Fountain Solutions

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

Fountain Solutions

Overview

Agfa Graphics offers a broad selection of 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

  • Printing with reduced IPA dosage or even totally alcohol free
  • With with almost every Agfa Graphics plate on the market
  • Specific fountain solutions for all types of presses
  • FOGRA- & food grade-compliant
  • Additives developed alongside the plates

Products

Sheet-fed alcohol free

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. 

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 (0-4% 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. 

Prima FS808 AF: 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. 

Performa-SF 200A Fountain Solution: Performa SF Fountain Solution 200A is a high technology fountain solution formulated to run well with difficult integrated dampening systems. In conjunction with Performa Sheetfed Alcohol Substitute 201A, the product allows the printer to reduce roller speeds and thereby decrease ink consumption.

Performa-SF 201A Alcohol Substitute: Sheetfed Alcohol Substitute 201A is a high technology product designed to increase the viscosity of water when used in a continuous dampening system. The product reduces ink feedback and can be used at very low dosage ratios versus traditional alcohol substitutes and isopropyl alcohol.

Performa-225A Premium Fountain Solution: Performa Premium Fount 225A is a high technology fountain solution is formulated to run in all dampening systems and help to prevent calcium deposits. In conjunction with Performa 227A and 201A Alcohol Replacements, it allows the printer to reduce water roller speeds and obtain the best possible ink/water balance. This product does not contain any HAP’s and is free of VOC’s. It is compatible with UV, Hybrid, Metallic and conventional inks since it does not contain any glycol materials.

Performa-227A Alcohol Replacement: Alcohol Replacement 227A is a high technology alcohol substitute designed to increase the viscosity of water when used in continuous dampening systems. The product does not contain any HAP’s and will not damage unbaked CTP plates. When used with Performa fountain solutions, it provides the optimum ink water balance for outstanding press performance.

Performa-SF 206A One Step Fountain Solution: Performa Sheetfed One-Step Fount 206A is a premium one-step fountain solution that does not require the addition of alcohol or alcohol substitutes to the fountain. It is formulated to run metal plates on all types of dampening systems. The product can effectively replace traditional two step products in most applications at a lower dosage.

Tower Millennium 1000 1-Step Fountain Solution: For use with conventional, UV & Hybrid inks on sheet fed presses. (Acid) Etch with outstanding wetting.

Tower Millennium 2000 1-Step Fountain Solution: For use with conventional, UV & Hybrid inks on sheet fed presses. (Acid) Etch Formulated for Komori reverse nip dampening system.

Tower Millennium 3000 1-Step Fountain Solution: For use with conventional, UV & Hybrid inks on sheet fed presses. Low VOC (Acid) Etch.

Tower Millennium DGT 1-Step Fountain Solution: For use with conventional, UV & Hybrid inks on cold set and heat set web presses. Low VOC (Acid) Etch for high speed business forms printing.

Tower Millennium Silver 1-Step Fountain Solution: For use with conventional, UV & Hybrid inks on sheet fed presses. Low VOC (Acid) Etch with great wetting at low dosage.

Tower Millennium SF 2-Step Fountain Solution: For use with conventional, UV & Hybrid inks on sheet fed presses. Low VOC (Acid) Etch.

Tower Millennium 7000 2-Step Fountain Solution: For use with conventional, UV & Hybrid inks on sheet fed presses. Zero VOC (Acid) Etch with High Calcium Buffer.

Sheet-fed alcohol reduction

Prima FS404 AS/ASH: FOGRA/ISEGA-approved additive for alcohol reduction 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.  

Prima FS404 ASD: additive for alcohol reduction 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. 

Elite Eco SF fount: FOGRA/ISEGA-listed additive for alcohol reduction. This fountain is developed to get the optimum performance out of our Elite Eco plate on sheet-fed presses (4-8% IPA). With its robust wetting capability and stable PH, this additive ensures an excellent ink/water balance, even at reduced water feed settings. 

Tower Millennium 8000 2-Step Fountain Solution: For use with conventional, UV & Hybrid inks on sheet fed presses. Low VOC (Mild Acid) Etch.

Tower AR7500 Alcohol Replacement: For use with conventional, UV & Hybrid inks on sheet fed presses. HAP's and EB Free low dosage product.

Coldset

ANTURA fount CS2/CS2-s: FOGRA-approved fountain solution additive, corrosion inhibited fount for fast coldset presses with turbo systems. The new formula with enhanced cleaning qualities ensures an optimal protection against scumming & foaming. 

ANTURA fount CS2-spray/CS2-spray: FOGRA-approved fountain solution additive, corrosion inhibited fount for fast coldset presses with spray dampening systems. This new formula with enhanced cleaning qualities ensures an optimal protection against scumming & foaming. 

ANTURA fount CS1/CSH1: additive, specifically designed for coldset webs, particularly for newspaper printing. Maintains a stable pH even on poor quality stock. Forms a thin and even film for a more effective wetting of the plate. Avoids calcium build-up on the blankets avoiding frequent machine stops.

Tower Premier News MA 1-Step Fountain Solution: For use with conventional inks on cold set web presses. Zero VOC (Mild Acid) Etch with increased biocide.

Tower Premier News 145MA 1-Step Fountain Solution: For use with conventional inks on cold set web presses. Zero VOC (Neutral PH) Etch for newspaper applications.

Tower Premier Neutral: 1-Step Fountain Solution:For use with conventional inks on cold set web press. Zero VOC (Neutral PH) Etch for newspaper applications.

Heatset

ANTURA Fount HS: a high-quality corrosion inhibited fountain solution concentrate for use on fast heatset web presses. Designed to make the use of IPA redundant. In most cases a 0-5% dosage of IPA will be sufficient for alcohol dampening systems. Extreme stable ink/water balance.

Prima FS909 AF Web/AFH Web: FOGRA-approved additive for alcohol-free printing on heatset web presses. Compatible with all types of dampening systems. Good wetting characteristics, creating a more viscous water film on the plate and in that way eliminating problems associated with ink feedback and ink piling. Contains a foaming suppressant and corrosion inhibitors. Can be used with 0-5% alcohol. 

ANTURA fount 700/H700: FOGRA-approved additive for web printing, coldset and heatset application, even on harsh surfaces. Developed to reduce start-up waste, as well as calcium and paper build-up, avoiding frequent machine stops. Maintains a stable pH. Forms a thin and even film for a more effective wetting of the plate. 

ANTURA Fount HS-LC: Corrosion-inhibited IPA eliminating fount. Fogra/ISEGA-listed, ISEGA certificate of compliance. Proven plate protection and powerful wetting capacity, developed to enable a good ink/water balance with low-calcium tap water.

Performa-229A Professional Web Fountain Solution: Performa Professional Web Fount 229A is a one-step fountain solution for heatset web presses running at high speeds. The product has a strong buffering system and will work well in various types of dampening systems to provide fast, clean restarts. The product was designed to maximize the performance of printer running CTP plates and will run in RO to medium hard waters.

Performa-231A Fountain Solution NP: Fountain Solution NP 231A is a one-step fountain solution for heatset web presses that contains a strong non-piling additive. The product has a strong buffering system and will work well in various types of dampening systems to provide fast, clean restarts. This fountain solution can also be used as a one step product for sheetfed presses and was designed to maximize the performance of printers running CTP plates.   

Tower Millennium HSW 100 1-Step Fountain Solution: For use with conventional, UV & Hybrid inks on sheet fed, cold set and heat set web presses. Low VOC (Acid) Etch with calcium inhibitor.

Tower Millennium HSW 200 1-Step Fountain Solution: A one-step fountain solution for heatset web presses that contains a strong non-piling additive. The product has a strong buffering system and will work well in various types of dampening systems to provide fast, clean restarts.  Designed for use with CTP plates and will run in RO to medium hard waters.

Others

Antura IPA 100 is a 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.

RC611: water conditioning agent used for adjusting the degree of hardness of demineralized water. 

Tower IPA Isopropyl Alcohol (99% pure): A high quality isopropyl alcohol for use in lithography and other industrial applications.

Tower Dynamic ARP Alcohol Replacement: A high technology alcohol substitute designed to increase the viscosity of water when used in continuous dampening systems. Reduces ink feedback at very low dosage ratios versus traditional alcohol replacements and isopropyl alcohol.

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