EFI Launches Its Most Advanced Digital Front End for Cutsheet Digital Production Systems
FREMONT, CA—May 14, 2014—EFI has launched its newest Fiery platform for cutsheet digital production systems. The EFI Fiery FS150 Pro digital front end (DFE) offers faster processing, sharp image quality, seamless MIS/ERP integration and even easier to use automated workflows.
Fiery HyperRIP pushes performance to the limit by simultaneously processing a print job on four processor cores. As a result, users can get their full-color digital print jobs processed up to 55 percent faster than Fiery Driven presses without HyperRIP.
“With the new FS150 Pro technology, we dramatically improve the already industry-leading processing time of Fiery DFEs,” said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing at EFI. “That best-in-class Fiery performance, combined with easy-to-use automated workflows, gives in-plant print departments and commercial printers the power to complete work faster with outstanding accuracy, even on complex jobs.”
Unsurpassed Image Quality
The Fiery FS150 Pro DFE has all the advanced imaging features that made its predecessor the first DFE platform to carry a 100 percent perfect pass label from VIGC’s PDF RIP Audit. Users can have more confidence than ever before that their output matches the designer’s intent on the first print—including a new unique grayscale composite overprint feature that ensures correct monochrome printing of overprints, drop shadows and transparencies.
Fiery ImageViewer, an application that allows users to view full resolution raster data in real time and adjust the final raster output before printing, now includes the ability to save last-minute color adjustments so future jobs that require the same type of color correction can be produced faster.
"EFI raised the bar again with its Fiery FS150 Pro,” noted Kaspar Roos, associate director of production workflow solutions at analyst firm InfoTrends. “With its speed enhancements, better color management and productivity improvements, it is a perfect fit for demanding print environments.”
More Job Automation
The latest version of Fiery Command WorkStation software included with the Fiery FS150 Pro DFE puts automated production controls at users’ fingertips. Server-based automated workflows are easy for system administrators to set up and deploy, allowing operators to produce jobs in fewer clicks and with reduced errors.
The Fiery FS150 Pro DFE integrates seamlessly with EFI's market-leading MIS/ERP software, eCommerce/Web-to-Print products and scheduling tools. As a result, customers can easily optimize their print load and track both expenses and profits in a complete, connected business operations workflow.
Additional features and benefits include:
- Support for APPE 3.0, Adobe’s latest PDF-native rendering platform.
- Fiery JobMaster, an advanced makeready solution, brings additional tab design features to tackle complex tab layouts and produce unique jobs, giving users the ability to print multi-bank and bleed-edge tabs with ease.
- The free Fiery Go app for iPhones and iPads allows busy users to monitor and manage print jobs from anywhere in the print shop while doing other tasks.
- An expanded color library for brand color matching, including the 84 new colors recently issued in the PANTONE Plus Series.
- Fiery Integration Manager that significantly reduces the effort needed to establish time- and money-saving workflow integrations through Job Definition Format (JDF) configuration settings.
- Fiery API support for development of custom applications and tools to meet specific user needs.
The first DFEs based on the Fiery FS150 Pro system platform will be available starting next month.
EFI is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company's powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide, wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, Web-to-print and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity and efficiency.