Agfa Opens New Offset Technical Competence Center

Written March 16, 2020

Categories: Commercial Printing, CP News, Digital Packaging, DP News, GP News, Graphics Production, News

Agfa has opened a new, state-of-the-art, center for offset technology at its Wilmington, Mass., location. A ribbon-cutting and dedication was held at the Offset Technical Competence Center (TCC) on Wednesday, February 26.

The TCC is a fully equipped lab that features Agfa's integrated prepress and pressroom solutions to demonstrate numerous high-performance commercial, packaging, newspaper, and UV printing applications that also offer sustainable benefits. The TCC showcases innovations that reduce waste, eliminate chemicals, and lower ink consumption while saving energy. It was designed to provide a library of application knowledge and provide quality customer support for Agfa systems and new product introductions. The TCC is open to printers for demonstrations.

"Agfa's investment in offset focuses on lowering the total cost of print manufacturing for our customers," said Gunther Mertens, president, Agfa, North America. "Customers appreciate our unique partnering approach whereby we use innovative solutions — including software — to increase profits for printers and create value for their business and for the offset industry as a whole. Agfa continually develops new solutions for the offset marketplace. One of the latest examples is SPIR@L screening," he added.