Xitron, the prepress industry's leading independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, RIP management software and workflow solutions and Acti Cameras, a world recognized manufacturer of high quality, precision, process cameras since 1969, announced that the Screenmaker Pro RIP and workflow for the Legend direct-to-screen systems will launch at the ISS Long Beach Show, January 21-23 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Booth 2030.
Screenmaker Pro drives the Legend 2800 DTS designed for textile printers requiring fast, high quality screens; the Legend 4800 DTS designed for graphics printers requiring high resolution screens; and the new ActiFilm Pro that produces positive and negative film for offset, flexo, and screen printing. Screenmaker Pro is based on Xitron’s powerful and robust Navigator GPS Harlequin RIP workflow with features including:
- High performance Harlequin RIP core
- Direct-to-screen Legend 2800 or 4800 DTS system driver
- Ability to accept PDF and PostScript™ files
- Variable droplet 1- and 2-bit halftone screening
- Selectable resolutions of 360 dpi, 720 dpi and 1440 dpi
- Line screens up to 85 lpi
- User controllable job management and tracking capabilities
- Integrated on-screen soft-proofing
- Output device control at operator workstations
“The Legend DTS system brings the screen printing industry into a new era of high quality, high precision and automation,” stated Larry DeBusk, President of Acti Cameras. “The Screenmaker Pro workflow based on Xitron’s Navigator Harlequin RIP, offers features that significantly enhance screen printing operations.”
“Xitron’s workflows based on the Navigator Harlequin RIP have become the standard for customers seeking a reliable, affordable, high performance solution,” stated Mark Eisenschenk, Xitron's President and CEO. “Xitron’s entry to the screen printing industry is a natural extension from our roots in the commercial and in-plant market where we are a recognized leader in workflow. We are delighted to be the workflow developer and supplier for the Legend DTS series of direct-to-screen systems.”
The Screenmaker Pro RIP and workflow includes Mac or PC client and support for one Legend DTS. Additional clients are available as well as the ability to support multiple Legend DTS systems from a single workflow.
The Screenmaker Pro workflow incorporates sophisticated on-screen soft-proofing tools that allow the user to see the final processed job. Included is the ability to select the substrate color and to define any color as an opaque, such as a white underbase, so jobs can be viewed accurately on colored substrates.
The integrated soft-proofing viewer is adjustable from 5%-800% magnification, allowing the user to inspect the file in a processed format. Jobs can be viewed as a composite or any combination of single or multiple separations.
The Screenmaker Pro RIP and workflow will be available exclusively through Acti Cameras’ Legend DTS dealers.
Xitron offers Navigator Harlequin RIP and Harlequin RIP Workflow solutions, including the Navigator Elite Harlequin, RIP workflow through its network of OEMs, distributors, dealers, and system integrators worldwide.