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Xitron: New RIP Interfaces For PrePress Panther Plus and Panther Pro Recorders

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Ann Arbor, Michigan– March 20, 2001  -- Xitron, an independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, announced today new RIP interfaces for the PrePress Panther Plus and Panther Pro and the Monotype PantherPro, Ultara, Catara and Pantara line of recorders. The interface is available on Xitron’s Navigator NT/2000 RIP based on the high-performance Harlequin ScriptWorks core RIP and is added to the extensive list of over 100 recorders the Xitron Navigator RIP can drive. The interface offers full support of the following: intensity, neutral density, filter and punch control, media handling and reporting from the RIP.  Xitron’s full-featured RIP offers PDF support, error handling, reporting and recovery, and optional In-RIP trapping. The interface is also available with Raster Blaster and XIP. Raster Blaster outputs jobs from any RIP or workflow system that can generate screened raster TIFFs including Xitron’s Xenith Workflow RIP. XIP is Xitron’s RIP based on Adobe CPSI, featuring the robust Adobe in-RIP trapping. “We are really excited to be offering this frequently requested interface. There is a big demand in the market for an alternative upgrade path for these devices, ” explains R. Patrick French, VP of Sales and Marketing for Xitron. “Xitron offers a quality RIP, at an affordable price with excellent service and support through dealers worldwide who carry the Xitron product line.” And he adds, “Panther users now have the option of high-speed, full-featured Xitron Harlequin or Adobe RIP to improve their prepress workflow.”

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