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Xitron, LLC.

4750 Venture Drive, Suite 200A, 48108 Ann Arbor, MI
Telephone +1 734 9138083
Fax +1 734 9138088

This company is co-exhibitor of
Messe Düsseldorf North America


  •   Hall 15 / C54-4

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  prepress / print
  • 01.02  Workflow and data handling software
  • 01.02.030  Workflow systems

Our products

Product category: Workflow systems

Navigator RIP and Workflow

Xitron’s Navigator Harlequin RIP is a best-in-class implementation of Global Graphic’s Harlequin RIP technology. Providing prepress environments with fast, predictable, and reliable interpretation of PostScript, PDF, and EPS format files, Navigator is the most trusted name in RIP architecture with over 35,000 installations worldwide.

Building on this successful foundation, Navigator Workflow adds cross-platform functionality and user control from any workstation on the network. Protracted scalability enhances performance while maintaining the overall low cost of ownership. Navigator is capable of driving virtually every CTP, CTF, desktop inkjet printer, and high-speed inkjet press on the market today. Plus, it's PDF 2.0 Compatible!

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Product category: Workflow systems

Navigator Digital Front End

Get to market fast with Xitron’s customizable, brandable, browser-based GUI that transforms our DFE into yours. Available features include:

Job Management
Color Management with ICC profiles
Manual color curve adjustment for quick edits
Brand/Spot color matching
Hands-free automation options through XML and JDF
Touch screen compatible
Brandable GUI

Based on the fast and accurate Harlequin Host Renderer, the Navigator DFE can prepare your jobs, help you keep track of them, position them on paper, control the color with several color management and calibration tools, and is ready to support printheads from many manufacturers.

Xitron DFEs support drive electronics from Meteor and Global Inkjet Systems and directly drive all Memjet VersaPass, DuraLink, and DuraFlex printheads, along as well as Canon Finetech heads. Custom integration with your paper handling system and API is available, or you can use our API in the background of your own system.

For the most economical DFE development available, contact Xitron at 734-913-8080 or

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Product category: Workflow systems

Navigator Flexo Suite

Navigator Flexo Suite is a tightly integrated collection of workflow tools designed specifically for use with today’s Flexographic Computer-to-Plate systems. It's a modular concept that allows the user to create precisely the functionality they require, based on the type of printing they do.


Navigator RIP
The first PDF 2.0 compliant RIP available, Navigator’s Harlequin pedigree sets it apart from the competition. Xitron has sold over 35,000 Navigator RIPs around the world due to its consistency, speed, and rendering accuracy. Built-in features include user-defined resolutions up to 9,600 dpi, Harlequin Precision Flexo Screening with selectable dot shapes, and the ColorPro Color Management Module.


Navigator Workflow
Intuitive, easy to configure and use, Navigator Workflow is a Client-Server based system. Clients can be installed on Mac and PC workstations throughout the shop and operators can maintain complete control of their jobs from submission to completion. Jobs are added to the workflow through drag & drop, hot folders, or direct print. As the system processes the jobs through each step, operators see the progress in real time. The advanced, Pixel Level Preview adds another level of precision and confidence. Once completed, built-in archiving saves each job for reprint purposes.

Optional SmartFlexo Screening - A truly-intelligent screening module that is completely configurable based on your printing conditions. Program your minimum dot, supporting dots, dot shapes, and alignments. Choose precisely where you want the system to change from AM to FM dots for better highlight and shadow control. Tell the system to remove pixels for better coverage in solids. You can even automate the process through selectable screening templates. SmartFlexo puts controlled precision into your prepress process.

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About us

Company details

Xitron has been developing prepress solutions since 1977. Our mission is to engineer intuitive, productive, and affordable alternatives capable of driving output devices manufactured by the most popular vendors on the market today.

Harlequin RIP Workflow Development

Xitron’s engineering team introduced our first Harlequin-based software RIP in 1992. Under continuous development since, the Navigator RIP includes 64-bit architecture, native PDF interpretation, accurate transparency rendering, and customizable workflow modules. Optional features such as trapping, imposition, load balancing, and non-disruptive preview take Navigator well beyond the scope of a simple RIP.

Adobe Workflow Development

For production environments preferring the Adobe PDF Print Engine, Xitron offers Sierra; a complete prepress workflow that includes JDF integration, built-in dynamic imposition, and cross-media functionality. Built around APPE 2.6 (currently), Sierra includes PDF preflighting, advanced soft proofing, and Adobe’s proven in-RIP trapping.

Output Device Interfaces

Xitron RIPs, Workflows, and TIFF Catchers can drive hundreds of the Computer-to-Plate devices, imagesetters, proofers, digital presses, high-speed copiers, and ink jet printers on the market today. Communicating through software “plug-ins” and our innovative USB interface, Xitron makes it possible for these expensive systems to remain in production for years, often outlasting the manufacturer’s expectation and maximizing the user’s investment.

Custom Software Development

The development team behind our industry’s largest and most well-known names belongs to Xitron. Companies such as Agfa, Ryobi, Mitsubishi, Memjet, Glunz & Jensen, Ohio Engraving, Global Graphics, Presstek, and Neopost rely on Xitron engineers to deliver industry-standard software that is as reliable as it is productive.

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