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Xanté FastCards New Scan Version Now Available

Affordable, Easy-To-Use Printing System Produces High Resolution, Full-Color Business Cards on Heavy Stock — in Just Minutes! Features Now Even Faster User-Friendly Interface Based on Customer Feedback

October 26, 2008 — CHICAGO (Graph Expo) — On-demand full color business cards in just minutes can now be produced by any printer with the newest version of Xanté FastCards. The desktop-sized FastCards solution is an automated, integrated printing system that delivers high resolution, full-color prints on heavy stock – “while you wait”. FastCards combines the award-winning Xanté Ilumina full-color digital press, a flatbed scanner, and Xanté AdvancedScan™ scanning and imposition technology in an exclusive system designed specifically for rapid production of business cards (or similar) output.

This versatile integrated system, which now features an even faster, friendlier user interface, enables print shops to compete with the fastest turnaround and highest quality for business cards, postcards, table tent cards, banners, and more. From scanning to processing output, the typical card job takes only a few minutes, allowing shops to offer “while you wait” materials on stock up to 24 point.

Says Xanté CEO, Robert Ross, “We introduced FastCards last year as a concept solution; customer reaction was phenomenal. We opened the floodgates to new business opportunities particularly with our core users of small to mid-sized shops. Additionally, franchise print operations see this as a true turnkey solution that fits well into their business models. This new version of FastCards brings even more simplified operation than before, of which our customers told us they wanted more.”

“With FastCards, the automation and ease of use is very unique. Our design team made the whole process so easy that anyone in the organization can produce excellent results in a very short period of time. Businesses that print in-house will have an unprecedented opportunity to support communications – and especially sales – requirements with truly on-demand printing, with no compromise,” says Ross.

Automated Software Handles the Job
FastCards automated software does all the work; allowing printers to easily and efficiently handle complex digital files, and configure them to suit a variety of production and bindery needs. In seconds, anyone can set up one-sided or two-sided, single-color or multi-color jobs (with or without bleeds) for a wide variety of stock sizes and weights. Sending digital files (.ps, .eps, .pdf, and .tiff files) directly to FastCards from networked Mac or Windows workstations is completely automated.

Plus, FastCards streamlines prepress production with provision for ganging the same job or multiple jobs together, applying independent quantities to each, and specifying the desired page size for output. FastCards automatically applies the correct step-and-repeat for the most efficient use of stock. With setup complete, users have the option to print a sample for review or customer approval. Easy installation, wizard-based operation and a small footprint make FastCards a perfect fit for in-plant and print shops of all sizes.

About Xanté
Xanté provides state-of-the-art PDF workflow and imaging solutions for high quality graphic and prepress applications. The product line includes process-free metal and polyester computer-to-plate (CTP) imaging devices; high-resolution digital color presses; large format violet metal CTP platesetters and polyester imaging systems. The PDF workflow includes Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) and PostScript 3 technologies, and allows every device in the print shop to be controlled from a single RIP for true PDF workflow consistency.

Xanté Corporation headquarters is located in Mobile, Alabama, USA, with offices in Sacramento, CA, 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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