Xitron Announces New Interface for Heidelberg Prosetter CtP
ANN ARBOR, MI—April 27, 2012—Xitron, a leading developer of open prepress workflow systems, has released a new interface for Heidelberg Prosetters CtP systems including the 52, 74 and 102 models. Xitron’s interface and workflow products will be on display at drupa May 3-16 in Hall 15, Stand A23-5.
The Xitron interface provides:
• Support for Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems
• Simple connectivity via USB
• Compatibility with Navigator workflow, Xenith Sierra workflow and Raster Blaster TIFF catcher
“Xitron’s output device interfaces support the largest number of CtP, film imagesetter, direct imaging presses, production printers and proofers in the industry,” stated Mark Eisenschenk, Xitron’s president and CEO. “With a Xitron workflow, users are not tied to a specific manufacturer or output device. Our interfaces allow Xitron workflow users to upgrade their output devices to meet their business demands while retaining their existing workflow.”
The new interface is compatible with Xitron’s full line of workflow products including the Navigator workflow based on Harlequin RIP core technology, Xenith Sierra based on the Adobe PDF Print Engine and Raster Blaster, a TIFF catcher capable of accepting TIFF files from a variety of third-party workflow systems and outputting to any of the hundreds of devices support by Xitron.
Xitron’s Navigator Workflow helps prepress operators increase productivity, manage workflow, and reduce costs. An intuitive interface allows operators to manage their work from a Windows or Macintosh workstation, while directing output production through one or more Harlequin RIPs.
Optional workflow modules allow the Navigator Workflow to create and preflight PDFs; perform ink remapping; and support ROOM proofing to any Xitron and most third-party proofing solution. The Navigator Workflow also offers ink key presetting capabilities with KeySetter, a series of pressroom workflow solutions to connect the prepress department and pressroom together.
Xenith Sierra is the premier workflow offering in Xitron’s line of RIP and workflow solutions. Based on JDF and the Adobe PDF Print Engine technology, Xenith Sierra is an excellent solution for larger printers who need comprehensive control over every job, while automating prepress tasks, Xenith Sierra provides the tools and power to substantially increase throughput, improve quality, reduce errors, and maximize performance.
Raster Blaster accepts standard 1-bit TIFF files from virtually any prepress workflow. The Xitron device interface converts the TIFF to the appropriate output format to drive the specific CtP, direct imaging press or imagesetter.
For more information about upgrading to a Xitron workflow solution visit Xitron on the web at www.xitron.com/prepress. Xitron offers prepress and pressroom workflow solutions through its network of OEMs, distributors, dealers, and system integrators worldwide.
Xitron develops advanced workflow systems and interfaces to drive the prepress industry’s most popular new and legacy output devices, prolonging our customers’ investments. In addition, Xitron’s pressroom workflow solutions extend the functionality of press consoles from a number of industry leading press manufacturers. Xitron’s Navigator RIP, Raster Blaster TIFF Catcher, and Xenith Workflow solutions are recognized as pre-press standards. Built around the Harlequin RIP core technology from Global Graphics and the Adobe PDF Print Engine from Adobe Systems, Xitron engineers continue to develop solutions for the graphic arts market, driving hundreds of different models of imagesetters, proofers, platesetters, and digital presses. With shipments of more than 20,000 RIPs, Xitron is the largest independent provider in the market.