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Customer Case  | Holzer Druck und Medien, Germany  | 18 December 2017

Holzer Druck und Medien – “As we need to dispose of substantially less waste with the Arkana, we clearly save money”

Commercial printer Holzer Druck und Medien invested in an Avalon platesetter with an Arkana smart processor and Energy Elite Eco printing plates. The combination lowers their costs, while saving the environment and increasing their productivity.

South-German Holzer Druck und Medien is a commercial printing company with both conventional offset and digital printing activities. In addition to a wide range of typical printing jobs such as leaflets and magazines, the company is also specialized in high-quality facsimile prints.

After a visit to drupa 2016, Holzer Druck decided to invest in a CtP solution from Agfa Graphics, comprising an Avalon platesetter, an Arkana smart processor and Energy Elite Eco printing plates.

As Holzer Druck attaches great value to doing business in an environment-friendly way, the Agfa Graphics solution proves to be a perfect fit. The company saves costs by using a lot less water, gum and developer in the platemaking process, while it also spends a lot less time on processor and platesetter maintenance. In addition, the platemaking speed of the Avalon platesetter (up to 70 plates per hour) allowed Holzer Druck to increase the productivity of its prepress department drastically.

With our previous (non-Agfa) processor, we needed to change developer once to twice a month. Now we only do it every four months. As we need to dispose of substantially less waste with the Arkana, we clearly save money.

Uwe Dittmann, Production Manager

The ecological advantages of Arkana and Energy Elite Eco are in perfect harmony with our environmental targets.

Klaus Huber, Managing Director

  • ECO³

    ECO³

    Agfa Graphics is committed to sustainable innovation that focuses on ecology, economy, and extra convenience—or ECO³. Our hardware, software and consumables make your prepress and printing operations cleaner, more cost-effective and easier to operate and maintain. The ultimate goal? More value for your entire printing business!

Holzer is specialized in high-quality facsimile prints. Medieval handwritings are being reproduced as close to the original as possible. The originals are not open to public view.

The speed of the Avalon platesetter enables Holzer Druck to save two to three days on some of its print jobs.

The speed of the Avalon (up to 70 plates per hour) allowed Holzer Druck to increase the productivity of its prepress department drastically. The press never needs to wait for plates any more.

Arkana

Arkana

Deploying Agfa Graphics' revolutionary patented cascade system, the Arkana smart plate processor saves printers both time and money, while making operations more ecological and convenient.

Avalon 8-up series

Avalon 8-up series

From entry-level platesetters to high-end computer-to-plate (CtP) engines – the Avalon 8-up series of thermal platesetters for commercial printing has a best-in-class solution in store for every need.

Energy Elite Eco

Energy Elite Eco

Ready for the next generation of no-bake, long-run thermal printing plates? Energy Elite Eco has it all: an even higher run length, photorealistic imaging quality and advanced ECO³ features.

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