Xitron Ships 4,000th Screen PT-R Interface

Screen CtPs driven by Xitron Navigator RIP and Raster Blaster TIFF Catcher.

Ann Arbor, MI, August 26, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Xitron, the leading independent developer of RIP and workflow products for commercial, digital, flexo, and label printing recently shipped its 4,000th Screen PT-R interface kit. Used in conjunction with Xitron’s Sierra workflow, Navigator RIP, and Raster Blaster TIFF catcher to drive Dainippon Screen platesetters, the popular interface continues to provide prepress independence to printing companies around the world.

“The Screen kit has easily been our most successful commercial printing interface,” said Karen Crews, president of Xitron. “The fact that we passed the 3,000 mark less than two years ago is truly remarkable, speaking volumes about the popularity of this low-cost alternative to proprietary RIP & workflow systems.”

As with Xitron interfaces for Agfa, Fuji, Heidelberg, ECRM, and Linotype, the Screen interface is designed to communicate over a PC’s universal serial bus (USB), where other solutions still rely on older PCI card technology, limiting a user’s choice in computer platforms. “Based on industry acceptance, moving our interface development to USB a few years ago was clearly the smart move,” said Crews.

The Screen interface kit is capable of driving all of the thermal Screen platesetters, including the 4000, 6000, and 8000 series imagers as well as the Ultima 16000, 24000, 32000, 36000, and 40000 systems. Coupled with Xitron’s Navigator RIP, the Screen interface becomes an economical replacement/upgrade option for existing PT-R owners. For a full list of compatible devices, visit www.xitron.com/connectmyctp.

About Xitron
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 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 Xenith 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, and digital presses. With shipments of more than 30,000 RIPs, Xitron is the largest independent provider in the market. For more information about Xitron, visit us at www.xitron.com.

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