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Xanté enters color printing market with new Xanté ColourLaser

Xanté offers three Adobe PostScript 3 versions – the Xanté ColourLaser 600 for general office use, the Xanté ColourLaser 1200 for entry level publishing, and the Xanté ColourLaser Pro 1200 for advanced graphic professionals.Each model features a fast RISC processor, oversized printing up to 13″ x 19″ (330mm x 482mm), and Adobe PostScript 3 page description language, allowing users to work from virtually any software or hardware environment.The Xanté ColourLaser 600 includes 64 MB RAM, standard 10BaseT Ethernet, Xanté’s TrueColour Correction, and ICC profiles for sRGB and SNAP printing inks.The Xanté ColourLaser 1200 includes all the features of the Xanté ColourLaser 600 plus 256 MB RAM, Pantone Calibration, and additional ICC profiles for SWOP, Euroscale, and Toyo printing inks.The Xanté ColourLaser Pro 1200 includes all the features of the Xanté ColourLaser 1200 plus 10/100BaseT Ethernet, an internal IDE drive and Xanté’s ColourMatch Software which controls colors beyond the standard settings allowing users to build custom profiles or edit existing ones.An optional duplexing feature is available for the Xanté ColourLaser series for page sizes up to 11″ x 17″/A3.

JUNE 12, 2000, MOBILE, AL — Xanté Corporation today announces the newest evolution in color technology with the introduction of the high resolution Xanté ColourLaser series. Featuring premium color output with oversized capabilities up to 13″ x 19″ (330mm x 482mm), high performance controller architecture, and Adobe PostScript 3, the Xanté ColourLaser series provides the ideal color printing and proofing solution for designers, print shops, business professionals, and more.

Each model produces photo quality color and comes standard with either 600 x 600 or 1200 x 1200 dpi, oversized printing capabilities, a high speed RISC processor, Adobe PostScript 3, Xanté’s TrueColour correction, and optional duplexing capabilities.

“The Xanté ColourLaser brings color printing to a whole new level. Xanté has always been known for quality printing solutions in the monochrome laser printing and prepress markets with high resolution and oversized printing capabilities,” said Robert C. Ross, Jr., Xanté’s founder and CEO. “We are now able to bring that same high quality and technological advancement to the color market with the introduction of the Xanté ColourLaser series – each one designed for specific user’s needs. With this addition to Xanté’s current product line, we are truly able to provide a complete range of printing solutions for every need whether it be color, monochrome, computer-to-plate, or computer-to-film output.”

Xanté’s photo quality color provides rich, full color at 600 x 600 dpi or 1200 x 1200 dpi, depending on the model chosen. Design, prepress, and business professionals require accurate color and clear, crisp text on a wide range of paper types including ordinary bond paper or specialty stocks such as coated, card, transparencies, laser quality labels, and envelopes.

Xanté’s TrueColour Correction allows users to select the desired proof mode when printing to control color, requiring no file or software setting changes.

“When choosing a color printer, it is important to look for high quality output and ease of use,” said Arthur Verwey, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. “Xanté’s photo quality color and TrueColour technologies allow users to correct color quickly and easily through the print set up. These features ensure excellent color output, crisp line art and text, and high quality photos.”

Each model offers 6-24 pages per minute ranging from 4-color process to monochrome color. The Xanté ColourLaser series uses toner in monocomponent cartridges of Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow. Media handling accommodates from A4/letter size documents to 13″ x 19″ (330mm x 482mm) size media with a maximum printable area of 12.16″ x 18″ (308mm x 456mm). The Xanté ColourLaser series handles media weights up to 60 lb. cover stock, 16 to 24 lb. plain paper, and duplexes up to 28 lb. bond paper. Plain paper, transparencies, laser-quality labels and thick paper stock, up to 60 lb. cover, are just a few of the media types that the Xanté ColourLaser series can accommodate. Standard input includes a 250 sheet universal cassette. Two optional 500 sheet paper feeders with cassettes are available to bring maximum input capacity to 1,250 sheets. Standard output capacity is 250 sheets. Duplexing is available for plain paper and thick stocks with the addition of a 500 sheet paper feeder and cassette.

Xanté ColourLaser 600

The Xanté ColourLaser provides versatile paper handling and fast, high quality color printing. Designed for business professionals and general office use, the 600 x 600 dpi Xanté ColourLaser model is the ideal choice for creating color reports, presentations, and other visual documents.
This base model is built around the NEC VR 4300 166 MHz RISC processor and ships standard with 64 MB RAM, upgradable to 256 MB. In addition to Adobe PostScript 3, oversized printing up to 13″ x 19″ (330mm x 482mm), Xanté TrueColour Correction and 10BaseT Ethernet, this unit also includes ICC profiles for sRGB and SNAP printing inks. Color output resolution is at 600 x 600 dpi with monochrome printing at 1200 x 1200 dpi. Xanté’s Accurate Calibration Technology (X-ACT) is available from the printer’s front panel and allows users to calibrate both the horizontal and vertical dimensions of page images.

Xanté ColourLaser 1200

For professionals requiring higher resolution and predictable, consistent, and reproducible color matching between the printer and other CMYK devices, the 1200 x 1200 dpi Xanté ColourLaser model is the solution of choice. This 1200 dpi model is also built around the NEC VR 4300 166 MHz RISC processor and ships standard with the maximum 256 MB RAM. This unit includes all of the same features as the Xanté ColourLaser 600 with the addition of Pantone Calibration and Xanté’s TrueColour Calibration which provides ICC profiles for SWOP, Euroscale, and Toyo as well as sRGB and SNAP printing inks on coated papers. Xanté answers the needs for designers and prepress professionals who require accurate color ensuring the proof and the press color match.

Xanté ColourLaser Pro 1200

The Xanté ColourLaser Pro 1200 delivers the tools demanded by graphic and printing professionals requiring the highest standard in color printing. In addition to the same quality features that are offered on the Xanté ColourLaser 1200, the Pro model includes Xanté’s ColourMatch Software which controls colors beyond the standard settings. It allows the user to modify colors on the Xanté ColourLaser Pro 1200 to more closely match the color generated on the final output device. ColourMatch Software gives users the ability to edit existing profiles or build custom profiles to match a specific printing press or other output device. The Xanté ColourLaser Pro 1200 includes standard 10/100BaseT Ethernet, X-ACT, and an internal IDE drive.

PRINTER FEATURES

Photo Quality Color: Provides true 600 x 600 dpi or 1200 x 1200 dpi resolutions, depending on the model, for rich full color and clear crisp text on a wide range of paper types.

Xanté’s TrueColour Correction:Allows a simple way to correct color by selecting the desired proof mode when printing, requiring no file or software changes.

Xanté’s TrueColour Calibration: Provides predictable, consistent, and reproducible color matching between the Xanté ColourLaser 1200 or Pro 1200 and other CMYK devices. Xanté allows users a choice of matching to sRGB, SWOP, SNAP, Euroscale, or Toyo printing inks on coated paper.

Xanté’s ColourMatch Software: Controls colors beyond the standard settings by allowing the user to modify colors on the Xanté ColourLaser Pro 1200, more closely matching the color generated on the final output device. ColourMatch Software gives users the ability to edit existing profiles or build custom profiles to match a specific printing press or other output devices. In addition, compensation can be made for different color paper stocks.

Pantone Calibration: For Pantone calibrated approved colors.

High Performance: The Xanté ColourLaser series includes a high performance architecture with a high speed NEC VR 4310 166 MHz RISC processor and up to 256 MB RAM.

Media Flexibility: Allows for oversized printing up to 13″ x 19″ (330 x 482mm). Users can print on ordinary bond paper or specialty stocks including coated, card, transparencies, laser quality labels and envelopes. The Xanté ColourLaser series supports a standard 250 sheet cassette and two optional 500 sheet paper feeders with cassettes for a maximum input capacity of 1,250 sheets. A duplex unit is optional for plain paper and thick stock up to 11″ x 17″/A3 size, requiring a 500 sheet paper feeder and cassette.

True Adobe PostScript 3: Offers reliability, increased performance, and the assurance of compatibility to work from virtually any software application and hardware environment.

X-ACT: Xanté’s Accurate Calibration Technology gives users precise control over the horizontal and vertical dimensions of page images ensuring unmatched output accuracy.

Simultaneous Interfacing: RS-232 serial, Parallel, and LocalTalk interfaces are standard and can be active simultaneously for seamless, cross platform support. 10BaseT Ethernet running concurrently active EtherTalk, Novell Netware, and TCP/IP protocols is standard on the Xanté ColourLaser 600 and Xanté ColourLaser 1200. 10/100BaseT Ethernet and an internal IDE drive is standard on the Xanté ColourLaser Pro 1200.

Font Handling: In addition to providing 136 standard PostScript resident typefaces, Xanté’s ColourLaser series includes support for Adobe’s Type 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 downloadable fonts.

OVERVIEW

Product Features:

Xanté ColourLaser 600

  • 600 x 600 dpi color output
  • 1200 x 1200 dpi monochrome output
  • 64 MB RAM (upgradable to 256 MB)
  • Up to 13″ x 19″ (330mm x 482mm) printing capabilities
  • High speed RISC processor
  • Adobe PostScript 3
  • ICC Profiles for sRGB, SNAP
  • Xanté’s TrueColour Correction
  • X-ACT
  • Standard 10BaseT Ethernet
  • Optional duplexing capabilities

Xanté ColourLaser 1200

  • 1200 x 1200 dpi color and monochrome output
  • 256 MB RAM
  • Up to 13″ x 19″ (330mm x 482mm) printing capabilities
  • High speed RISC processor
  • Adobe PostScript 3
  • Xanté’s TrueColour Calibration with ICC Profiles
  • for sRGB, SNAP, SWOP, Euroscale, Toyo
  • Pantone Calibrated
  • X-ACT
  • Standard 10BaseT Ethernet
  • Optional duplexing capabilities

Xanté ColourLaser Pro 1200

  • 1200 x 1200 dpi color and monochrome output
  • 256 MB RAM
  • Up to 13″ x 19″ (330mm x 482mm) printing capabilities
  • High speed RISC processor
  • Adobe PostScript 3
  • Xanté’s ColourMatch Software
  • Xanté’s TrueColour Calibration with ICC Profiles
  • for sRGB, SNAP, SWOP, Euroscale, Toyo
  • Pantone Calibrated
  • X-ACT
  • Standard 10/100BaseT Ethernet
  • Standard internal IDE drive
  • Optional duplexing capabilities

TARGET MARKETS & APPLICATIONS:
Xanté’s ColourLaser series is targeted toward the color proofing and printing market requiring outstanding versatility, price, and performance in a tabloid/A3 plus color laser. Perfect for designers and printing professionals, as well as general office use, users can create color reports, photos, certificates, transparencies, graphs, charts, and other visual documents. Users can print press accurate proofs, presentations, tabloid/A3 newsletters, and oversized spreadsheets for a fraction of the cost of a color copier or outsourcing to a service bureau. The Xanté ColourLaser provides crisp images and color control for high quality output. Companies with a mixture of Macintosh, PCs, UNIX, and other workstation environments benefit from the printer’s interface flexibility.

AVAILABILITY & DISTRIBUTION:
Xanté offers a one year warranty. The Xanté ColourLaser series will be available in August, 2000 direct from Xanté or from authorized resellers worldwide.

Xanté, founded in 1989, is a privately held corporation that develops and markets high performance printing solutions. Xanté’s product line consists of high resolution color and monochrome laser printers, computer-to-plate and computer-to-film systems, and camera ready output proofing devices. Xanté products are available direct or from resellers in the U.S. and abroad. Xanté, X-ACT and Xanté ColourLaser are trademarks or registered trademarks of Xanté CORPORATION. Adobe and PostScript are trademarks of Adobe Systems, Incorporated, which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.