EFI Introduces Next-Generation Fiery Command WorkStationMarch 2009
In addition to Fiery CWS5, EFI has introduced the Fiery SeeQuence Suite, an optional set of make-ready software tools, comprised of document composition and imposition functions that simplify and automate labor intensive document preparation tasks via an intuitive interface. Fiery SeeQuence Impose and Fiery SeeQuence Compose work independently or in a tightly integrated workflow through Fiery CWS, allowing operators to accurately set-up jobs and soft-proof.
Powerful Version 5 Enhancements
The new features of Fiery CWS5 are intuitive and flexible, continuing to make operators more productive. The state-of-the-art UI design is focused on the print operator experience and now boasts a streamlined workspace. "At-a-glance" information has also been added to the UI to display the status of the engine, jobs and consumables. Now users can access information about the resources available for a given job faster and more clearly, improving productivity by reducing unnecessary trips to the print engine to check status on paper and consumables.
Unique to Fiery, a new drag & drop functionality allows an operator to drag a file from their desktop directly to the print queue, greatly reducing the number of steps in the production workflow. Other productivity enhancing features include a customizable icon tool bar and dramatically improved job previews that enable the user to visualize the output at all of the document's assembly stages before printing, reducing mistakes and waste, and saving valuable time. With the new Fiery SeeQuence Suite option, the job preview feature honors ticketing-level decisions like complex imposition and make-ready, with a fast display and with a consistent user interface.
Solomon Dauber, iGen operator at Daily Digital Imaging in Pleasant Hill, Calif., said: "The new CWS5 is attractive and more intuitive, with a fluid look and functionality. The new drag & drop feature and the ability to preview files more accurately are awesome, and I expect both to be huge time and cost savers. The SeeQuence Suite enhancements are also very impressive - the intuitive interface allows me to easily control files in Impose and Compose, enabling fast, error-free job set-up."
The Fiery CWS5 software is expected to be available soon for download at no charge on www.efi.com/cws5. A live demo is available now, and interested users can register at the site to be notified as soon as the software is ready for download. For more information, please contact 1-800-875-7117 or visit these booths at ON DEMAND: EFI, booth 1943; Canon USA, booth 1701; Konica Minolta, booth 1425; and Xerox Corporation, booth 2000.
EFI (www.efi.com) is the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFI's award-winning solutions, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. The company's robust product portfolio includes Fiery® digital color print servers; VUTEk® superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Rastek(TM) UV wide-format inkjet printers; Jetrion® industrial inkjet printing systems; print production workflow and management information software; and corporate printing solutions. EFI maintains 23 offices worldwide.