Xitron will formally introduce a new CTP interface designed to drive SCSI-based platesetters at drupa.
A new partnership between Southern Lithoplate (SLP) and Xitron will strengthen SLP’s broad portfolio of integrated systems.
Xitron, the prepress industry's leading independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, RIP management and prepress workflow software, will showcase a ROOM Proofing option for its line of Navigator prepress workflow solutions at GRAPH EXPO in Chicago, October 3-6 in Booth 207.
ANN ARBOR, MI—August 21, 2008—Xitron, the prepress industry’s leading independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, RIP management software and workflow solutions, today announced that its Xenith User Group meeting will be held Saturday, October 25, 2008 in conjunction with the October 26-29 Graph Expo show in Chicago. The Xenith User Group meeting will cover a variety of topics for Xenith users including: • Preview of Xitron’s latest software products to be unveiled at Graph Expo • Increasing productivity and profitability with an Adobe PDF Print Engine workflow • Integrating web-based job submission solutions • Ask The Staff: One-on-one time with Xitron Product
ANN ARBOR, MI—May 12, 2008—Xitron, the prepress industry’s leading independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, RIP management software and workflow solutions, today announced ExpressConnect, an online job submission and proofing solution for small and medium commercial printers. This new solution will be demonstrated at drupa, the world’s largest printing exhibition to be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, May 29-June 11 in Hall 9, Stand 9D 26-9. ExpressConnect provides users with: • Online job submission and proofing • Integrated preflighting • Automated job status notification • Workflow integration • Expandable • Integrated PDF option ExpressConnect enhances the printer’s prepress department capabilities by extending its
ANN ARBOR, MI—April 25, 2008—Xitron, the prepress industry’s leading independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, RIP management software and workflow solutions, today announced plans for drupa, the world’s largest printing exhibition to be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, May 29-June 11. Xitron will exhibit in Hall 9, Stand 9D 26-9. Highlights of the exhibit include: • Navigator GPS 8 workflow for Harlequin RIPs • ExpressConnect web submission and online proofing solution • TotalProof™ Raster plug-in • On demand printer support for Oki Data 9600/9650, Xante Illumina, Xerox Phaser 7400 Navigator GPS 8 is the latest version of the popular Navigator line of RIPs
MAN Roland Hosts Printers for Press Premier OFFENBACH, GERMANY—The world premier of a “next generation” sheetfed printing platform isn’t an everyday occurrence, so MAN Roland extended its recent festivities to more than a week to allow for bringing in several groups of select printers, journalists and its own employees from around the globe. The stars of the show were HiPrint and DirectDrive versions of the new Roland 700 sheetfed printing platform. To make the most of the trip, the contingent from North America was additionally treated to tours of a local DirectDrive beta site, MAN Roland’s foundry and its manufacturing/assembly facilities for sheetfed presses.
ST. PAUL, MN—Vanguard Graphics International has acquired Xitron Inc. of Ann Arbor, MI, a graphic arts developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors (RIPs), RIP management software and related digital workflow solutions.Vanguard Graphics International is a privately-held holding company specializing in acquiring and managing graphic arts companies that serve small- to medium-sized printers worldwide. Its…
St. Paul, MN—March 14, 2007—Vanguard Graphics International (“VGI”) today announced its acquisition of Xitron, Inc., a leading graphic arts industry developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors (RIP’s), RIP management software and related digital workflow solutions. Xitron is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI and markets its products worldwide. Vanguard Graphics International is a privately held holding company specializing in acquiring and managing graphic arts companies that serve small to medium sized printers worldwide. In addition to Xitron, VGI owns Printware, LLC of St. Paul, Minnesota, a leading provider of innovative prepress solutions focused primarily on polyester and metal based computer-to-plate systems and HighWater
BY MARK SMITH Technology Editor Not to get philosophical, but if a word comes to mean everything, there's a danger of it ending up to mean nothing. The digital revolution was already on its way to making "workflow" a catch-all term in prepress, when the rise of CIM (computer-integrated manufacturing) extended its use to the entire print production process. As a result, an ever wider array of products now can be called digital workflow solutions. For the purposes of this article, the definition is being limited to the evolution of what used to be called prepress systems. Vendors have responded to this trend with