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Xitron Announces Navigator Proofing Solution for Canon imagePROGRAF

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Xitron Solution offers Out-of-the-Box Color Accuracy; Custom Profiles to Meet Industry Guidelines and Standards; Integrates with Navigator RIP and Workflow Solutions

Ann Arbor, Michigan Xitron, the leading commercial developer of Harlequin RIPs and workflows for the printing industry, today announced the release of new color proofing solutions for Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6400, iPF6410, iPF6450, iPF6460, iPF8400, iPF8410, iPF9400 and iPF9410 graphic arts printers.

Navigator Proofing Solutions for Canon imagePROGRAF iPFX400 family of graphic arts printers provide:

  • Simple, out-of-the-box color accuracy for Gracol®, SWOP® and Fogra printing conditions
  • Gracol, SWOP and Fogra compliant profiles for use with Xitron X1 proofing paper
  • Ability to produce proofs with the same RIP that produces plates
  • ROOM Proofing Option
  • Direct integration in Navigator workflow solutions

“Xitron simplifies proofing by delivering high quality contract proofs meeting industry specification and process control methods,” stated Eric Nelsen, Xitron's Vice President of Product Management. “Xitron proofing solutions combine the Xitron Canon printer driver, specialized ICC profiles and Xitron X1 inkjet media to achieve outstanding results.”

“Canon is excited that Xitron is providing our users with options that help them produce outstanding prints in an easy and simple manner,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A.  “We are excited the Xitron Navigator RIP and workflow plug-in is now available to our customers to easily integrate the imagePROGRAF iPF X400 series into their existing prepress production workflows with a single solution for producing output for both proof and final output.”

Navigator Proofing complements Navigator Harlequin RIP workflow solutions by using a single RIP for both proof and final output, thus improving prepress production while ensuring data integrity and delivering high quality contract proofs. With ROOM Proofing, the proof is output from the same data as used for the final output.

The Navigator proofing plug-in for Canon iPF6400, iPF6410, iPF6450, iPF6460, iPF8400, iPF8410, iPF9400 and iPF9410 graphic arts printers is an option for any Navigator Harlequin RIP Workflow or Navigator Harlequin Proofing RIP version 9.0 and higher. North American users who purchase a Navigator proofing solution for will also receive a free starter roll of Xitron’s X1 inkjet media. This proofing media was specially formulated to meet the demands of commercial printers by closely matching a typical commercial press sheet.

Xitron also offers support for other Canon proofers including the iPF5100, iPF6100, iPF6200, iPF8100, iPF8110, iPF9100, iPF9110, iPF6300, iPF6350, iPF8300 and iPF8310.

Navigator Proofing is one of many productivity modules available for Xitron’s Navigator workflow solutions. Other modules include PDF Tools to create and preflight PDFs; Imposition which integrates Dynagram’s inpO2; Ink Remapping to merge excess plates, and KeySetter Connect, which provides press ink key presets to reduce make-ready time.

For more information about Xitron proofing solutions for Canon, Epson and other devices visit Xitron on the web at www.xitron.com/proofing. Xitron offers prepress and pressroom workflow solutions through its network of OEMs, distributors, dealers, and system integrators worldwide.


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