Sierra Adobe Workflow

The Peak of Prepress Productivity

Sierra Overview

Sierra is built on Adobe’s PDF Print Engine (APPE) with cross media functionality in mind. It’s equally productive in commercial, digital, and hybrid applications with a strong feature set that includes Adobe in-RIP trapping, PDF preflighting, dynamic imposition, and advanced soft proofing in both 2D, and 3D formats.

Sierra’s client-server architecture provides a simple user interface for both Mac and PC workstations, allowing operators quick access to jobs and status as they move through each step of job preparation towards final output. Imposition functionality is available to each operator without restriction, offering an economical alternative to separate seat-license applications. From 4-up to VLF output formats, Sierra handles complex job requirements with ease, resulting in fewer mistakes and increased productivity.

Able to output to over 250 different output devices on today’s market, Sierra offers true prepress independence® in a scalable, affordable, and complete package. Sierra workflows have proven themselves in over 300 installations worldwide and the user base continues to grow.

Sierra Features

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.

Client-Server Architecture

Gives multiple operators access from anywhere on the network. Each client is fully featured and supports both Mac and PC 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

Offers quality and efficiency at no extra charge. Trap control is customizable for each device and presets are applied accordingly.i

Ink Remapping

Helps operators avoid wasted time and material by properly combining like separations caused by errors in design


PDF Preflighting 

And automated job correction through the celebrated Enfocus Library. Catch design errors and automate fixes before mistakes make it to output.

Advanced Soft Proofing 

In 2D and 3D formats offers a digital look at trims, bleeds, binding, and light response to ink, substrate and varnish.

Output Support

For over 250 different platesetters, imagesetters, proofers, digital printers, and digital presses, offering true prepress independence®. 

Contact Us

4750 Venture Drive 

Suite 200A

Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Phone: +1 734.913.8083


Phone: +1 734.913.1099

Main Line: +1 734.913.8080

Fax: +1 734 913.8088

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Xitron is the leading developer of the Harlequin RIP, Harlequin RIP based workflow, and TIFF Catcher software designed for computer-to-plate (CTP), digital output, high-speed inkjet, and direct-to-press systems. The Navigator RIP has long been recognized around the world as a best in class implementation of software RIP technology with over 35,000 installations worldwide in commercial offset, web offset, flexo, packaging, screen printing, and transactional data applications. Offering "prepress independence®," Xitron systems are compatible with virtually every output system available today. Solutions include Screen PTR RIP kits, Agfa RIP kits, Scitex RIP Kits, ECRM RIP Kits, Creo RIP Kits, QMDI RIPs and many others.

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