Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has announced a new Fiery digital front end (DFE) software platform, EFI Fiery FS400 Pro. EFI Fiery FS400 Pro includes new technologies coming to market with the platform launch – including tools for color management and enhancement, spot-color reproduction and variable-data print (VDP) management.
EFI is working with its OEM partners to make EFI Fiery FS400 Pro available in conjunction with their upcoming new product launches. EFI Fiery FS400 Pro is available for both external and embedded Fiery servers. EFI and Konica Minolta are both demonstrating Fiery FS400 Pro at the Oct. 23-25 Printing United tradeshow in Dallas.
“This is the biggest Fiery platform release of the past few years, one that can have a significant improvement for print providers looking to advance their businesses with higher quality, higher accuracy, and outstanding efficiency,” said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing and sales, EFI. “Customers who adopt the Fiery FS400 Pro platform in their new digital press investments will quickly realize that it is more than capable of handling some of the most demanding production printing requirements.”
Fiery FS400 Pro introduces Fiery JobExpert, an in-RIP technology to dynamically analyze incoming PDF files and process the job to achieve image and color quality while reducing production time.
Color advancements include completely new technology for color profiling, Fiery Edge.
Fiery Impose software now tightly integrates with many more offline finishing equipment brands with slitter/cutter/creaser finishers, enabling all preparation steps in one click. This prepress to finishing integration works with equipment from Ausjetech, Graphic Whizard, Horizon, MBM, Morgana, Plockmatic and Uchida in addition to Duplo.
In terms of foundational enhancements, Fiery FS400 Pro features improved reliability with new system-maintenance tools and recovery mechanisms. Fiery Health Monitor aids users in keeping their DFE running. The DFE also includes a Fiery deployable image for replication of the Fiery system image across a fleet of the same Fiery server model.
Other innovations include:Support for Adobe’s latest PDF Print Engine (APPE 5.0) and PDF 2.0 Fiery Spot Pro, a feature that offers brand color-matching with higher precision from design to print Fiery FreeForm Plus, a new, proprietary variable data printing format that works in conjunction with the Fiery FreeForm Create free application for designers Security enhancements to stay up to date with evolving requirements and standards that meet specific customer environments. Additional compatibility with third party cost accounting software.
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