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Xitron Ships New Navigator RIP for Mac

Press release from the issuing company

Ann Arbor, Michigan – February 15, 2006 – Xitron, the prepress industry's leading independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, RIP management software and workflow solutions; today announced the release of the Navigator 7.0 RIP for Mac OS X. Navigator 7.0 provides significant enhancements over previous versions of the Navigator RIP, including native support for PDF 1.5 files, PDF/X-1a:2003 and PDF/X3:2003 formats. New features include an advanced font emulation that simulates portions of missing fonts in PDF files. Navigator 7.0 will make a typographically acceptable match to missing fonts with no text overflow and with appropriate character spacing, weight, and width. In addition to the product enhancements, Navigator 7.0 also offers new options including an in-RIP Simple Imposition designed for the 2-up marketplace and proofing plugins to support the K3 family of Epson printers including the 4800, 7800 and 9800. The new proofing VSD plug-ins are SWOP certified and include color-managed profiles which help provide quick and easy setup “right out of the box.” "Two-up customers have been searching for an automated, cost-effective imposition solution," explains R. Patrick French, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Xitron. "Navigator 7.0 with Simple Imposition meets the needs of these users by providing an in-RIP solution requiring very little operator intervention. Priced under $1,000, we feel this option will become standard in this market segment.” Xitron products are available through a network of OEMS, Distributors, Dealers, and System Integrators worldwide. The Navigator RIP drives more than 150 output devices ranging from black and white and color proofers, to film imagesetters and the latest in CTP and direct-to-press systems. With shipments of more than 13,000 RIPs, Xitron is the largest independent provider of RIPs in the market. For more information about Xitron products, visit Xitron on the web at www.xitron.com.

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