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Xante RIPit Showcases Advanced, Affordable Digital Workflow for Label Prepress at INFO*FLEX 2007

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May 7, 2007 – Montreal, Canada (INFO*FLEX 2007) -- RIPit, now part of Xanté, a leading developer of graphic arts hardware and software including flexographic print workflow solutions, is showcasing its popular OpenRIP Flexo solution in booth 724 at INFO*FLEX, sponsored by the Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA). INFO*FLEX is taking place May 7-8 here in Montréal, QC, Canada. OpenRIP Flexo, now featuring support for the new Adobe PDF Print Engine, is based on the award-winning OpenRIP series. OpenRIP Flexo brings new levels of workflow automation with a wide range of feature and performance enhancements designed to increase prepress production and accuracy. OpenRIP Flexo with SmartDieTM performs all the repetitive and tedious work of preparing files for output by automatically applying step and repeat, distortion, bearer bars and traps to suit a wide variety of production needs. OpenRIP Flexo allows prepress operators to focus on preparing artwork in a simple, one-up workflow. “We’re pleased to showcase our OpenRIP Flexo solution under the new Xanté umbrella here at INFO*FLEX,” says Joe Fortes, Xanté Flexo Sales Manager. “As part of the highly respected Xanté organization, we will continue to work on providing high quality affordable solutions engineered specifically for the Flexo label marketplace. “Our customers tell us that we pack a lot of high end features, from advanced, automated trapping and proofing tools to color management and screening technologies -- in an affordable, modular solution that lets them add what they need, when they need it.” OpenRIP Flexo Feature Highlights -- Features and options available for OpenRIP Flexo are as follows, and detailed in attached addendum: - Die Database and SmartDie Functionality - In-RIP Trapping with TrapZoneTM - Multi-Stage Proofing - Monitor Preview • RasterView • Color Mapping Control ExportProof • KoolKolorTM Proofing • Advanced Proof • KoolToningTM Halftone Simulator - Device & Image Quality Control - RIP-Integrated Color Management - Screening Technologies – • Adobe Accurate Screens • Agfa Balanced Screening for Flexo • RIPit’s PerfectBLENDTM Flexo hybrid screening - Linearization & Dot Gain Compensation Long Record of Success in Flexo Xanté RIPit was one of the first to offer third-party RIP solutions to the printing industry. In 1992, RIPit developed the “AlanRIP” for Alan Graphics, a full function die database, with full distortion in a flexographic software Raster Image Processor. Several hundred of these RIPit-based Flexo solutions were installed over the years. In 2001, RIPit integrated it into its portfolio adding many new features requested by Flexo customers. The result is today’s powerful OpenRIP Flexo solution. This superior workflow solution is now the choice of many flexographic printers and trade shops around the world.