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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Xitron Launches Flexo/Packaging Workflow

Details about Navigator F/P released in advance of ExpoPrint 2014 in Sao Paulo

Xitron, the leading independent developer of RIP and workflow products for the printing industry, is unveiling Navigator F/P, a prepress workflow and tool kit designed specifically for flexographic and packaging applications. Continuing the Xitron standard of prepress independence, Navigator F/P is compatible with virtually every output device used in flexographic and package printing companies worldwide.

“Looking at the high cost of software currently available, we recognize an opportunity to provide an economical alternative to a growing user base,” said Karen Crews, President of Xitron. “Applications similar in scope to Navigator F/P are typically priced two to three times higher, putting them out of reach for small and mid-sized environments.”

Navigator F/P combines the stability of the Harlequin RIP, the performance of the Navigator workflow, and the power of an Adobe Illustrator plug-in to create film- or plate-ready artwork in logical, efficient steps. The Illustrator plug-in provides tools familiar to the operator while the intuitive workflow GUI offers start-to-finish control over each job from any workstation.

Precise, automated step-and-repeat with bleed control, nesting, .dxf import, and custom bearer bars are part of the standard feature set in Navigator F/P. Also included is integrated, raster-based trapping. Optional vector-based tools offering superior control and versatility are available.

Navigator F/P will be introduced to Xitron’s North American dealer network through a series of scheduled meetings. Latin American customers will be able to find out more at ExpoPrint 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where Xitron will be part of the NPES stand, number 09-G.