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Agfa to increase prices for offset plates

Agfa announced that it will globally increase the prices of its offset plates. Prices of offset plates will therefore increase between 5 and 10%, taking effect from 1 April 2021 onwards.

Agfa attributes the price increase to soaring input costs, particularly relevant to aluminum, energy and packaging materials, in combination with sharply rising freight rates due to global logistic constraints.

Despite internal cost reductions, the magnitude of rising prices is no longer sustainable.

The price increase applied will be partly offset, as printers will benefit from higher aluminum prices when they recycle their used plates.

The Agfa sales teams will be in contact with customers to discuss the detail and support the implementation, taking into account individual existing agreements.

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