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Xitron Announces Graphics of the America 2013 Product Demonstration Plan

Friday, February 08, 2013

Press release from the issuing company

Ann Arbor, Michigan Xitron, a leading developer of open prepress workflow systems, will highlight its full array of prepress and pressroom workflow at Graphics of the Americas in Booth 1349 in conjunction with Xitron dealer Global Prepress Systems of Boca Raton, FL. Xitron prepress products include inkjet to film, inkjet to polyester plate, USB interfaces for Heidelberg Prosetter, Agfa CtP and Screen CtP with Windows 7 64-bit support and its next generation Navigator Workflow Server. The show will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, February 21-23, 2013.

Xitron featured products at GOA 2013 include:

  • Navigator Workflow (Harlequin RIP) – Live Demonstrations Offered
  • Xenith Sierra Workflow (Adobe PDF Print Engine)
  • KeySetter Connect ink key presetting and closed loop color control

“Xitron’s products are aimed at every print shop from a one or two person shop to global printers with multiple plants,” stated Karen Crews, Xitron's President. “Xitron develops affordable and modular solutions. Our users never worry about having their prepress workflow become outdated as their requirements change. With a Xitron solution, users simply add capacity and features as needed.”

The Navigator Workflow Server is the foundation for Xitron’s prepress and pressroom workflow products including Navigator GPS, Navigator Elite and KeySetter Connect. Xitron’s Navigator Workflow helps prepress operators increase productivity, manage workflow, and reduce costs. An intuitive interface allows operators to manage their work from a Windows or Macintosh workstation, while directing output production through one or more Harlequin RIPs.

Navigator Workflow 5.1 incorporates new productivity enhancing features including:

  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion support
  • Windows 7 64-bit support
  • Ripped content proofs to any Windows print driver
  • Integrated media savings
  • ROOM Proof
  • Automated database backup

The Navigator v9 Harlequin RIP provides:

  • Support for Windows 7 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit operating systems
  • Increased optimization for PDFs with transparencies
  • Extended PDF/X support
  • Support for the Pantone Plus library
  • Enhanced resolution support for the HXM hybrid screening option
  • Simple out-of-the-box color accuracy for Gracol, SWOP and Fogra printing conditions with Epson and Canon proofers and graphic arts printers
  • Interfaces for hundreds of output devices including proofers, CtP systems, inkjet, direct imaging presses, and production printers

Navigator direct-to-film workflow incorporates a wide selection of user-requested features and options, including:

  • Device support for Epson Stylus Pro 4900, 7700, 7890, 7900, 9700, 9890 and 9900
  • Ability to output film positive up to 1440 x 1440 dpi with 85 line screen for screen printing
  • Ability to output film negatives up to 2880 x 2880 with 150 line screens for flexo and commercial printing
  • User controllable job management and ticketing capabilities
  • Integrated soft proofing
  • Printer device control at operator workstations

Navigator direct-to-plate workflow features:

  • Device support for Epson Stylus Pro 4900, 7700, 7890, 7900, 9700, 9890 and 9900
  • Ability to output polyester plates up to 2880 x 2880
  • User controllable job management and ticketing capabilities
  • Integrated soft proofing
  • Printer device control at operator workstations

Xitron’s USB interfaces are compatible with Xitron’s full line of workflow products including the Navigator workflow, Xenith Sierra, and Raster Blaster.

The Xitron USB interfaces for Heidelberg ProSetter, Agfa CtP and Screen CtP provide:

  • Support for Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems
  • Simple connectivity via USB
  • Compatibility with Navigator workflow,  Xenith Sierra workflow and Raster Blaster TIFF catcher

Xenith Sierra is the premier workflow offering in Xitron’s line of RIP and workflow solutions. Based on JDF and the Adobe PDF Print Engine technology, Xenith Sierra is an excellent solution for larger printers who need comprehensive control over every job, while automating prepress tasks, Xenith Sierra provides the tools and power to substantially increase throughput, improve quality, reduce errors, and maximize performance.

Raster Blaster accepts standard 1-bit TIFF files from virtually any prepress workflow. The Xitron device interface converts the TIFF to the appropriate output format to drive the specific CtP, direct imaging press or imagesetter.

To schedule a demonstration or meeting with Xitron at Graphics of the America visit www.xitron.com/goa2013. For more information about upgrading to a Xitron workflow solution visit Xitron on the web at www.xitron.com/prepress.  Xitron offers prepress and pressroom workflow solutions through its network of OEMs, distributors, dealers, and system integrators worldwide.


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