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Agfa Launches New Proofing Products

Press release from the issuing company

Mortsel, Belgium – Drupa – 18 February 2004 – Agfa announced today that a slate of new proofing products for the commercial printing segment will be demonstrated at Drupa 2004. The new products include a large format, double sided imposition proofer, the :Grand SherpaMatic, and soft and remote proofing capabilities. The :Grand SherpaMatic is the large format version of the highly successful :SherpaMatic double-sided imposition proofer. With a 50-inch width, the :Grand SherpaMatic eight-colour (CcMmYyKk) system offers double-sided imposition proofing for large format applications at two resolutions: 360x360 dpi for fast imposition contract proofing and 720x720 dpi for high-quality colour. Additionally, Agfa will be demonstrating :ApogeeX: WebApproval + CM for soft proofing and its hard copy remote proofing capabilities using the :Sherpa 24m, :Delano, ApogeeX and standards such as PDF and JDF. “Agfa’s product assortment and services give us the single largest portfolio in digital inkjet proofing in the world,” said Willy Van Dromme, world wide director for proofing and large-format printing systems. Our commitment to this market is unparalleled and our devotion unequalled. We work closely with standards organisations and work to assure our systems work well with Agfa and non-Agfa workflows. Our customers have told us what their requirements are, and we have responded by adding the solutions that will help make them more productive and more profitable.” The :Grand SherpaMatic will be available November 2004. Agfa’s solutions and services can be found at Drupa 2004 in Hall 06/D27.