Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) today announced the availability of three new EFI™ Fiery® digital front ends (DFEs) driving RICOH Pro C7200 series production printers.
“Fiery is the premier DFE platform for commercial digital print, and we’re pleased to use the latest Fiery technology for our newest digital sheet-fed presses,” said John Fulena, vice president of the Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group at Ricoh USA, Inc. “With the winning combination of our Pro C7200 series’ unique creative capabilities, along with powerful Fiery color and workflow functionality, customers can more affordably produce game-changing applications for their end users.”
“These new Fiery DFEs for Ricoh printers provide the essential tools to make customers more productive,” said John Henze, vice president of Fiery sales and 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 that allows customers to work more efficiently and keep all of their print engines producing profitably. Plus, Fiery HyperRIP enhancements on the E-85A give print service providers the ability to double their processing speed on most types of jobs.”
The DFEs are based on Fiery FS300 Pro software and leverage EFI’s innovative NX hardware platform. All deliver consistent, accurate color out of the box and include powerful tools to make expert color adjustments and perform job make-ready and automation enhancements for greater workflow efficiency.
Two of the new products, Color Controllers E-85A and E-45A, drive the RICOH Pro C7200S/C7210S/C7210X/C7210SX/C7200e models intended for commercial, graphic arts, and creative environments. They leverage the latest Fiery technology enhancements to deliver blazing fast performance and unique 5th color station capabilities.
Color Controller E-35A, based on new Fiery NX One hardware, drives the Pro C7200SL and provides an entry-level yet powerful offering for corporate and in-house environments.
Specialty toner and imaging support
The E-45A and E-85A fully support the Pro C7210X/C7210SX’s specialty toner capabilities, including clear, white, neon pink, neon yellow, and invisible red. Users can easily manage specialty toners throughout the entire job workflow, preventing inadvertent errors and reducing waste.
Plus, users have the ability to add specialty 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.
Workflow automation to effortlessly set up complex jobs
All three Fiery DFEs come with Fiery JobFlow™ Base automation software for streamlined prepress job preparation. An additional automation upgrade is also available for intelligent job routing, advanced scripting, customer approval workflows, and other automation features.
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 Kodak™ PRINERGY™, Heidelberg® Prinect® and Agfa Apogee®.
The Fiery E-85A, E-45A and E-35A DFEs driving the RICOH Pro C7200 series are available this month.