Xanté’s Popular Ilumina Digital Color Presses Now PANTONE(R) licensed


Xanté’s Popular Ilumina Digital Color Presses Now PANTONE(R) licensed

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September 11, 2009 – Mobile, AL – Xanté Corporation and Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for design and print industries, today announce that the entire line of Xanté Ilumina solutions is now PANTONE licensed. The move makes it possible for smaller shops to compete for corporate color business, and for larger printers and design shops to fulfill shorter run, production-quality jobs faster, on an alternate device.

The Xanté Ilumina series, including the new Ilumina Digital Envelope Press+ and Ilumina Digital Production Press, are now PANTONE license, enabling color matching for PANTONE colors. As a result, customers will see consistent color.

“Our partnership with Pantone assures Xanté Ilumina users the confidence of being able to accurately and consistently match corporate colors, thereby giving them the opportunity to offer new products to clientele. This latest development extends the “big-league” features and value of the Ilumina series,” says Robert Ross, CEO and founder of Xanté.

Xanté Ilumina Digital Color Presses

The Ilumina Digital Envelope Press+

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 600 piece input capacity supports volume production demands such as those needed for transpromo applications. All Ilumina devices can print on window envelopes.

New Ilumina Digital Production Press

New Ilumina 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 Digital Production Press supports automated production of on demand color prints including oversized, ultra thick cover jobs.

Affordable Ilumina 502 Delivers Short-Run Color Printing on Oversized, Ultra Thick Cover
The Ilumina 502 also 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. In addition, the Ilumina 502 Digital Color Press is capable of printing on fiber-enhanced papers such as coated, textured canvas, and metallic.

About Pantone
Pantone, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE(R) Name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.


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.

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