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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Labelexpo chosen for North American release of Xitron workflow

Xitron, the leading independent developer of RIP and workflow products for the printing industry, is introducing Navigator F/P at Labelexpo Americas in Rosemont, Illinois. Continuing the Xitron standard of prepress independence, Navigator F/P is a prepress workflow and tool kit designed specifically for label and flexographic applications. Compatible with virtually every output device used in flexographic and digital label production, Navigator even drives the newest generation of high-speed ink jet and toner based systems.

“This is a watershed moment for small-to-medium sized label companies looking to improve their prepress capabilities, or even bring them in-house for the first time,” said Eric Nelsen, Vice President of Product Development for Xitron. “Navigator F/P was designed to be as simple and intuitive as possible with no proprietary restrictions on output. So whether the choice is film, direct-to-plate, or high speed digital, Navigator directs the process accordingly.”

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.

Xitron will be demonstrating Navigator F/P and the Variegator variable data option in booth 3823 during the exhibition September 9th through the 11th at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center near Chicago’s O’Hare airport. Navigator will also be showcased in the Anderson & Vreeland booth (929), as well as IPT Digital (5611) and Super Web Digital (1649), where it is the RIP of choice for their high-speed inkjet presses.

Navigator’s acceptance across such a wide range of systems and applications speaks volumes about its versatility,” added Nelsen. “Coupled with its low cost of ownership and seamless integration, Navigator is poised to play a significant, contributory role in the ongoing transformation of label printing.”