drupa – 18 February 2004 – Agfa will be demonstrating Direct-to-Press inkjet printing for packaging with dotrix at Drupa 2004. The demonstration will feature enhanced configurations of the company's single-pass digital inkjet press – the.factory – designed for industrial print applications. Capable of printing 907m2 per hour at widths of up to 63 cm wide, the.factory is the most productive industrial digital print solution available today. Alongside the existing stand-alone roll-to-roll version of the press, dotrix will demonstrate its suitability for point-of-purchase, folding carton applications and roll-to-roll label applications with the integration of a jumbo unwinder and sheet cutter. The area will also feature other Agfa printing solutions, including the new :Grand Sherpa Universal, Agfa’s poster printing system that uses eco-solvent inks. Barco, parent company of dotrix, agreed last month to an acquisition offer from Agfa. The acquisition strengthens digital and industrial printing niches, such as packaging, label printing, decoration, object printing and security printing, to Agfa’s portfolio. “The addition of dotrix’s technology to the Agfa portfolio will result in increased print production. dotrix’s innovative developments working side by side with Agfa’s imaging expertise will give printers the greatest technology and value available in the graphic arts industry,” said Jan Van Daele, Agfa’s vice president of imaging solutions. Agfa’s solutions and services can be found at Drupa 2004 in Hall 06/D27.