Fountain Solutions

Agfa’s top-quality fountain solutions are essential tools for printing with ultimate precision.

Fountain Solutions

Overview

Agfa offers sheet-fed, coldset and heatset fountain solutions for printing with reduced IPA dosage, or even totally alcohol-free. Based on our experience in manufacturing printing plates and film, our assortment includes dedicated fountain solutions for all presses and plate types, as well as every type of water hardness or composition.

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Key Benefits

  • Reduced IPA dosage or even totally alcohol-free
  • Work with almost every Agfa printing plate specific fountain solutions for every type of press
  • FOGRA- & food grade-compliant
  • Additives developed to achieve maximum plate productivity

Universal products

Sheet-fed alcohol-free

ANTURA fount AFS2(H): FOGRA-approved fountain solution additive for sheet-fed offset presses suitable for printing without alcohol. ANTURA fount AFS2 can be used to print completely alcohol-free or with a low amount of alcohol (max 8%). ANTURA fount AFS2 ensures a fast start-up, limiting your paper waste. ANTURA fount AFS2 has proven an excellent plate protection and a powerful wetting capacity enabling a good ink/water balance at reduced water settings. Available for all types of water. Available in 20 l.

ANTURA fount AFS1/AFSH1: FOGRA-approved additive for alcohol-free printing for sheet-fed offset. Can be used to print completely alcohol-free or with a very low amount of alcohol (max. 4%). Proven plate protection and powerful wetting capacity, enabling a good ink/water balance at reduced water feed settings. Available for all types of water. Available in 20 l.

Sheet-fed alcohol reduction

Prima FS404 AS/ASH: FOGRA/ISEGA-approved additive for sheet-fed offset presses (4-8% IPA). Contains highly effective surface tension reducers and wetting agents to reduce the use of alcohol. Has a balanced pH and maintains an excellent ink/water balance at reduced water feed settings, by virtue of its powerful wetting capability. Available for all types of water. Available in 20 l.

Prima FS404 ASD additive for sheet-fed offset presses (4-8% IPA). Contains highly efficient surface tension reducers and wetting agents to reduce the use of alcohol. Contains a drying agent (non-cobalt) for faster ink drying on non-absorbing surfaces. Available in 20 l.

Sheet-fed conventional

Prima FS605: gum-free additive designed to be used in conjunction with UV printing inks. For conventional printing (8-15% IPA) on sheet-fed presses. Produces a more viscous film of water on the plate, eliminating problems associated to ink feedback and ink piling. Quickly achieves ink/water balance, reducing paper waste. Available in 20 l.

RC661: gum-free fountain solution additive suitable for all types of dampening systems. With balanced pH for use in sheet-fed offset applications. Provides very good plate protection and maintains an excellent ink/water balance at reduced water feed settings. Recommended alcohol dosage: 8-12%.  Available in 10 l, 20 l and 2 x 200 l.

RC63: gum-free buffered fountain solution with excellent wetting characteristics. Extremely suitable for use on small sheet-fed and business forms web offset presses. Minimizes paper waste, by avoiding tone problems on small offset presses, and assures a fast start-up. Prevents build-up of ink on roller and blankets. Available in 10 l.

Coldset

ANTURA fount CS2 Plus: FOGRA approved fountain solution additive for use on modern coldset presses. This product has been designed for the usage on presses equipped with sophisticated spray dampening systems as well for high speed and wide format Manroland presses with Turbo systems. ANTURA fount CS2 Plus shows excellent ink water balance properties resulting in low water settings and stability on press. This formulation contains effective plate preservers and modern active anti-paper piling agents hence less paper waste. ANTURA fount.CS2 Plus has been formulated to meet the demands as set by the important press manufacturers. Available in 20 l, 2 x 200 l and 1,000 l.

ANTURA fount CS2/CS2-s: FOGRA-approved fountain solution additive, corrosion inhibited fount for fast cold-set presses with turbo systems. The new formula with enhanced cleaning qualities ensures an optimal protection against scumming & foaming. Available for all types of water. Available in 20 l, 2 x 200 l and 1,000 l.

Heatset

ANTURA fount HS Plus: is a high quality, IPA eliminating, corrosion inhibited fountain solution additive for use on fast heatset web presses. In most cases a 0-4% dosage of isopropyl alcohol will be sufficient for alcohol dampening systems. The chosen components prevent ink feedback on the dampening rollers and ensure faster and cleaner start-ups. ANTURA fount HS Plus meets the demands as set by the important press manufacturers. Available in 20 l, 2 x 200 l and 1,000 l.

ANTURA fount HS-LPH: Corrosion inhibited IPA eliminating fount. Fogra-listed. Developed to enable a good ink/water balance with more acidic tap water. Available in 20 l, 2 x 200 l & 1000 l.

Agfa-specific founts

Developed to achieve maximum plate productivity

AZURA TE fount (H): FOGRA-approved fountain solution additive developed for printing with Agfa’s Azura TE direct-on-press plate. This dedicated formula ensures a fast ink acceptance and a smooth on-press clean-out of the plate, even with an interrupted start-up. AZURA TE fount can be used to print completely alcohol-free or with a low amount of alcohol (max 8%). Available for all types of water. Available in 20 l.

Elite Eco SF fount AF: FOGRA-listed additive for alcohol-free printing. This fountain is developed to get the optimum performance out of our Energy Elite Eco plate on sheet-fed presses (0-8% IPA). Due to its plate-friendly composition, Elite Eco SF fount AF does not corrode the chemical top layer of our Energy Elite Eco plate. Available in 20 l.

Energy Elite Eco heatset fount (H): FOGRA-listed additive for alcohol-free printing, this fountain solution is developed to get the optimum performance out of our Energy Elite Eco plates on heatset presses (0-5% IPA). Available for all types of water. Available in 20 l, 2 x 200 l & 1000 l.

Others

ANTURA IPA 100: high-grade lithographic 100% pure isopropanol alcohol. For use with fountain solutions in offset printing to maintain a perfect ink/water balance and regulate the dynamic and surface tension. Available in 20 l, 2 x 200 l and 1000 l.

ANTURA water conditioner: artificial water hardening additive, used in conjunction with Reversed Osmosis (R.O.) water or very soft water. By treating tap water with ANTURA water conditioner you obtain a very consistent, high-quality water, which leads to an improved print result. Certificate of compliance by ISEGA. Available in 20 l and 2 x 200 l.

RC611: water conditioning additive used for adjusting the degree of hardness of demineralized water. The water quality can have a strong effect on the printing quality. A total water hardness of 4-12° dH (degrees German hardness), is regarded as suitable for offset printing. Hard water increases the pH of the fountain solution. If the total water hardness is above 18°dH, use of water conditioning technology should be considered. In hard water areas, it is recommended to use a water conditioning unit and to adjust the water hardness of the demineralized water with RC611 to 8 -10° dH. In soft water areas, it is also recommended to adjust the water hardness accordingly. Available in 20 l and 2 x 200 l.

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