- May 20, 2004, pffc-online.com
DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY—At Drupa—which officially concluded Wednesday—Agfa and M-real announced the two companies signed an agreement to install :SherpaProof systems in the M-real printing plants and network partner printers across the world. The agreement extends over a period of three years.
According to the press release announcing the agreement, the systems will ensure consistent color package printing via :SherpaProof remote proofing across 40 M-real locations.
They comprise :Grand Sherpa 50m digital inkjet proofers, Agfa ink, media, and software for color and quality management. In addition, client-management service contracts will ensure flawless and uninterrupted performance of the remote-proofing application, reports Agfa.
Four systems have been installed, two of which are in operation at M-real’s Prepress Competence Center PPC at Sint Niklaas, Belgium. PPC prepares plate-ready files for use by M-real printing partners around the world, states the release.
“We chose Agfa for remote proofing because unlike other vendors they have developed a comprehensive solution and can support it with expert service across the globe,” says M-real’s VP of design & brand protection/IBP Deals Luc Van Gestel. “:SherpaProof guarantees a perfect match between the proof and the print result. Most consumer goods companies have a global presence, and we now have the tools to provide global uniformity for their branded products."