Agfa to Show Asanti Workflow, StoreFront Web-to-Print Solution at SGIA Expo
ELMWOOD PARK, N.J.—October 23, 2015—Agfa Graphics will be demonstrating the latest features of Asanti, the PDF-based workflow software designed for sign and display producers, and StoreFront, Agfa Graphics' Web-to-print solution, at the 2015 SGIA Expo. Being held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from Nov. 4-6, the Agfa Graphics booth (#3127) will feature interactive demos in conjunction with many wide-format printing systems and applications from the company's portfolio.
Asanti, a PDF-based workflow, helps sign-makers and display producers save time and lower costs across all areas of prepress and production. Asanti brings file handling, color management, RIPping and preflighting together in one convenient package. Asanti 2.0 features hands-free layout automation through layout templates and hot tickets. It also features:
- Enhanced operator GUI for nesting and repeats
- New color tools for custom spot libraries
- Spectral color readings
- Transparent media and optical brightening agents
- Faster rendering performance
- New preflight and correction capabilities
- The latest Adobe PDF Print Engine 3
The latest release of StoreFront, v3.0.6, 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.
"Printers are doing amazing work using expensive, sophisticated hardware but in terms of automation and integrating color management, most software in the wide-format market is lagging behind commercial prepress," said Mark Gallucci, manager, technology marketing, Commercial Software, Agfa Graphics, North America. "Asanti and Storefront provide PSPs with advanced solutions that improve efficiency and make them a complete one-stop communications provider to their customers."
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 booth #3127 at the 2015 SGIA Expo.
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 2,620 million euros in 2014.
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 Pitman, an Agfa Company
Pitman, an Agfa Graphics company, collaborates with manufacturers to provide a diverse offering of the most advanced solutions for the prepress, pressroom, wide-format, newspaper, packaging and commercial printing industries. Pitman reinforces its customer-focused approach by providing the market with an unmatched distribution network, expert specialists and unparalleled service excellence. Together, Agfa Graphics and Pitman deliver 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 Graphics.