Fiery System 10

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® 5 and Fiery System 10 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.

Select the how-to guides from the following categories:

Document Preparation

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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.
12.82 MB
Auto tab and text stamping by PDF bookmark level
Learn how to peed up composition of long jobs including chapter and subchapters by treating all bookmark levels independently and easily program multi-bank tabs or insert bookmark text as a stamp on the page. Spend only seconds or a few minutes on what usually takes hours to achieve!
23.93 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.
13.74 MB
Spread Across Pages Using User Defined Workflow
The user defined finish size workflow in Fiery Impose honors the designer’s intent by automatically detecting the trim box and bleed box defined in the source document to base the imposition on those parameters in a few clicks.
791.70 KB
Print a Calendar Booklet
Produce professional looking calendars using Impose, a server-based imposition application option that streamlines and automates the imposition process, making production more efficient.
34.77 MB
Prepare a Tab Job
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.
13.43 MB
Graphic Arts

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Produce Consistent Color with Job Based Calibration
Job based calibration increases color consistency since it offers a easy path to customize the calibration for a specific job and the associated media and profiles.
6.02 MB
Image Enhance Visual Editor (CWS v5.3)
Fiery Image Enhance Visual Editor allows for critical last minute photo editing and saves prepress time by eliminating lengthy image editing and helps makes photos look their best. The automated workflow in the easy to use interface allows operators to see a before and after preview before submitting the job for print.
1.96 MB
How-To: Use pre-press tools at the Fiery server
Preflight is a Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition feature that evaluates print jobs for potential printing errors before printing. PostFlight Report is diagnostic tool that complements the Preflight feature to provide global and object-specific information about how files are color managed at the Fiery server.
5.25 MB
Calibrate Printer with ColorCal
Calibrate your Fiery Driven print engine to achieve accurate and consistent color documents. The Fiery controllers offer two calibration methods, using an external measuring device like the ES-1000 spectrophotometer or using the integrated copier scanner or Colorcal method. This how-to guide will describe the ColorCal method of calibration.
623.65 KB
Capture Colors and Reproduce them Accurately
Use the ES-1000 spectrophotometer to capture colors from colored candies and reproduce them accurately in your color documents.
497.49 KB
Job Management

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Automate Job Submission with Hot Folders
Experience the automated method for sending files to print to a Fiery controller without the need of opening the native application and by doing a simple drag & drop. Fiery Hot Folders relieve the user of the repetitive task of configuring print settings for multiple jobs and allows the direct printing of files without need for opening an application.
8.56 MB
Enable a Native PDF Workflow (APPE)
Enable the native PDF workflow on the Fiery Server based on the Adobe PDF Print Server (APPE) interpreter to guarantee workflow consistency from creation to final output.
6.56 MB
Job Management Workflow in CWS5
CWS5 makes operators more productive via intuitive, flexible job management tools. The state-of-the-art user interface design is focused on the end user experience and boasts an uncluttered at a glance workspace.
13.51 MB
Variable Data Printing

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How-To: Print office jobs using Fiery FreeForm
Utilize Fiery FreeForm technology to enable variable data printing. Master element data for a VDP job is sent to the Fiery and rasterized separately from variable element data in order to achieve engine rated speeds. FreeForm has been enhanced to give the user the flexibility to control the mapping between the variable and master documents.
4.43 MB
DataProduce Personalized Postcards
Utilize MS Word mail merge engine to convert a customer spreadsheet into variable-element text. Combine a static background layout to produce postcards with a personalized marketing message on both front and back. The demo script showcases FreeForm technology and Fiery Impose to produce effective one-to-one communications.
2.72 MB