Navigator DFEs driving Memjet VersaPass and DuraLink-based inkjet presses developed by Basch
Ann Arbor, MI – Xitron, the leading independent developer of RIP and workflow products for commercial, digital, and high-speed inkjet printing partnered with China’s ZH Basch Digital Technology Company, introducing two new inkjet presses at All in Print, China. Xitron developed the Navigator Digital Front Ends to drive the Panthera 3322C and Leopard DL-220, both of which incorporate Memjet print head technology.
The Panthera 3322C uses the Memjet VersaPass print head to provide high-quality four-color labels at a maximum speed of nearly 60 feet per minute. Xitron’s Navigator DFE controls job input, queuing, and spot color matching for color accuracy. The workflow offers a server-client architecture, which provides network-wide visibility to production as well as job preview and access to live printhead and ink status.
The Leopard DL-220 uses the Memjet DuraLink technology, which allows the press to run at an astonishing 668 feet per minute. This implementation is a monochrome system aimed at the specific needs of the express delivery labels and logistics industry in China. The Navigator DFE driving the DL-220 is based on Global Graphics’ Harlequin RIP core and drives the system at full rated speed even when variable data is present.
Both DFE implementations are localized in Simplified and Traditional Chinese, making integration into China’s large printing market easier and faster. “The introduction of these two presses and the Navigator DFE’s driving them is the culmination of a development agreement signed in August of 2017,” said Karen Crews, president of Xitron. “We look forward to strengthening our partnership with ZH Basch as they continue to create innovative solutions for their growing market.”