Fiery System 8

There are many Fiery tools that will help you increase your productivity and improve the efficiency and quality of your print jobs. To help you take advantage of these tools, EFI has developed a comprehensive set of demo scripts and sample files that will walk you through each tool. You can select any of the following categories of tools for access to the demo scripts and samples files any time you need it.

Note: The demo scripts and sample files are intended for use with Fiery System 8 Release 2 software. Some files may work with previous Fiery software versions. Also, some Fiery features are dependent on specific engine capabilities. If you have any questions about your Fiery, please contact your Fiery supplier. Adobe Flash Player 7 or higher is required for the flash demos within some of the ZIP files.


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Document Preparation

Description File Size Download
Gang-Up imposition
Prepare and automate the production of business cards using SeeQuence Impose, a server-based imposition application option that streamlines and automates the imposition process, making production more efficient.
711.92 KB
Merge JPEG files and print a photo booklet
Submit and merge JPEG files from the same folder and automate job settings like imposition to create a photo booklet in few clicks.
20.51 MB
Print a perfect bind booklet
This binding method consists of a number of signatures or individual leaves between covers of much heavier paper, glued together at the spine with a strong flexible adhesive which is glued along the edges of the text sheets and binds the text to a wraparound cover.
11.54 MB
Print a booklet from SeeQuence Impose
Booklet Imposition in SeeQuence Impose is a fully visual and intuitive document imposition utility. It allows you to print multiple pages of a print job in a booklet style using any file format.
59.44 MB
Prepare complex documents to print
SeeQuence Compose provides centralized document assembly, WYSIWYG page level ticketing, preview and editing. From a single, integrated window, you can manage tabs and specify mixed media, taking advantage of the fully automated digital printing process to produce finished documents with minimal operator intervention.
11.66 MB
Print a booklet from the driver
Produce booklets using saddlestitch and perfect bound imposition schemes from any application without the need for more advanced imposition programs.
59.66 MB
Prepare a document to print using SeeQuence Suite
SeeQuence Suite includes SeeQuence Impose and SeeQuence Compose, which can work in a tightly integrated workflow, allowing you to accurately set up jobs and soft proof. SeeQuence Impose enables error-free lay-out at a sheet level, and SeeQuence Compose performs all document make-ready functions at a page level.
60.29 MB
Print a Calendar Booklet
Produce professional looking calendars using SeeQuence Impose, a server-based imposition application option that streamlines and automates the imposition process, making production more efficient
34.48 MB
Variable Data Printing

Description File Size Download
EFI FreeForm (Letterhead Applications)
The EFI FreeForm Letterhead Application utilizes EFI FreeForm technology to enable variable data printing. Master-element data for a VDP job is sent to the Fiery and raster-ized separately from variable-element data. In this demo script, a letterhead template is stored as the FreeForm master and later used as the background for printing variable element data.
2.69 MB
Fiery FreeForm (Set-up Guide)
Set-up Guide Using Fiery FreeForm 2 explains how to use Atlas Printshop Mail, Fiery Edition for Windows to create a marketing campaign enabled by variable data printing. The demo script includes adding variable elements in Printshop Mail, sending VDP data to the Fiery, imposing the document into saddlestitched booklets, and using the VDP Reource Manager.
33.86 MB
Fiery FreeForm and Hot Folders (Postcards)
Variable Data Printing/Hot Folder PostCard utilizes EFI Hot Folders to streamline the VDP workflow that combines variable-element text with a static background layout to produce postcards with a personalized marketing message on both front and back. The demo script also utilizes FreeForm Master Preview, EFI Impose, Control Strip with printer marks, and VDP Resource Manager.
5.91 MB
Fiery FreeForm (Postcards)
Variable Data Printing/FreeForm Postcard utilizes MS Word mail merge engine to convert a customer spreadsheet into variable-element text. This will be combined with a static background layout to produce postcards with a personalized marketing message on both front and back. The demo script also uses FreeForm Master Preview, EFI Impose, Control Strip with printer marks, and VDP Resource Manager.
7.28 MB
Submitting PPML Jobs with LPR Printer Configuration
LPR Printer Configuration/Submitting PPML Jobs uses Print Services for UNIX to enable LPR printing from a Windows XP Professional client to Fiery controllers that have LPD service in place. The demo script explains how to configure your network for submitting PPML print jobs to Fiery controllers, how to download Windows printer drivers, and how to add a printer using LPR.
12.92 MB
Fiery FreeForm and Hot Folders (Postcards)
Variable Data Printing/Hot Folder PostCard utilizes EFI Hot Folders to streamline the VDP workflow that combines variable-element text with a static background layout to produce postcards with a personalized marketing message on both front and back. The demo script also utilizes FreeForm Master Preview, EFI Impose, Control Strip with printer marks, and VDP Resource Manager.
5.91 MB
Fiery FreeForm (Postcards)
Variable Data Printing/FreeForm Postcard utilizes MS Word mail merge engine to convert a customer spreadsheet into variable-element text. This will be combined with a static background layout to produce postcards with a personalized marketing message on both front and back. The demo script also uses FreeForm Master Preview, EFI Impose, Control Strip with printer marks, and VDP Resource Manager.
7.28 MB
Fiery FreeForm (Set-up Guide)
Set-up Guide Using Fiery FreeForm 2 explains how to use Atlas Printshop Mail, Fiery Edition for Windows to create a marketing campaign enabled by variable data printing. The demo script includes adding variable elements in Printshop Mail, sending VDP data to the Fiery, imposing the document into saddlestitched booklets, and using the VDP Reource Manager.
33.86 MB
EFI Fiery FreeForm Kit
The Fiery FreeForm Kit has examples you can use and repurpose as customer samples to show what is possible with VDP. The samples in this kit have been designed to show simple applications like Microsoft Word Mail Merge (PC) or Data Merge (MAC) to create simple variable data documents. Each sample is presented with step-by-step instructions for opening, viewing, and printing the documents to the Fiery using FreeForm. You can edit them to use as the basis for customer jobs -- an ideal way to learn how it all works, or use the sample databases and instructions for adapting your own, eliminating the need to start from scratch.
39.43 KB
PPML Price Tags
PPML Price Tags uses a static background layout in PDF format along with Atlas PrintShop Mail to drive the variable data process from a simple database saved as an MS Excel spreadsheet. The demo script uses imposition functions to place eight PPML tags. EFI’s Global Object Workflow allows the Fiery to intelligently process and store repeating resources within the document.
3.69 MB
PPML Catalog Demo
Variable Data Printing/PPML Catalog utilizes a catalog layout created with Adobe InDesign and exported to Pageflex Persona. Driving the variable data process is a simple MS Excel spreadsheet. The demo script includes these variable data elements: layouts targeted for youth or adult, front cover and content photographs, products and descriptions based on age and sex.
335.56 MB
Job Management

Description File Size Download
Hot Folders
Hot Folder Filters are a standard feature for external Fiery controllers. The utility provides users with a simple, automated method for sending files to the Fiery. Documents can be printed using drag-and-drop or print-to-file methods. The demo script explains procedures for setting up and printing files to the Fiery.
12.90 MB
EFI Fiery JDF Connector
The EFI Fiery JDF Connector (FJC) brings seamless digital integration of creative production and management information solutions (MIS). The demo script shows how to set up, manage and submit jobs from Acrobat to the Fiery using the FJC.
69.15 MB
EFI Command WorkStation
EFI Command WorkStation is the job administration utility used with Fiery servers. In its most extensible form, it allows administrators to log into multiple Fierys, manipulate jobs from connected servers, preview and edit print jobs, and monitor job ticket information for billing and accounting. The demo script explains how to print jobs and edit job ticket information as well as how to use DocBuilder for document merging and editing.
49.34 MB
EFI Driver
EFI Driver 3.0 encompasses new features of Fiery Driver including an updated user interface, a layered simple interface, user authentication support, reorganized print options, customization for basic panes, section 508 compliance, and an improved job layout preview. The demo script explains how to navigate the new user interface, how to set EFI Driver options, how to customize the Basic Category, and how to utilize job templates.
52.18 MB
Fiery WebTools
Fiery WebTools is an updated browser-based utility hosted on the Fiery server. It provides these functions: download of printer files and client applications from the Fiery; back-up and restoration of settings, user authentication access to mailbox jobs, and administrative configuration of the Fiery. The demo script provides step-by-step procedures for implementation of these functions.
5.96 MB
Virtual Printers
Virtual Printers provide a method of printing to the Fiery by using predefined settings to configure the print job. A Fiery administrator can define a series of virtual printers for the Fiery to publish. Users access virtual printers via the printer driver. The demo script describes how to configure a virtual printer, set Job Properties, and assign imposition properties.
39.05 MB
Hot Folders with MS Office Filters
Hot Folders with MS Office Filters allow users to submit MS Office documents to the Fiery using the drag-and-drop technique in conjunction with EFI Hot Folders. Users can submit jobs in native file formats without need to open and print from the original application. The demo script explains how to setup and assign properties to Hot Folders, how to configure the MS Office filters, and how to use Adobe Acrobat PDF Driver to create files for submission.
12.64 MB
USB Media Server
USB Media Server provides a simple way to connect USB mass storage devices to Fiery servers and print files as needed. Folders can be created on a storage device to enable automatic printing. The demo script describes procedures for Fiery USB Auto Print including how to copy files to the Root directory and how to transfer files to the Fiery.
39.98 MB
User Authentication Demo
User Authentication with LDAP Services allows an administrator to define a set of users/ groups who are authorized to perform a set of tasks on the Fiery server. The demo script explains how to configure a Fiery controller to use LDAP services, how to add an LDAP user to a group, and how to print to the Fiery using a valid Windows login name and password.
39.97 MB
EFI Fiery JDF Connector
The EFI Fiery JDF Connector (FJC) brings seamless digital integration of creative production and management information solutions (MIS). The demo script shows how to set up, manage and submit jobs from Acrobat to the Fiery using the FJC.
69.15 MB
Hot Folders
Hot Folder Filters are a standard feature for external Fiery controllers. The utility provides users with a simple, automated method for sending files to the Fiery. Documents can be printed using drag-and-drop or print-to-file methods. The demo script explains procedures for setting up and printing files to the Fiery.
12.90 MB
EFI Command WorkStation
EFI Command WorkStation is the job administration utility used with Fiery servers. In its most extensible form, it allows administrators to log into multiple Fierys, manipulate jobs from connected servers, preview and edit print jobs, and monitor job ticket information for billing and accounting. The demo script explains how to print jobs and edit job ticket information as well as how to use DocBuilder for document merging and editing.
49.38 MB
Virtual Printers
Virtual Printers provide a method of printing to the Fiery by using predefined settings to configure the print job. A Fiery administrator can define a series of virtual printers for the Fiery to publish. Users access virtual printers via the printer driver. The demo script describes how to configure a virtual printer, set Job Properties, and assign imposition properties.
39.04 MB
EFI Driver
EFI Driver 3.0 encompasses new features of Fiery Driver including an updated user interface, a layered simple interface, user authentication support, reorganized print options, customization for basic panes, section 508 compliance, and an improved job layout preview. The demo script explains how to navigate the new user interface, how to set EFI Driver options, how to customize the Basic Category, and how to utilize job templates.
52.17 MB
Fiery WebTools
Fiery WebTools is an updated browser-based utility hosted on the Fiery server. It provides these functions: download of printer files and client applications from the Fiery; back-up and restoration of settings, user authentication access to mailbox jobs, and administrative configuration of the Fiery. The demo script provides step-by-step procedures for implementation of these functions.
5.95 MB
Hot Folders with MS Office Filters
Hot Folders with MS Office Filters allow users to submit MS Office documents to the Fiery using the drag-and-drop technique in conjunction with EFI Hot Folders. Users can submit jobs in native file formats without need to open and print from the original application. The demo script explains how to setup and assign properties to Hot Folders, how to configure the MS Office filters, and how to use Adobe Acrobat PDF Driver to create files for submission.
12.63 MB
User Authentication Demo
User Authentication with LDAP Services allows an administrator to define a set of users/ groups who are authorized to perform a set of tasks on the Fiery server. The demo script explains how to configure a Fiery controller to use LDAP services, how to add an LDAP user to a group, and how to print to the Fiery using a valid Windows login name and password.
39.97 MB
User Authentication with My Docs
User Authentication with My Docs allows the Fiery administrator to define a set of users/groups who are authorized to perform a set of tasks on the Fiery server. The demo script describes how to log in and out, download, monitor, and print documents in the My Docs area of WebTools. It also covers management of mailbox documents.
15.76 MB
Graphic Arts

Description File Size Download
Configurable Auto Trapping
EFI’s implementation of auto trapping provides users with advanced trapping settings and gives the user full control over the values.
3.34 MB
GA Control Bar Demo and Samples
Control Bar is a Graphic Arts Package Premium Edition feature that prints customized color patches and job information outside the live image area of each print job. The demo script explains how to edit the patches to accommodate specific user needs.
5.62 MB
Spot-On with Sub Demo and Samples
Spot-On with Substitute Color, found in Graphic Arts Package Premium Edition, provides for color substitutions in both RGB and CMYK color spaces. The demo script explains how to accurately measure and substitute spot colors in Fiery print jobs.
3.13 MB
HotFolder Filters Demo and Samples
Hot Folder Filters are a standard feature for external Fiery controllers. The utility provides users with a simple, automated method for sending files to the Fiery. Documents can be printed using drag-and-drop or print-to-file methods. The demo script explains procedures for setting up and printing files to the Fiery.
17.60 MB
Halftone Simulation Demo and Samples
Halftone Simulation with Frequency per Color is a Graphic Arts Package Premium Edition feature that allows Fiery driven digital print devices to simulate halftone dot configurations used by offset presses. The demo script explains differences between halftone dot shape, frequency, and screen angles.
6.30 MB
Image Viewer ESP Demo and Samples
EFI ImageViewer with Export Soft Proof is a Graphic Arts Package Premium Edition feature for external Fiery Controllers. It provides soft proofing and color editing capabilities for rasterized print jobs before committing them to an output device for printing. The demo script shows how to use the zoom capabilities and diagnostic color tools for analyzing and editing print jobs.
44.46 MB
Paper Simulation Demo and Samples
Paper Simulation is a Graphic Arts Package Premium Edition feature designed to reconcile the white point of the paper used for the print job with the white of the paper being simulated. The demo script describes how to use hue, saturation, and brightness adjustments for accurate matching.
6.35 MB
Progressives Demo and Samples
Progressives is a diagnostic tool in Graphic Arts Package Premium Edition that allows users to print CMYK and spot color channels/layers individually or in combination. The demo script explains how to evaluate the channels/layers in the context of color management
5.02 MB
ColorWise Overview Demo and Samples
ColorWise is the color management system used with Fiery servers. The demo script provides an overview of ColorWise utilities including Calibrator, Color Editor, Profile Manager, Spot-On, and Color Setup.
4.55 MB
Composite Overprint Demo and Samples
Composite Overprint is a ColorWise setting that makes it possible to view CMYK overprints. Ordinarily a second-down color knocks out the color printed beneath it. With Composite Overprint enabled, the second-down color overprints the first to create a new additive color. The demo script describes procedures for printing the sample file both with and without overprinting for a side-by-side comparison.
82.18 MB
Auto Trapping Demo
By using the Fiery Auto Trapping feature, customers can get professional level results without extensive knowledge of trapping rules. The feature accomplishes this feat by automatically correcting mis-registration of Fiery driven printers for composite or separated documents.
2.73 MB
Fiery Calibration Demo
Overview of calibration options including targets and measurement instruments for S300 Fiery controllers which utilize ColorWise software.
1.58 MB
Postflight Report Demo and Samples
PostFlight Report is diagnostic tool included in Graphic Arts Package Premium Edition. It provides global and object-specific information about how files are printed by ColorWise. The demo script shows how to generate various Postflight Reports and edit feedback specifications.
3.77 MB
Device Link Demo
Device Link is a standard feature that allows users to link source and destination profiles and manipulate them as a single entity. The demo script explains preparation of RGB and CMYK profiles for conversion to a single Device Link profile.
47.47 MB
Fiery Altona Visual Test Suite Demo
The Altona Test Suite is well known group of industry test files, which the graphic arts market is increasingly using as the new standard for evaluating new technology investments. Since the Fiery properly prints the Altona Test Suite, it guarantees that the technology is the best proofing system for press simulation.
5.45 MB
Preflight Demo and Samples
Preflight is a Graphic Arts Package Premium Edition feature that evaluates print jobs for potential printing errors. It assesses “print-worthiness” by determining whether a job will print successfully and with the expected level of quality on a chosen printing device. The demo script describes how to use the settings in the user interface and includes a sample file that triggers the alerts for specific problems.
8.90 MB
Two-Color Print Mapping Demo and Samples
Two-Color Print Mapping is a standard feature that enables users to assign spot colors to replace the generic colors used in designing print jobs. Typically, magenta and black are used as placeholders for the colors later selected for two-color printing. The demo script includes procedures for selecting placeholder colors and later reassigning them to the sample file.
8.78 MB
Print Gray Using Black Only Demo and Samples
Print Gray Using Black Only is a standard feature with which users can designate that selected gray values in a print job be printed using only black toner. This ensures a single click charge is incurred, instead of four, when generating grayscale output. The demo script explains how to define RGB and CMYK elements in the sample file so they can be printed using only black toner.
175.64 MB
Spot-On Tutorial without Sample
Fiery Spot On allows users to better match desired spot colors and assign specific names and CMYK values. The demo script shows how to create and manage new colors while explaining the user interface.
1.45 MB
Spot-On with Substitute Color
Spot-On with Substitute Color, found in Graphic Arts Package Premium Edition, provides for color substitutions in both RGB and CMYK color spaces. The demo script explains how to accurately measure and substitute spot colors in Fiery print jobs.
4.03 MB
Composite Overprint Demo and Samples
Composite Overprint is a ColorWise setting that makes it possible to view CMYK overprints. Ordinarily a second-down color knocks out the color printed beneath it. With Composite Overprint enabled, the second-down color overprints the first to create a new additive color. The demo script describes procedures for printing the sample file both with and without overprinting for a side-by-side comparison.
93.92 MB
Fiery Altona Demo Script
The Altona Test Suite is well known group of industry test files, which the graphic arts market is increasingly using as the new standard for evaluating new technology investments. Since the Fiery properly prints the Altona Test Suite, it guarantees that the technology is the best proofing system for press simulation.
15.50 MB
ColorWise Overview Demo and Samples
ColorWise is the color management system used with Fiery servers. The demo script provides an overview of ColorWise utilities including Calibrator, Color Editor, Profile Manager, Spot-On, and Color Setup.
12.66 MB
Spot-On Tutorial without Sample
Fiery Spot-On allows users to better match desired spot colors and assign specific names and CMYK values. The demo script shows how to create and manage new colors while explaining the user interface.
8.04 MB