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Xitron Announces Support for Canon imagePROGRAF 12-Color Printers

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Ann Arbor, Michigan – March 3, 2008 – Xitron, the prepress industry's leading independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, RIP management software and workflow solutions, today announced the release of a proofing plug-in that supports the Canon imagePROGRAF line of 12-color printers including the 5100, 6100, 8100 and 9100 models.

The Canon imagePROGRAF Plug-in provides Navigator users with

- Direct support for Canon's latest line of printers for the proofing market
- CMYK and RGB inks to produce a higher color gamut
- Improved spot color simulations on proofs
- ICC profiles for Xitron X1 TotalProof and Canon proofing medias
- Full-bleed output

 "The Canon imagePROGRAF printers have become a popular proofing engine for our users," stated Jim Thrush, President of Xitron. "The increased color gamut and fast output speed make the imagePROGRAF ideal for proofing. The Xitron Canon Plug-in allows Navigator GPS users to take full advantage of the capabilities of these units."

The Canon Plug-in is an option for any Windows-based Navigator RIP or Navigator GPS workflow version 7.0 and higher. Through March 2008, users who purchase a Canon plug-in will also receive a starter roll of Xitron's X1 TotalProof media. This proofing media was specially formulated to meet the demands of commercial printers by closely matching a typical commercial press sheet.

In addition the Canon Plug-in, Xitron offers a broad selection of high-quality, color managed plug-ins to drive Epson and HP inkjet proofers. Xitron also offers a Universal Windows Printer plug-in capable of supporting virtually any inkjet or laser printer that utilizes a Windows printer driver.

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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Richard Romano

Richard Romano, Section Editor/Senior Analyst
Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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