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Commercial Printer Uses Azura Plates as Part of Green Efforts

Press release from the issuing company

Ten years running, Florida’s C&D Printing keeps the environment top-of-mind during print production

Elmwood Park, NJ – C&D Printing of St. Petersburg, Florida, is a true environmental steward. Their website, designed with the sound of waterfalls and croaking frogs, proudly affirms: Printing that Sustains the Environment. 

The company’s been using Agfa Graphics’ eco-friendly chemistry-free Azura plates for over a decade and is a certified Agfa Graphics’ GreenWorks member. The GreenWorks program recognizes print service providers that maximize renewable resources, eliminate toxic chemicals, reduce waste, lower ink and water consumption and save energy.   

Azura is a thermal plate designed for commercial printers looking for green-friendly gains without sacrificing simplicity and reliability. Azura offers high-quality imaging and the ease of platemaking, without chemical processing.

C&D Printing is particularly proud of their green achievements and touts them prominently on their website. In addition to using Azura plates, the company prints on recycled paper, cardboard, aluminum and plastics and uses 100% vegetable-based inks targeted for G-7 color specifications. As a full-service commercial printing company, C&D provides high-end offset, digital and extensive print finishing capabilities. From brochures and pocket folders to direct mail and more, C&D offers creative diecutting, embossing, foil stamping and packaging options. C&D Printing is an integrated graphic, marketing and packaging solutions company.   

“Azura has no volatile organic compounds plus it provides excellent quality needed to help us meet G-7 specifications. Our customers are not only getting the best imaging around, but they appreciate that there is less harm to the environment,” said Bill Serata, President, C&D Printing Company.  

Azura, the world’s number one chemistry-free plate, is a thermal, negative-working plate designed for commercial sheet fed printing operations. The first Azura plate was introduced in 2004 at drupa. Breakthrough ThermoFuse technology has set the standard in chemistry-free platemaking ever since. 

“Our ThermoFuse-based Azura plate consistently produces high-quality print in a chemistry-free process. Commercial printers can output higher quality more reliably, providing an extra level of service to their customers who are interested in protecting the environment.  Outstanding image contrast and daylight resistance provide a high level of convenience.  Combined with Agfa’s unique graining technology Azura cleans up quickly on press saving time and money,” said Dave Carey, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Agfa Graphics, North America.  “With more than 5,000 Azura customers worldwide, Agfa clearly sets the standard in chemistry free plate technology.”

Agfa Graphics’ GreenWorks program accredits customers in the graphic communications industry who achieve greener outcomes through technology, products, services and practices. To learn more about GreenWorks or how to qualify, visit www.agfagraphics.us/greenworks.



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