EFI has released its latest Fiery digital front end software platform, EFI Fiery FS400 Pro.

The company says EFI Fiery FS400 Pro includes innovations that can provide unmatched colour superiority, increased productivity, and more automation customers need to respond to the demands of today’s production print environments. New technologies coming to market with the platform launch, including EFI’s tools yet for colour management and enhancement, spot-colour reproduction and variable-data print management, elevate digital production, giving print service providers a new, higher level of integrated, advanced digital print workflow capabilities.

EFI adds that it is working closely with its OEM partners to make EFI Fiery FS400 Pro available in conjunction with their upcoming new product launches. EFI Fiery FS400 Pro is available for both external and embedded Fiery servers.

John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing and sales at EFI, says, “This is the biggest Fiery platform release of the past few years, one that can have a significant improvement for print providers looking to advance their businesses with higher quality, higher accuracy, and outstanding efficiency.

“Customers who adopt the Fiery FS400 Pro platform in their new digital press investments will quickly realise that it is more than capable of handling some of the most demanding production printing requirements.”

Features of Fiery FS400 Pro include in-RIP technology to analyse incoming PDF files and optimally process the job to achieve the best image and colour quality while reducing production time. EFI says this will help print companies to process more jobs per day with fewer errors and less waste with less experienced operators.

Colour advancements include a completely new technology for colour profiling, Fiery Edge, that improves out of the box colour as well as gives users more control to produce the desired output. EFI says users of Fiery embedded servers will benefit from processing jobs through the Adobe PDF print engine and more-convenient access to advanced colour and imaging features with the Fiery ColorRight Package.

Fiery Impose software now integrates with more offline finishing equipment brands with slitter, cutter, creaser finishers, enabling all preparation steps in just one click. This integration works with equipment from Ausjetech, Graphic Whizard, Horizon, MBM, Morgana, Plockmatic, Uchida and Duplo.

EFI says that, in terms of foundational enhancements, Fiery FS400 Pro features improved reliability with new system maintenance tools and intuitive recovery mechanisms to respond to high uptime requirements. Fiery Health Monitor aids users in keeping their DFE running in its most efficient condition at all times. The DFE also includes a Fiery deployable image for easy replication of the Fiery system image across a fleet of the same Fiery server model to speed up installation and ensure consistent operation.

Other innovations include:

  • Support for Adobe’s latest PDF Print Engine (APPE 5.0) and PDF 2.0;
  • Fiery Spot Pro, a feature that offers brand color-matching with higher precision from design to print;
  • Fiery FreeForm Plus, a new, proprietary variable data printing format that works in conjunction with the Fiery FreeForm Create free application for designers;
  • Security enhancements to stay up to date with evolving requirements and standards that meet specific customer environments; and
  • Additional compatibility with third party cost accounting software.

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