Ann Arbor, MI, USA February 28, 2023 – Xitron, a subsidiary of Hybrid Software Group and the developer of Harlequin-based Navigator RIP and workflow products for commercial, flexo, screen, digital, and high-speed inkjet printing, is collaborating with Ultimate TechnoGraphics of Montreal, Canada. Ultimate’s Impostrip software will now be the imposition option incorporated into Xitron’s popular Navigator Workflow.
According to Paul Napolitano, Xitron’s Navigator Workflow Product Manager, Ultimate Impostrip® offers broad functionality with various levels of automation, making it the optimum imposition choice for pairing with the well-established Navigator name. “After careful evaluation, Impostrip became the obvious choice for inclusion,” he said. “Navigator Workflow is used by thousands of printing companies around the globe in commercial offset and digital applications. Being able to scale the automation up or down depending on the user’s needs is an important feature that positively affects the user’s productivity.”
Ultimate Technographics is a recognized leader in imposition and finishing solutions, having pioneered digital imposition as a desktop application in 1989. Their latest release, Ultimate Impostrip® 2023 is being debuted at Hunkeler Inovationdays in Lucerne, Switzerland through March 2nd and includes significant performance enhancements. Ultimate CEO Julie Watson, attending Hunkeler Innovationdays remarked, “We are very happy to work with Xitron. They are an industry leader and provide accessible and powerful solutions to the print market, from offset, to digital and high-speed inkjet. We look forward to a successful partnership that will benefit end users in terms of automation, capability, and flexibility.”
Navigator workflow shipments including the optional Ultimate Impostrip® module have begun, with several installations already completed this month. Further workflow improvements are planned throughout this summer. “Our engineering team has been presented with an excellent roadmap for seamless integration within the workflow interface,” said Karen Crews, president of Xitron. “Based on what we’ve seen so far, we’re expecting an extremely satisfying and productive user experience.”
Xitron develops advanced workflow systems and interfaces to drive the prepress industry’s most popular new, and legacy output devices, prolonging our customers’ investments. In addition, Xitron’s Navigator Digital Front End is recognized as best in class by several digital press manufacturers around the world. Xitron’s Navigator RIP, Raster Blaster TIFF Catcher, and Sierra Workflow solutions are recognized as prepress standards. Built around the Harlequin RIP core technology from Global Graphics and the Adobe PDF Print Engine from Adobe Systems, Xitron engineers continue to develop solutions for the graphic arts market, driving hundreds of different models of imagesetters, proofers, platesetters, inkjet printers, and digital presses. With shipments of more than 40,000 RIPs, Xitron is the largest independent Harlequin RIP developer in the market and is a subsidiary of Hybrid Software Group.
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About Ultimate TechnoGraphics (www.imposition.com)
Automation drives results in printing. This is the foundation of all our software development and today, Print Service Providers worldwide benefit from increased productivity in a digital and hybrid environment. Ultimate TechnoGraphics invented digital imposition with the first release of Ultimate Impostrip® in 1989, and today Ultimate is a leader in imposition and finishing automation software solutions. The company has a rich history of providing and integrating imposition technologies into hardware and software workflow solutions for print industry leaders.