Consumables-General - Plates
The speed of the high-performance KODAK MAGNUS Q800 platesetter has been increased once again with T-speed Plus. It boasts the fastest 8-page imaging available, up to 84 plates per hour, plus several automation options.
Agfa will increase its offset plate prices worldwide, effective July 1, 2022. Since Q2 last year, Agfa has been implementing quarterly price increases and surcharges to compensate for the significant cost increases it has been facing in raw materials, logistics, energy, packaging material and labor.
Soaring input costs, particularly relevant to aluminum, energy, and packaging materials, in combination with sharply rising freight rates due to global logistic constraints make price increases unavoidable. Prices of offset plates will increase between 5% and 10%, taking effect April 1.
The new Offset Technical Competence Center features commercial, packaging, newspaper, UV printing applications that also offer sustainable benefits. The facility showcases applications to reduce waste, eliminate chemicals, and lower ink consumption while saving energy.
Agfa Graphics has announced that it will be closing its 250,000-sq.-ft. offset printing plate manufacturing facility in Branchburg, N.J., by the end of this year in order to optimize its global production capacity and supply chain efficiencies. The plant closure will impact 125 workers.
The 10% tariff that the Trump administration has imposed on imported aluminum is now being passed through as a surcharge by major lithographic printing plate manufacturers to their U.S. offset printing customers.
Just days after Presstek was acquired by Mark Andy, Presstek’s waterless division has been spun off into a new company called Verico Technology, which will focus on expanding its market share for waterless plates and coating technologies as well as expanding its offering to new market segments.
Mark Andy announced that it has acquired Presstek. Presstek’s team of over 60 technical professionals will be integrated within Mark Andy’s service infrastructure, making it the largest, regionally-staffed service organization in North America.