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Enfocus and Xitron Provide Powerful PDF Capabilities to XiFlow RIP Manager Customers

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Ann Arbor, MI & San Mateo, CA – August 4, 2005 – Enfocus Software, the world leader in PDF quality management solutions for the graphic arts industry; and Xitron, the prepress industry's leading independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, RIP management software and workflow solutions, today announce they have partnered to provide XiFlow 2.5 customers with powerful PDF capabilities. New XiFlow 2.5, now shipping, incorporates Enfocus’ PDF Library technology enabling powerful PDF tools and options. Utilizing the Enfocus PitStop Library, XiFlow 2.5 users have access to the most sophisticated preflight, editing and certification capabilities for PDF documents. The technology platform also supports Enfocus Certified PDF workflows used for optimal PDF quality assurance and streamlining print production. In addition, the two companies announce a special promotional program: Beginning August 1 and through December 31, 2005, Xitron customers who purchase new XiFlow 2.5 will receive a free copy of Enfocus’ Instant PDF software, a $199 value. Xitron customers can either utilize Instant PDF themselves, or give it to a customer, facilitating the creation of quality PDF files that will travel through a PDF workflow without problems. “At Xitron we’re about productive, flexible workflow solutions. Not only is Enfocus our chosen preflight technology partner in our workflow offerings, we’re encouraging our customers to bring that power and sophistication to their own customers, with innovative Instant PDF technology. Instant PDF is a great tool for easily creating properly prepared PDFs that are ready for print production,” says R. Patrick French, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Xitron. Patrick Van Dam, Executive Vice President, Worldwide for Enfocus, says, “Xitron has proven itself a PDF player for the longterm. We’re impressed by the company’s track record, customer loyalty, and progressive, yet practical, thinking. We look forward to helping Xitron’s customers become more productive with better PDF workflows.” XiFlow XiFlow was developed by Xitron to serve as a RIP manager for Harlequin RIPs including those marketed by ABDick, Agfa, Compose, ECRM, Esko-Graphics, Highwater, Mitsubishi, Presstek, and Screen, as well as Xitron’s own Navigator products. Moving workflow control from the RIP platform to the pre-press operator workstation, XiFlow allows creation of multiple job streams for all job types frequently handled by a prepress department. Enfocus Instant PDF Enfocus Instant PDF closes the loop from PDF creation to accurate final output and jump-starts a Certified PDF? workflow. This plug-in for Adobe? Acrobat? is the easiest way to make flawless PDFs from within any application. Built-in Certified PDF technology ensures quality and keeps users connected to up-to-date specifications via CertifiedPDF.net software.