EFI Upgrades Fiery Software

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EFI has upgraded its Fiery software and Fiery proServer digital front ends for wide and super wide-format production inkjet printing. The new versions are said to include ‘major improvements’ in processing speeds for EFI Vutek printers, allowing users to achieve average speed improvements of over 60% compared to previous versions.

Combining the new Fiery software and Fiery proServer 6.2 with the EFI-developed Fast RIP acceleration technology means those using a Fiery proServer to drive their Vutek printers can be confident they have the most productive RIP and workflow solution available for their printer.

New printer drivers for Agfa, Canon, EFI, Epson, HP, Mimaki and OKI devices are included in these latest Fiery product releases. New finishing enhancements provide even smoother integration for cutters as well as faster and more flexible file processing on jobs that feature cut paths.

‘Graphics professionals need more than just a RIP to advance their businesses,’ said John Henze, vice president of marketing for EFI Fiery, ‘and the faster processing and automated cut path extraction technologies announced today answer our customers’ need for an integrated, best-in-class workflow.’

A bidirectional JDF link included in the upgraded products provides information about the printer status, job status and consumables usage to EFI’s Midmarket Productivity Suite MIS workflow as well as to EFI Digital StoreFront Web-to-print software.

The upgrade to version 6.2 is available free to existing users who have a software maintenance and support agreement or an enhanced service programme in place. Others can buy them from EFI or from authorised channel partners.

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