About us

About ECO3

ECO3 is a leading global supplier of prepress systems to the printing industry. Commercial, newspaper and packaging printers rely on us for the most extensive range of integrated solutions, from printing plates and computer-to-plate systems over workflow software to pressroom chemicals.


Our solutions are designed to deliver higher productivity, lower costs and greener outcomes at every stage of the print process. You print. We care.

Our mission

We are committed to continuous innovation in product and service and focus on three times ECO: Ecology, Economy, and Extra Convenience — or ECO3.

Lower CO2 footprint, greener production

  • Minimize use of chemicals
  • Eliminate water consumption
  • Reduce ink consumption

Lower CO2 footprint, greener production

  • Reduce ink
  • Reduce water
  • Reduce waste
  • Drying / turnaround improvement

Easy/lean-to-operate solutions

  • Reduce labour activities
  • Matched component approach
  • Remote and Local Service & Support
  • Peace of mind

At a glance

1500+

Professionals working for us

30+

Sales and Services offices

DEALER CHANNEL

for worldwide coverage

7.79亿

2022 Turnover in Euro

3FACTORIES

manufacturing printing plates

2 R&D CENTERS

in Belgium and Israel


The history of ECO3

1867

Agfa, the ‘Aktien-Gesellschaft für Anilin-Fabrikation’, is founded as a manufacturer of synthetic dyes

1988

With the take-over of Compugraphic Corporation, Agfa enters the world of digital prepress technology

1993

LithoStar is the world’s first dedicated Computer-to-Plate (CtP) printing plate

1988

Apogee is the first PDF-based prepress workflow solution

1997

Plate manufacturing capacity expands with the acquisition of Hoechst and DuPont’s Graphic Arts division

2001

The take-overs of Autologic, and later Pro-Image, expand the newspaper solutions portfolio

2003

A new printing plate factory opens in Wuxi, China

2004

Azura, the first chem-free CtP plate, is a runaway success

2017

By acquiring Bodoni Systems, the PressTune print standardization software is added to the portfolio

2018

All prepress solutions are grouped in the Agfa Offset Solutions division

2020

SPIR@L is a patented screening solution that improves print quality and reduces ink consumption

2022

Amfortis, an all-in-one workflow solution for packaging printing, is launched

2023

Aurelius acquires Agfa Offset Solutions and launches it as ECO3

2023

ECO3 launches a new portfolio for the flexo label industry