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Agfa Pitman's "House of Asanti" to Give SGIA 2013 Attendees a View of What Inkjet is All About

Booth at digital printing expo helps demonstrate benefits of workflow automation for sign and display industry

Press Release from Agfa

Elmwood Park, NJ - October 21, 2013 - Attendees of SGIA 2013 should look no further than Agfa Pitman's "House of Asanti" for creative inspiration. From a sultry, jazz-inspired music lounge to a deep, rich red parlor, this colorful application zone was created entirely by inkjet and is appearing exclusively at SGIA 2013 (booth #2228).

The "House of Asanti" application zone will feature six rooms across two floors of both artistic and practical inkjet output - such as fine art, musical instruments, light fixtures, furniture, doors and more - on the walls, windows and floors, all created by printing systems, media and software available through Agfa Pitman. Attendees can interact with the House of Asanti kiosk to learn how the many different applications were created and experience how Agfa Pitman technologies can help them in their own business.

"As a leader in workflow software and wide format technology, we understand how sign and display makers are searching for new ways to be more creative, improve efficiency, save time and lower costs across all areas," said Deborah Hutcheson, Director of Marketing, Agfa Pitman, North America. "Our goal is to provide solid, achievable ideas for print service providers to carry forth to their customers. That's what being in partnership is all about."

Agfa Pitman's "House of Asanti" was developed using the new sign and display PDF workflow called Asanti. The Asanti Suite was born out of the experience Agfa derived from its award-winning commercial PDF workflow, Apogee. Asanti is designed for entry-level and mid-sized production companies looking to streamline their productivity, integrate color consistency and fidelity, and enable fully accountable end-to-end quality management.

Asanti Suite includes Asanti StoreFront, a cloud-based, web-to-print system that requires minimal up-front investment. This easy-to-use online shopping solution is designed to help print service providers grow their businesses and explore new markets.

Agfa Pitman products and services will be featured in booth #2228 at SGIA, being held October 23-25, 2013, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.sgia.org.

About Agfa
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world's leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analog and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa Healthcare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 3,091 million Euros in 2012. Please visit us at www.agfa.com.

About Agfa Graphics
Agfa Graphics offers integrated prepress solutions to the printing industry. These solutions comprise consumables, hardware, software and services for production workflow, project and color management.

Agfa Graphics is a worldwide leader with its computer-to-plate and digital proofing systems for commercial and packaging printing and the newspaper publishing markets.

Agfa Graphics is rapidly developing its position in the new segments of industrial inkjet with comprehensive solutions for various applications such as documents, posters, banners, signage, displays, labels and packaging materials. Its experience in both imaging and emulsion technology has provided the expertise required for developing a complete assortment of high-quality inks. Please visit us at www.agfagraphics.com.

About Pitman, An Agfa Company
Pitman, An Agfa Company, collaborates with world class manufacturers to provide a diverse offering of the most advanced solutions for the prepress, pressroom, wide format, newspaper, packaging and commercial printing industries.

Pitman reinforces its customer-focused approach by providing the market with an unmatched distribution network, expert specialists, and unparalleled service excellence.

Together, Agfa Graphics and Pitman deliver integrated and complete solutions tailored to the ever-changing needs of the graphic communications industry, enabling businesses to produce powerful messages and be more profitable. Please visit us at: www.agfapitman.com.

 

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