Fiery FS500 Pro and FS500

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® 6.7 or newer and Fiery FS500 Pro/Fiery FS500 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, Fiery Graphic Arts Pro Package, Fiery JobFlow, Fiery Color Profiler Suite, Fiery FreeForm Create, Fiery Variable Data PrintingFiery Automation Package and Fiery ColorRight Package.

Select the how-to guides from the following categories:

Document Preparation

Description File Size Download
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.
22.43 MB
Auto page rotation for pages with mixed orientation
Automate the rotation for pages in long documents to ensure all pages have the orientation originally specified with Fiery Impose.
64.94 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.
14.30 MB
Convert pages to grayscale
Easily specify any page or sheet surface to print in black and white during the makeready stage.
14.12 MB
Produce NCR forms with Fiery JobMaster
Quickly create multi-part forms and fulfill complex numbering and stamping requirements typical in NCR form orders.
659.89 KB
Apply unique ticket numbers
Quickly insert a custom incremental ticket numbering sequence at the makeready stage.
2.97 MB
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.
14.11 MB
Produce notepads
Automate the process of printing pads with minimal manual collation.
3.85 MB
Print jobs correctly the first time with Fiery JobExpert
Fiery JobExpert's intelligent automation technology analyzes incoming PDF files and dynamically chooses the optimal print settings for you to achieve the highest quality, while optimizing production time.
27.22 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.
810.29 KB
Produce documents with two sets of tabs
Produce a job with two different sets of tabs to better differentiate chapters from subchapters in a book.
22.36 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.
21.92 MB
Insert scanned pages into a job and edit them
Learn how to insert scanned pages when assembling a job with Fiery JobMaster and clean them up. Pages can be pre-scanned or users can initiate the scan process using Fiery Remote Scan or any TWAIN compliant scanner.
7.19 MB
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.
97.66 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.
36.42 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.
25.91 MB
Variable Data Printing

Description File Size Download
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 PDF/VT format support and Fiery Impose to produce effective one-to-one communications.
4.43 MB
Job Management

Description File Size Download
Paper stock management with Fiery Paper Catalog
Have a centralized 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 color profile for each print job.
726.27 KB
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.
366.09 MB
Graphic Arts

Description File Size Download
Calibrate printer with EFI ES-3000 spectrophotometer
Calibrate your Fiery Driven print engine to achieve consistent color documents. This how-to guide describes the calibration method using the ES-3000 spectrophotometer.
14.46 MB
Capture spot colors and reproduce them accurately
Use the ES-3000 spectrophotometer to capture colors from your business card and reproduce them accurately in your color documents.
300.37 KB
Create custom control bars for color consistency and quality control
Fiery 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.
6.82 MB
Enhance image quality of pictures with Fiery Image Enhance Visual Editor
Improve the output quality of photos with Fiery Image Enhance Visual Editor and save prepress time by eliminating lengthy image editing tasks to make photos look their best.
14.03 MB
Print spot colors accurately using Fiery Spot-On
Use Fiery Spot-On to achieve the most accurate color matching for logo and other spot colors. Create and manage named spot colors, print a swatch book, import and export spot color groups, and capture new spot colors using a spectrophotometer.
344.61 KB
Use tools in the Fiery Graphic Arts Pro Package to adjust color and troubleshoot file issues
Fiery Graphic Arts Pro Package includes tools to help identify and correct print production problems before they result in rejected jobs and wasted clicks. Fiery Preflight Pro provides the ultimate set of PDF preflight and quality control checks. Fiery Postflight is a visual tool to help diagnose and fix file element errors. Use Fiery Spot Pro to ensure brand color accuracy. And, with Fiery ImageViewer, view and edit raster files and make color adjustments and replacements, with no need to go back to prepress or the designer. (FS500 Pro and newer external servers).
6.62 MB
Apply best practices for configuring color settings
Apply color best practices to produce great color quality documents. These include standard state-of-the-art Fiery color reproduction tools such as spot colors, color substitution, auto-trapping, image smoothing, spot color composite overprint, fine black elements and RGB transparencies.
18.77 MB
Use Fiery Preflight to troubleshoot file issues
Use Fiery Preflight to check files for potential problems before printing, such as missing spot colors, missing fonts, low resolution images, and more. These preflight checks can help reduce wasted prints and improve production efficiency.
6.27 MB
Use tools in the Fiery ColorRight Package to easily correct color and images
Use the Fiery ColorRight Package to easily correct color and images in files. Check a file for errors using Fiery Postflight. Manage, import, and optimize spot colors in Fiery Spot Pro. And, make color adjustment and replacements in Fiery ImageViewer. (FS500 or newer embedded servers)
6.52 MB