PrintWeek 2019: It’s all happening at AGS

The Aoke sample maker has crossed the 80 installation mark since it was launched in 2014, with four more orders at the show; the Digital Information’s Inkzone notches four orders; Exact Auto Scan gets India debut at PrintPack — it’s all happening at the Advanced Graphic Systems (AGS) stand at PrintPack India 2019.

05 Feb 2019 | By Noel D'Cunha

Vishnuu Kamat, senior VP for sales at AGS

So, what’s driving the Aoke’s popularity? “We always believed that there was a void in what a customer wanted and what was available in the market. We realised the gap, studied the market need and introduced the Aoke sample maker in the market in 2014,” said Vishnuu Kamat, senior VP for sales at AGS.

He added, “The Aoke was a placed at a perfect price range, not too low nor too high, one which the market can accept, but with guaranteed quality that printers look out for what AGS sells in the market.”

AGS specialises in colour management, colour instruments and allied machinery.

Kamat said, “Today AGS is a brand in itself, a brand which sells quality products, which they can rely on, and our biggest core competence is our service, with three in North, three South and about six in West.”

The first Aoke was sold in April 2014 and is still running. “Yes, it’s running like a rock. That’s the testimony for the quality of the product. The industry stalwarts believed in us, even when we did not have a machine in the Indian market, and here we are today, with 80+ installations of the Aoke pan India, right from Sivakasi to Baddi.”

At the show, AGS has introduced the X-Rite’s latest Exact Autoscan, a handheld densitometer cum spectrodensitometer. “There was a demand from the market that this device needs to be put on a track, so that people find value in buying this product. It can act as a handheld instrument as well as can go on the motorised track and converted into a scan mode.”

The Exact Auto Scan can measure colour with a spot, manual and has automated scanning capabilities. With the push of a button, the Exact Auto-Scan minimises human error when scanning to maximise speed, reduce rework, and deliver a finished product that meets the tight tolerances customers require.

Kamat said, “It can measure all patches of a colour bar in under 15secs, reducing the makeready times by 30% compared to manual scans. It improves operational productivity and efficiencies.”

Kamat concluded by informing that while the Tech4 Check software was doing well in the Indian market, it’s other CIP and ink pre-setting system from Digital Information, Inkzone has picked up four orders at the show.

Thus, to borrow a phrase from cricket commentator Tony Greig, we can say, it’s all happening at the AGS.