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Leading EFI Fiery Technology Drives New Ricoh Aficio MFPs

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

EFI, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, and Ricoh launched new Fiery technology that brings office workgroups high-quality color, automated workflows, and productivity-boosting tools including a solution for mobile device users to print from their smartphones and tablets. Built on the award-winning Fiery System 10e platform, with speeds two times faster than their predecessors, the new Aficio MFPs deliver fully finished documents more quickly than ever before.

"The latest advanced Fiery technology combined with the Ricoh Aficio MFPs provides customers with exceptional color printing," said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI. "This launch builds upon the outstanding Fiery color quality and ease of use while adding some unique tools that increase productivity in office environments, including the Fiery VUE visual print application and direct Wi-Fi printing for Apple device users. These features save time for busy office workers while ensuring first-rate results."

Specifically, EFI has launched Fiery E-5300 driving Ricoh Aficio MP C4502/C4502A/C5502/C5502A and Fiery E-3300 driving Ricoh Aficio MP C3002/C3502.

The functionality of the Fiery software combined with the finishing capabilities of the Ricoh Aficio printers enable workgroups to increase productivity, save time and reduce resource waste and costs. Producing more professional-looking documents in-house has never been easier with the Fiery VUE visual print application — its intuitive interface allows users to make instant changes to the document and view a live 3D preview of the finished piece. Integration and support of all available Ricoh Aficio finishing devices enhances print output options and further simplifies the creation of more complex documents such as booklets.

With the increased use of smartphones and tablets in the office, now more than ever, mobile workers need to be able to access and print their documents not only from their desktop computers, but also from their mobile devices. The Fiery system provides a built-in mobile print option for no additional cost, enabling users to print directly via Wi-Fi from their iPad, iPhoneand iPod touch applications to the Ricoh Aficio printers. The Fiery software automatically discovers the printer and presents users with print options for fast and easy printing.

Spot color reproduction is an option built-in to the Fiery system. Fiery Spot-On software enables the best match for PANTONE colors or any other specialty colors to ensure corporate colors are consistent and accurate every time.

A new feature of Fiery System 10e allows IT administrators to configure the most commonly used print job settings once and then publish them via the Fiery Driver to users — eliminating the user's need to select print options every time and encouraging adherence to corporate printing policies such as duplex printing.

For greater productivity and image quality, the Fiery Productivity Package includes features such as Image Enhance Visual Editor for on-the-fly per image correction and Fiery Hot Folders to automate document preparation. These tools help users produce top-notch color documents and print them faster with less waste.

The Fiery E-5300 and Fiery E-3300 can be ordered now from Ricoh. For more information, contact Ricoh at 800-63-RICOH.


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