Agfa gave their minilab range a huge boost at photokina and at Focus will be providing
UK based processing specialists with the chance to check the machines out.
The d-lab.2 digital minilab offers a great variety of profitable image output
options, including prints on high-quality CN photographic paper up to the poster
format of 30 x 45 cm and the optional "Agfa Pix Film on CD". It has
a capacity of 1,200 prints per hour (10 x 15 cm format) and thus belongs in
the mid-range performance class. d-lab.2 also directly processes digital image
data stored on CD-ROM, ZIP disk, floppy disk, PCMCIA card, SmartMedia card,
CompactFlash card, Memory Stick or MicroDrive.
The Agfa Image Cube offers a simple solution to handling problems caused by
the huge array of memory cards available. With an Image Cube, the customer himself
quickly and easily produces a CD-ROM containing the image and order data which
is then put into the job envelope like a film and sent off to the laboratory.
The Image Cube reads all commonly used data carriers including CompactFlash,
SmartMedia, Multimedia Card, Memory Stick, Secure Digital Card. The standard
Agfa Image Cube operates exclusively in the "Print All" mode, while
the Agfa Image Cube Select also offers a "Preview and Select" function.
Agfa's digital minilab d-lab.3 was designed specifically for minilab operators
who not only need a high-speed lab with outstanding print quality, but also,
says Agfa, want to stand out from the competition by offering a variety of digital
services. It automatically produces "outstanding prints" and thus
ensures efficient utilisation of its capacity of 1,700 prints per hour (in 4"
x 6" format from CN film).