Agfa releases Asanti 3.0 workflow

Agfa has updated its Asanti wide format workflow, with the release of v3.0. This now gains IntelliTune for automatically analyzing and improving images.

Asanti 3.0 gains advanced tools for tiling jobs.

IntelliTune is particularly good at optimizing skin tones or by eliminating noise or staircasing and blurriness. It’s not a new technology – IntelliTune dates back to the last century and grew out of Agfa’s rich photographic processing heritage. It was originally designed for newspaper prepress users to help optimise the high number of images that a daily newspaper would have to cope with, especially those sent in by readers or local advertisers that might be lacking in technical quality.

In addition, there’s a new Advanced mode for colour management that uses a wizard for managing colours and shortening throughput time. There’s also new white printing options and it’s now possible to overrule special spot colours with dedicated colour alternatives, which sometimes allows for more consistent reproduction on difficult media.

Agfa has also added QuickProof to help users check for see-through graphics on clear material on-screen. Asanti 3.0 also gains a new user interface for tiling huge jobs. The overall interface has been improved with a dedicated production dashboard that now shows in one overview all print jobs, the number of prints, status data of multiple engines, ink levels and elapsed time.





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