New EFI Fiery Digital Front Ends for Xerox’s Latest Digital Presses

versant 80 press

Xerox Versant 80 Press.

March 17, 2015 – Electronics for Imaging (EFI) reports that it’s introduced new Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) for Xerox’s newest digital presses. The new Xerox EX-i 80 Print Server and EX 80 Print Server Powered by Fiery are available for the Xerox’s new Versant 80 Press, while the new Xerox EX-P 1000i Print Server Powered by Fiery is available for Xerox Color 800i/1000i Presses (see our story here for more on the new Xerox presses).

EFI says the new DFEs use the latest Fiery platform, FS150 Pro, offering faster job-processing and easier-to-use automated workflows. Users can also be more efficient by fully integrating their Fiery Driven digital presses with EFI’s MIS/ERP and web-to-print software, and with Xerox FreeFlow Core, as well as with leading pre-press workflow solutions such as Agfa Apogee, Heidelberg Prinect and Kodak PRINERGY.

Xerox EX-i/EX 80 Print Servers

The Xerox EX-i and EX 80 Print Servers feature Fiery Ultra Smooth Gradients, which leverage a 10-bit, 1,200-dpi processing technology at the digital front end and at the print engine. First seen in the new Fiery servers driving the Xerox Versant 2100 Press, EFI says Fiery Ultra Smooth Gradients go beyond traditional 8-bit rendering to help eliminate “stair-stepped” gradient shades in digital printing of vector images.

More demanding printing environments can choose the Xerox EX 80 Print Server, which supports the Adobe PDF Print Engine, version 3.0, and offers Fiery options for make-ready, color correction, file troubleshooting, and workflow integration. Less-demanding environments can take advantage of a lower cost of entry with the Xerox EX-i 80 Print Server.

Xerox EX-P 1000i Print Server

The Xerox EX-P 1000i Print Server Powered by Fiery supports the Xerox Color 800i/1000i Presses’ new Gold and Silver Metallic Dry Ink options, enabling the automatic addition of these specialty dry inks, as well as Clear Dry Ink in single or multiple passes, to highlight spot colors, graphics, and text.

“This capability is especially attractive in commercial and photo applications,” commented Toby Weiss, senior vice president and general manager for EFI Fiery. “Special effects have a new dimension with Multi-Pass Clear Dry Ink for embossed, high-quality prints that satisfy the needs of even the most demanding customers. Fiery Image Enhance Visual Editor not only allows on-the-fly addition of Metallic and Clear Dry Inks, but also offers a live 3D-preview simulating how the effects will sparkle in the light.”

The Xerox EX-P 1000i also includes the Fiery Smart Estimator, which allows users to predict usage of Clear Dry Ink, Gold Metallic Dry Ink or Silver Metallic Dry Ink before printing a single page. It also features Fiery HyperRIP, which EFI says helps maximize performance by simultaneously processing a print job on four processor cores. As a result, users can get their full-color digital print jobs processed up to 55-percent faster than with Fiery Driven presses without HyperRIP.

EFI also says users can achieve a consistent workflow across all Fiery-enabled printing devices using the latest version of Fiery Command WorkStation, an intuitive interface that enables management of multiple printers locally or remotely from a single place.

The new EFI Fiery DFEs are available now through Xerox and authorized Xerox resellers.

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