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Xanté Showcases Range of High Quality, High ROI Solutions at PRINT 09

PRINT 09
Xanté Booth 1667

Presenting Latest Versions of:

  • Xanté Ilumina Digital Envelope Press+
  • New Ilumina 502 Digital Production Press
  • Ilumina 502 Heavy Stock Digital Press

 

September 11, 2009 – Mobile, AL — Xanté is fast becoming the hero of small and midsize prepress and print shops needing competitive, state-of-the-art technology at practical price points. Visitors to Print 09 booth 1667, in Chicago from September 11 to 16, will see the latest versions of Xanté’s broad range of solutions. Xanté is a leading single source provider of a complete line of products including platesetters, digital color presses, all-in-one PDF workflows, plate processors, plates and chemistry — for all printing demands.

“Today more than ever, is the time when our affordable price points really shine. Our customers continue to give us feedback that they appreciate the extensive features and value we offer, especially in our Ilumina family of solutions,” says Robert Ross, CEO and founder of Xanté.

New Ilumina Digital Envelope Press+ is a Hit
“We were attracted to the Ilumina Digital Envelope Press+ because it made good business sense to be able to free up an offset printer and press operator and have a dedicated, affordable solution to run our envelope jobs,” says Dennis Davenport, president of Tennessee-based Kensho Inc. Davenport likes the versatility of the Xanté Ilumina solution. “We’ve had the system installed about a month and we’ve run a lot of different types of jobs on it, including labels, cards, and of course envelopes, and it does a really good job.”

“We’ve never experienced a stronger product introduction than with the Xanté Ilumina Digital Envelope Press+,” says Thomas Bassett, Principal, Sales Manager for Image Depot, a leading graphic arts distribution company serving customers in South Florida. Since February, Image Depot has successfully sold and installed 18 Ilumina Digital Envelope Press+ systems. “We’ve had a strong record of success with the Ilumina family of products, having sold about 30 presses previously over the past two years. When we saw this latest solution, we recognized the potential immediately,” says Bassett.

According to Bassett, “Four-color envelope printing is the last bastion of offset printing, until now. Xanté is breaking down those barriers by offering an easy and economical short-run digital color envelope printing solution.”

The Ilumina Digital Envelope Press+, with output on envelopes up to 13″x15″, gives small to mid-sized shops the ability to print up to 60 full-color envelopes per minute. Its 800 piece input capacity supports volume production demands such as those needed for trans-promo applications. All Ilumina devices can print on window envelopes. Customers can also utilize the versatile Ilumina-based system to produce full-color page mailings from its 530-sheet cassette, which has the ability to handle up to 12″x18″ paper. The single-pass large format laser based system is Adobe PostScript driven and designed to be fast and ready for volume production. It can produce full color output at up to 36 ppm and monochrome output up to 40 ppm.

New Ilumina 502 Digital Production Press
New Ilumina 502 Digital Production Press is a high capacity version of the company’s best-selling digital color press. Equipped with a 530-sheet cassette capable of handling up to 12″x18″ paper, the Ilumina 502 Digital Production Press supports automated production of on demand color prints including oversized, ultra thick cover jobs.

The Ilumina 502 Digital Production Press easily handles a wide range of paper weights, from text to ultra thick cover, 75 to 502 gsm, at an affordable price. Print shops can now make money producing short run four-color jobs faster than ever on a wide range of substrates that have been previously unavailable for digital printing. The Ilumina 502 Digital Production Press is capable of printing fiber-enhanced papers such as textured canvas.

Affordable Ilumina 502 Delivers Short-Run Color Printing on Oversized, Ultra Thick Cover
The Ilumina 502 easily handles a wide range of paper weights, from text to ultra thick cover, 75 to 502 gsm, at an affordable price. Print shops can now make money producing short run four-color jobs on a wide range of substrates that have been previously unavailable for digital printing. The Ilumina 502 digital press is capable of printing fiber-enhanced papers such as textured canvas, sleek metallic, cast coated, and magnetic stocks.

 

Those wishing to schedule a demonstration at the Xanté exhibit should contact: Arthur Verway at: +1 251-473-6502.

About Xanté
Xanté, the brand that is fast becoming the hero of small and mid-size prepress and print shops needing competitive, state-of-the-art technology at practical price points, 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 imaging devices including the popular Impressia and PlateMaker lines; high resolution digital color presses including the Ilumina family; large format VM series violet metal platesetters and the SpeedSetter series of polyester imaging systems; and award-winning Symphony Workflow, an Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) workflow (including Adobe PostScript 3) that 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 www.xante.com.

Media Contacts:

Xanté
Arthur Verwey
+1 251.473.6502 tel 
+1 800.926.8839
averwey@www.xante.com

Xanté Europe
Melissa van Gelderen
+31 (0)26-319.32.10 tel
+31 (0)26-319.32.11 fax
mvangelderen@www.xante.com

HSPR
Helene Smith
+1 407.786.0040 tel
+1 321.388.6511 cell
smith@helenesmith.com