EFI Launches New Fiery Production and Proofing Software

Achieve Stunning, Precise and Predictable Quality Wide- to Superwide-Format Prints With a Customizable, Easy-to-Use Interface


FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused printing and packaging industry innovation, today announced the launch of Fiery® XF Version 5, a flexible and scalable high-speed digital front end and color management workflow for wide- to superwide-format production and proofing. Available now, the latest Fiery wide format software helps print service providers easily achieve precise, predictable high-quality prints while streamlining production workflows. This new Fiery software version also enables seamless workflow integration with VUTEk™ and EFI Wide-Format printers, as well as with EFI MIS/ERP systems.

"Advancements included in our new Fiery wide format software gives print professionals more power than ever to produce accurate, high-quality work quickly and reliably," said John Henze, vice president, Fiery marketing at EFI. "The new, customizable interface makes the system easier to use, as it can be tailored to meet each customer's exact production needs."

Print service providers can benefit from a wide range of improvements in imaging, productivity and ease of use, including key features that offer greater value.

  • The combination of Fiery Color Profiler Suite and completely new spot color tools provide a leap forward in color quality and ease of use.
  • With more than 50 new wide- to superwide-format print drivers, customers can now use Fiery workflow and color management software to achieve the highest quality on all their printers.
  • The software's customizable user interface allows users to tailor Fiery XF to their specific tasks and skill set to reduce error rates.

One EFI customer, Burlington, Ontario-based Category 5, has improved its overall operations using the software's Fiery-to-EFI MIS/ERP integration features.

"With all of the job data available at our fingertips, there is less time wasted tracking down answers," said Greg Priede, general manager, Category 5. "With the integration between the VUTEk printer, Fiery front end and EFI MIS system, we see detailed job costing, and can calculate how long the printer actually ran versus how long the press operator took to complete the job. This allows us to address inefficiencies, reduce press down time and increase profit."

The modular nature of the software allows customers to tailor the product to their current operation, paying only for the functionality they need now. More than 20 Fiery printer or software options allow customers to add additional capabilities as business needs evolve and budgets allow. An EFI software maintenance and support agreement provides an ongoing stream of software releases, including the latest device drivers, plus all minor and major product upgrades.

For more information, visit www.efi.com or contact 800-875-7117.

About EFI

EFI™ (www.efi.com) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services, leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company's powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide, wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, web to print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity and efficiency.

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