EFI Announces New Innovative Digital Front End Technology

EFI Announces New Innovative Digital Front End Technology

The combined power of the imagePRESS V900 Series and EFI’s new Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) give mid-volume printing operations access to the latest technology, helping them to maximise profit margins across every job. The new technology also helps customers easily produce and automate jobs for prepress, whilst helping to reduce print errors and waste.

Fiery, the DFE digital print workflow business of EFI, has released an innovative new series of EFI™ Fiery® DFE products – the imagePRESS Server N500 and imagePRESS Server P400 – to support the new Canon imagePRESS V900 series of digital presses.

Featuring new hardware, and the latest Fiery software, the DFEs give commercial printing businesses and in-plant production facilities the power to automate prepress functions and reduce the long prep times print professionals face when producing high-quality colour work.

The first of the new Fiery DFEs, the Canon imagePRESS Server P400, provides in-plant facilities and light to mid volume production print shops with easy-to-use job management tools to automate basic workflows. The second, the Canon imagePRESS Server N500, excels in demanding production environments with high-power, high-value prepress automation capabilities that maximise what print organisations can do with their production equipment.

‘Our new DFE platforms offer high processing speeds and increased capabilities. These are innovative solutions that can help save time and reduce costs while outputting excellent quality,’ said John Henze, vice president of sales and marketing, EFI Fiery. ‘Today’s market is highly competitive and strained by labour issues. The Fiery DFEs can help in-plants and print shops operate at their peak and keep up with market demands.’

New, highly advanced 1-Step Colour Management and Zero Touch Recalibration features for the imagePRESS Server P400 and N500 DFEs feature intuitive set-and-forget automation tools so operators with little colour management knowledge can produce accurate and consistent colour. Creating a custom profile and calibration set for new media requires no operator decision making. Plus, the DFE automatically executes recalibration schedules to help maintain colour consistency without complex processes or deep operator training.

High output, less waste and fast make-readies

The Fiery solutions that are the backbone of these two new DFEs employ Fiery FS500 Pro technology. With this new platform, the Fiery DFE RIP is now even faster. Users can complete more jobs per shift, reducing waiting times for job processing once and for all, with an overpowered RIP engine that can process even variable-data heavy documents or graphic-intensive photobooks up to 36% faster.

With the Fiery technology behind the new imagePRESS Server N500 and imagePRESS Server P400, print users can turn jobs around quickly, helping to optimise the capacity of their digital press and increase daily output.

The imagePRESS Server N500 comes standard with Fiery Preflight, a software that automates basic preflight checks for missing spot colours or low-resolution images before printing. Print shops can produce high-quality jobs and personalised prints with a native Adobe PDF Print Engine 5.5 workflow. Another innovative feature that is included with this DFE is Fiery JobExpert™ software, which can automatically set the optimal way to process a job.


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