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EFI and Ricoh announce new-generation Fiery Servers for Ricoh Pro

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Chicago - The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation and EFI, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today launched two new high performance Fiery servers for the Ricoh Pro C901/901s Graphic Arts Edition. These servers target a wide range of production printing environments from light production to extreme printing environments where advanced color management, high productivity and speed are critical to ensure success. In particular, the new Fiery E-41 and E-81 are ideal mission-critical printing solutions that handle the most complex printing jobs. Both systems offer the latest advancements from EFI in both hardware and new System 9 R2 software, while the E-81, based on the Fiery QX100 platform, offers an advantage both in horsepower and standard configuration.

"The Fiery name stands for consistent, professional-quality digital printing and with this launch we are providing increased speed and ease-of-use for our customers," said Carl Joachim, vice president of marketing for PPBG, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "We're once again pleased to have Fiery servers at the helm of our Pro C901/901s, ensuring superior image quality, outstanding performance and seamless workflow management."

"The versatility, speed and reliable performance of Fiery technology is a great match to Ricoh's Pro C901/901s," said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI. "EFI and Ricoh provide a combination of must have features and productivity-boosting options to ensure customers across a range of target markets have everything necessary to easily handle their printing needs."

Fiery servers provide the ultimate usability. Easy to manage Hot Folders and Virtual Printers produce finished jobs with one drag and drop command, eliminating rework and errors. Fiery Paper Catalog enhancements optimize quality and streamline production for engine driven or print shop driven workflows. Additionally, the Fiery E-41 and E-81 offer a consistent and common UI that minimizes operator training, errors and waste.

The new Fiery servers reach a new standard in image quality and consistency with Fiery color management tools including Fiery Spot-On, Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition, Fiery Colorwise and Fiery Color Profiler Suite. In addition, Fiery servers guarantee accurate output every time with user's choice of Adobe CPSI or native PDF workflows with APPE.

The Fiery E-41 and E-81 will be unveiled with the new Ricoh Pro C901/C901S printers during GRAPH EXPO at the Ricoh booth, # 2017. For more information, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com and www.efi.com.




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