EFI launches new digital front end platform

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has earned the most honors in the Print/Graph Expo tradeshow’s Must See ’Ems competition for the 7th consecutive year. The company’s Print 17 booth at McCormick Place in Chicago Sept. 10-14 is packed with award-winning Productivity Suite workflow technologies, including EFI Fiery® FS300 Pro technology, which is making its worldwide debut as the next-generation platform for Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) used with sheetfed, high-speed continuous feed inkjet, B1 folding carton, and corrugated digital presses. EFI is showing the DFE in its Print 17 booth with Xerox® showing its first commercial product implementation, the EX-P 5 Print Server, Powered by Fiery, driving the new Xerox iGen® 5 with White Dry Ink.

The new DFE platform also features a major upgrade to its job management software, EFI Fiery Command WorkStation® 6. The advanced new interface has a clean, modern look that is intuitive and easy to use. For one beta user, New Delhi-based Avantika Printers Pvt. Ltd., Fiery Command WorkStation’s advancements have boosted plant productivity. “With the transition of Fiery Command WorkStation to a versatile new graphical interface, operators can look up basic functionalities in deep hidden menus without distress, and that increased the productivity at Avantika’s shop floor by 15%,” according to Avantika Printers Director Himanshu Pandey.

Fiery Command WorkStation 6 also supports new versions of EFI’s Fiery Impose, Compose and JobMaster™ makeready software products, which enable users to produce high-value print products more profitably, in less time and with fewer clicks.

Additional “Must See” workflow products on display at Print 17 include the Productivity Workbench dashboard; Metrix planning and impositioning software for ultra-high-speed inkjet presses; iQuote estimating and planning software for folding carton and label production; and a Corrugated Packaging Suite integration with Esko ArtiosCAD software.

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