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Allegra Selects Xitron as Preferred Workflow & RIP Provider

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Ann Arbor and Northville, Michigan – September 11, 2006 – Xitron, the prepress industry's leading independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, RIP management software and workflow solutions and Allegra Network, a global franchiser in graphic arts and sign business, announced that Xitron has been chosen as a preferred provider for RIPs and workflows to be used throughout the 600+ Allegra Network locations. “Xitron was chosen as a preferred provider based on their ability to interface to the large variety of output devices used by Allegra Network locations, plus the excellent service and support they have provided to our franchise members already using Xitron products,” stated Tim Wood, Vice President of Technology for Allegra Network. Among the solutions offered will be Navigator GPS, based on Harlequin core RIP technology coupled with Xitron’s powerful RIP Manager application, providing a complete job management solution for virtually all Harlequin RIPs. In addition, Xitron’s Xenith workflow packages will be offered to locations requiring a greater degree of automation and productivity. “Xitron is pleased to have been selected by Allegra Network as a preferred provider,” stated R. Patrick French, Xitron’s Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “Our expertise in developing solutions that can drive more than 150 different output devices offers Allegra Network’s franchise members a single source that can support virtually all the devices in use throughout their franchise locations.” Xitron will demonstrate its products at the Allegra Network Convention September 17-20 in Las Vegas, providing franchise owners and staff an opportunity to get a personal demonstration of some of the capabilities offered. Xitron will also participate in a roundtable discussion on workflow during the convention. Comprised of the industry renowned Navigator RIP and Xitron’s RIP Manager, Navigator GPS is one of the most affordable workflow solutions available for printers, with typical pricing ranging from $6,000-$10,000. Navigator GPS offers an automated workflow solution for job management including PDF creation and preflighting. RIP Manager is also available as an optional component for other Harlequin-based RIPs. Multiple RIPs along with PC and Macintosh clients are supported by the various Navigator GPS and RIP Manager configurations. Xitron’s Xenith Workflow is a scalable, server-based system that offers a functional approach to pre-press productivity. With an abundance of practical tools designed to ease production bottlenecks, Xenith puts full workflow control at your fingertips. Built on the latest Adobe PostScript interpreter, Xenith includes the features most requested of today’s systems; including ink re-mapping, in-RIP trapping, and automated job pre-flight. Plus, Xenith allows an unlimited number of Mac or PC-based clients to view, track, or change the process of any job at any stage - from anywhere on the user’s network. 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.

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