Xitron announces digital front end support for inkjet presses using GIS electronics
Xitron has announced the completion of a development project that results in its support for inkjet presses designed with drive electronics by Global Inkjet Systems (GIS). The digital front end includes the popular Navigator RIP based on the Harlequin Host Renderer platform and the client server properties of Navigator Workflow Server.
Working with one of its many inkjet OEMs, a Navigator DFE was installed and field tested driving a new production press with Kyocera printheads. ‘Everything performed exactly to specification and the press is printing at full rated speed,’ said Eric Nelsen, Xitron’s vide president of product development.
Successful completion of the project means that the Navigator DFE drives presses using GIS electronics with Fuji Dimatix, Ricoh, Kyocera, Toshiba, Xaar, or Konica Minolta printheads. Integration of the Navigator DFE provides inkjet press manufacturers a stable, proven RIP and workflow system capable of driving the press with exceptional colour control.
‘We are delighted to be working with Xitron,’ said Debbie Thorp, business development director at GIS. ‘The completion of this development means that more users can benefit from the Navigator DFE.’
‘Support for GIS based systems is essential due to the variety of inkjet heads driven by these electronics,’ added Eric. ‘The entire catalogue of inkjet press manufacturers can now take advantage of Xitron’s powerful Navigator workflow platform.’