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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.


Client-Server Architecture

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.


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®. 

Sierra Options


Proofer Drivers

Send job files to Epson inkjet proofers from the same interpreter used for high-resolution plate output.



  Automatically create .ppf ink key presets for CIP-compatible press consoles.


FM Screening 

Print moiré and rosette free using frequency modulated screening designed for both thermal and violet platesetters

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.

Sierra Upgrades

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 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 for more information.


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