EFI Extends Fiery Leadership in Digital Production with Latest Innovations
Fiery System 9 and Fiery Central 1.7 Drive Increased Throughput and Improved Automation
“As EFI™ celebrates 20 years of print industry innovation, it’s fitting to launch the industry’s most advanced print server technology as well as other innovative products that continue to set the standard and enable our customers’ success,” said Toby Weiss, senior vice president/general manager, Fiery® Division, EFI. “EFI raises the value of digital printing through productive, intuitive and flexible Fiery solutions that complement our award-winning portfolio of offerings.”
Fiery System 9 brings the next-generation of job submission automation tools and combines them with advanced job management features to shorten turnaround times, provide tighter integration with the printer’s finishing options, and enable greater productivity, flexibility and control. This release also introduces embedded JDF technology resident on the Fiery server, enabling seamless and powerful integration with third-party and EFI workflow applications.
Fiery System 9 is the first product to include Command WorkStation® 5 (CWS5) print job management software. The software amplifies the power of Fiery servers and centralizes job management tasks via an intuitive, flexible interface that enables job data to be entered with up to 30% fewer keystrokes for faster output. CWS5 dramatically reduces operator mistakes, decreases waste, and increases profitability for production printers.
Innovation in On-Demand Printing
A 2009 BERTL’s Best award winner, Fiery Central is a complete workflow designed to centralize and unify digital production. Complementing the Fiery technology, it enables print service providers in medium to high-volume print on demand environments, such as corporate reprographic departments (CRD), print-for-pay, and commercial printers, to increase operator efficiency, reduce costs, and decrease turnaround times.
The upcoming version (expected later in this quarter) will utilize the Fiery CWS5 job management software, and provide greater support for submitting JDF workflows into Fiery Central. Version 1.7 also will have IPP-enabled printer support for expanded engine connectivity, and updates to the Image Enhance module that will provide higher quality results for the most reliable image retouching capability.
For more information on these and other Fiery innovations including the latest Fiery Color Profiler Suite 3.0, visit www.efi.com or call 800-875-7117.
CWS5 amplifies the power of Fiery servers and centralizes job management tasks via an intuitive, flexible interface that enables job data to be entered with up to 30% fewer keystrokes for faster output.