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Agfa Graphics Launches Affordable CtP System for B1 Format.


Agfa Graphics today launched :Acento LF, an affordable thermal CtP system for the many offset printers looking to convert to digital platemaking, especially in emerging markets.

:Acento LF brings the full benefits of digital platemaking at an entry-level investment cost, with reliable platemaking quality thanks to a new imaging head with an 84-channel laser diode, and dependable throughput thanks to simplified mechanical design. It offers imaging speeds up to 11 plates per hour for plates sizes ranging from 450x370 mm to 1060x820 mm (B1 or 8 up format). :Acento LF has semi-automatic plate loading and manual unloading to save further cost and reduce floor space requirements.
CtP adoption in many markets is about to happen at an accelerated pace,“ said Agfa Graphics VP of worldwide sales, Marc Op de Beeck. ”We ’re adding the :Acento LF to our wide range of systems to meet their need for a robust solution that offers high quality platemaking faster and at an affordable cost"
:Acento LF wil be available in May 2007.

About Agfa’s Thermal CtP and Plate Offering.
Agfa’s thermal computer-to-plate offering includes a wide range state-of-the-art systems, from the 4 up :Acento II and :Avalon SF through the popular :Avalon LF and the very-large-format :Avalon VLF. They come in various platemaking speeds and resolutions up to 340 lpi screening. The range includes manual; semi-automatic and fully automatic models. Agfa’s thermal plates include :Thermostar P970, :Ampio and the :Energy Elite premium plate as well as ThermoFuse-based, low-chemistry :Amigo and chemistry-free :Azura.


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