The heart of a fully automated manufacturing system for labels and packaging.

Smart DFE

SmartDFE™ Overview

A Smart Print Factory Requires a Smart DFE


SmartDFE™ for labels and packaging applications meets the need for fully variable data, gives complete control of the print workflow, and provides valuable information for QA and inspection, press maintenance, and stock control. Co-developed by Global Graphics Software, HYBRID Software, Meteor Inkjet, and Xitron, SmartDFE™ transforms the role of the digital press in the smart print factory of the future.


SmartDFE™ is designed to be part of a fully automated manufacturing solution supporting Industry 4.0 telematics and MIS integration, plus connectivity with automated manufacturing lines via OPC UA. This powerful solution combines the creation and editing of optimized print-ready PDF files, layout, and automated Variable Data Printing (VDP) with HYBRID Stepz and CLOUDFLOW, job cost estimation, and production controls. Harlequin® Direct drives print data to the printheads at blistering speeds through Xitron’s Navigator DFE platform, or Meteor software and electronics. 

For the most economical SmartDFE™ development available, contact Xitron at 734-913-8080 or 


Job Management


Brand/spot color matching


Brandable GUI


Color Management with ICC Profiles


Hands-free automation options through XML and JDF


API available for Integration with your software


Manual color curve adjustments for quick edits


Touch screen compatible


Custom Engineering available including Engine Control