Navigator Direct-to-Plate Workflow
Powered by Harlequin RIP core technology, Navigator Direct-to-Plate Workflow produces high quality plates and contract proofs
Navigator DTP Workflow helps increase productivity, manage your work, and reduce costs. With an intuitive user interface, an operator is able to manage and control jobs from virtually any prepress workstation. Specific workflow sequences can be designated and stored, greatly reducing the opportunity for error.
Optional features for the Navigator DTP Workflow include PDF Creation and Preflighting, plus a robust Ink Remapping tool, providing a quick and easy way to eliminate or consolidate plates within a job. Scriptable Hot Folders allow jobs to be sorted automatically by the workflow based on job size or other criteria.
The new high resolution inkjet plate workflow allows users to use select Epson printers to output polyester plates using standard Epson magenta ink. The polyester plates are suitable for up to 133 lpi. As no special ink is required, the same Epson printer may be used for both plate and proof output.
One Epson for Proofing and Plate
In addition to producing polyester metal plates, the workflow may be used to output contract proofs when used with the optional proofing plug-in for the specific Epson model. Please note that only Epson 4880, 7880, 9880, 7890, 9890, 7900 and 9900 are supported for contact proofing with Xitron proofing plug-ins. The Epson 7700 and 9700, while suitable for plate output are not supported by any Xitron proofing plug-ins due to their limited color gamut.
The new workflows support a wide range of Epson printers for plate output including:
- 4800, 4880, 4900
- 7700, 7800, 7880, 7890, 7900
- 9700, 9800, 9880, 9890, 9900
Job Tracking and Management
Job tracking and control has never been easier. The workflow sorts jobs by name, status, priority, and job number. The management system also keeps copies of the job at all stages of the workflow. This allows jobs to be easily resubmitted without going back to the original design application to be reprinted. Tracking helps ensure that the version approved by the client will be the version which is sent for output and printing.
Optional RIP Features
Optional features for the Navigator DTP Workflow include in-RIP trapping, Raster PDF soft proofing and contract proofing for the select Epson Stylus Pro printers.
Navigator Workflow Server Options
Also available as an option is an imposition solution. Imposition allows you to increase your productivity with a powerful and scalable PDF imposition software, built right into the familiar environment of Acrobat. RIP Manager’s Imposition Integrator option provides greater control over imposed jobs within the workflow.
1-Year Support Agreement Option
- Unlimited telephone support and remote diagnostics
- Discounts on updates and major upgrades
- Warranty coverage on software security device
- Upgrade to a 3-year Support Agreement available