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Agfa Newspaper Group Leads Market with Almost 2/3 of CtP Installations Worldwide

Press release from the issuing company

Düsseldorf, Germany – Drupa – 5 May 2004 – Agfa announced today that since CtP installations began in 1997, Agfa has continued to lead the newspaper market worldwide. Industry sources indicate that of the nearly 1,600 CtP installations worldwide, both green and violet laser-based systems, nearly two-thirds of those are Agfa systems. Customers clearly like Agfa’s concept of providing a full system, ensuring that newspapers obtain the lowest cost of operation, whilst benefiting fully from the optimisation of products being designed and tested together. Additionally, they appreciate that Agfa offers a choice of imaging technologies (green or violet lasers), engines (:Polaris X and :Advantage) and plates (silver and photopolymer). “New customers recognise that they benefit from those who have gone before them. As one of the most experienced companies in the newspaper prepress business, with more than 1,000 of the world’s CtP installations, we are able to handle any issues that arise at a newspaper’s site. The strength of our portfolio combined with our industry experience ensures the customer does not have to compromise,” said Kurt Smits, worldwide director of Agfa’s newspaper business. Agfa focuses on the customer’s concerns to ensure that all Agfa products are built with the quality, reliability and consistency needed for the newspaper printing market. Agfa also strives to ensure customers get the service and attention they need, so they continue to be dedicated Agfa customers in the future.