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Agfa Announces Digital Solution Suites

(December 2005) posted on Wed Dec 21, 2005

Software and hardware packs for building prepress workflow


Agfa has announced a set of Digital Solution
Suites
"?software and hardware
packages that are designed to simplify
building a project-management and prepress-
workflow infrastructure from the
ground up.

The Suites offer print providers a way
to link customer, business, and prepress
departments. Agfa offers three different
packages to satisfy the needs of
particular market segments, each with
varying degrees of automation options
to fit varying applications:

  • Publishing Suite is focused on creative
    project collaboration and delivery
    of Certified PDF files to printers.

  • Production Suite is for printers who
    currently receive PostScript and PDF files.

  • Enterprise Suite is for larger organizations
    that deal with native customer
    files or who work with customers collaboratively
    during the creation process.
  • Each package includes the latest
    version of Agfa's JDF- and PDF-powered
    :ApogeeX workflow software and :Delano
    project-management software. The
    Suites also include Agfa's enterprise
    computing hardware solution, :Salient,
    Print 05, held in Chicago in early September, gave vendors the opportunity to demonstrate their latest-and-greatest wares to
    members of the international print marketplace. Products including print-management and workflow software, proofing technologies,
    and graphic-design tools were in abundance on the show floor. We've dedicated this month's Process section to items that
    were previewed or introduced at the show.
    Agfa's publishing and digital asset-management
    system, :Arcadia, and Agfa's
    Expert Services.

    Agfa has also announced a development
    within its :ApogeeX software"?a
    new Remote Proofing Controller. This
    feature gives print shops the ability to
    produce contract proofs at remote locations
    with the security of multi-site quality
    control.

    The company's :ApogeeX Integration
    Pack
    has been created to integrate the
    benefits of the :ApogeeX workflow into
    HP Indigo digital printing environments.
    The pack features PDF-based HP Indigo
    export capabilities and :ApogeeX predefined
    templates; it also has ICC color
    management for Indigo presses with
    Harlequin RIPs or RIPs supplied with the
    HP Indigo press 5000, HP Indigo color
    profiles, and hybrid production-planning
    capabilities.

    AGFA

    www.agfa.com


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