EFI Introduces Suite of Fiery Production Workflow Products to Accelerate Print
Provider Growth and Profitability
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a
world leader in customer-focused printing innovation, today announced the
introduction of the Fiery® Workflow Suite, a comprehensive set of integrated
products to accelerate business growth and profitability. As part of EFI's
broad portfolio of integrated products, Fiery Workflow Suite delivers a
unique, fully integrated workflow from job submission and business management
to scheduling, preparation, and production for a new level of productivity.
Fiery Workflow Suite products are designed to integrate seamlessly with EFI's
industry-leading Fiery digital front end. The suite includes applications for
job submission, prepress, make-ready, color profiling and management,
personalization, and output management.
"Print service providers are increasingly replacing standalone workflow
solutions with integrated, customizable solutions," says Kaspar Roos,
associate director for InfoTrends' production workflow and customized
communication service. "In our 2012 Digital Front-End Study, we found strong
evidence that print providers want to move their workflow solutions to the DFE
so that they can run their workflow from a central location that easily
integrates with other systems. With EFI Fiery Workflow Suite, based on its
popular Fiery platform, EFI offers its customers exactly this."
"Fiery Workflow Suite products also integrate with EFI's Web-to-Print and
Print MIS systems, giving our customers an advanced set of end-to-end products
to reach greater levels of automation and profit," said Toby Weiss, senior
vice president and general manager of EFI's Fiery business unit. "Print
service providers can quickly adapt to changing market demands by adding the
modular Fiery Workflow Suite products and dramatically grow their bottom line
by offering personalization, quick turnaround on complex documents, and the
ability to keep jobs that demand precise color quality in house."
Fiery Workflow Suite includes three key new applications: Fiery JobFlow, Fiery
JobMaster, and Fiery Central, which work together to increase print production
efficiency with integrated and automated workflows, maximize print engine
capacity and capability, process more jobs in less time, and help print
service providers offer new higher-profit, value-added services.
Advanced prepress tools automate print workflows to ensure the integrity of
jobs before going to print, increasing operator's productivity and shortening
*Integrates tools for PDF conversion, preflight checking, correction and
editing of PDF files, image enhancement, document imposition and job
*Funnels jobs submitted to a Fiery digital front end or to Fiery Central
through configurable workflows.
Advanced make-ready software makes complex document preparation tasks simple
*Offers intuitive document assembly including fully visual tab insertion
and design, page-level ticketing, finishing, scanning and powerful
late-stage editing features.
*Speeds up design and job submission processes using a flexible in-RIP
solution with interactive and fully visual job previews.
Fiery Central 2.0
Combines multiple Fiery Driven™ and other select digital production printers
into an optimized, centrally managed production system.
*Balances production output by splitting color and black-and-white pages,
and by routing all or part of jobs to the most productive and
*Includes configurable error rerouting that automatically sends a job to a
similar printer to continue production.
*Works with EFI's Digital StoreFront® Web-to-Print, plus EFI's MIS/ERP and
scheduling software, for accurate production reporting and seamless job
Fiery Workflow Suite also has integrated applications for:
*Job submission — EFI Digital StoreFront
*Color profiling and management — Fiery Color Profiler Suite
*Make-ready — Fiery Impose and Fiery Compose
*Prepress — Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition
*Variable Data Printing capability — Included in Fiery digital front ends.
For more information on EFI's Fiery Workflow Suite, visit
www.efi.com/fieryworkflowsuite or call (800) 875-7117.
EFI™ (www.efi.com) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and
services that lead 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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