SPIR@L™ – A new quality standard in newspaper printing
With SPIR@L, Agfa’s new screening technology, the traditional ink dot used in offset printing is replaced with a more efficient shape, such as a spiral. The result is a crystal-clear image every time without effort.
SPIR@L is Agfa’s latest patented screening technology. Based on the fundaments of Sublima screening, it allows you to hold a 1-99% dot. The result is striking image quality with reduced image slur. It doesn’t break the bank either: SPIR@L requires zero expensive upgrades for your CTP or printing press.
SPIR@L is perfectly in line with Agfa’s ECO3 program for sustainable innovation, saving you ink during the printing process. In designing and creating solutions based on hardware, software and consumables, we focus on 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!
- Lower ink consumption and speed up drying
- Achieve picture-perfect detail at any image size
- Eliminate imperfections such as image slur
- Increased printing speed
- Compatible with both heat-set and cold-set printers
“It’s a great technology. We see a big difference in quality, particularly in highlights and shadows. I didn’t think we could lean on our calibration anymore because we are as lean as can be, but SPIR@L delivered.”
Kurt Moody, Press Operations Manager
Sun Sentinel - USA
“The decision to integrate SPIR@L screening and the implementation took no time at all. Right away, we were able to measure ink savings and improve image quality. SPIR@L screening really delivers.”
Kris Socia, Senior Manager Press and Maintenance Operations
Chicago Tribune - USA
“Agfa products and professional services have been exceptional. The Agfa team has played an invaluable role in supporting the New York Daily News’ efforts to achieve superior print quality.”
John Frahm, Senior Director of Manufacturing
New York Daily News - USA
“This new screening technology impacted our daily production directly. It not only lived up to its promise to lower our overall ink consumption, we also experienced better image quality with improved detail reproduction and better sharpness.”
Lucas Hilgert da Silva, Production Supervisor
Grupo Sinos - Brazil