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May 11, 2010 12:00 AM
Agfa Graphics will demonstrate at Ipex 2010 that commercial printers using :ThermoFuse-based digital plates from Agfa can produce high-quality print on their sheetfed presses. Agfa’s new :Antura fountain solution additive, :Antura fount AFS1, can be used with Agfa’s chemistry-free digital plates, yielding high quality print with better treatment of the environment.
:Antura Founts allow printers with sheetfed presses to make environmentally-friendly printing easy without installing new equipment. Simply adding the Fogra-approved fountain solution :Antura into the printing process, combined with chemistry-free platemaking with ThermoFuse-based plates, results in safer, more environmentally-friendly, alcohol-free printing. The reduction in alcohol usage means fewer hazardous chemicals necessary to store and the elimination of VOC's on the press, giving press operators safer working conditions.
:Antura is highly tuned to Agfa plates, and the fountain solutions are now available.