Agfa Graphics unveils Fortuna 11 high-security design software

Agfa Graphics’ Fortuna 11 takes a modular approach to high-security design and printing.
Andy Grant.
Andy Grant.

This latest update of the OEM’s design and assembly software for high-security printing provides a way to skillfully safeguard counterfeit-sensitive documents while while taking advantage of enhanced user-friendliness, increased productivity and wider creative freedom. “It’s the first step towards a completely revised user experience,” said Andy Grant, Global Head of Software at Agfa Graphics. “Agfa Graphics is constantly exploring new paths to help customers stay a few steps ahead of counterfeiters. Fortuna 11 focuses on an improved user experience by enabling security designers to create high-security design details in complete symbiosis with all surrounding security elements. And, we’ll continue adapting the software to increase design productivity. Also, Agfa Graphics plans to launch new software to further facilitate and automate the production process of producing qualitative, high-security documents.”

Like all preceding versions of the software, Fortuna 11 takes a modular approach to high-security design and printing. Users can choose from different modules and features and assemble their product to match their specific needs. In creating unique designs to protect their sensitive documents (cheques, lottery tickets, driver’s licenses, ID cards, tax stamps, passports, birth certificates, diplomas, breeder documents, and so on), they can rely on “a potent graphical base editor that reconciles aesthetics with security.”

Fortuna 11 comes with two new functionalities that enhance interactivity and productivity. One of them – Live Preview – enables users to view changes in their security designs in real time instead of checking it in a separate preview window. It works hand-in-hand with the new Smart Stepper functionality, which allows users to try different settings and easily revert to previous ones. The upgraded software will also run more smoothly with Wacom tablets and on computers with touchscreens, said the company.

Agfa Graphics Canada is located in Mississauga, Ontario.

 

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