EFI and Ricoh announce new Fiery servers for Ricoh Pro production printers

Trailblazer Fiery technology for enhanced performance and color

John Henze

Electronics For Imaging recently announced the availability of two new EFITM Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) driving Ricoh ProTM C7200X Series production printers.

Based on the new Fiery FS300 Pro system software, the Color Controller E-85A and E-45A leverage the latest Fiery technology enhancements to deliver blazing fast performance and outstanding color. The new Fiery DFEs include powerful tools to make expert color adjustments, plus job make-ready and automation enhancements for greater workflow efficiency.

“Fiery is the premier DFE platform for commercial digital print, and we’re pleased to use the latest Fiery technology for our newest digital presses,” said  Eef de Ridder, director of commercial printing for the Ricoh Europe Commercial and Industrial Printing Group. “Clients can expand their business offerings with the winning combination of our Pro C7200X Series’ unique creative capabilities, along with powerful Fiery color and workflow functionality.”

Speciality toner and imaging support

Both Fiery DFEs fully support the Pro C7200X Series’ speciality toner capabilities, including clear, white, neon pink, neon yellow, and invisible red. Users can easily manage speciality toners throughout the job workflow, preventing inadvertent errors and reducing waste. In addition, they can add speciality toner to jobs without going back to prepress or changing the design file. Users also have full control over whether to apply white toner over or under CMYK, and whether to mirror or invert any of the files.  EFI’s innovative Dynamic HD Text & Graphics feature on these new Fiery DFEs prints sharp fine details, small font size text and ultra-thin lines with clarity.

“These new Fiery DFEs for Ricoh printers provide the essential tools to make customers more productive,” said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing at EFI. “In addition to the advancements of the Fiery FS300 Pro software, they include Fiery Command WorkStation 6, the industry standard job management software, which allows customers to work more efficiently and keep all of their print engines producing profitably. In addition, Fiery HyperRIP enhancements on the E-85A enable print service providers to double the processing speed on more types of jobs.”

Fiery NX hardware platform

Both servers utilize the Fiery NX hardware platform, delivering  unparalleled performance along with a sleek, modern design for higher operational efficiency. The servers can be housed in the optional Fiery NX Station LS, a cutting-edge, ergonomic work environment for customers who need a highly efficient and comfortable workspace.

Workflow automation to effortlessly set up complex jobs

Both Fiery servers come with Fiery JobFlowTM Base automation software for streamlined prepress job preparation. An additional automation upgrade is also available for intelligent job routing, advanced scripting and other features.

Best-in-class integration

Fiery DFEs help print service providers achieve business-wide workflow automation by integrating EFI management information systems, EFI Web-to-Print software and other popular prepress workflows, such as KodakTM PRINERGYTM, Heidelberg Prinect and Agfa Apogee.

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