Computer to plate is Agfa's prime focus on the stand, with the fully automated :Avalon LF. Agfa says the :Avalon thermal imaging systems bring a new level of quality, flexibility and reliability to computer-to-plate imaging. High-definition CTP provides exceptional image quality and unbeatable printability using a HD (high definition) optical system, a three-pin registration system, an external-drum design and high-powered processing. Teamed with the :Avalon will be Agfa's award winning chemical free and developer free plates, :Azura and :Amigo. Based on Agfa's patented ThermoFuse technology both plates offer high quality, unmatched consistency and exceptional run lengths and are an ideal alternative to 'on-press developed' plates when trouble free operation is a requirement claims Agfa.
Workflow too is part of the CTP equation. Agfa says to stay ahead of the competition and keep up with customer demands, printers need seamless automation and advanced production control. Agfa has JDF-powered workflow solutions such as ApogeeX and :Delano. Agfa's JDF powered tools give pre-flight tools, job naming and tracking, load balancing, and real-time proofing, for a productive and profitable operation.