Log In | Become a Member | Contact Us


Market Intelligence for Printing and Publishing

Connect on Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Featured:     European Coverage     Production Inkjet Analysis

EFI releases Fiery Command WorkStation 5.3

Published on May 16, 2011

Toby Weiss discusses Fiery Command WorkStation free update to 5.3 and some of its key new features included in the release.

Cary Sherburne: Hi. I’m Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor at WhatTheyThink.com, and I’m here with Toby Weiss who is the Vice President and General Manager for EFI’s Fiery business. Welcome.

Toby Weiss: Thank you; thanks for having me.

Cary: Yeah. And I understand there’s like more than 1.7 million Fierys out there and I understand that you’ve just released a new version of Command Workstation. Tell us a little bit about what’s new.

Toby: That’s right. We’re very happy, obviously. Fiery has been very successful. We just announced our quarterly results not too long ago and had over 30 percent growth which was phenomenal. It really exceeded our expectations. And the customers just continue to come back and, you know, we really appreciate them. From a Fiery customer perspective they can get the new version of Command Workstation by downloading it at our website. There’s no cost associated to them. And we focused Version 5.3 really on trying to make it as productive as possible for the customer. So we added…

Cary: And that’s so important these days.

Toby: That is. Customers are telling us very loud and clearly that they’re being squeezed on resources; that they’re being given less time to run their jobs. And so whether it’s something like making business cards or any template-driven work we wanted to put a lot of features in that make it as productive as possible. One of the really big features that we added in was what we call Interactive Image Enhance, and that allows customers to be able to, you know, step-by-step look at all of the photos and images in a particular job and enhance them one at a time. We’ve always had in-RIP Image Enhance which is a very—also a nice tool for users.

But what we found is sometimes the image is embedded in a PDF or so on, and they want to go image by image from an operator level and just make sure that the quality is very good. And then if they have particular customers that like the setting they can apply a template to that and run all of the future jobs there. So that’s one example of something we’ve done to make it very productive.

Cary: Well, that’s great. So I’m sure your 1.7 million folks out there with Fierys are going to be really happy about this.

Toby: Absolutely. A lot of them will be. And there’s a number of other technologies in there for them too.

Cary: Yeah, good. Congratulations.

Toby: Thank you very much.

Email Icon Email         

 

Post a Comment

To post a comment Log In or Become a Member, doing so is simple and free

 

 

Recent Videos

 

Video preview: Frank on Mural Wall Printing by Zeescape

Frank on Mural Wall Printing by Zeescape

Published: December 9, 2016

An Australian company has developed an inkjet printing system that prints on walls — right, walls. Zeescape has created a new category of inkjet printer: wide format, flatbed, 3D, and now vertical.

 

Video preview: Jennifer Matt interviews Jerry Kennelly about Tweak Cloud

Jennifer Matt interviews Jerry Kennelly about Tweak Cloud

Published: December 8, 2016

Make print easier to buy. The Tweak Cloud offering is a toolset that streamlines the process of getting to a final agreed upon design. Jerry Kennelly, CEO and founder of Tweak describes the offering and his approach to giving the customer self-service control over the proofing process.

 

Video preview: Silicon Publishing Launches Redesign of Silicon Designer

Silicon Publishing Launches Redesign of Silicon Designer

Published: December 6, 2016

In this interview, Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor, talks with Max Dunn of Silicon Publishing about the company's clean sheet redesign of Silicon Designer leveraging the talents of former Adobe InDesign developers. This Web2Print/online editing solution is used by some of the world's largest companies.

 

Video preview: 1,000th HP PrintOS Customer Speaks Out

1,000th HP PrintOS Customer Speaks Out

Published: December 6, 2016

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks with Martin Saavedra, Jr., EVP at MLI Marketing in Tampa, the 1,000th HP PrintOS customer. Saavedra explains why solutions like HP PrintOS are important in helping printers remain competitive with a streamlined and productive workflow in an open, cloud-based ecosystem.

 

Video preview: PIA's Julie Shaffer on Color Conference 2016

PIA's Julie Shaffer on Color Conference 2016

Published: December 5, 2016

Julie Shaffer, Vice President of Education and Marketing Strategies for the Printing Industries of America, explains the evolution of the Color Conference and its value to brand owners, printers and premedia professionals. She also discusses broader PIA educational initiatives and certification programs, including a customer service certification that will be available soon.

 

Video preview: Frank is Entranced by Pop-up Cards

Frank is Entranced by Pop-up Cards

Published: December 2, 2016

Frank is entranced by pop-up cards from opencardnow.com. Former typographer Julie Brumlik has a new career with pop-up origami. Frank even shares his pop-up Gutenberg book.

 

View More Videos

 

Become a Member

Join the thousands of printing executives who are already part of the WhatTheyThink Community.

Copyright © 2016 WhatTheyThink. All Rights Reserved