Apogee 10 Innovate Interact Optimize
Organizations of every size and type can benefit from the Apogee Suite
of workflow management products. With Apogee, Agfa Graphics offers a
comprehensive and integrated workflow solution, designed by professionals for
professionals and committed to offering the highest degree of reliability.
The Apogee workflow software enables commercial printers to manage all
possible production output from a single user interface. As such, it perfectly aligns
and fuses different software modules into one streamlined whole. But theres
more. The latest version of Apogee Apogee 10 brings new tools, an improved
performance, and a unique cloud-based alternative.
The Apogee philosophy
Innovation starts with questioning the status quo. How can I simplify my
workflow? Improve productivity? Reach new markets? Apogee has the answers.
With its range of innovative tools, Apogee lets you work both intelligently and
efficiently, and serve your customers on a higher level than ever before.
Innovation requires audacity. With its improvements, additions, and state-of-
the-art cloud solution, that is exactly what Apogee 10 offers.
The internet has made people accustomed to doing everything online. To having
everything available immediately, day and night, regardless. Print buyers are no
exception. Yet how you interact with customers is paramount. With Apogee 10,
it means allowing them to view, update, and approve their projects from their
mobile devices, for example. Or offering them products through an intuitive online
store. In any case, Apogee enables you to interact with your clients and provide
them with a rich experience that generates loyalty.
Optimization results in higher profitability, greater efficiency, and less waste. It is the
driving force behind your entire operation. Apogee optimizes every aspect of your
production process, from customer collaboration, through prepress workflows, all the
way to the finished product. Reducing the complexity of workflows and automating
time-consuming tasks is what Apogee continuously strives for. With Apogee 10,
optimization means increased performance, added features, and more flexibility.
Whats new in Apogee 10?
Optimized quality and performance
Unwanted and unpredictable output? That is a thing of the past thanks to the significant quality
improvements of Apogee 10. Unprecedented accuracy for page positioning, optimal layout control,
and automated scale-to-fit resizing are only a few examples. Without affecting system stability,
Apogee 10 offers higher performance with increased reliability.
Rejuvenation of Digital Quick Strip
Thanks to its improved and integrated Digital Quick Strip (DQS) mechanism, Apogee 10 provides you
with unparalleled efficiency and user-friendliness. DQS really is the path forward for volume printers
and cloud-based production.
Processing each page separately before integrating it into a place holder turns page revision into a
swift and simple task. As your layout is also rendered as a separate file, updating it only takes a few
seconds. So increase throughput and optimize the usage of all available output resources by relying
First-rate versioning support
Apogee 10 allows you to set up a versioning job based on spot color input files, which are processed
automatically to avoid mistakes. Through Apogee WebApproval, you can immediately present
versioning jobs to print buyers, who then either approve or reject it. In addition, you can now
organize printing plates and merge different parts of a versioning job on one single plate to optimize
Improved job handling
Break down large jobs into several smaller ones to reduce complexity and improve ease of use.
Thanks to the improved job handling of Apogee 10, working with contract printers who produce a
limited part of a certain job is both simple and efficient. Whether assembly is done in-house or by
a third party, labeling of the printed signatures is essential to avoid errors. Apogee ensures that all
job variables including renamed signatures or collation marks will automatically adapt.
True shape nesting
Employing Apogees new user interface with dedicated functions for unbound work, you can use the
true shape nesting feature to optimize press sheets for both regularly and irregularly shaped print
products. Optimization takes into account the required run length of each product and die cut forms
are created by outputting the cut information on a CtF or using SelectJet.
Digital print support
Apogee users can now split JDF files, which makes them easier to process. Apogee 10 also supports
new engines (i.e. Canon B4000 and Canon B5000) and links to the new DFE Ricoh TotalFlow, for
which it ensures the best connection possible with the Ricoh C7100 and C9100 series.
True shape nesting
What if we offered you the efficiency and innovations of Apogee 10 in the form of a cloud-based
solution? Although workflow management in the cloud is a relatively new phenomenon,
Agfa Graphics has proven that it can be done in a perfectly secure way. Now, you can count on the
same cloud-based Agfa technology for the use of the Apogee Suite of workflow management products.
Take the chance of making a change
Apogee Cloud is all about using the existing Apogee 10 products, yet relying on the infrastructure,
know-how, and hardware security offered by Agfa Graphics. This means you run your workflow
off-site, on the same private and secure cloud that the Agfa Group also uses for the Arkitex workflow
software for newspapers, as well as for its HealthCare business unit.
The runtime license is aligned with your production and includes hardware, software, support,
and ICT-managed services. Apogee Cloud minimizes your investments, yet maximizes flexibility.
Need more production capacity? This cloud-based solution is perfectly adaptable to your changing
needs. In any case, your software is always up to date.
Apogee Cloud benefits:
Enables you to run your workflow off-site, without the necessity
of local configuration, software installations or hardware expertise.
Allows you to use professional infrastructure that offers database security,
redundancy, and protection against data center crises.
Provides you with an easy way to network and interact with print buyers,
different production plants, and employees.
Offers a fast and efficient user experience, with quick access to data,
assignments, tools, flipbooks, etc.
Centralizes the control over different print sites and production facilities,
which results in a more efficient production process.
Guarantees system stability and business continuity,
as it eliminates the risk of system failures and downtime.
Offers both flexibility and reliability, as cloud equipment can be scaled
to your particular business and is available 24/7.
Hosted by Agfa
No one knows Apogee better than we do. With Apogee Cloud, Agfa experts not only relieve in-house
IT personnel of day-to-day tasks, thus affording them more time to focus on strategy and innovation.
They also ensure system stability. By constantly and proactively monitoring processes, they foresee and
prevent system failures or downtime.
Apogee Cloud relies on the same hosting technology as Agfa Healthcare, which means that your data
is 100% secure. Agfas hosting service is located in two physically separate data centers in Mortsel
(Belgium), which are monitored 24/7 and accessible by authorized personnel only. The infrastructure
also guarantees protection against fire and water damage. The data centers are ISO 9001 and ISO
Apogee WebApproval 10
Expanding your Apogee workflow system with a web portal for online collaboration,
Apogee WebApproval enables both your clients and your colleagues to access jobs from
their desktop computer or mobile device. They can cooperate with each other, upload files,
review pages, and approve jobs. Thanks to WebApproval, you can facilitate file exchange
and shorten approval cycles, which results in fewer errors and more satisfied customers.
24/7 portal for reliable soft proofing
As has always been the case with Apogee WebApproval, the tool is available 24/7 and
from any place that offers internet access. Users can access the secure, password-protected
portal from any HTML5-based browser to view their own jobs, exchange data, and soft
proof files. Customers, approvers, and managers can view and approve print-ready pages
that show the exact print output, thus minimizing the risk of mistakes or costly reprints.
WebApproval 10: even better than before
Preflight integration is one of the main new features of Apogee WebApproval 10. Users and
customer service representatives can swiftly check preflight information to avoid any printing
mistakes. While regular users only get a limited number of checks to review, for example,
page bleed, image resolution, font embedding, and more, customer service representatives
can view the full preflight report.
WebApproval now also integrates the feature of bleed or page box visualization in its flipbook.
In addition, it displays both the uploaded and expected page size of a job. These extra features
have been added to offer you an even more detailed view on print jobs. And for expert users
that need highly advanced options, we have WebApproval Pro. Its exclusive features include
versioning and separation viewing.
1. Create a web-enabled job in Apogee Prepress.
2. Users automatically receive an email to access the job.
3. The job layout is uploaded to WebApproval.
4. The rendered pages can be reviewed and approved online.
5. Apogee Prepress automatically processes the approved pages.
StoreFront is a cloud-based, web-to-print solution that enables printers and print service
providers to efficiently market their services. It helps you generate revenue by creating online
storesboth public or private (B2B)from which you can offer print and non-print products.
Tired of exchanging data through a variety of tools? Meet PrintSphere, a cloud-based service
that makes it easy to store and access data online. It provides a standardized way for print
service providers to share files, automate their workflows, and facilitate data exchange with
other Agfa service solutions.
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Apogee StoreFront 1.0 Web-to-print or e-commerce solution
Apogee Prepress 7.0 Automatic reviewing of the suitability of color profiles
using Smart Input Space Recognition.
Apogee Impose: automated imposition based on real
product and production information
Press validation and calibration according to ISO12647/2 and 3
Apogee WebApproval 7.0 User self-service for creating new users and initiating orders
Apogee Prepress v10 Integration Image enhancement
Dedicated output TPs for Ricoh TotalFlow and Xerox FreeFlow
Extended versioning support including merging, WebApproval
New application for true shape media optimization
Apogee Prepress 9.0 Driving wide-format devices directly
Dedicated output TPs for Konica Minolta and Oc PRISMAsync
Support for ISO 12647-2:2013 and ISO 15655
New Apogee WebApproval client based on HTML5 technologyApogee StoreFront 2.3
Sell digital goods such as e-books or PDF versions of print documents
A new payment gateway: PayPal Express Checkout
Apogee StoreFront 2.1 Track visitors using Google Analytics
Easier reordering for shoppers
Apogee StoreFront 1.3 Microstores make the creation of small stores or
stores for a specific group of users easier
Support for UPS live shipping quote
Apogee WebApproval 8.0 CSR Dashboard: overview of customers and orders
for the printers customer service department
Apogee StoreFront 2.0 Support for variable data processing
Apogee Prepress 8.0 Support for web production schemes
Merging of several orders into a single production run
True 64-bit support for Apogee Prepress servers and satellites
Regularization of color profiles (patented technology)
User rights can be set individually
Apogee StoreFront 1.2 Support for PayPal as a payment gateway
HTML5 flip book
Shipping costs can be based on the packaging
and weight of orders
Elaborate product pricing options
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Apogee Prepress 6.0 Multi-part jobs: easy handling of complex production requirements
Apogee PreFlight: checking and correction of incoming PDF files based
on production requirements
Virtualization and blade support
Apogee Prepress 5.0 PlateMaker client: dedicated user interface for CtP operators
JCF certified (Layout Creator to Imposition ICS)
Digital Print Link: hybrid workflow for digital printing and offset printing
ApogeeX 2.0 Support for JDF version 1.2
Scalable architecture with support for fault tolerance
PDF 1.5, PDF/X
Delano 1.0 Web-based communication and collaboration portal
Apogee WebApproval 6.0 New intuitive user interface
Flip book browser
ApogeeX4.0 Adobe PDF Print Engine
InkSave: integrated and in-render GCR
Versioning: for the production of print order with more than
one version (e.g. change of language, changing pages, etc.)
ApogeeX 3.0 Condition TP: event-based control
JDF version 1.3, JMF support
Split for Proof: output of cutting out pairs of pages on proofer
ApogeeX 1.0 Integrated workflow solution