Xitron, a leading independent developer of RIP and workflow products for commercial, digital and high-speed inkjet printing, has established a formal trade-up program for prepress workflow users whose software has reached end-of-life, or have found that normal upgrade costs are now too expensive. The plan assigns a valuation to be used against the purchase of its Navigator Version 11 Harlequin RIPs and workflows, or Adobe-based Sierra workflow systems sold through Xitron dealers worldwide.
“When a prepress manager discovers that the software he or she has relied on for years will not be further developed or updated, it can be a trying event,” said Karen Crews, President of Xitron. “There may be features or functionality lacking, which could be improved with a new system. But the cost of replacement, especially when it’s not planned for, can strain operating budgets. What we hope to do with this program is make it easier for users to bring their prepress departments up to the latest technology,” she added.
Xitron’s Sierra workflow incorporates the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine (3.8) in a client-server architecture that includes dynamic imposition, JDF compatibility and 3D soft proofing of finished jobs. When coupled with Sierra’s three free years of support and upgrades, the trade-up program can literally save thousands of dollars off of normal pricing.
Navigator 11 is built around the core Global Graphics Harlequin RIP together with workflow modules for preflight, ink re-mapping, and imposition – and similar savings to the end user are available. All high-resolution RIPs and workflows are eligible for participation in the program. The only requirement is a surrender of the old software’s license key or dongle once installation of the new system has been completed and approved.
Xitron develops advanced workflow systems and interfaces to drive the prepress industry’s most popular new and legacy output devices. Its pressroom workflow solutions extend the functionality of press consoles from a number of industry-leading press manufacturers. Xitron’s Navigator RIP, Raster Blaster TIFF Catcher, and Sierra Workflow solutions are recognized as prepress standards worldwide.