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Xitron announces CIP3 upgrade for KeySetter

Press release from the issuing company

Ann Arbor, Michigan – Xitron, the prepress industry's leading independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, RIP management and prepress workflow software, announced an upgrade for KeySetter which allows the software to accept standard CIP3 files as an input file. KeySetter is Xitron's ink key presetting solution designed to bring a printer's prepress and pressroom together. KeySetter provides automated ink key presetting to a host of press consoles from leading industry manufacturers such as Adast, Heidelberg, Komori, Mitsubishi, manroland, Sakurai and Shinohara. Xitron will showcase KeySetter Connect in Booth 207 during Graph Expo to be held in Chicago, October 3-6.

Xitron's KeySetter family of pressroom workflow solutions includes three different options:
- KeySetter Light – produces a simple chart of the ink key settings which can be printed to a printer or saved as a PDF file.
- KeySetter Pro – produces a specific file format for presses that require proprietary format ink key setting data.
- KeySetter Connect – provides the greatest level of automation in the pressroom with a direct connection to the  press console

"Users requested the ability to use CIP3 as an input for KeySetter and we responded by adding this new capability at no charge," stated Mark Eisenschenk, Xitron's President and CEO. "A goal of Xitron is to extending the useful life of our customers' existing investment in their prepress and pressroom equipment. Adding the ability to accept CIP3 improves the flexibility of the KeySetter family."

KeySetter is available either as an add-on to an existing Xitron Navigator workflow or as a standalone system compatible with virtually all prepress workflow solutions in use today. KeySetter is powered by Xitron's powerful Navigator workflow server software. The server provides the basis for many of Xitron workflow solutions including Navigator GPS and Navigator Elite. Extending the server functionality to handle the pressroom workflow was a logical step and makes integration between a prepress department and pressroom quick and easy.

KeySetter operation is very simple. First the job file is sent from the prepress department to the KeySetter software application. Next KeySetter examines the file and generates the initial ink key settings. Then it produces correctly formatted ink key data. In the case of KeySetter Connect, it directly connects to the press console. With three simple steps, using KeySetter can make preparing for print as easy as ready . . . set . . . print.

This software runs on a PC system with one Navigator workflow server supporting multiple press consoles with KeySetter Light, KeySetter Pro or KeySetter Connect. KeySetter Connect is accessed by the press operator through an intuitive touch-screen monitor application at the press console.

Existing KeySetter users may request this upgrade directly from Xitron.
Xitron offers prepress and pressroom workflow solutions through its network of OEMs, distributors, dealers, and system integrators worldwide.