Xanté Completes Acquisitions of RIPit and Exxtra Imaging


Xanté Completes Acquisitions of RIPit and Exxtra Imaging

Xanté Completes Acquisitions of RIPit and Exxtra Imaging

Expands Product Offerings with Powerful RIP Software & CTP Imaging Systems for Customers in Over 100 Countries

Mobile, Alabama – April 24, 2007Xanté (Mobile, AL) announced today that it has completed acquisitions of RIPit Imaging Systems, Inc. (Sacramento, CA) and Exxtra Imaging Systems, Inc. (Hauppauge, New York).

The acquisitions expand the range of Xanté product offerings for professional printers in over 100 countries, making it one of the most comprehensive solution portfolios available to the graphic arts marketplace. The company also now boasts a significantly larger field sales and service network.

The wider Xanté product line encompasses proven chemical and process-free CTP, including violet metal and polyester solutions; the award-winning OpenRIP Symphony workflow, and digital print output.

Management of the company includes executives from Xanté, RIPit and Exxtra. Robert C. Ross, Jr. continues as President and CEO. Wayne G. Wasulko of RIPit has joined Xanté as VP of RIP Development. Michael R. Sterflinger of Exxtra has joined Xanté as VP of Technology.  RIPit and Exxtra, now wholly owned Xanté subsidiaries, will maintain operations at their existing locations.

About Xanté

Xanté provides state-of-the-art workflow and imaging technologies for high quality graphic and prepress applications. The product line includes chemical and process-free metal and polyester computer-to-plate imaging devices including the popular Impressia and PlateMaker lines; high resolution digital color presses including Ilumina; large format violet metal plate and polyester imaging systems such as the best-selling VM4 SpeedSetter; and award-winning OpenRIP® Symphony workflow software, based on an Adobe® PostScript® 3™ RIP and one of the first workflows to support the Adobe PDF Print Engine.  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, and its products are distributed through a worldwide network of reseller and distribution partners. For more information visit www.xante.com.

Trade Media Contact:

Helene Smith HSPR
+1 407.786.0040 tel
+1 321.388.6511 cell

Investor Contact:
Mark Swanzy
Chief Operating Officer
Xanté Corporation
+1 251-473-6502

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