RIP and Workflow for desktop inkjet and toner printers
Navigator Northstar Overview
Navigator Northstar fixes the inconsistent color issues encountered by users of Astrojet M1 printers as well as the Colordyne 1600 (C & S), Neopost Mach 5 and Mach X, Formax Colormax 7, and Trojan series of printers, all of which use the Memjet VersaPass™ inkjet head. (For a complete list of compatible Memjet-based engines, click here.)
By combining the power of the Navigator Harlequin RIP with Xitron’s color transform technology, what you see is what you print, consistently. Whether your jobs are made up of CMYK, Pantone spot colors, or a combination of both, Northstar gives you the color control you want and the results your customers expect. Applications include envelopes, flyers, brochures, and desktop labels.
Whether you are an end user, dealer, or developer, if you're not happy with the results you're getting from your present RIP or printer driver, let us know. Xitron can help you redefine your color!
Navigator Northstar Features
An uncomplicated interface means less time training and more time producing. Navigator Northstar’s GUI was founded on the remarkably successful Navigator Workflow used in thousands of printing companies worldwide. Instantly recognizable and intuitive, operators adapt quickly to its functionality
Multi-platform (Mac or PC) compatible
The client-server architecture means that jobs can be submitted, viewed, and processed from both Macs and PCs anywhere on the network. Additional client licenses are available for
Network or USB connectivity
Connect to your printer through your network
or the USB port of the platform. Both methods are easily configurable and can be completed
Fastest professional grade RIP available
Based on the Harlequin RIP core, Navigator Northstar’s RIP is recognized as the fastest of its kind. Typical job processing speed is measured in seconds, even for complex, image-rich work. Navigator is a native PDF interpreter that runs on 64-bit Windows 10. Workflow pre-flight options are available.
Global or specific color adjustment
Choose between Spot Color Matching or Global Color Adjustments through Navigator Northstar’s color tools. Whether the job contains RGB, CMYK, spot
colors, or a combination, getting the right color on paper is quick and painless.
Graphic Merge Capability
Easily combine graphics such as logos or mailing indicia for high-speed envelope printing on Memjet and OKI envelope printers.
Spot Color Matching
Match a job’s spot colors through an interactive display. Print a swatch sheet of the Pantone colors; choose the result that matches the intended output and release the job for printing. It’s that simple. Curated spot color libraries and archive job settings further streamline the process for repeat jobs.
Economical - low cost of ownership
Navigator Northstar’s low cost of ownership means it pays for itself quickly. Increased productivity, a short learning curve, and ease
of use contribute to a reduced cost per piece, increasing your margin and making you