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Innovative software to power prepress and printing departments


Delivering Prepress Independence® since 1977

Xitron has been developing prepress software and solutions for nearly 50 years. Our mission is to engineer intuitive, productive, and affordable alternatives capable of driving output devices manufactured by the most popular vendors on the market today. 

Harlequin RIP Workflow Development

​Xitron’s engineering team introduced our first Harlequin-based software RIP in 1992. Under continuous development since, the Navigator RIP includes 64-bit architecture, native PDF interpretation, accurate transparency rendering, and customizable workflow modules. Optional features such as trapping, imposition, load balancing, and non-disruptive preview take Navigator well beyond the scope of a simple RIP.

Navigator Harlequin RIP workflow
Sierra Adobe Workflow

Adobe Workflow Development

For production environments preferring the Adobe PDF Print Engine, Xitron offers Sierra; a complete prepress workflow that includes JDF integration, built-in dynamic imposition, and cross-media functionality. Built around APPE 5.5 (currently), Sierra includes PDF preflighting, advanced soft proofing, and Adobe’s proven in-RIP trapping.


Output Device Interfaces

Xitron RIPs, Workflows, and TIFF Catchers can drive hundreds of the Computer-to-Plate devices, imagesetters, proofers, digital presses, high-speed copiers, and inkjet printers on the market today. Communicating through software “plug-ins” and our innovative USB interface, Xitron makes it possible for these expensive systems to remain in production for years, often outlasting the manufacturer’s expectation and maximizing the user’s investment.

Custom Software Development from Xitron

Custom Software Development

The development team behind our industry’s largest and most well-known names belongs to Xitron. Companies such as Agfa, Ryobi, Mitsubishi, Memjet, Glunz & Jensen, Ohio Engraving, Global Graphics, Presstek, and Neopost rely on Xitron engineers to deliver industry-standard software that is as reliable as it is productive.


Find out more about Xitron, our products, and our culture.


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Xitron has assembled a world class support team by seeking out prepress professionals with years of production experience. Check out the support site for information and material that is being constantly updated.

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