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, including the latest high-speed inkjet systems designed for desktop, production, and industrial inkjet printing.
Harlequin RIP Workflow Development
Xitrons 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 Adobes 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 manufacturers expectation and maximizing the users investment.
Digital Front Ends
Based on the fast and accurate Harlequin Host Renderer, the Navigator DFE helps you prepare your jobs, keep track of them, position them on press, manage the color, and is ready to support printheads from many manufacturers. If you are designing a new inkjet printing system, Xitron's DFE helps you get to market fast!
Xitron DFEs support drive electronics from Meteor and Global Inkjet Systems and directly drive all Memjet and Canon Finetech heads. All Memjet heads are supported including Northstar, Sirius, VersaPass, Aspen, Beech, DuraLink, and DuraFlex. Xitrons DFE also supports HPs Fixed Imager 1000 “Bar-in- Box” PageWide technology printhead.
Custom Software Development
The development team behind our industrys largest and most well-known names belongs to Xitron. Companies such as Agfa, Ryobi, Mitsubishi, Memjet, Glunz & Jensen, Ohio Engraving, Global Graphics, Mark Andy, Astro Nova, and Neopost/Quadient rely on Xitron engineers to deliver industry-standard software that is as reliable as it is productive.