Apogee

Innovate, interact, and optimize. That’s the Apogee philosophy with which you stay ahead of the competition. Because quality and efficiency can never be rated too high in the printing business.

Apogee

Overview

Any organization can benefit from the Apogee Suite of workflow management products. With Apogee, Agfa Graphics offers you a comprehensive and integrated workflow solution. It is designed by professionals for professionals and committed to offering the highest degree of reliability.

Keeping an overview of your PDF files with Apogee Preflight? Calculating the ideal imposition with Apogee Impose? Or saving on ink costs and expensive press time with Apogee InkSave? Choose without losing thanks to Apogee. It perfectly aligns and fuses different software modules into one streamlined whole.

With Apogee, you control every phase of the production process from a single user interface. Even jobs that consist of multiple parts are simply processed in one flow. The latest version brings new tools, an improved performance, and a unique cloud-based solution.

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Key Benefits

  • Combines different Apogee solutions, such as Preflight, Impose, InkSave, and more.
  •  Brings significant quality improvements to avoid unwanted and unpredictable output.
  • Increases throughput and efficiency via a rejuvenation of Digital Quick Strip (DQS).
  • Provides first-rate versioning support, extended digital print support, and improved job handling.

 

  • Optimizes press sheets for regularly and irregularly shaped print products via true shape nesting.
  • Offers compatibility with the latest formats, software programs, and print engines.
  • Supports no fewer than 13 languages, between which you can easily switch.
  • Is now available in the form of a cloud-based workflow solution – Apogee Cloud – as well.  

Features

Maximum ease of use

Apogee enables you to keep track of all required steps in the prepress process working from one place. Extended JDF and JMF support also improves the connection between software and devices, and thus the communication with the user. Moreover, Apogee users can now split JDF files, making your production process easier than ever. The entire software communication is available in 13 different languages, between which operators can easily switch.

Rejuvenation of Digital Quick Strip

Thanks to its unique Digital Quick Strip (DQS) mechanism, the latest version of Apogee provides you with unprecedented efficiency and user-friendliness. It lets you process each page separately before integrating it into a place holder, which turns page revision into a swift and simple task. As your layout is also rendered as a separate file, updating it only takes a few minutes. By relying on DQS, you increase throughput and optimize the usage of all available output resources.

Optimize press sheets

Employ Apogee’s new user interface with dedicated functions for unbound work and rely on the ‘true shape nesting’ feature to optimize press sheets for both regularly and irregularly shaped print products. Optimization takes into account the required run length of each product and die cut forms are created by outputting the cut information on a CtF or using SelectJet.

Latest technologies

Apogee is Agfa Graphics’ latest prepress workflow solution. That means it fully supports the most recent Adobe PDF Print Engine, your sure-fire guarantee for high-quality rendering. In addition, it supports new engines (i.e. Canon B4000 and Canon B5000) and links to the new DFE Ricoh TotalFlow, for which it ensures the best connection possible with the C7100 and C9100 series. Finally, this software solution is compatible with the latest formats and applications, such as Adobe Normalizer, Acrobat plug-ins, Adobe Creative Suite, and QuarkXPress.

Apogee Cloud

Apogee Cloud is all about using the existing Apogee products, yet relying on the systems infrastructure, know-how, cloud technology, and hardware security offered by Agfa Graphics. It allows you to run your workflow off-site, more specifically on the same private and secure cloud that Agfa Healthcare uses for the safekeeping of confidential medical data.

Apogee WebApproval

Expanding your Apogee workflow system with a web portal for online collaboration, Apogee WebApproval enables both your clients and your colleagues to access jobs from their desktop computer or mobile device. They can cooperate with each other, transfer files, review pages, and approve jobs. Thanks to WebApproval, you can facilitate file exchange and shorten approval cycles, which results in fewer errors and more satisfied customers.

Technical Specs

Infrastructure
Apogee 10 system runs under Windows 8 or 10 or Windows 2012 R2 (Essentials or Standard Edition), depending on the throughput and reliability requirements

Hardware requirements: Dual CPU, min 8GB Ram and 250GB hard disk

Client

Supported on PC and Mac

  • Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 2012
  • Mac OS X 10.5 and later
Languages
  • Chinese (simplified and traditional)
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Product comparison table

✔ = standard available, ✘ = not available

Product comparison table

 

Apogee Render

Apogee Control

Apogee Manage

Apogee Integrate

Apogee PlateMaker

Integrated workflow management

Multi-flow production plans

Production influencing actions such as archiving and notify

Apogee Impose – Automate imposition based on job requirements

Option

Option

Imposition based on PJTF and JDF

PDF-based plate versioning

Page management (including offset, scaling, page revision handling)

Quality Enhancer

Adobe PDF Print Engine

Adobe-based normalizer

Sublima 200 lpi

In-render trapping (IRT)

Option

Option

Option

Option

ABS options kit

Option

Option

Option

Option

Sublima at line rulings above 200 lpi depending on platesetter and plate technology

Option

Option

Option

Option

CristalRaster

Option

Option

Option

Option

Apogee Preflight – Optimizing PDF to job-specific production requirements

Acrobat Pro Toolbar (including trap spotting, varnish & screening plug-in)

InkSave – Increases press performance and reduces production cost

Option

Option

Proofing Enhancer

Raster Preview – View separations and zoom in to dot level

Option

Option

Option

Option

Hardcopy Proofing – Quality management for color contract proofing

Option

Option

Option

Option

Apogee Color Quality Manager (including press repurposing)

Option

Option

Option

Option

Apogee WebApproval – HTLM5-based file upload and approval

Option

Option

Conversion of spot colors to CMYK using the Pantone® libraries

Connectivity Link

InkDrive – Automatic CIP3 or CIP4 ink key setup generation

Option

Option

Option

Option

Option

Apogee PlateMaker Link – Stand-alone platemaking unit to guarantee plate output

MIS link – JDF/JMF-based integration

Option

Postpress Link – JDF-based setup of finishing equipment

Option

Digital Print Link – Drive digital presses in a hybrid environment

Option

Option

Apogee StoreFront Link – Automatically download and process order from your on-line stores

Option

Option

Apogee Wide-Format Link – Drive your digital wide-format engines directly

Option

Option

Digital Film Manager & Raster Processing

Web Growth – Compensation for paper stretching on web presses

Option

Option

Option

Option

Digital Film Management/ROOM – Perfect consistency between proofs, plates and remakes

Option

Option

Option

Scalability

Additional output capacity including fault tolerance support

Option

Option

Option

Option

Additional PDF processing capacity

Option

Option

Option

Availability

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South America

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Europe

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Asia

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Africa

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Oceania

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