Kehl, Germany and Ann Arbor, MI, USA – Dalim Software and Xitron, Inc. announce that they have partnered to offer Xitron’s Navigator RIP, running on the Linux operating system, to Dalim Software customers worldwide. By introducing its distribution channels to Xitron Navigator, Dalim Software makes it possible for customers using the company’s automated production workflow solutions on a Linux system to integrate an industry-standard RIP under the same operating system. This announcement comes at the heels of the introduction of DOTDRiVE, a RIP interface workflow tool that allows the control of final RIP output parameters directly from within a DALiM TWiST workflow.
Since 1991, the world has recognized Xitron’s Navigator RIP as an industry leader. Based on Global Graphics’ Harlequin PostScript 3 interpreter, it stands unequalled in flexibility, performance, reliability, and value. Navigator is an excellent RIP technology for use with DALiM TWiST. Features include fast, reliable and dependable processing of PostScript 3 and PDF 1.4 files with transparency; support for Certified PDF; the ability to drive a proofer from the same RIP that drives the final output device creating more accurate proofs; optional tools such as TrapPro in-RIP trapping and the CIP3 module providing electronic ink key data to decrease press make-ready times.
Recently, Dalim Software announced its new DOTDRiVE interface tool for DALiM TWiST, the award-winning automated workflow software. The tool allows a workflow operator, either from the Mac desktop, or through the TWiST WEBLiNK Internet interface, to output screened 1-bit TIFF files to feed devices such as proofers, platesetters or digital presses. The DOTDRiVE Interface allows the Mac operator to control final RIP settings remotely; for example through the Mac "Print" dialog box. Controllable settings include knockout/overprint, screening angle, dot shape and more. All of these parameters can also be set remotely via a standard web browser using the TWiST WEBLiNK interface, allowing remote file upload, processing and, now, even output. By using the TWIST DOTDRiVE Interface, all output files can be sent directly into a single RIP queue, enabling production to be much more flexible and dynamic, but also removing another source of potential human error: printing to the wrong queue.
"Some of our customers have asked us about integrating a Linux-based RIP along with the Linux version of DALiM TWiST" says Stéphane Georges, Dalim Software Product Manager. "By combining the Xitron Navigator RIP with our recently-launched DOTDRiVE tool our channel partners can provide a complete "workflow through to output" solution with DALiM TWiST. Xitron provides our resellers with an exceptional RIP and outstanding support for any RIP issue our customers might encounter."
"Access to Dalim Software resellers is a wonderful distribution channel for Xitron. We know that Dalim Software is discriminating in its choice of resellers, and they have many customers who are looking for a Linux-based RIP. Dalim Software has an established knowledge base in the Linux operating system that helps our foray into Linux," comments Bill Owens, Xitron Product Manager Navigator Solutions. "We are thrilled to offer a globally-available RIP operating on the Linux operating system. We know that Dalim Software customers will be pleased with the features of our RIP as they are with their workflows."
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