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Xitron Enters Technology Agreement With Lucid Dream

Friday, April 25, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Ann Arbor, Michigan – April 24, 2008 – Xitron, the prepress industry's leading independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, RIP management software and workflow solutions, today announced it has entered an agreement with Lucid Dream Software of Hoffman Estates, IL. Under the agreement Lucid Dream technology will be incorporated into Xitron's ExpressConnect family of online submission and proofing solutions.

Express Connect provides small and medium commercial printers with:

- Web-based job submission and online proofing
- 24/7 automated prepress capabilities
- Reduced operator intervention
- Capabilities previously afforded only by larger shops

ExpressConnect, offers small to medium size commercial printers a complete web-based job submission and online proofing solution that can be incorporated with most workflows. A printer's customers will be able to submit their PDFs or PostScript files via ExpressConnect anytime day or night. Once submitted, PDF files are automatically preflighted. If PostScript files are submitted, the integrated PDF Creator option generates a normalized PDF and then preflights the PDF file. ExpressConnect prices will begin at under $10,000 for a complete solution.

"Lucid Dream web submission technology allows Xitron to more rapidly complete our ExpressConnect products," stated Mark Eisenschenk, Xitron's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Combined with technology components from Xitron and other partners, ExpressConnect allows Xitron to address a need in the small to medium sized commercial printer market."

"We are delighted that Xitron has chosen to integrate our web submission and proofing technology," notes David Lewis, President, Lucid Dream Software, Inc. "We share the same vision that low cost, easy to use, internet based job submission and proofing is a natural fit with an innovative workflow solution."

Xitron products are available through a network of OEMs, distributors, dealers, and system integrators worldwide. Xitron RIPs and workflow solutions drive more than 250 different output devices ranging from black and white and color proofers to film imagesetters and the latest in CTP and direct-to-press systems. With shipments of more than 15,000 RIPs, Xitron is the largest independent provider of RIPs in the market. For more information about Xitron products, visit Xitron on the web at www.xitron.com.




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