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Wifac Star Premium-T: the best successor of the TUC offset plates

Much to our regret we have to inform you that Agfa has forbidden Wifac through a legal letter, to continue supplying the Wifac xtreme Positive Thermal UV Ink Resistant Plate (TUC). Agfa demands Wifac to cease all its activities regarding the TUC plate before July 31, 2013. AGFA has proven that the supplier of TUC plates infringes several AGFA patents and by distributing these plates we indirectly infringe these patents as well.

This means that until the end of July Wifac is still able to supply TUC plates without any legal risks. Fortunately Wifac responded soon enough to this possible threat by introducing the Wifac Star Premium-T plate and developer (Star Premium-TC). Therefore the solution to this challenge is within reach. 

Of course we are very surprised and shocked by this official ban, but have to comply with the decision of the Dutch Court of Appeal at The Hague between Agfa and Xendu Xingraphics on the fact that the Xingraphics "FIT' thermal plate infringes a patent owned by Agfa. Unfortunately, it is established that the Wifac xtreme Positive UV Ink Resistant Plate (TUC) infringes the same (Agfa) patent. Therefore for Wifac there is no other solution than to stop supplying TUC plates. Please refer to the Agfa press releases in English, Spanish, French and German.

Because Wifac needs to cease all the TUC related activities before July 31, 2013, it means that there are still 10 weeks left to migrate all our respective dealers and their clients to an appropriate alternative, which most likely will be the Star Premium-T plate. The Wifac team will be at your full disposal to manage this transition. Wifac has trained experts who know exactly how to migrate your customers to the Star Premium-T plate. 

Wifac knows for sure that despite this bad news regarding the TUC plate, the Star Premium-T plate manufactured by one of the 3 leading plate suppliers is going to bring a lot of new opportunities. The proven technology along with the interesting price level is going to convince customers to switch to this plate. Also the customers who only work with very high quality plates will be pleased with the performance of this plate. Therefore Wifac's goal is to be even more successful with the Star Premium-T as we already were with the TUC plate. 

The introduction of the Star Collection Premium-T is already a success. The first customers already produce with this plate. It is clear to them that they are dealing with a serious product (A-brand), produced with European aluminium under European conditions. The short logistic lines will also help the customers with a smooth supply and up to date stock levels.

For more information, please refer to the data sheet English or data sheet German, but you can also contact Wifac International.

Phone: + 31 297 289 691
Fax: +31 297 288 446
E-mail: export@wifac-int.com 

or:

Danny Brugman, e-mail danny.brugman@wifac-int.com
Cock Kooiman , e-mail cock.kooiman@wifac-int.com
Robbert Amse , e-mail robbert.amse@wifac-int.com

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Wifac Star Premium-T: the best successor of the TUC offset plates

Much to our regret we have to inform you that Agfa has forbidden Wifac through a legal letter, to continue supplying the Wifac xtreme Positive Thermal UV Ink Resistant Plate (TUC). Agfa demands Wifac to cease all its activities regarding the TUC plate before July 31, 2013. AGFA has proven that the supplier of TUC plates infringes several AGFA patents and by distributing these plates we indirectly infringe these patents as well.

This means that until the end of July Wifac is still able to supply TUC plates without any legal risks. Fortunately Wifac responded soon enough to this possible threat by introducing the Wifac Star Premium-T plate and developer (Star Premium-TC). Therefore the solution to this challenge is within reach. 

Of course we are very surprised and shocked by this official ban, but have to comply with the decision of the Dutch Court of Appeal at The Hague between Agfa and Xendu Xingraphics on the fact that the Xingraphics "FIT' thermal plate infringes a patent owned by Agfa. Unfortunately, it is established that the Wifac xtreme Positive UV Ink Resistant Plate (TUC) infringes the same (Agfa) patent. Therefore for Wifac there is no other solution than to stop supplying TUC plates. Please refer to the Agfa press releases in English, Spanish, French and German.

Because Wifac needs to cease all the TUC related activities before July 31, 2013, it means that there are still 10 weeks left to migrate all our respective dealers and their clients to an appropriate alternative, which most likely will be the Star Premium-T plate. The Wifac team will be at your full disposal to manage this transition. Wifac has trained experts who know exactly how to migrate your customers to the Star Premium-T plate. 

Wifac knows for sure that despite this bad news regarding the TUC plate, the Star Premium-T plate manufactured by one of the 3 leading plate suppliers is going to bring a lot of new opportunities. The proven technology along with the interesting price level is going to convince customers to switch to this plate. Also the customers who only work with very high quality plates will be pleased with the performance of this plate. Therefore Wifac's goal is to be even more successful with the Star Premium-T as we already were with the TUC plate. 

The introduction of the Star Collection Premium-T is already a success. The first customers already produce with this plate. It is clear to them that they are dealing with a serious product (A-brand), produced with European aluminium under European conditions. The short logistic lines will also help the customers with a smooth supply and up to date stock levels.

For more information, please refer to the data sheet English or data sheet German, but you can also contact Wifac International.

Phone: + 31 297 289 691
Fax: +31 297 288 446
E-mail: export@wifac-int.com 

or:

Danny Brugman, e-mail danny.brugman@wifac-int.com
Cock Kooiman , e-mail cock.kooiman@wifac-int.com
Robbert Amse , e-mail robbert.amse@wifac-int.com