EFI debuts EFI Fiery FS400 Pro advanced front end

Electronics For Imaging Inc. debuted the Fiery digital front end (DFE) software platform, EFI Fiery FS400 Pro,  a new level of innovation to the DFE server platform, the company says. EFI says “new technologies coming to market with the platform launch – including EFI’s most advanced tools yet for color management and enhancement, spot-color reproduction and variable-data print (VDP) management – elevate digital production, giving print service providers (PSPs) a new, higher level of integrated, advanced digital print workflow capabilities.”

EFI Fiery FS400 Pro is available for both external and embedded Fiery servers. EFI and Konica Minolta demonstrated Fiery FS400 Pro at the Printing United tradeshow.

“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,” said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing and sales, EFI. “Customers who adopt the Fiery FS400 Pro platform in their new digital press investments will quickly realize that it is more than capable of handling some of the most demanding production printing requirements.”

According to the company, new Fiery FS400 Pro functionality falls into two categories: A series of innovations and a stronger Fiery foundation that will make it easier for users to get the most out of their investments.

Fiery FS400 Pro introduces Fiery JobExpert, an in-RIP technology to dynamically analyze incoming PDF files and optimally process the job to achieve the best image and color quality while reducing production time. JobExpert will help print service providers process more jobs per day with fewer errors and less waste with less experienced operators, claims EFI.

Color advancements include completely new technology for color profiling, Fiery Edge, improving out-of-the-box color as well as gives users more control to produce the desired output. Users of Fiery embedded servers will benefit from processing jobs through the Adobe PDF Print Engine and more-convenient access to advanced color and imaging features with the Fiery ColorRight Package.

Fiery Impose software now tightly integrates with many more offline finishing equipment brands with slitter/cutter/creaser finishers,  working with equipment from Ausjetech, Graphic Whizard, Horizon, MBM, Morgana, Plockmatic and Uchida in addition to Duplo.

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