ProImage, owned by Agfa, is now offering SPIR@L, a new RIP screening technology, to its customers and prospects.

SPIR@L saves ink during the printing process, according to ProImage. In designing and creating solutions based on hardware, software and consumables, Agfa says it focuses on achieving three success factors: ecology, economy and extra convenience, what the company calls ECO³. The aim is to make prepress and printing operations cleaner, more cost-effective and easier to manage and maintain, says the company.

SPIR@L is Agfa’s latest patented screening technology and is based on the fundaments of Agfa’s Sublima screening. With a guaranteed minimal dot reproduction, SPIR@L can print the entire range from 1–99% while maintaining a mathematically proven moiré-free structure, according to Agfa.

SPIR@L uses the same lpi and dpi as a conventional AM screen and draws a curve and groove to create the SPIR@L “dots.” However, the curve and groove applied will almost disappear in print, providing a similar cleanness and rosette structure as AM, says ProImage.

Agfa’s headquarters are in Mortsel, Belgium.