With its new print screening technology, Agfa takes its ECO³ solutions to the next level. The concept is straightforward but all the more innovative: we replace the traditional ink dot used in offset printing with other more efficient shapes such as spirals. This has a positive impact on print quality and results in a crystal-clear image every time without effort.
Setting a new quality standard in heat-set printing

SPIR@L is Agfa’s latest screening technology. Based on the fundaments of Sublima screening, it lets you hold a 1-99% dot, guaranteeing vibrant colors and reducing image slur. What’s more, it requires no expensive upgrades for your CTP or printing press.

See the difference SPIR@L makes

SPIR@L is a crucial element of our ECO3 program: by enabling you to reduce your ink consumption, we put our commitment to sustainable innovation into practice. As we design and create solutions based on hardware, software and consumables, we focus on three achieving three success factors: ecology, economy and extra convenience (ECO³). The aim is to make your prepress and printing operations cleaner, more cost-effective and easier to manage and maintain. Our ultimate goal? To generate more value for your entire business!

Key benefits

  • Achieve picture-perfect detail at any size
  • Eliminate imperfections such as image slur
  • Get started easily with no extra investment required
  • Increased printing speed on heatset and coldset presses
  • Pure color reproduction in the blue color range


Picture-perfect print quality

Never compromise on quality again. SPIR@L guarantees high-quality images in the finest detail and brightest colors.

Eliminates imperfections

No image slur: with SPIR@L, you get crystal-clear image rendering every time. No more costly reprints required!

Compatible with InkTune

SPIR@L is compatible with Agfa’s InkTune and PressTune software – which both result in significant ink reduction – and delivers an additional saving leading to a better margin. However, you don’t have to combine SPIR@L with InkTune. All you need to get access to the benefits of SPIR@L is Apogee Prepress.

Improved production speed

With SPIR@L, presses can run faster without spraying the ink. This improves speed and productivity while significantly reducing your energy consumption and overall costs.

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How it works

The new SPIR@L technology begins the printing process by placing a modified minimum ink dot, created in a varying shape, such as a spiral. Thanks to the solution’s smooth transition from positive to negative spirals and minimum white gap, the result is always a high-quality image in vibrant colors. You can set up SPIR@L according to your preferences: different curves and groove area thicknesses can be selected depending on the press and paper used to achieve the high quality print at lowest possible cost.

SPIR@L is only available as a partnership license on Apogee Prepress and requires Agfa plates.

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