Xanté Showcases Several Solutions at GOA

Friday, February 27, 2009

Miami Beach, FL -- Xanté is fast becoming the hero of small and midsize prepress and print shops needing competitive, state-of-the-art technology at practical price points. Visitors to Graphics of the Americas booth 633, in Miami Beach from February 26-28, will see the broad range of the Xanté portfolio. These solutions make Xanté a leading single source provider of a complete line of products including platesetters, digital color presses, all-in-one PDF workflows, plate processors, plates and chemistry -- for all printing demands.

"Printers today are not interested in paying for extraneous features, but rather solutions that can deliver specific productivity at a cost that won't break their budgets. Our success has always been based on being responsive to market needs with solutions engineered to have positive impact on the bottom line," says Robert Ross, CEO and founder of Xanté.

New Ilumina Digital Envelope Press+
The Ilumina Digital Envelope Press+, with output on envelopes up to 13 x 15", gives small to mid-sized shops the ability to print up to 60 full-color envelopes per minute. Its 800 piece input capacity supports volume production demands such as those needed for trans-promo applications. All Ilumina devices can print on window envelopes.

Customers can also utilize the versatile Ilumina-based system to produce full-color page mailings from its 530-sheet cassette, which has the ability to handle up to 12"x18" paper. The single-pass large format laser based system is Adobe PostScript driven and designed to be fast and ready for volume production. It can produce full color output at up to 36 ppm and monochrome output up to 40 ppm.

Affordable Ilumina 502 Delivers Short-Run Color Printing on Oversized, Ultra Thick Cover

The Ilumina 502 easily handles a wide range of paper weights, from text to ultra thick cover, 75 to 502 gsm, at an affordable price. Print shops can now make money producing short run four-color jobs on a wide range of substrates that have been previously unavailable for digital printing. The Ilumina 502 digital press is capable of printing fiber-enhanced papers such as textured canvas, sleek metallic, cast coated, and magnetic stocks.

Economical, High Quality, Simple Solution for Label and Tag Printing
The Degrava DP 8500 Digital Press is a unique, versatile, and low cost system for printing short-to-intermediate run labels, tags, tickets or other narrow web applications.

- The proven LED engine and patented continuous feed paper technology consistently and efficiently produce high-quality, durable full color images.

- The DP 8500 prints directly from your PC or Mac-based creative applications using constant, sequential, or variable data.

- Complete with an onboard server, integrated cart, Degrava Color Pro software and other accessories; the DP 8500 is a reasonably priced print solution that is easy to setup, use, and maintain.

PlateMaker5 Total Prepress System
Xanté PlateMaker 5 is a total prepress system with the ability to produce polyester plates, film and paper proofs designed specifically for the small commercial printers and print shops in need of a low cost, high quality chemical- free CTP system. Powered by Xanté patented and patent-pending technologies, this system brings drastically improved halftones and tighter registration to the two-up portrait press marketplace.

Z-7 technology ensures clean plates, crisp film, sharp images, high line screens, accurate registration, and exact halftones. Innovative Z-Dot technology allows for more control over dot gain while also enabling photographs and screens to be imaged smoothly with 356 shades of gray (150 lpi). Z-Dot also enables halftone screens to be easily controlled and for tints and gradations to have smoother, more consistent output than ever before.

Xanté is the world's largest manufacturer of electro-photographic CTP devices, with thousands of print shops worldwide owning PlateMaker series devices.