Xanté Introduces Ilumina 502 Digital Press

PHILADELPHIA—March 31, 2009—Xanté today announces availability of the new Ilumina 502 Digital Production Press, a high capacity version of its best-selling digital color press. Equipped with a 530-sheet cassette, which has the ability to handle up to 12″x18″ paper, the Ilumina 502 Digital Production Press supports automated production of on demand color prints including oversized, ultra thick cover jobs. The new Xanté lumina 502 Digital Production Press makes its debut here at the On Demand Expo (booth 2424).

“In 2009 the market needs higher quality capabilities without breaking budgets. With the Ilumina 502 Digital Production Press, small and medium sized printers can automate their workflows to produce quality short-run digital color jobs faster and with higher profits than ever before,” says Robert Ross, CEO and founder of Xanté. “The Ilumina 502 keeps jobs in-house, which means more control, more money, and faster turnaround.”

New Ilumina 502 Digital Production Press for Automated High Capacity Production of Short-Run Color Printing on Oversized, Ultra Thick Cover
The Ilumina 502 Digital Production Press easily handles a wide range of paper weights, from text to ultra thick cover, 75 to 502 gsm, at an affordable price. Print shops can now make money producing short run four-color jobs faster than ever on a wide range of substrates that have been previously unavailable for digital printing. The Ilumina 502 Digital Production Press is capable of printing fiber-enhanced papers such as textured canvas, sleek metallic, cast coated, and magnetic stocks.

The Ilumina 502 Digital Production Press is Adobe PostScript driven and designed to be fast and ready for volume production. It can produce full color output at up to 36 ppm and monochrome output up to 40 ppm.

About Xanté
Xanté, the brand that is fast becoming the hero of small and mid-size prepress and print shops needing competitive, state-of-the-art technology at practical price points, provides state-of-the-art PDF workflow and imaging solutions for high quality graphic and prepress applications. The product line includes process-free metal and polyester computer-to-plate imaging devices including the popular Impressia and PlateMaker lines; high resolution digital color presses including the Ilumina family; large format VM series violet metal platesetters and the SpeedSetter series of polyester imaging systems; and award-winning Symphony Workflow, an Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) workflow (including Adobe PostScript 3) that is JDF compliant. Xanté Symphony Workflow software allows every device in the print shop — including platesetters, imagesetters, laser printers, digital copiers, inkjet printers and plotters — to be controlled from a single RIP for true workflow consistency.

Xanté Corp. headquarters is located in Mobile, Alabama, USA, with offices in Sacramento, CA, USA; Duiven, Netherlands, and Zhengzhou, China. Xanté products are distributed through a worldwide network of reseller and distribution partners. For more information, please visit xante.com.

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