“With this integration, existing Agfa Apogee users, including users of the latest Apogee 10 system, will be able to take advantage of hybrid offset/digital workflows,” said Andy Grant, head of software at Agfa Graphics.
While many printing companies use digital presses to cost effectively meet increasing demand for short runs, fast turnaround, and value-added services, many digital presses do not efficiently integrate into offset workflows. Agfa Graphics and EFI deliver one of the most advanced hybrid print workflows available in the commercial market, taking advantage of the strengths of both traditional offset and Fiery Driven digital presses.
Because Apogee acts as a hybrid production hub with connections to CtP for plate imaging and to EFI’s Fiery DFE platforms, it centralizes all prepress tasks and saves print service providers valuable time.
With the Apogee/Fiery workflow integration, users can access the latest Fiery DFE capabilities, including HyperRIP – a key Fiery job acceleration technology offering 55% faster job processing – as well as advanced make-ready and color management tools, right from the familiar Apogee workflow user interface
Users also can leverage award-winning EFI Fiery color management technology from one consolidated point of control with color profiles and rendering intent managed by Apogee.
“Within Agfa’s large Apogee installed base, there are also a large number of Fiery Driven digital presses from all of the leading digital press manufacturers,” said Toby Weiss, SVP and GM, EFI Fiery. “This integration will enable those organizations to streamline their workflow even more, taking time and touches out of the process for a more cost-efficient operation, critical in today’s fast-paced and highly competitive printing environment.”