New EFI Fiery Server Adds New Performance Muscle to Xerox AltaLink C8000 Color Copier/MFPs

Xerox AltaLink C8000

Electronics for Imaging (EFI) and Xerox are introducing an EFI Fiery digital front end for large workgroups, the Xerox EX-c C8000 Print Server Powered by Fiery, for Xerox AltaLink C8000 color copier/MFPs. The new server is said to provide users with accurate and consistent color, enhanced productivity, fast job preparation, and other productivity and security benefits.

“With the new Fiery server for the AltaLink C8000 Series MFPs, EFI and Xerox elevate the quality standard for workgroup printing,” commented John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing for EFI. “Customers get the best of both worlds: the highest color quality and an efficient, connected workflow that helps them be more productive and reduce print outsourcing.”

New Workgroup-Focused Hardware Platform

The Xerox EX-c C8000 Print Server is said to be the first server on a new Fiery platform designed to provide a lower-cost option for large workgroups, while delivering the performance power needed to print large, graphic-intense Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe PDF files quickly and accurately.

Consistent Color Output

For customers who need accurate corporate colors — such as PANTONE colors — and high-quality images for applications such as client proposals, real-estate fliers, or sales collateral, EFI says the EX-c C8000 Print Server ensures that their materials will print exactly as they intended. The optional Fiery Spot-On feature allows the creation of custom spot colors, as well as substitute colors.

Fast Print-Job Preparation

According to EFI, the Fiery Print Server features many tools to help workgroups be more productive. Fiery VUE, the free visual print application, provides users with the ability to see exactly how finished booklets will print, as well as to combine multiple documents into one finished booklet.

With Fiery FreeForm, workgroups can create personalized Microsoft Word or Adobe InDesign documents more efficiently. Fiery Hot Folders and Virtual Printers options are also said to save time and avoid wasting prints by using drag-and-drop or simple File > Print workflows that automatically contain the right print settings for the document type.

Enhanced integration and security

The AltaLink C8000 Series MFPs are part of the Xerox ConnectKey portfolio, which are said to feature a host of productivity-boosting apps. The Fiery server integrates with ConnectKey apps such as Xerox Easy Translator and cloud solutions such as Dropbox. The Fiery server is also compatible with Nuance applications such as Equitrac, ensuring a secure, intelligent print workflow.

The Fiery Print Server integrates with AltaLink C8000 Series MFP security protocols, and includes standard Fiery features such as user authentication, encryption, network protection (including IP filtering and port blocking), secure printing, and more.

Xerox will be presenting the new AltaLink C8000 Series MFPs during EFI’s Connect 2018 users’ conference that will be held January 23-26 in Las Vegas. The Xerox EX-c C8000 Print Server Powered by Fiery is available now from Xerox and from authorized Xerox resellers.

For more information on the Xerox EX-c C8000 Print Server, visit EFI here.

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