Fiery FS400 Pro and FS400

There are many Fiery® tools that 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 how-to guides that walk you through each tool. You can select any of the following tool categories for access to the how-to guides any time you need it.
Note: The how-to guides are intended for use with Fiery Command WorkStation® 6 and Fiery FS400/Fiery FS400 Pro 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 server, please contact your Fiery supplier.

For additional Fiery how-to guides visit the Resources section in Fiery Impose, Fiery Compose, Fiery JobMaster, Graphic Arts Pro Package, Fiery JobFlow, Fiery Color Profiler Suite, Variable Data Printing, Fiery CentralFiery Automation Package and Fiery ColorRight Package.

Select the how-to guides from the following categories:

Document Preparation

Description File Size Download
Produce notepads
Automate the process of printing pads with minimal manual collation.
509.52 KB
Apply advanced page numbering and stamping
Use a combination of custom text, formats and macros to create unique numbering sequences for multiple page sections and apply an image as a watermark.
24.86 MB
Auto page rotation in Fiery Impose
Automate the rotation for pages in long documents to ensure all pages have the orientation originally specified with Fiery Impose.
67.48 MB
Produce documents with two sets of tabs
Produce a job with two different sets of tabs to better differentiate chapters from subchapters in book.
27.62 MB
Produce documents with bleed-edge tabs
Produce well defined sections in a long document without using tab media. Bleed-edge tabs requires the finished job to be trimmed on the fore edge in order for the tab colors to show.
16.63 MB
insert scanned pages into a job
Learn how to insert scanned pages when assembling a job with Fiery JobMaster. Pages can be pre-scanned or users can initiate the scan process using Fiery Remote Scan or any TWAIN compliant scanner.
11.60 MB
Apply unique ticket numbers
Quickly insert a custom incremental ticket numbering sequence at the makeready stage.
2.99 MB
Assemble a catalog with page numbers
Fiery JobMaster provides advanced document makeready including fully visual tab insertion and design; media assignment, page numbering, finishing and scanning; plus powerful late-stage editing features.
17.65 MB
Print a simple booklet from the driver
Produce booklets using saddlestitch imposition schemes from any application without the need for more advanced imposition programs.
28.69 MB
Convert pages to grayscale
Easily specify any page or sheet surface to print in black and white during the makeready stage.
16.73 MB
Print multi-up jobs
The gangup or multi-up imposition type is commonly used when printing business cards, postcards, tickets, and coupons. Fiery Impose offers workflows to optimize the layout composition of multi-up jobs depending on the properties of the source file, media size and automation requirements.
1,004.75 KB
Produce jobs with different finishing requirements
Use Fiery Compose or Fiery JobMaster to apply different finishing options to multiple chapters within a document. These finishing options will vary based on the in-line finisher available at the print engine.
14.41 MB
Produce NCR forms with Fiery JobMaster
Quickly create multi-part forms and fulfill complex numbering and stamping requirements typical in NCR form orders.
708.50 KB
Print a calendar booklet
Produce professional looking calendars using Fiery Impose, a server-based imposition application option that streamlines and automates the imposition process, making production more efficient.
68.28 MB
Gangup imposition automation by media size
The Fiery Impose finish size setting, Based on Trim Box, calculates the best layout (n-up and orientation) on the fly, considering the desired media size to print on. It enables the creation of a single imposition template for all gangup layouts like business cards, postcards, and tickets, printing on the same sheet size. The imposition template is applied to a Fiery Hot Folder workflow.
6.18 MB
Print a perfect bound booklet
This binding method consists of individual leaves glued together at the spine with a flexible adhesive which is glued along the edges of the body sheets and binds the text to a wraparound cover.
14.28 MB
Automate offline finishing with Duplo finishers
Fiery Impose templates can include barcodes and registration marks recognizable by Duplo finishing equipment. These instruct the Duplo finisher on how to position its blades, cutters, and creasers to finish the document appropriately. The integration of Fiery Impose with Duplo finishers brings drastic productivity gains by automating the offline finishing process.
25.89 MB
Variable Data Printing

Description File Size Download
Prepare and produce personalised booklets
Produce impactful one-to-one booklets to promote products and services by personalising them with customer contact information and products offerings related to their personal preference. The how-to guide showcases PPML format support and Fiery Impose.
583.35 MB
Prepare and print a personalised newsletter using FreeForm
Utilize Fiery FreeForm technology to enable variable data printing. Master element data for a VDP job is sent to the Fiery and rasterised separately from variable element data in order to achieve engine rated speeds.
32.39 MB
Prepare and produce personalized postcards
The production of personalized postcards with Fiery servers is as easy as producing static ones. The how-to guide showcases Fiery Impose to produce effective one-to-one communications.
4.25 MB
Job Management

Description File Size Download
Paper stock management with Fiery Paper Catalog
Have a centralised paper warehouse database to store attributes of the media stock and make it easy to associate paper trays with the loaded media stock at the print engine in order to ensure the operator uses the right media, with the right colour profile for each print job.
28.75 MB
Create a job error report
Learn how to create a job error report to enable faster communication and replication of technical issues.
2.60 MB
Automate job submission with Fiery tools
Configure a virtual printer, a job preset or a Fiery Hot Folder to set job ticket specifications including imposition templates in order to automate most of your jobs. Take automation to the next level by using Fiery JobFlow Base workflows.
1.08 MB
Graphic Arts

Description File Size Download
Optimise colour quality
Produce great colour quality documents with Fiery color reproduction capabilities including spot colours, colour substitution, auto-trapping, image smoothing, spot colour composite overprint, fine black elements and RGB transparencies.
18.95 MB
Calibrate printer with EFI ES-2000 spectrophotometer
Calibrate your Fiery Driven print engine to achieve consistent color documents. This how-to guide describes the calibration method using the ES-2000 spectrophotometer.
2.73 MB
Capture spot colors and reproduce them accurately
Use the ES-2000 spectrophotometer to capture colors from your business card and reproduce them accurately in your color documents.
2.91 MB
Create custom control bars for color consistency and quality control
Control Bar Builder has a WYSIWYG interface, which displays different color bars and job information. Each custom control bar can be used across all media sizes, reducing setup time and simplifying the operator’s job.
11.00 MB
Use prepress tools at the Fiery server to adjust color and troubleshoot file issues
Reduce wasted prints and improve efficiency by using tools right on the Fiery server to troubleshoot files and make color adjustments
6.71 MB