Xanté Ilumina 3D Debuts at Drupa
May 29, 2008

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY—May 29, 2008—Small to mid-sized print shops can now enter the lucrative special effects print market with the Xanté Ilumina 3D Digital Color Press, which can print directly on lenticular media. The Ilumina 3D is perfectly suited for lenticular printing and can also serve as a cost-effective lenticular proofing device for higher-end and wide format applications. The Ilumina 3D is driven by a Xanté plug-in to Adobe® Photoshop® developed by lenticular software supplier ProMagic®. The Ilumina 3D Digital Color Press is showing at drupa, May 29 - June 11, in Xanté stand F34, Hall 4. Fast and Easy Direct to Lens

Xanté Announces Major Release of OpenRIP Symphony PDF Workflow Software
April 25, 2008

MOBILE, AL/DUIVEN, THE NETHERLANDS—April 24, 2008—Xanté will unveil a new version of its award-winning OpenRIP® Symphony PDF workflow solution at drupa, being held May 29 - June 11, in Düsseldorf, Germany. OpenRIP Symphony 3.0 will include powerful new features that give small and mid-sized offset printers the ability to compete for higher end business with minimal investment. This version release continues the OpenRIP tradition of offering leading edge features with an easy-to-use software interface. High-End Imposition, PANTONE Color Support, and Screening Enhancements OpenRIP Symphony 3.0 now offers high-end enhanced imposition that allows mixing of page sizes and orientations on a press sheet; Freeform Ganging

Xanté to Showcase Printing and Prepress Solutions for Small- to Mid-sized Printers
April 9, 2008

MOBILE, AL/DUIVEN, THE NETHERLANDS— April 9, 2008—Visitors to drupa Hall 4, Stand F34 in Düsseldorf, Germany from May 29 to June 11, will see the newest products and the continued expansion of Xanté as 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. New Versions of Award-Winning OpenRIP PDF Workflow Software At drupa, Xanté will introduce new versions of OpenRIP® Symphony and OpenRIP® Flexo Professional, which substantially strengthen the abilities of small and mid-size traditional, digital and flexographic printers to compete for higher

GE07: Consumables and Substrates — Sustainability: Here to Stay
October 1, 2007

BUZZ WORDS come and go, especially at Graph Expo, where they’re here one year and gone the next. “Sustainability” is not a buzz word. It’s a commitment—and it’s here to stay. While printers and vendors alike were talking all things “green” at the show, much of the excitement was coming from paper and ink manufacturers, who have been at the head of the eco movement, having spent the past several years investing heavily in R&D on new lines of environmentally friendly products. Now, many of these suppliers have become pioneers and leaders in the ever-growing sustainability campaign. The following is a sampling of some

Xanté Set to Acquire RIPit and Exxtra
March 2, 2007

BIRMINGHAM, AL—Xanté is in the process of completing a pair of deals that sees it acquire RIPit Imaging Systems of Citrus Heights, CA, and Exxtra Imaging Systems of Hauppauge, NY. Terms of the deals, which are expected to be completed by next Friday, were not disclosed.RIPit Imaging Systems produces software raster image processors (RIPs) designed…

September 1, 2005

BY MARK SMITH Technology Editor Printers in growing numbers are having second thoughts about their computer-to-plate (CTP) systems. First-time buyers are still the dominant force in the market today, but the aging installed base is rapidly driving up the percentage of shops looking to invest in a second, or even third, generation of technology. By the end of 2004, the installed base of CTP devices in North America had reached nearly 12,000 units, including metal and non-metal systems, according to a new plate market study recently published by PRIMIR (the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization). Completed by State Street Consultants in