EFI Fiery has introduced new cloud capabilities and additional productivity enhancements for print businesses in the new version 6.8 of the EFI Fiery Command WorkStation job management solution.
An EFI IQ cloud integration gives Command WorkStation users the ability to back up and restore their customized user interface settings, local presets, and imposition templates. They can invite other Command WorkStation users in their print shop, or at other company locations, to download and install common settings and resources. A shop can optimize Command WorkStation for all users even in multiple locations for a faster and more flexible way to consistently manage jobs with the confidence that their configurations are saved securely in their company’s EFI IQ cloud account.
“This new version of Command WorkStation is a significant milestone in our strategy to improve Fiery capability with EFI IQ cloud services,” said John Henze, vice president of sales and marketing, EFI Fiery. “Using the familiar Command WorkStation interface, users can now access cloud services to better manage both their print jobs and their business.”
Print businesses also gain flexibility and job set up by using the new selective preset capability in Command WorkStation 6.8. Now, users can define settings that only apply to specific aspects of a job, leaving all other original settings untouched. Using server presets can reduce the time it takes to prepare incoming files and get jobs ready for production by 80%.
Additional features in version 6.8 are being well received by customers. As Darin Lerbs, Production Print Solutions architect at Marco, an EFI reseller and technology services company located in Minneapolis, commented: “It’s great to see several of my, and my customers’, suggested features in this new Command WorkStation release. For me, being able to rearrange Fiery servers in the server list and easily see server IP addresses helps a great deal. And my customers are going to love the ability to see how long it’s going to take for a job to complete printing – that’s really going to help them plan their workload.”