EFI Introduces Innovative Fiery Technology that Enables Customers to Increase their Market Competitiveness
Monday, September 11, 2017
Press release from the issuing company
New advanced Fiery FS300 Pro Platform and Command WorkStation 6 bring faster performance, outstanding color management and exceptional user experience
FREMONT, Calif., – Electronics For Imaging, Inc. today announced the availability of the next generation of its industry leading Fiery production printing platform. Digital front ends (DFEs) based on EFI Fiery FS300 Pro platform drive presses across sheetfed, high-speed continuous feed, B1 folding carton, and corrugated digital production systems. These new products retain Fiery technology's position as the world's most productive and versatile DFE platform offering with new features in the key areas that print customers care about: color, performance, usability and integration.
"With the trend toward shorter runs and faster turnaround times, digital print shops need systems that make every minute and every step count. Shops can double the processing speed on more types of jobs with Fiery HyperRIP enhancements on the Fiery NX Premium print server," said John Henze, vice president of marketing at EFI. "Higher Fiery processing speed enables 10x the throughput than before on Fiery XB print servers, driving print engines all the way to 2,400 ppm and beyond."
The Fiery FS300 Pro platform comes with the new, free Version 6 of Fiery Command WorkStation, the most popular production print job management solution in the industry, estimated to be used by more than a quarter million print professionals.
Fiery Command WorkStation: more productive than ever
The Fiery FS300 Pro platform is accompanied by a completely redesigned Command WorkStation that dramatically improves the industry's most trusted job management application. In less than two months, more than 41,000 have already upgraded to the new version to run their print shops more productively.
"It was an easy transition to Command WorkStation 6," said Dan Moore, print operator, Star Digital Print in Lincoln, Nebraska. "As soon as we upgraded, we realized we can find specific jobs faster with the new search tools. We have an overall faster experience interacting with jobs and working with presets and templates to automate our workflows and keep our engines busy. We've found Command WorkStation 6 to be a reliable and robust way to manage print jobs across our three print engines."
Another company using the software, New Delhi, India-based Avantika Printers Pvt. Ltd., produces more work per shift thanks to the Command WorkStation 6's strengthened search features. Himanshu Pandey, director of Avantika Printers in Delhi, India, "The transition to Command WorkStation 6 increased the productivity of Avantika's shop floor by 15%."
Version 6 features a number of productivity enhancements, including:
Uncompromising color out of the box
As with previous Fiery generations, the FS300 Pro platform places significant emphasis on delivering outstanding color out of the box while also offering tools for expert interaction with the system.
The Fiery FS300 Pro platform features easy prioritization of spot color edits on a job basis to satisfy customer's specific color preferences.
"Keypoint Intelligence's software investment surveys have consistently told us that workflow automation, managing shorter runs, and capturing shop floor data to use in business decisions are key areas of interest for print service providers," according to industry analyst Pat McGrew, Production Workflow Director, Keypoint Intelligence. "With the Fiery FS300 Pro and the new Command WorkStation, EFI is responding to what printers want most from their DFEs."
The Fiery NX Station: advanced design for high productivity
The new Fiery workstations feature a compact, ergonomic design that has the comfort of the operator in mind and requires 20% less floor space than previous generations. The height of the NX Station LS work surface adjusts by six inches (15 cm) for optimum user comfort. The LS workstation's proximity sensor automatically displays Command WorkStation when the operator is near. In addition to the LS workstation's large, adjustable 27-inch monitor, Fiery NX servers include a unique 7-inch touchscreen display, with Fiery QuickTouch software that provides fast views of job status information and access to server management.
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