Posts Tagged ‘Fiery’

  • Intec Printing Solutions gets the Fiery spark

    Intec Printing Solutions is giving its range of extreme heavy stock colour digital printing systems a new spark after signing a deal with print software giant, EFI, to develop and lunch a Fiery front end specifically for Intec printers.

    The new system, EFI Fiery digital font end for Intec printers, was launched on 29 August and is based on EFI’s recently launched Fiery XF Version 5. Under the new partnership between the two companies, the Fiery system will be optionally bundled with the Intec range.

    The Intec range, which is distributed locally through Canberra-based Onyx Solutions, is set to offer end users exact colour through a fully customisable user interface and workflow onto a broad spectrum of media.

    For Ian Melville, Intec Printing Solutions managing director, the partnership will enable Intec to keep pace with the technical race among its rivals in the global marketplace.

    “We are incredibly excited about the new partnership with EFI which ensures Intec continues to evolve within an ever changing print industry, keeping us at the forefront of technology” states Ian Melville, managing director at Intec Printing Solutions.  “And even more delighted to be able to offer our customers a flexible and scalable high-speed RIP and colour management workflow that is the perfect solution for our range of digital printing solutions.”

    Intec printers are already known for a wide range of printing applications including short run print production, heavy stock printing, greeting cards, envelope printing, banner and point of sale applications, packaging with Intec’s capability to print onto substrates up to 600gsm.

    The addition of the Fiery system will enable Intec users to quickly and easily achieve output on all manner of substrates from Intec printers. It is compatible with Mac OSX and Windows and is available from authorised Intec partners such as Onyx Solutions.

    According to EFI and Intec, the Fiery front end streamlines the entire print production process from job creation to printing, through the use of default paper profiles and print verification.

    The system offers a modular software architecture allowing users to add advanced colour functionalities such as the Color Verifier and Color Profiler Option, resulting in greater colour control for the short-run print production marketplace.

    Toby Weiss, senior vice president and general manager of Fiery products at EFI said: “We value our new partnership with Intec and the ability to bring the market-leading Fiery colour accuracy, cutting-edge performance and superior output to Intec customers. Together we can deliver exceptional and unique products to new markets and market segments globally.”

  • EFI launches new Fiery production and proofing software

    EFI has launched its latest print software edition, the 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.

    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,” says 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. 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.