Agfa Graphics and xpedx to End Business Relationship

Agfa Graphics has also invested heavily in its Branchburg, NJ, plate manufacturing facility to upgrade operations, and is working closely with its regional distribution partners. These strategic decisions ensure that the company is prepared and has the capacity and capability to meet demand. The recent addition of Pitman’s product portfolio and technical expertise also means that customers have a unique opportunity to work with a powerful partner for conventional prepress products as well as solutions for the key growth segments in print, such as inkjet, packaging and digital imaging.

Agfa’s Customer Care division and hotline (800-388-2432) are available in the event customers require additional information during the transition.

About Agfa

The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world’s leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analog and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 2,755 million Euros in 2009.

About Agfa Graphics

Agfa Graphics offers a full range of industrial inkjet production systems and integrated pre-print solutions for the printing industry. These solutions include consumables, hardware, software, and services for production workflow, design and color management. The Company’s CtP, CtF and digital proofing systems have positioned it as worldwide leader in the commercial printing and packaging industries as well as newspaper publishing markets.

Agfa Graphics is rapidly expanding its range of products and solutions in the growing digital inkjet market. Its experience in both image technology and emulsions has provided the knowledge necessary to make high-quality systems for UV-curable inks. Partnerships with industry leaders in development and manufacturing have expanded the scope of its technology and permitted the company to develop comprehensive digital solutions for printing posters, banners, signs, displays, labels and packaging materials.

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  • http://MichaelBurgard Michael Burgard

    It never ceases to amaze me at the spin companies can put on bad decisions. AGFA buys Pittman solely because of the huge amount of money Pittman owes AGFA. So what better way to get the money than buy the company? But then in the same breath, Kodak and AGFA both cut off their noses to spite their face.

    Perhaps this will all be for the best as far as printers are concerned. Tie yourself to a single distributor and make that game work well. Those in bigger cities will have more options but lots of printers will need to pick a distributor first and then go with their plates, ink, etc. That is the wave of the future.