Xitron releases new inkjet plug-in for the Navigator RIP

Jeffrey Piestrak.
Jeffrey Piestrak.

Xitron, a leading independent developer of RIP and workflow products for commercial, digital and high-speed inkjet printing, has released a new 64-bit version of its popular Inkjet Direct (IJD) plug-in for the Navigator RIP. Designed for users wanting to output film or printing plates on inkjet devices, the new IJD plug-in builds on the technology’s solid foundation first introduced five years ago, said the company.

“Xitron was way ahead of the curve with the initial release of IJD back in 2012,” said Jeffrey Piestrak, Product Manager at Xitron. “It performed exceptionally well on all of the Epson Stylus Pro devices – especially for screen printing and flexo shops looking for an inexpensive alternative to imagesetters that require film processors and chemistry.” The new IJD plug-in supports the Epson SureColor T-Series, including the T3000, T3270, T5000, T5270, T7000 and T7270.

xitronplugin1-in“There are two major concerns that screen printers constantly face when looking to apply new technology in their production,” Piestrak added. “The first is quality. The second is cost. Combining a Navigator RIP and T-Series printer for film output will result in an outstanding price/performance ratio without sacrificing quality. Plus, the interpretive accuracy and control offered by Navigator goes well beyond the capabilities of a standard print driver.”

The Navigator RIP, workflow, and IJD plug-in are currently available through Xitron’s worldwide network of graphic arts dealers and resellers. Xitron has an installed base of over 30,000 Navigator RIPs and workflows and nearly 5,000 Raster Blaster TIFF Catchers worldwide. Driving CTP devices from Agfa, ECRM, Creo, Kodak, Presstek, Heidelberg, Fuji, and Screen, they provide prepress independence to customers who want to maximize their investments by extending the life of their prepress systems.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.