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Xanté Announces Harmony Plates & Chemistry for its Best-Selling VM CTP

Xanté Announces Harmony Plates & Chemistry for its Best-Selling VM CTP

·      Single Sourcing for CTP Boosts Quality Assurance
·      Harmony Plates are Engineered for VM CTP Series

September 9, 2007 – CHICAGO (Graph Expo) – Xanté today introduces Harmony Violet Metal Plates™ and chemistry, optimized for its best-selling Violet Metal computer-to-plate (CTP) series.  Available immediately, Harmony plates deliver optimum results for up to 500,000 impressions, when baked.

Exclusive Benefits
Xanté Harmony Metal Plates are engineered to deliver high quality performance and print results at an affordable price. Used in conjunction with the company’s VM metal CTP platesetters, Harmony plates offer noticeably superior imaging, consistent quality, and high reliability. Harmony plates are also compatible with other industry-standard violet (405nm) systems, and deliver optimal, consistent press performance.

“Harmony plates are accurate, durable, predictable, and easy to use. They meet our high standards for performance and cost-effectiveness,” says Robert Ross, Xanté CEO.  “We are pleased to add Harmony plates and chemistry to our product portfolio, so that our customers can continue to depend on Xanté to meet all of their CTP needs with the same attention to customer service and satisfaction that has been a hallmark of our company.”

About Harmony Violet Metal Plates
The Harmony photopolymer digital plate is designed for the Xanté VM series CTP systems. A highly durable coating provides exceptional imaging and long press runs to meet the demands of today’s offset printer. Harmony plates show excellent performance in VM platesetters, which are used in markets including commercial printing, publication printing, forms, and newspapers.

Harmony Plate Features:

·           Supports run lengths of 250,000 unbaked (500,000+ baked)
·           New, strong coating
·           Higher sensitivity results in wider exposure latitude
·           New graining profiles for improved ink/water balance
·           Negative working
·           Exposure requirement is just 50µJ/cm2 with a 405nm laser

Harmony Plate Benefits:

·           Stable, straightforward processing
·           Dependable and durable on-press
·           High quality graining/anodizing for stable ink/water balance
·           Wide-latitude performance under a range of press conditions
·           High resolution, 3-97% at up to 200 lpi

About Harmony Chemistry

The complete line of Harmony chemistry is optimized for use with the VM violet metal platesetters, Harmony VM plates, and the P24 PlateRunner processor. For best results, operators should use Harmony chemistry with Harmony plates to achieve the highest performance and ensure plate-to-plate consistency.

·           Harmony CTP Developer™ 
·           Harmony CTP Replenisher™
·           Harmony Litho Processor Cleaner™
·           Harmony Litho Gum™

About Violet Metal CTP Products
Xanté provides a comprehensive line of products including platesetters, workflow RIPs, plate processors, plates and chemistry so that professionals can rely on a single source for all of their CTP demands.

About the New Xanté
Xanté provides state-of-the-art workflow and imaging solutions for high quality graphic and prepress applications by leveraging a combination of its own hallmark technologies and those acquired from RIPit and Exxtra.  The product line includes process-free metal and polyester computer-to-plate (CTP) imaging devices including the popular Impressia and PlateMaker lines; high resolution digital color presses including Ilumina; large format VM series violet metal platesetters and the SpeedSetter series of polyester imaging systems. The award-winning OpenRIP® Symphony and OpenRIP® Flexo 6.0 Professional workflow software are based on an Adobe® PostScript® 3™ RIP and support the Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE). OpenRIP Symphony allows every device in the print shop — including platesetters, imagesetters, laser printers, digital copiers, inkjet printers and plotters — to be controlled from a single RIP for true workflow consistency.

Xanté Corporation headquarters is located in Mobile, Alabama, USA, with offices in Sacramento, CA and Hauppauge, NY, USA; Duiven, the Netherlands; and Zhengzhou, China. Xanté products are distributed through a worldwide network of reseller and distribution partners. For more information, please visit www.xante.com.

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