The votes are in and readers have chosen chemistry-free! Agfa Graphics' Azura CX125 COU (clean-out unit), an integral part of its thermal chemistry-free CtP system, has been named as a "Top Product" by readers of Quick Printing magazine.
The inaugural Quick Printing 2013 Readers' Choice Top Product Awards feature the most significant products introduced to the commercial printing industry between September 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012. These award-winning products are considered to have the strongest impact on a print service provider's business.
Readers recognized the convenience and economical benefits of the Azura CX125 COU. The patented technology behind the Azura CX125 greatly reduces gum consumption and extends bath life, meeting the demands of high volume users of Azura TS chemistry-free thermal plates. Commercial printers also like the small-footprint design. The Azura CX125 COU can accommodate plate widths up to 49.2" and can handle plate volumes up to 400,000ft². With a bath life up to 70,000ft², maintenance is significantly reduced for even greater convenience.
"Our goal is to help commercial printers be more profitable and grow," said Dave Carey, Product Marketing, Agfa Graphics North America. "Our market leading Azura TS plate combined with the Azura CX125 COU offers print service providers a stable, easy-to-use, and sustainable solution. Fewer cleanings and lower replenishment means greater convenience and lower cost of ownership saving time and money in high production environments. We are proud that our customers recognize the quality and benefits of the system."
Winners will be presented plaques at a ceremony at PRINT 2013 in Chicago.