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Xitron Announces Availability of Navigator Chinese RIP Version 7

Press release from the issuing company

Ann Arbor, Michigan – July 12, 2006 – Xitron, the prepress industry's leading independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, RIP management software and workflow solutions; today announced the availability of the Navigator Chinese RIP, Version 7. Navigator Chinese RIP, version 7 is Xitron’s latest release for the Chinese market, intended for installations requiring either traditional or simplified Chinese language support. By incorporating these two languages, Xitron brings the latest in RIP technology to one of the world’s most rapidly growing market segments. The core RIP is registered with the Chinese Software Registration Centre. “Xitron is committed to the Pacific region and specifically to the Asian marketplace,” stated R. Patrick French, Xitron’s Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “Our most recent release of the Navigator RIP in traditional and simplified Chinese is a prime example of that commitment.” 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 for many Roman-based fonts. Enhancements to color management have also been incorporated into this latest RIP release. The new release supports Xitron’s full range of output devices from plain-paper proofers to film and plate setters and even the latest digital presses. “Our Chinese customers are extremely pleased to have a proven RIP like the Navigator in their own language,” stated Jay Poon, Sales Director, Xitron Asia Pacific. “Xitron has a long history of providing quality solutions into the graphic arts market and as China’s market growth continues, access to this type of product is essential for the success of many of our customers.” Optional features and plug-ins are available for the Navigator Chinese RIP version 7 including TrapPro, an in-RIP automated trapping program, Simple Imposition, an in-RIP imposition solution designed to handle basic 2-up imposition requirements, HDS stochastic screening offering a high quality FM-screening solution and plug-ins to drive the most popular output devices. Xitron products are available through a network of OEMS, Distributors, Dealers, and System Integrators worldwide. Xitron RIPs and workflow solutions drive 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.