Agfa Graphics has introduced a new high-speed platesetter for the high-volume newspaper market.

The Advantage N-TR HS (Trolley Load, High-Speed) runs at speeds up to 350 plates per hour. Thanks to the increased speed, the Advantage N-TR HS can extend newspaper publishers’ editorial and advertising deadlines, giving them the ability to deliver the latest news and last-minute offers to their daily readers. The increased speed will also help newspaper publishers replace multiple, slower CtP engines with fewer faster ones.

This results in savings on new CtP investments as well as other costs such as processing equipment or punch and bending machines. In addition, less processing equipment drastically reduces the labor cost for cleaning and refill. Finally, fewer CtP engines also mean less required floor space.