:Amigo TS, the Next-Generation Eco-friendly Plate from Agfa Graphics, Makes North America Debut at GRAPH EXPO '10
Faster, Thermofuse-based thermal plate offers improved contrast and increased daylight stability over its predecessor
- Press release
- Ridgefield Park, NJ
- September 29, 2010 04:00
Agfa Graphics announced today that GRAPH EXPO 2010 will mark the North America debut of the next-generation :Amigo TS thermal plate. :Amigo TS, the successor to Agfa's original Thermofuse-based plate :Amigo, runs up to 50 percent faster. In addition to being faster, the :Amigo TS offers improved contrast and increased daylight stability.
The eco-friendly plate is based on Agfa's proven Thermofuse technology. During the exposure process, thermoplastic pearls absorb energy, melt and fuse together, and bond to the aluminum substrate. Unexposed areas are removed by washing the plate surface with a mild clean out solution. No developer is required.
":Amigo TS offers printers who are currently working with conventionally processed thermal plates a more efficient, robust, and greener alternative with minimal investment," said Dave Carey, CtP Marketing Manager, Agfa Graphics, North America. "Thermofuse technology ensures plate-making is simple, predictable and reliable delivering stable and consistent results and making printers more productive."
:Amigo TS works on most 830nm thermal platesetters and accommodates fluctuations in laser energy and processing variations with virtually no effect on image quality. Plate processing is simple and clean. :Amigo TS offers run lengths up to 200,000 impressions unbaked and longer runs baked. It's ideal for a wide range of commercial printing applications on both sheet fed and web presses.
GRAPH EXPO is being held October 3rd through the 6th at Chicago's McCormick Place South. At GRAPH EXPO, Agfa's solutions will be in two booths: inkjet solutions are the focus of booth #844 while press and pre-press solutions are the theme for Agfa's booth #2611. For more information, visit: http://www.graphexpo.com.
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