Agfa’s new and patented print screening technology, SPIR@L, takes its ECO³ solutions to the next level. How? It’s simple: we replaced the traditional ink dot used in offset printing with a more efficient shape, such as a spiral. The result is a crystal-clear image every time without effort.


A new quality standard in newspaper printing

SPIR@L is Agfa’s latest patented screening technology. Based on the fundaments of Sublima screening, it allows you to hold a 1-99% dot. The result is striking image quality with reduced image slur. It doesn’t break the bank either: SPIR@L requires zero expensive upgrades for your CTP or printing press.

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Key Benefits

  • Achieve picture-perfect detail at any image size
  • Eliminate imperfections such as image slur
  • Increased printing speed
  • Compatible with both heat-set and cold-set printers


Picture-perfect print quality

Get the highest image quality in the finest detail and the most vibrant colors, every time. With SPIR@L, you never have to compromise on quality.

Improved production speed

With SPIR@L, presses can run faster without spraying the ink. This improves productivity while significantly reducing both cost and energy consumption. SPIR@L sets a new speed standard in newspaper printing!

How it works

SPIR@L starts with a modified minimum ink dot, applied in a specific and patented spiral shape. Thanks to its smooth transition from positive to negative spirals and minimum white gap, the end result is always a high-quality image in vibrant colors. You can set up SPIR@L according to your preferences: different curves and groove area thicknesses can be selected depending on the press and paper used to achieve the high quality print at lowest possible cost.

SPIR@L is only available as a partnership license on Apogee Prepress and Arkitex Grafix RIP and requires Agfa plates.


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