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Xitron announces support for Shinohara Presses

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Xitron, the prepress industry's leading independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, RIP management and prepress workflow software, announced the support for Shinohara presses with KeySetter, Xitron's ink key presetting solution designed to bring a printer's prepress and pressroom together. Shinohara is the latest supported press manufacturer.  KeySetter provides automated ink key presetting to a host of press consoles from leading industry manufacturers such as Adast, Heidelberg, Komori, Mitsubishi, and Sakurai.

Xitron's KeySetter family of pressroom workflow solutions includes three different options:
- KeySetter Light – produces a simple chart of the ink key settings which can be printed to a printer or saved as a PDF file.
- KeySetter Pro – produces a specific file format for presses that require proprietary format ink key setting data.
- KeySetter Connect – provides the greatest level of automation in the pressroom with a direct connection to the  press console

"We are thrilled to offer support for Shinohara presses with KeySetter Connect," stated Mark Eisenschenk, Xitron's President and CEO. "KeySetter increases a printer's productivity by extending the useful life of existing capital investments, the premise of many Xitron products."

KeySetter is available either as an add-on to an existing Xitron Navigator workflow or as a standalone system compatible with virtually all prepress workflow solutions in use today. KeySetter is powered by Xitron's powerful Navigator workflow server software. The server provides the basis for many of Xitron workflow solutions including Navigator GPS and Navigator Elite. Extending the server functionality to handle the pressroom workflow was a logical step and makes integration between a prepress department and pressroom quick and easy.

KeySetter operation is very simple. First the job file is sent from the prepress department to the KeySetter software application. Next KeySetter examines the file and generates the initial ink key settings. Then it produces either a proprietary file format to be read by a specific press. In the case of KeySetter Connect, it directly connects to the press console. With three simple steps, using KeySetter can make preparing for print as easy as ready . . . set . . . print.

This software runs on a PC system with one Navigator workflow server supporting multiple press consoles with KeySetter Light, KeySetter Pro or KeySetter Connect. KeySetter Connect is accessed by the press operator through an intuitive touch-screen monitor application at the press console.

Xitron offers prepress and pressroom workflow solutions through its network of OEMs, distributors, dealers, and system integrators worldwide.




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