Xitron previews proofing option for Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Ann Arbor, Michigan – Xitron, the prepress industry's leading independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, RIP management software and workflow solutions today announced a preview of vDot-4, a proofing option with support for Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 for Navigator workflow solutions and Navigator Proofing RIPs, at PRINT 09 in Chicago, September 11-16, 2009 in Xitron's booth 6943.

vDot-4 offer users many features and benefits including:
- Direct support for Epson's 7900 and 9900 wide-format inkjet printers
- Direct support for all 11 ink cartridges in the Epson 7900 and 9900 printers
- Extensive control over colors to produce the highest quality proofs
- ICC profiles for Xitron X1 TotalProof inkjet media
- Advanced screening specifically designed for Epson printers
- Optional RIP Once, Output Many Proofing
- Seamless integration with Navigator workflow solutions and Navigator Proofing RIPs

"vDot-4 is the latest release in the vDot family of Epson proofing options from Xitron," stated Mark Eisenschenk, Xitron's President and Chief Executive Officer. "With vDot-4, an Epson 7900 or 9900 and Xitron's X1 inkjet media, users will be able to easily produce high quality, contract proofs that meet industry standards."

The vDot-4 plug-in is an option for any Windows-based Navigator Workflow or Navigator Proofing RIP version 8.0 and higher. North American users who purchase a vDot-4 will also receive a starter roll of Xitron's X1 TotalProof inkjet media. This proofing media was specially formulated to meet the demands of commercial printers by closely matching a typical commercial press sheet.

vDot-4 is one of many productivity enhancement and proofing modules available for Xitron's Navigator workflow solutions. Other modules include a PDF Tools module to create and preflight PDFs; Imposition Integrator that allows users with Dynagram's inpO2 software to impose files directly from the workflow; ink remapping to combine excess plates, and KeySetter Lite, a module which provides a graphic representation of how press ink keys should be set to reduce initial makeready time. A ROOM Proofing module is available for producing RIP Once, Output Many proofs.

Xitron offers Navigator solutions through its 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 20,000 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.