Agfa sets a new standard in heatset and coldset printing with SPIR@L technology

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Agfa launches SPIR@L, its latest patented screening technology that replaces traditional dots with alternative shapes to increase quality and reduce production cost. It’s the latest addition to Agfa’s ECO³ program, which focuses on economy, ecology and extra convenience.

SPIR@L – the screening innovation for heat-set and cold-set

SPIR@L is Agfa’s latest patented screening technology. Applicable to both commercial and newspaper printing, it makes it possible to hold dots from press to paper ranging from 1 to 99% without any additional effort, guaranteeing vibrant colors and sharp images. Due to the shape of the screen, print artifacts such as image slur or smaller CtP imaging artifacts become invisible. As confirmed by several early adopters, this new screen avoids color contamination in the blue color range, yielding a higher quality reproduction. Due to the nature of the dot shape, the ink layer is reduced, which positively impacts drying time or energy consumption.

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