Xitron Announces at drupa Navigator Northstar RIP Supports OKI 931, 941 Color Printers
DÜSSELDORF, Germany — June 8, 2016 — Xitron, the leading independent developer of RIP and workflow products for commercial, digital, and high-speed inkjet printing, is now shipping its Navigator Northstar RIP and workflow in support of OKI 931 and 941 color production printers. Designed to provide spot color matching capability, the workflow makes it possible for OKI users to quickly and accurately reproduce spot color elements within production jobs.
"One of the hardest things to do with a CMYK printer is to replicate the palettes used by designers and brand builders in the creation of their artwork," says Eric Nelsen, VP, product development, at Xitron. "Yet, it’s extremely critical to get it right regardless of run length or output device. The addition of this inexpensive software will give OKI users precisely the control they have been looking for."
Navigator Northstar comes as a complete package that includes the Navigator RIP and color matching workflow component, ready to install in the customer’s shop. Accessible through any Mac or PC currently printing to the OKI, the software is simple, intuitive, and accurate. It uses drag-and-drop, as well as "print-to" functionality allowing the user to print and match spot colors before committing to a multiple copy run.
According to Nelsen, users who previously purchased the Harlequin Multi-RIP Server option with their OKI, can add the Northstar color matching workflow almost seamlessly. "Doing so will advance their Harlequin RIP technology to the next level of color accuracy, giving customers the fidelity they expected all along."
Xitron is demonstrating Navigator Northstar on its stand (15/C54-4) at drupa in Düsseldorf, Germany, through June 10. It is available for immediate purchase and shipment through Xitron dealers worldwide. To locate a Xitron dealer, go to http://xitron.com/find-dealer/.
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 Sierra Workflow solutions are recognized as prepress 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, inkjet printers, and digital presses. With shipments of more than 30,000 RIPs, Xitron is the largest independent provider in the market.