Ann Arbor, Michigan – Xitron, the prepress industry's leading independent developer and integrator of prepress workflow and pressroom software announced that is it offering a free CIP3 option for the Navigator RIP for customer's purchasing Xitron's ink key presetting solution KeySetter Connect. KeySetter provides automated ink key presetting to a host of press consoles from leading industry manufacturers including Heidelberg, KBA, Komori, Mitsubishi, and Shinohara.
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
"A CIP3 file is the most efficient method of sending data from prepress to KeySetter," stated Mark Eisenschenk, Xitron's President and CEO. "KeySetter customers are reducing their make-ready time and materials by 50-90% using one of Xitron's innovative products designed to increase a printer's productivity by extending the useful life of existing capital investments."
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 either a proprietary file format to be read by a specific press. 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.
Xitron and its dealers are the only authorized source for Harlequin RIP upgrades for the former HighWater products including HighWater Torrent Harlequin RIP, Torrent RIP Micro Edition, Torrent RIP Standard and Signatured Editions and Torrent RIP Quickflow Workflow Edition; Graphics Integration Technology GIT RIP and GIL RIP known as the GIT Graphic Pro RIP; Xitron's complete line of Harlequin RIPs and Harlequin RIP workflow solutions including, Xitron Navigator Harlequin RIP, Xitron Navigator GPS Harlequin RIP Workflow and Navigator Elite Harlequin RIP Workflow. Xitron is also authorized to provide RIP upgrades for the Heidelberg Harlequin RIP, Ultre Harlequin RIP, UltreRIP and many other Harlequin RIP and Harlequin RIP workflows. Certain restrictions apply.
Xitron offers the Navigator Harlequin RIP and Workflow solutions and Adobe PDF Print Engine workflow for the prepress department, along with an automated ink key presetting system, KeySetter, for the pressroom, through its network of OEMs, distributors, dealers, and system integrators worldwide.