Ann Arbor, Michigan – Xitron, the prepress industry's leading independent developer and integrator of prepress workflow and pressroom software announced the appointment of G2 Solutions Pty Ltd of Queensland Australia as their KeySetter ink key presetting and optimization distributor for Australia and New Zealand. A longtime supplier to the prepress and graphic arts market in Australia, G2 specializes in supporting advertising agencies, printers, newspapers, graphic designers and other creative professionals throughout the region.
"Xitron is delighted to have G2 Solutions represent the KeySetter family of press optimization tools," stated Mark Eisenschenk, Xitron's President and CEO. "For more than a decade, G2 has been our primary Australian distributor for prepress products, which include the Navigator Harlequin RIP, Navigator GPS and Navigator Elite workflows. It made sense that we expand our relationship with G2 to help move us into Australia's pressrooms."
Xitron's KeySetter pressroom solutions work in conjunction with existing prepress software, optimizing ink usage by pre-setting the ink keys (ducts) on the press. This results in significant make-ready savings of ink, labor, and paper. Three versions are available:
- KeySetter Light – produces a simple chart of the ink key settings which can be printed or saved as a PDF file.
- KeySetter Pro – produces a specific file format for presses that require ink key setting data in a proprietary format.
- KeySetter Connect – provides the greatest level of automation in the pressroom by direct connection to the press console
"G2 and Xitron have been providing high-quality, affordable solutions to a large number of Australia's printers for many years," stated Bernie Hockings, Director of G2 Solutions. "We are pleased to be introducing the KeySetter product to the region because it helps fulfill our mission of providing economical solutions that enhance the production capabilities of our customers."
KeySetter is available as an add-on to existing Xitron Navigator systems or as a standalone module compatible with virtually all prepress workflows in use today. Powered by the same Navigator Server at the heart of Navigator GPS and Navigator Elite workflows, KeySetter is a logical extension into the pressroom. The easy-to-use interface is accessed by the press operator through an intuitive touch-screen monitor at the press console and can be seen in operation here.
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. For more information about Xitron products, visit Xitron on the web at www.xitron.com. For more information about G2 Solutions, visit www.g2.com.au or call +61 (0) 7 3899 6664.