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Xanté to Show Latest Versions of Digital and Envelope Presses

July 2009
MOBILE, AL—July 14, 2009—Xanté is fast becoming the hero of small and midsize prepress and print shops needing competitive, state-of-the-art technology at practical price points. Visitors to PRINT 09 booth 5246, in Chicago from September 11-16, will see the latest versions of Xanté's broad range of solutions. Xanté is a leading single source provider of a complete line of products including platesetters, digital color presses, all-in-one PDF workflows, plate processors, plates and chemistry — for all printing demands.
 
"Today, more than ever, is the time when our affordable price points really shine. Our customers continue to give us feedback that they appreciate the extensive features and value we offer, especially in our Ilumina family of solutions," says Robert Ross, CEO and founder of Xanté. 
 
New Ilumina Digital Envelope Press+ is a Hit
"We were attracted to the Ilumina Digital Envelope Press+ because it made good business sense to be able to free up an offset printer and press operator and have a dedicated, affordable solution to run our envelope jobs," says Dennis Davenport, president of Tennessee-based Kensho Inc. Davenport likes the versatility of the Xanté Ilumina solution. "We've had the system installed about a month and we've run a lot of different types of jobs on it, including labels, cards, and of course envelopes, and it does a really good job."
 
"We've never experienced a stronger product introduction than with the Xanté Ilumina Digital Envelope Press+," says Thomas Bassett, Principal, Sales Manager for Image Depot, a leading graphic arts distribution company serving customers in South Florida. Since February, Image Depot has successfully sold and installed 18 Ilumina Digital Envelope Press+ systems. "We've had a strong record of success with the Ilumina family of products, having sold about 30 presses over the past two years. When we saw this latest solution, we recognized the potential immediately," says Bassett.
 
According to Bassett, "Four-color envelope printing is the last bastion of offset printing, until now. Xanté is breaking down those barriers by offering an easy and economical short-run digital color envelope printing solution."
 
The Ilumina Digital Envelope Press+, with output on envelopes up to 13"x15", gives small to mid-sized shops the ability to print up to 60 full-color envelopes per minute. Its 800 piece input capacity supports volume production demands such as those needed for trans-promo applications. All Ilumina devices can print on window envelopes.

Customers can also utilize the versatile Ilumina-based system to produce full-color page mailings from its 530-sheet cassette, which has the ability to handle up to 12x18" paper. The single-pass large format laser based system 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.

New Ilumina 502 Digital Production Press
New Ilumina 502 Digital Production Press is a high capacity version of the company's best-selling digital color press. Equipped with a 530-sheet cassette capable of handling up to 12x18" paper, the Ilumina 502 Digital Production Press supports automated production of on demand color prints including oversized, ultra thick cover jobs.
 
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 on fiber-enhanced papers such as coated, textured canvas, and metallic.
 
Affordable Ilumina 502 Delivers Short-Run Color Printing on Oversized, Ultra Thick Cover
The Ilumina 502 also handles a wide range of paper weights, from text to ultra thick cover, 75-502 gsm, at an affordable price. Print shops can now make money producing short run four-color jobs on a wide range of substrates that have been previously unavailable for digital printing. In addition, the Ilumina 502 Digital Color Press is capable of printing on fiber-enhanced papers such as coated, textured canvas, and metallic.
 
Those wishing to schedule a demonstration at the Xanté exhibit should contact: Mark Priede at: 251.473.6502.
 
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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