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Fiery technology drives Canon's new imagePRESS engines

Press release from the issuing company

Birmingham, UK – EFI, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, and Canon Europe,  world leader in imaging solutions, today announced the next-generation Fiery platform, System 9 R2, is powering the new flagship Canon imagePRESS C7010VP, C6010VP and C6010 color presses (also announced today) aimed at the high-end production market. The three Fiery servers, named imagePRESS Server A3200, A2200 and A1200, coupled with the new Canon presses, ensure customers the highest productivity and most vivid color reproduction with new color tools, support of Adobe PDF Print Engine v2 (APPE) for pure PDF workflows, and improved JDF integration. The Fiery-driven imagePRESS C7010VP is on display on the Canon stand (10-CDEF270) at Ipex, taking place through May 25 in Birmingham.

"Our recently released Fiery technology was designed with today's demanding print provider requirements in mind, and we worked closely with Canon to make sure customers' needs were exceeded," said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI.  "Fiery servers ensure perfect color every time, fast document turnaround, and smooth, efficient workflows to help customers realize greater productivity and competitiveness."

Mark Lawn, European marketing manager, Business Imaging, Canon Europe, commented: "Canon's approach to establishing long-term relationships with our customers revolves around providing them with innovative technology and continuous support to help them meet the changing needs of their businesses and secure their long-term future. Our ongoing partnership with EFI is a key element of that approach and, by teaming our new flagship Canon imagePRESS presses with the Fiery System 9 R2, we are providing our customers with a production print solution that will extend their print-on-demand capabilities, give them the confidence to handle the most time-critical and premium-quality digital print jobs and enable them to pursue growth opportunities by making the leap into new areas of business."

Fiery Platform Raises the Bar on Performance, Color and Workflow
The new Fiery technology delivers documents faster than ever before for Canon customers, boasting more than a 30 percent increase in speed over the previous generation platform driven by new software and hardware innovations.

Fiery technology performs flawlessly in demanding production printing environments. The new "Spool-RIP-Print Simultaneously" capability guarantees the Fiery server spools, RIPs and prints a single multiple page job or multiple jobs at the same time to ensure maximum throughput and increased productivity.

Fiery servers maximize the imagePRESS engines' color gamut, delivering the most vivid and vibrant colors. The new Fiery Image Enhance feature improves the output quality of digital photos by applying image specific corrections such as red eye removal, cast correction and tone adjustments. Its automated workflow saves prepress time by eliminating lengthy image editing and file manipulation tasks while ensuring photos look their best.

With Fiery System 9 R2, the Adobe PDF Print Engine v2 is now integrated into the Fiery server. Canon users have a choice of a native PDF end-to-end workflow in conjunction with the conventional PostScript interpreter, which guarantees interoperability and reinforces the fact that Fiery solutions' open platform supports the widest variety of file formats and workflows used in the printing industry today. 

A New Level of JDF Integration
The Canon imagePRESS C7010VP, C6010VP and C6010 include next-generation embedded JDF technology resident on the Fiery server, enabling seamless and powerful integration with third-party and EFI workflow applications. Fiery JDF integrated technology enables simplified configuration and integration between production workflows, automates data collection and reduces manual data re-entry which significantly improves production turn-around and shrinks waste.