Agfa unveils global programme of price increases for offset plates
Agfa has announced that it will globally increase the prices of its offset plates.
Soaring input costs, particularly relevant to aluminium, energy and packaging materials, in combination with sharply rising freight rates due to global logistic constraints make price increases unavoidable. Prices of offset plates will therefore increase between five and 10%, taking effect from April 1 2021 onwards.
Despite internal cost reductions, the magnitude of rising prices is no longer sustainable. The price increase applied to customers will be partly offset, as printers will benefit from higher aluminium 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.