Xitron (Booth 207) is introducing KeySetter, an automated ink-key presetting system to press consoles from leading industry manufacturers including Adast, Heidelberg, Komori, Mitsubishi, manroland, Sakurai and Shinohara.
Xitron’s KeySetter family of pressroom workflow solutions includes three different options: KeySetter Light produces a simple chart of the ink key settings which can be printed to a printer or saved as a PDF file; KeySetter Pro produces a specific file format for presses that require proprietary format ink key setting data; KeySetter Connect provides the greatest level of automation in the pressroom with a direct connection to the press console.
KeySetter is powered by Xitron’s Navigator workflow server software. Extending the server functionality to handle the pressroom workflow was a logical step and makes integration between a prepress department and pressroom quick and easy.
KeySetter operation is very simple. The prepress file is sent from the prepress department to the KeySetter software application. KeySetter examines the file and generates the initial ink key settings. Then it produces either a proprietary file format to be read by a specific press. In the case of KeySetter Connect, it directly connects to the press console.