Agfa opens new Offset Technical Competence Center in Wilmington, MA
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 26th, with Agfa’s North American Regional President Gunther Mertens, and Guido Hauquier, Global Director Offset Applications there for the celebration.
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.
Gunther Mertens and Guido Hauquier cutting the ribbon >
“Agfa’s investment in offset focuses on lowering the total cost of print manufacturing for our customers,” said Gunther Mertens. “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.