Xitron acquires RTI CtP business

Xitron has acquired the Computer-to-Plate and Computer-to-Film RIP business of the US company RTI from Global Graphics. Xitron has had a long-standing relationship with Global Graphics since 1991, using Global’s Harlequin RIP as the basis for its own Navigator software.

Xitron’s Navigator workflow is based on a Harlequin RIP.

Global Graphics bought RTI in 2015 and the company has mostly sold and supported Harlequin RIPs through its website, mainly to print providers in North America. This agreement sees Xitron take over sales and support of the Harlequin MultiRIP business of Global Graphics Software’s RTI Division, including upgrades for existing RTI RIPs, for all commercial offset and flexographic markets.

Essentially, this frees RTI up to concentrate its efforts with the Harlequin RIP on the direct digital market, including the Harlequin DirectPrint for light production printing, screen printing and the industrial inkjet market, and allows scope for new product development.

Bret Farrah, executive vice-president of Xitron. “To date, we’ve sold over 35,000 Navigator RIP kits due to our ability to drive almost any computer-to-plate or film imagesetter in use. Coupled with our advancements in the high-speed inkjet sector, Xitron should be well-positioned for market expansion going forward.”

Naturally, Xitron will also continue to supply its own activities in the digital print market. Jeffrey Piestrak, Xitron product manager, added: “RTI’s computer-to-plate customers will find Xitron’s Navigator workflow driving many of the digital presses currently enjoying success in the inkjet market. Since that same workflow can be configured to drive their CTP engines, RTI RIP customers will find themselves in an excellent position for transition with little additional cost.”




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