Log In | Become a Member | Contact Us


Market Intelligence for Printing and Publishing

Connect on Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Featured:     SGIA EXPO     Production Inkjet     Installations and Placements Tracker

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    Reprint Icon Embed/Reprint

 

Post a Comment

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

 

 

Recent Videos

 

Video preview: Global Graphics On the New PDF 2.0

Global Graphics On the New PDF 2.0

Published: October 22, 2018

Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics, talks with Dave Zwang about the exciting new PDF 2.0 and what it means for the printing industry.

 

Video preview: The Present and Future of SGIA

The Present and Future of SGIA

Published: October 22, 2018

Ford Bowers, President and CEO of SGIA, talks about this year's final SGIA Expo—as well as the future of the association and the expo, as both change with the industry.

 

Video preview: Who's Making Money at Digital/Inkjet Printing?

Who's Making Money at Digital/Inkjet Printing?

Published: October 19, 2018

Frank reviews “Who’s Making Money at Digital/Inkjet Printing...and How” by noted sales consultants Bill Farquharson and Kelly Mallozzi. They do a great job presenting useful information on markets and methods for selling digital/inkjet printing, and how selling digital differs from traditional print sales.

 

Video preview: HP’s Alon Bar-Shany on Trends in Labels and Flexible Packaging

HP’s Alon Bar-Shany on Trends in Labels and Flexible Packaging

Published: October 18, 2018

Dave Zwang talks to Alon Bar-Shany, General Manager for HP Indigo, HP Inc., about the growth he has been seeing in both the label and flexible packaging markets, as well as how the industry can learn from past commercial printing experience to avoid pitfalls in the future.

 

Video preview: UV-LED Curing Helps Bring Jobs Back to Offset

UV-LED Curing Helps Bring Jobs Back to Offset

Published: October 18, 2018

Chris Manley, President of Graphco, which represents RMGT in the U.S., talks about how the advantages of UV-LED curing are driving customers to "unplug" their digital presses and move more jobs to offset to increase profitability.

 

Video preview: CloudLab's Tailor-Made Web-to-Print Solutions

CloudLab's Tailor-Made Web-to-Print Solutions

Published: October 17, 2018

Marc Horriar, CEO and Founder, talks about CloudLab, one of the largest web-to-print vendors in Europe, and whose U.S. branch opened in 2017. CloudLab has more than 200 customers in 25 countries. Some of the largest online print businesses in the world use CloudLab, which focuses on solutions tailored to each business rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.

 

View More Videos

 





Become a Member

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

Copyright © 2018 WhatTheyThink. All Rights Reserved