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Agfa Installs 100th Xcalibur VLF Platesetter System

Press release from the issuing company

Platesetter for Very Large Format Makes Significant Gains Vs. Creo In Remarkably Short Time Ridgefield Park, NJ – April 30, 2002 – Agfa Corporation has announced the installation of its one-hundredth Xcalibur VLF, the Very Large Format platesetter that has taken the world by storm. Since its first production shipment last year, the Agfa Xcalibur VLF has become the most sought-after VLF system in the world. Park Printing, of Minneapolis, MN, has become the one-hundredth installation of the Xcalibur VLF worldwide. A celebration to mark the event was held on Monday, April 8th. Park Printing produces commercial print on presses from 25" to 63" and Point of Purchase for retail chains on a national basis. Park Printing considered Creo but went with Agfa’s Xcalibur VLF solution in order to provide the best quality, service and cost savings for its customers. "We are very excited to be partners with Agfa. We know there are other VLF systems out there, but only Agfa has been able to get it right," said Bud Koloski, CEO, Park Printing. "Agfa took the time to put together an entire package that was right for us and our operation here and made sense for what we do. The Xcalibur VLF system is precisely what we needed," Koloski added. Since the first system installation, Agfa Xcalibur has become an industry favorite for commercial printers and packaging converters around the world. With one hundred installations in more than 18 countries – and an impressive 40% market share worldwide – Agfa Xcalibur has a steadily growing presence around the globe. "The rapid adoption rate of the Agfa Xcalibur proves printers have embraced this long awaited alternative VLF platesetter," said Frances Cicogna, Agfa's Marketing Manager, CTP Systems. "We attribute this fast ramp-up to our distinct advantages in plate handling and laser system modularity, which make Xcalibur a more productive, efficient computer-to-plate solution." About Xcalibur VLF This breakthrough system brings new simplicity and quality to the demands of printers. The Xcalibur VLF uses the latest in engineering and technology to meet the most stringent standards in the industry. The system's accuracy, stability, and long laser life ensure exceptional imaging quality and reliability. About Agfa Agfa Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of the Agfa Group, which ranks among the world's leading imaging companies. Agfa develops, produces and markets analogue and digital systems, primarily for the graphics industry, medical radiography, non-destructive testing, micrographic and motion picture film, and consumer imaging and photography markets. The Agfa-Gevaert Group employs about 21,000 people. It is a global organization with 40 national sales organizations and 120 representatives worldwide. In the U.S., Agfa is headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, and employs 4,000 people. Product and company information may be found on Agfa's home page on the World Wide Web at www.agfa.com.