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Navigator RIP Manager

Navigators GPS includes Xitron’s Navigator’s RIP Manager, to increase productivity, manage your workflow, and help reduce costs. An intuitive interface allows multiple operators to manage their work from any Windows or Macintosh workstation on the network, while the Navigator RIP Manager directs output production through up to three RIPs.

Drag and drop functionality, in addition to traditional job submission methods, make Navigator RIP Manager very simple to use. Navigator RIP Manager is modular and expandable, providing a PDF option that includes PDF creation, preflight controls, and the ability to incorporate Certified PDF.


Features and Benefits – Navigator Rip Manager


Start with the components you need today. Add capabilities later as your needs grow. This philosophy adds value while protecting your initial investment.

Easy to Use

Graphical user interface is easy to understand and navigate. Operators are more productive the first day.

Cost Effective

Reduces wasted plates, paper, and redo’s. XiFlow typically pays for itself within 6 months.


Any workstation on the network becomes a window on the workflow. Operators no longer have to physically go to the RIP to make changes or see job progress.

RIP Manager Options

Xitron offers several performance options to expand Navigator RIP Manager’s production capabilities. Click the links to the right to explore enhancements such as PDF conversion, built-in Preflighting, and alternative Viewer controls.

Navigator RIP Manager PDF Option

The Navigator RIP Manager PDF option allows for greater control over PDF file management and will enable you to become an integral player as new standards develop and are implemented throughout our industry. The PDF option provides the ability to create and normalize PDF’s from incoming PostScript files, making PDF the intermediate file format within the workflow, standardizing the process. Setups for Web, Screen, Print (laser/inkjet) and Press are part of the built-in configurations.

Also included are preflight tools utilizing the Enfocus PitStop library. These tools automatically flag/correct common errors found in PDF files using Xitron-provided or customer-created Enfocus PitStop Profiles and Action Lists.

RIP Manager Viewer Plus

Viewer Plus adds enhanced functionality to the standard RIP Manager viewer. Grid overlays assist operators in determining element positions on plate or film, while a densitometer and screen angle calculators serve to verify ink densities and halftone angles. Viewer Plus also includes a measurement tool to calculate the distance between two defined points on the screen (useful with step & repeat) and enhanced image navigation.

Xitron offers the Viewer Plus option is a site license. Therefore, once enabled, all users on the system have access to these enhanced features.


Updated 04/18/2012


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