Agfa Graphics to Highlight Asanti and StoreFront Workflow Solutions at ISA 2016
ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. — April 18, 2016 — If you’re interested streamlining prepress processes, ensuring consistent high-quality print or increasing staff productivity and business, then you should be sure to visit the Agfa Graphics booth at the International Sign Association’s Sign Expo 2016. So maybe you’re only interested in seeing lots of cool print applications, media and inkjet engines. The Agfa Graphics booth has plenty of that, but if you do want to see the latter, you’re sure to be interested in the former, as well. Agfa Graphics experts will be available and eager to show how the Asanti workflow solution for wide-format printing can help save time and lower costs. Asanti is being demonstrated during demonstrations at the Agfa Graphics Sign Expo booth (#1335) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., from April 21-23.
Asanti, a PDF-based workflow, helps sign-makers and display producers manage time and decrease operational costs across all areas of prepress and production. Asanti integrates all prepress processes, streamlining production and ensuring consistency and quality. Asanti powers all of Agfa Graphics’ Anapurna and Jeti engines. Key productivity features include hands-free layout automation, enhanced operator controls for nesting and repeats, and integration with cutting systems. For top quality results, Asanti also features advanced color tools for custom spot libraries, spectral color readings, transparent media and optical brightening agents, automated preflight and correction capabilities, and the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine for fast and accurate rendering performance.
Agfa Graphics’ Web-to-print solution, StoreFront, will also be demonstrated during the show. The latest release of StoreFront, v3.1, includes support for kitting, discounts and promo codes. It also features new design options (subcategories, custom footers, interactive HTML5 carousel banners, enhanced product search and suggestions) for increasing customer engagement, production enhancements (more flexible administrator and operator roles, support for Adobe CC 2015) for easier administration and business logic updates (new payment methods, pricing and tax options) for optimal cost coverage and profitability.
“Asanti and StoreFront give print service providers powerful tools for improving efficiency and making them a complete one-stop communications provider to their customers,” explains Mark Gallucci, manager, Technology Marketing, Commercial Software, Agfa Graphics, North America. “Printers who are doing great work can do even more once they leverage the automation and color management software tools that we provide.”
As a cloud-based product, StoreFront offers a faster and more affordable way for PSPs to enter the web-to-print market. StoreFront enables customizable and variable data products, on demand products and both printed and non-printed stock products. Incoming orders are automatically processed.
Several Agfa Graphics wide-format printing solutions driven by Asanti will be shown in the Agfa Graphics booth (#1335) at Sign Expo, being held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., from April 21-23.
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 2,646 million euros in 2015.
About Agfa Graphics
Agfa Graphics offers integrated prepress solutions to the printing industry. These solutions comprise consumables, hardware, software and services for production workflow, project and color management.
Agfa Graphics is a worldwide leader with its computer-to-plate and digital proofing systems for commercial and packaging printing and the newspaper publishing markets.
Agfa Graphics is rapidly developing its position in the new segments of industrial inkjet with comprehensive solutions for various applications such as documents, posters, banners, signage, displays, labels and packaging materials. Its experience in both imaging and emulsion technology has provided the expertise required for developing a complete assortment of high-quality inks.
About Agfa Graphics North America
Agfa Graphics North America collaborates with world class manufacturers to provide a diverse offering of the most advanced solutions for the prepress, pressroom, wide format, newspaper, packaging and commercial printing industries. Agfa reinforces its customer-focused approach by providing the market with an unmatched distribution network, expert specialists, and unparalleled service excellence.
Agfa Graphics North America delivers integrated and complete solutions tailored to the ever-changing needs of the graphic communications industry, enabling businesses to produce powerful messages and be more profitable.
Source: Agfa Gaphics.