Screen Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd. and Electronics For Imaging, Inc. have announced a partnership to establish bi-directional connectivity between SCREEN GA’s EQUIOS universal workflow and EFI Fiery digital front ends (DFEs).
While service providers can print many transactional/direct mail jobs with SCREEN’s Truepress Jet 520 series, that often requires short-run reprints, it can be more cost efficient to delegate these short-run jobs to lighter production devices such as Fiery Driven cutsheet printers, according to EFI.
The company reports it is becoming common to have a hybrid setup where long-run jobs are handled by traditional offset presses, with mid- or short-run jobs, or jobs that require personalization, handled by digital presses. In these scenarios, the hybrid setup requires routing between multiple presses and centralized control with clear visualization of each machine and job status in order to determine the most efficient production schedule and process.
“SCREEN’s EQUIOS platform integrated with EFI Fiery DFEs and Fiery Driven digital presses make it easy and quick to direct jobs to the appropriate systems with universal job tickets and print-ready files. The connectivity also provides EQUOIS users access to one of the widest selections of production printers from industry leading vendors that fits today’s most demanding scenarios,” said John Henze, vice president, Fiery marketing, EFI.
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