Xanté Introduces the PlateMaker5 – A Total Prepress System


Xanté Introduces the PlateMaker5 – A Total Prepress System


Contact: Sean Ros
Director of Worldwide Marketing
Tel: (251) 473-6502
Email: media@www.xante.com

Mobile, AL (April 14, 2006) –Xanté Corporation, a leader in computer-to-plate (CTP) technology, announced the release of the PlateMaker5 on Friday, April 14, 2006. The PlateMaker5 is a total prepress system with the ability to produce polyester plates, film and paper proofs designed specifically for small commercial printers and print shops in need of a low cost, high quality, chemical free CTP system. Powered by Xanté patented and patent-pending technologies, this system brings drastically improved halftones and tighter registration to the two-up portrait press marketplace.“Twelve years ago we pioneered electrophotographic CTP technology, and with the PlateMaker5 we’ve refined it,” commented Robert C. Ross, Jr., President and CEO. “With our core group of technologies, ‘Z-7 technologies’, and the newest CTP innovation, Z-Dot technology, the PlateMaker5 is positioned in a class by itself,” Ross added.

Z-7 technology provides the tools for Xanté CTP products to ensure clean plates, crisp film, sharp images, high line screens, accurate registration and exact halftones. The innovation of Z-Dot technology allows for more control over dot gain while also enabling photographs and screens to be imaged smoothly with 256 shades of gray (150 lpi).  Z-Dot also enables halftone screens to be easily controlled and for tints and graduations to have smoother, more consistent output than ever before.

Xanté is the world’s largest manufacturer of electrophotographic CTP devices, with thousands of print shops around the world owning PlateMaker series devices. The introduction of the fifth generation product, the PlateMaker5, signifies Xanté’s continued leadership in the CTP industry.

For more information about the PlateMaker5 or Xanté’s other CTP, CTF and digital color press solutions, call 800-926-8839 or visit http://ecbiz103.inmotionhosting.com/m/.


PlateMaker5 Specifications

1200 dpi with 128 or 256 MB
2400 dpi with 256 MB (optional)

Up to 150 line screens

Auto Plate Loader
50 Plate Capacity

Plate run length
> 20,000 Impressions

Screening Technology
Z-Dot / Traditional Screens

Up to 120 plates per hour

10/100 BaseT Ethernet and Parallel Port

Hard Drive
Optional (minimum 10 GB drive)

340 mm Option
For plates up to 340mm (13 3/8”)
(330mm Standard)