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Xitron adds Online Job Submission and Proofing Solution

Press release from the issuing company

Ann Arbor, Michigan – May 12, 2008 – Xitron, the prepress industry's leading independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, RIP management software and workflow solutions, today announced ExpressConnect, an online job submission and proofing solution for small and medium commercial printers. This new solution will be demonstrated at drupa, the world’s largest printing exhibition to be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, May 29-June 11 in Hall 9, Stand 9D 26-9.

ExpressConnect provides users with:

- Online job submission and proofing
- Integrated preflighting
- Automated job status notification
- Workflow integration
- Expandable
- Integrated PDF option

ExpressConnect enhances the printer’s prepress department capabilities by extending its operation from normal business hours to a 24/7 operation. Customers submit their jobs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week utilizing ExpressConnect’s intuitive web browser interface. ExpressConnect automatically accepts, preflights the file and generates a soft proof of the job. Email notifications are sent automatically to the customer providing them with feedback regarding every step of the prepress process. ExpressConnect allows the printer to automate their prepress department.

“ExpressConnect expands the prepress capabilities of small and medium commercial printers,” stated Mark Eisenschenk, Xitron's President and Chief Executive Officer. “Xitron is providing an online job submission and proofing solution that is affordable for all printers.”

Jobs are submitted to ExpressConnect through a simple user interface where basic job ticket information is entered by the customer. This information is then submitted along with the job to the printer’s CSR or prepress department. ExpressConnect integrates with Xitron’s Navigator GPS and Xenith workflow solutions. In addition to Xitron’s own workflow solutions, ExpressConnect will integrate with most other workflow solutions on the market today.

Xitron offers ExpressConnect as a bundled solution which includes a turnkey computer preloaded with ExpressConnect software. Training and installation is done onsite by a Xitron Support Specialist. ExpressConnect prices will begin at under $10,000 for a complete solution.

Xitron products are available through a network of OEMs, distributors, dealers, and system integrators worldwide. Xitron RIPs and workflow solutions drive more than 250 different 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 15,000 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.