Ann Arbor, Michigan – Xitron, the prepress industry's leading independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, RIP management and prepress workflow software and Compose System Ltd. of Hong Kong, an innovative developer of prepress workflow solutions with extensive experience in the printing and publishing industry, have reached an agreement where Xitron and Compose System will cross license output interface technology for Harlequin RIP workflow solutions.
"Xitron and Compose are the recognized leaders in providing productive and cost affordable prepress Harlequin RIP workflow solutions to the printing industry," stated Mark Eisenschenk, Xitron's President and CEO. "The agreement provides Compose with a wider array of output device interface options for their customer base. Our markets are diverse and unique resulting in an agreement that will complement both companies."
"Compose is excited to have this cross licensing arrangement with Xitron," stated Tom Sit, Founder and CEO of Compose System Ltd. "This agreement expands the devices available to Compose workflow users and will bring more cost benefit to customers at this difficult time. It will also enable us to share our resources together to newer interface development in the future. "
Xitron's and Compose interfaces drive the prepress industry's most popular new and legacy output devices from manufacturers including:
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 20,000 RIPs, Xitron is the largest independent provider of RIPs in the market.