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Xitron's Navigator GPS 8 Workflow

(August 2008) posted on Wed Aug 27, 2008

Several enhancements included in new workflow solution.

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Xitron has begun shipping Navigator GPS 8, the latest version of the company’s Navigator GPS workflow solution.

Navigator GPS 8 new enhancements include:

* Harlequin RIP core 8.0.5 from Global Graphics, with enhanced transparency support;

* Native support for XPS 1.0 files; and

* Native support for PDF 1.7 files.

A Navigator PDF soft-proofing plug-in-TotalProof-is available as an option for Navigator GPS 8 and provides a PDF of the actual raster file. The PDF can be rendered at either 300 or 600 dpi, allowing the PDF to be e-mailed to customers for viewing and approval. Printers can view the job exactly as it was RIP’d, providing a closer verification of the final output, Xitron reports.

Another option is ExpressConnect, an online job-submission and proofing-solution connectivity feature. A highly automated Web-based system, Express-

Connect allows jobs to be submitted through a simple user interface where basic job-ticket information is entered by the customer; this information is then submitted along with the job to the prepress or customer-service department.