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Boston Globe Puts :Polaris Online, Bringing the Number of Agfa CtP Systems at NY Times Co. Newspapers to 25

Pierre Perrin-Monlouis Dernière mise à jour: 20 octobre 2021

Two :Polaris engines at the Globe make Agfa technology the nationwide standard in newspaper CtP.

Agfa Graphics announced today that the Boston Globe, a New York Times Company newspaper, has purchased two Agfa Polaris CtP engines. The move enables the Globe, one of the largest dailies in the Northeast, to produce up to 350 plates per hour, with the ability to image multiple resolutions across one production run.

With the two new :Polaris engines, The New York Times Company now has 25 Agfa CtP systems, effectively positioning Agfa as the standard-bearer for computer-to-plate imaging technology for daily newspapers.

The Globe (daily circulation 355,000 Sunday 530,000) is using the multi-cassette version of :Polaris to provide automated plate production with faster production times to meet its tight deadline. Its online plate cassettes keep hundreds of plates online for maximum productivity, with automatic plate loading and handling to save time and increase workflow efficiency. The newspaper also uses Agfa’s :Arkitex NewsDrive for even higher productivity.

“When we did our research into the available technologies, it became clear to us that Agfa’s CtP imaging technology offered one of the most advanced and reliable solutions,” said the Boston Globe’s Bob Burns, senior vice president of production. “The :Polaris engine has evolved into a worldwide standard for the largest newspapers. Quality, reliability and cost efficiency were the goals we needed to achieve and we’re glad we made the decision to go with Agfa.”

“The New York Times Company is one of preeminent newspaper organizations in the entire world, and now, with the Boston Globe on board as a user of Agfa CtP, we can say that we do indeed represent an industry standard for quality and efficiency,” said Agfa’s Peter Wilkens, VP, Sales and Marketing.

Violet technology brings a new level of quality and production benefits to newspaper CtP imaging, with reliable, automated platesetting speeds, turnaround and make-readies; exceptional press performance that saves on time and costs; fewer remakes to eliminate unnecessary waste, and more. As part of their system, the Boston Globe also uses Agfa’s :Arkitex NewsDrive, which sends data to all imaging devices to increase throughput and ensures smoother production flows.

About The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with 2007 revenues of $3.2 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 16 other daily newspapers, WQXR-FM and more than 50 Web sites, including, and The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

About Agfa
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world’s leading imaging and information technology companies. Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analog and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare) and specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials).

Agfa’s headquarters are in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries throughout the world. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 3,401 million euro in 2006.

About Agfa Graphics
Agfa Graphics offers integrated prepress solutions to the printing industry. These solutions comprise consumables, hardware, software and services for production workflow, project and color management. Computer-to-film, computer-to-plate and digital proofing systems have earned Agfa Graphics a worldwide leadership position in the commercial and package printing and the newspaper publishing markets.

Agfa Graphics is rapidly expanding its offerings in the growing digital inkjet market. Its experience in both imaging and emulsion technology has provided the expertise required for making an assortment of high-quality UV and solvent-based inks. Joint development and manufacturing partnerships with industry leaders expand its technological reach and allow the company to develop comprehensive digital solutions for printing documents, posters, banners, signage, displays, labels and packaging materials.

Product and company information can be found on Agfa’s home page on the World Wide Web at:


Susan Wittner
Agfa Graphics
tel:800-540-2432 x4763
[email protected]


Jeff Lewis
Media Relations Manager, North America
tel:++1 201-440-2500 x4192
[email protected]

Pierre Perrin-Monlouis
Pierre Perrin-Monlouis
Fondateur de Rente et Patrimoine (cabinet de gestion de patrimoine), Pierre Perrin-Monlouis est un analyste et trader pour compte propre. Il vous fait profiter de son expérience en trading grâce à ses analyses financières et décrypte pour vous les actualités des marchés. Son approche globale des marchés combine à la fois l'analyse technique et l'analyse fondamentale sur l'ensemble des marchés : crypto, forex, actions et matières premières.