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Get spot color matching right with Navigator Northstar

navigator-northstar-bannerGet spot color matching right with Navigator Northstar


Navigator Northstar is a Harlequin RIP and workflow package designed to “bolt on” to color printers lacking workflow tools and robust color correction capabilities. An alternative to print drivers or down-market RIPs, Navigator Northstar brings the professional level of color adjustment and control necessary to use these printers in a production environment where the final product (printed material) is sold.

What is Navigator Northstar?

Navigator Northstar combines a Navigator RIP, a two-client/one RIP workflow license, and a plug-in that will drive many Memjet-based printers, or the OKI 931/941 models.

The Navigator RIP communicates with the output device through a network connection, which means the printer can be physically located anywhere it’s convenient to the user. Since the workflow client software is compatible Mac or PC, the printer can be controlled from anywhere on the network.

Jobs are submitted to the RIP through the workflow’s drag-and-drop interface where the operator has an opportunity to select standard printing options such as rotation, copy count, halftone screening, and calibration.

However, Northstar deviates from the standard printer driver control by incorporating a professional color management tool which allows the operator to visually match spot colors on each individual job and adjust the color based on a series of printable swatches. The adjustments can be added to a library and used later (should the job repeat), or even on new jobs containing that particular color. Color accuracy can be achieved through built-in paper profiles, custom color profiles generated by the user, a global color change tool, or through a unique spot color matching routine that allows the user to visually adjust color accuracy on a job-by-job basis.

Integration:

Navigator Northstar supports a number of printers that incorporate Memjet’s Northstar print head. A separate plug-in will also support the OKI 931/941 series of toner-based printers.

Printers who have already purchased an OKI 931/941 can add Navigator Northstar to instantly improve color accuracy and fidelity.


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Mitsubishi – Computer-to-Plate

category_header_equipmentMitsubishi – Computer-to-Plate

Mitsubishi Imaging’s Graphic Arts Materials division provides commercial and in-plant printers with high quality imaging products, technical expertise and the latest offset and digital solutions in CTP, Proofing, Digital Printing and Workflow.

Computer-to-Plate Mitsubishi Imaging offers the industry’s most innovative, affordable and Eco-Friendly Computer-to-Plate technology, including our processless and chemistry-free Thermal DigiPlate System and our SDP-Eco1630IIIR automated platesetter.

As the premier manufacturer in polyester plate technology, we offer our benchmark SilverMaster® and Silver DigiPlate™ plate materials plus the sustainable green technology of our processless Thermal DigiPlate system.

Proofing Small and medium-sized commercial printers need high quality,consistent color proofing. With high quality Mitsubishi Diamond Proof papers designed specifically for proofing, customer achieve accurate color proofing with products from the leading supplier of inkjet proofing media.

Digital Printing Our expansive portfolio of Mitsubishi branded Diamond Jet and Diamond Proof inkjet substrates provide high-performance proofing and a full range of digital printing applications. With over 30 years experience in inkjet development and 100 years in paper manufacturing, our papers will rival the best in the industry and perform consistently, delivering results you can count on.

Workflow Mitsubishi offers SDP Smart Tools workflow solutions and other right-sized proofing solutions to help customers achieve fast, consistent output to their proofers and platesetters. SDP Smart Tools integrates and automates prepress tasks to cut down on mistakes, save time and reduce costs – which helps customers meet their efficiency and quality goals.

For additional product information contact MSL at 1-800-343-4231 or contact our sales department at sales@midstatelitho.net. Visit us on the web at www.midstatelitho.net.