Agfa Graphics, yesterday at the WAN-IFRA World Publishing Expo 2012 in Frankfurt, highlighted new technologies for newspaper publishers and printers, including :Arkitex Cloud, :Arkitex PressRegister, and VeriPress for :Arkitex
The :Arkitex Eversify technology can now be aimed at mobile publishing through cloud-based managed services. “We feel a strong concern amongst printers and publishers in the newspaper industry about business models for mobile applications,” said Andy Grant, Global Director of Software, Agfa Graphics. “Building on our pre-media solutions for print, we can offer publishers a path to success for the new digital media as well.”
:Arkitex Cloud, according to Agfa, offers a complete prepress software and hardware solution in the cloud (Software as a Service) to minimize operational costs and IT infrastructure. :Arkitex Eversify is applied within this structure to automate the mobile publishing of content.
At the World Publishing Expo 2012, Agfa for the first time demonstrated :Arkitex PressRegister, which automatically corrects imaging data. The technology is designed to improve print quality on older presses suffering from mechanical mis-registration.
Agfa Graphics also highlighted VeriPress for :Arkitex, providing press-room proofing, as well as the recently introduced :Advantage N HS platesetters for high-volume newspaper printers. Both of these technologies were first announced at drupa 2012.