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Xanté PlateMaker 5 XL Large Format CTP System Debuts at Graph Expo

16-Up Process-Free and Chemical-Free, Affordable Polyester CTP System Produces Press-Ready Plates in One Minute

October 26, 2008 — CHICAGO (Graph Expo 2008) — Xanté announces that the large format process-free, chemical-free polyester CTP system it showed as a design concept at drupa will debut in North America at Graph Expo 2008. The PlateMaker 5 XL is a total prepress system which images 16-up polyester plates and paper proofs up to 914 mm x 1219 mm (36″ x 48″). Powered by Xanté’s Symphony Workflow, the all-in-one PDF workflow preserves file content and automates prepress tasks such as imposition and trapping.

Press-Ready Plates in Approximately One Minute
The PlateMaker 5 XL will be the next addition to the renowned PlateMaker 5 CTP series. The toner-based polyester platemaking solution is earth-friendly and requires no plate processing chemicals.

Polyester plates up to 914 mm x 1219 mm (36″ x 48″) can be imaged in about one minute and placed directly on the printing press, without any further processing. The Platemaker 5 XL is designed for single color and spot color work. Plus, the 16-up large format capability makes it an affordable and appealing solution for the newspaper and book publishing industry.

Durable, High Quality Plates
Xanté will demonstrate the PlateMaker 5 XL using Myriad™ Polyester Plates in bulk rolls. Produced for more than 10 years, Myriad Polyester Plates have proven reliability and accuracy. Excellent hydrophilic properties provide fast roll-up and a durable, scratch-resistant plate surface ensures long-lasting use.

Built Upon Proven PlateMaker Technology
The PlateMaker CTP series has been one of the most successful Xanté product lines since the initial release in 1995. Based upon proven PlateMaker technology, the PlateMaker 5 XL will produce large format, long run, process-free and chemical-free plates.

“We have had excellent feedback since we showed the concept for the PlateMaker 5 XL at drupa. Now we are announcing that we’ve finished the product and met our goal to develop an affordable, fast, reliable, process-free and chemical-free, large format CTP system,” says Xanté CEO, Robert Ross.

The PlateMaker 5 XL is being featured at Graph Expo 2008 in Chicago from October 26 – 29.

About Xanté
Xanté provides state-of-the-art PDF 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 imaging devices including the popular Impressia and PlateMaker lines. This extensive product line also includes of high resolution digital color presses including the Ilumina family, large format VM series violet metal platesetters, and the SpeedSetter series of polyester imaging systems. In addition, Xanté features award-winning Symphony workflow software RIP, an Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) workflow (including Adobe PostScript 3) and is JDF compliant. Xanté Symphony workflow software 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, USA, Duiven, Netherlands, and Zhengzhou, China. Xanté products are distributed through a worldwide network of reseller and distribution partners. For more information, please visit Xanté.com.

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