Sierra Adobe Workflow
The Peak of Prepress Productivity for Offset Printing
With the powerful Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) at its core, Xitron's Sierra workflow offers complete Prepress Independence® in a scalable and affordable package. Built with cross-media functionality in mind, Sierra is equally productive in commercial, digital, and hybrid applications — with the ability to output to more than 250 different devices.
Sierra’s client-server architecture is an economical alternative compared to workflow software that requires individual seat licenses. Using a simple client interface for both macOS and Windows workstations, operators can quickly access jobs and status as they move from job prep to imposition to final output. From 4-up to VLF output formats, Sierra handles complex job requirements with ease, resulting in fewer mistakes and increased productivity. A robust feature set includes Adobe in-RIP trapping, PDF preflighting, ink remapping, dynamic imposition, and advanced 2D and 3D soft proofing.
Cross Media Workflow
For digital, offset, and hybrid applications. Sierra provides flexibility on demand and on schedule.
Fully Integrated, Dynamic Imposition
Replaces expensive stand-alone applications, reducing the cost of ownership and keeping the work inside a single, manageable interface.
Gives multiple operators access from anywhere on the network. Each client is fully featured and supports both macOS and Windows operating systems.
Scalable and Economical
Sierra promises accurate file interpretation and productive throughput for 4-up, 8-up, and VLF offset prepress, as well as digital and hybrid environments. Achieve prepress independence by driving any of over 250 output devices from Kodak, Agfa, Screen, ECRM, Presstek, and others.
Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE)
Core offers the latest in interpretive power with JDF compliance. Work stays in Portable Document Format through each workflow step, including interpretation.
Adobe In-RIP Trapping
Quality and efficiency at no extra charge. Trap control is customizable for each device and presets are applied accordingly.
Helps operators avoid wasted time and material by properly combining like separations caused by errors in design
Advanced Soft Proofing
In 2D and 3D formats offers a digital look at trims, bleeds, binding, and light response to ink, substrate and varnish.
For over 250 different platesetters, imagesetters, proofers, digital printers, and digital presses, offering true Prepress Independence®.
Send job files to Epson inkjet proofers from the same interpreter used for high-resolution plate output.
We invite you to schedule a demo. Live demos allow us the opportunity to answer your questions in detail, learn about your requirements, and discuss ways Xitron can benefit you and your organization.
For optimum throughput and performance of your Adobe PDF Print Engine and workflow, keep your Sierra system
Xitron is currently shipping Sierra version 7.5 with APPE version 5.5. If your Sierra system is 6.X or older, please request an upgrade quote here.
Free upgrades are available to customers with an existing Xitron support agreement by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your dongle number in the request.
Sierra Support Agreements
Xitron’s Sierra support program protects your workflow investment long after the normal warranty period.
Choice of 1- or 3-year term period
Unlimited email and telephone support
Free software upgrades for the life of the support agreement
Protection for your software key and Xitron interface and cables
Priority calls and email handling
Annual support renewals are available
Xitron goes the distance in responding to your telephone and email questions. Our specialists can quickly diagnose your problem as if they are sitting right next to you. This means less downtime and less overall cost to you.
Please contact email@example.com for more information.