The New York Times Company Completes Installation of Nationwide Arkitex System
“Our strategic agreement with Agfa continues to bring us significant improvements in quality and productivity,” said David Thurm, chief information officer, the Times Company. “The addition of Agfa’s :Polaris imaging systems will give a tremendous boost to our publishing needs, where gains in production capabilities are always a plus in the high-speed daily newspaper industry.”
The Polaris XTV and XCV image up to 200 plates per hour. The XTV (trolley version) holds 1000 single- or 500 panorama plates, while the XCV (cassette version) has fully-automated plate-size switching within a single production run.
“With our Arkitex workflow technology, we are delivering solutions that help the Times Company meet its demanding production needs and challenges,” said Agfa’s Peter Wilkens, vice president of sales and marketing, United States. “We feel that this alliance will help The Times meet its changing technology requirements in the short- and long-term.”
About The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with 2006 revenues of $3.3 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers, WQXR-FM and more than 30 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com. The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment. For more information, please visit www.nytco.com.
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world’s leading imaging and information technology companies. Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare) and specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials).
Agfa’s headquarters are in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries throughout the world. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 3,401 million euro in 2006.
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 colour management. Computer-to-film, computer-to-plate and digital proofing systems have earned Agfa Graphics a worldwide leadership position in the commercial and package printing and the newspaper publishing markets.