Fiery FS150 Pro and FS150

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 FS150/Fiery FS150 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.

Select the how-to guides from the following categories:

Document Preparation

Description File Size Download
Prepare a complex long document for print
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.
79.54 MB
Convert pages to grayscale
Easily specify any page or sheet surface to print in black and white during the makeready stage.
14.29 MB
Produce documents with bleed-edge tabs
Produce well-defined sections in a long document without using tab media. Bleed-edge tabs require the finished job to be trimmed on the fore edge in order for the tab colors to show.
30.77 MB
Apply advanced page numbering
Use a combination of custom text, formats and macros to create unique numbering sequences for multiple page sections.
10.21 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.
13.50 MB
Print a booklet from Fiery Impose
Booklet imposition in Fiery Impose is a fully visual and intuitive process. It allows you to print multiple pages in a booklet style using any file format.
14.90 MB
Print a booklet from the driver
Produce booklets using saddlestitch imposition schemes from any application without the need for more advanced imposition programs.
15.77 MB
Print a calendar
Produce professional looking calendars using Fiery Impose, a server-based imposition application option that streamlines and automates the imposition process, making production more efficient.
19.45 MB
Print business cards
Prepare and automate the production of business cards using Fiery Impose, a server-based imposition application option that streamlines and automates the imposition process, making production more efficient.
887.77 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 a few clicks.
66.74 MB
Prepare and produce business documents with Fiery VUE
Print fully finished documents with accurate, predictable and consistent outcomes. Fiery VUE users can print from either within Microsoft Office or within the Fiery VUE application itself.
46.70 MB
Automatic tab creation
Create tab sheets, place them in the right location, and populate the tab ear content automatically by using bookmark links from PDF documents.
12.17 MB
Produce notepads
Automate the process of printing pads with minimal manual collation.
599.01 KB
Produce jobs with different finishing requirements
Use Fiery Compose or Fiery Impose to apply different finishing options multiple chapters within a document. These finishing options will vary based on the in-line finisher available at the print engine.
29.86 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.
10.17 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.
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
Graphic Arts

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Use prepress tools at the Fiery server to troubleshoot file issues
Preflight, Postflight and ImageViewer are features included in the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition. Preflight evaluates print jobs for potential printing errors. Postflight is diagnostic tool that provides global and object-specific information about how files are color managed at the Fiery server. ImageViewer is a powerful interface for softproofing and applying last minute colors edits to jobs.
3.06 MB
Capture spot colors and reproduce named them accurately
Use the ES-2000 spectrophotometer to capture colors from your business card and reproduce them accuratly in your color documents.
1.19 MB
Optimize output for black and white documents
Produce perfect PDF results for color documents required to print in black and white. The state-of-the-art Fiery image reproduction capabilities ensure the correct reproduction of overprints and transparencies in grayscale mode.
5.62 MB
Optimize color quality of documents
Produce great color quality documents with the standard state-of-the-art Fiery color reproduction capabilities including spot colors, color substitution, auto-trapping, image smoothing, spot color composite overprint, text & graphics enhancement.
9.79 MB
Calibrate printer with EFI ES-2000 spectrophotometer
Calibrate your Fiery Driven print engine to achieveconsistent color documents. This how-to guide describes the calibration method using the ES-2000 spectrophotometer.
576.14 KB
Enhance image quality of pictures with Fiery Image Enhance Visual Editor
Improve the output quality of amateur digital photos with Fiery Image Enhance Visual Editor and save prepress time by eliminating lengthy image editing and file manipulation tasks to make photos look their best.
8.49 MB
Enable a native PDF workflow with 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.
9.49 MB
Job Management

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Job management workflow in Fiery Command WorkStation
Fiery Command WorkStation 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.
18.42 MB
Automate job submission with Fiery tools
Configure a virtual printer, a job preset or a Fiery Hot Folder to set job ticket specifications, and assign imposition properties to automate any type of job submission process.
15.05 MB
Create a job error report
Learn how to create a job error report to enable faster communication and replication of technical issues.
219.59 KB
Variable Data Printing

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Prepare and print a personalized 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 rasterized separately from variable element data in order to achieve engine rated speeds.
24.62 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.
28.79 MB
Prepare and produce personalized booklets
Produce impactful one-to-one booklets to promote products and services by personalizing them with customer contact information and products offerings related to their personal preference. The how-to guide showcases PPML format support and Fiery Impose.
40.50 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.
29.04 MB