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EFI Fiery technology powers New Canon B&W multifunction products

Press release from the issuing company

Foster City, Calif. - EFI, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that its Fiery technology is now powering the new series of Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE black & white multifunction products (MFP), bringing extraordinary image quality, productivity-boosting features and an intuitive interface to high-volume corporate and quick-print customers. The Fiery server, named the Canon imagePASS-U1 and co-developed with Canon, drives the new Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8105/8095/8085/6075/6065/6055 models.

"Our latest Fiery server paired with the powerful features of the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE series enable all users to painlessly produce documents such as reports, newsletters and forms with ease," said John Henze, Fiery vice president of marketing, EFI. "In addition to new job management, user interface and workflow automation capabilities that make job set-up and control easier, the Canon imagePASS-U1 is almost one-and-a-half times faster** than its predecessor, which means huge gains in workflow productivity."

"The launch of the Canon imagePASS-U1 server marks the latest collaboration with EFI, whose Fiery-based servers drive the new Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8000 Series and 6000 Series monochrome multifunction systems," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manger, Imaging Systems Group, Canon USA. "With the enhanced functionality offered by the new server, we're delivering exceptional performance and a high return on investment, including the ability for customers to scale device functionality as their business grows."

The Fiery server enables end-users to meet tight turnaround times by automating time-consuming manual tasks using Fiery Hot Folders and Virtual Printers to remove bottlenecks that slow production. Fiery Command WorkStation, the industry-leading job and device management interface into the production print environment, reduces job set-up times and errors to ensure jobs print quickly and correctly every time. The preparation and reproduction of high-value documents is simplified with easy-to-use composition and imposition tools in the optional Fiery SeeQuence Suite.

The Canon imagePASS-U1 server for Canon supports all leading Variable Data Printing formats to ensure printing at engine rate speeds, and delivers built-in Adobe PDF support, guaranteeing the highest file compatibility levels and accurate file processing.

Whether the Fiery server sits in a production or corporate environment, it provides adaptable workflows that connect and integrate with any print environment. Fiery technology is easily deployed in Windows and Mac environments and supports all industry standard networking protocols. Built-in Fiery JDF capabilities guarantee that jobs and job information flow through the system faster and more efficiently, eliminating waste and rework.