June 14, 2017

New EFI Fiery Print Server for Sharp MX-7580N/6580N Color Document Systems Streamlines High-volume Office Production

FREMONT, Calif., June 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII), and Montvale, N.J.-based Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America announced the launch of a new EFI™ Fiery® digital front end (DFE) to drive Sharp's new MX-6580N and MX-7580N Color Document Systems. The MX-PE12 Fiery Print Server combines with the Sharp Color Document Systems to create a powerful integrated solution for managing high-volume office environments.

Running on the latest, award-winning Fiery FS200 platform, the print server provides unsurpassed job and color management, including the ability to produce complex finished documents and personalized communications.

"Businesses need the best productivity and efficiency in their document operations, and the new EFI Fiery DFE offering available for Sharp Color Document Systems give them the ability to produce more work, more efficiently," said Shane Coffey, Associate Vice President, Product Management, Document Systems Products, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "This new DFE complements the advanced features in our latest print platform for businesses looking to increase productivity and reduce document outsourcing."

"Sharp customers in high-volume office environments will now have access to a wide variety of capabilities that allow them to get the best-quality results without compromise," said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing at EFI. "With the MX-PE12 Fiery print server, users can also turn in-house printing into a professional operation with Fiery SmartRIP technology that handles multi-page, graphic-rich documents as easily as small office files."

  • The Fiery advantage
    This new Fiery server, together with optional modules, make available to Sharp users a wide range of workflow and productivity advantages, including:
  • Fiery Command WorkStation®: The industry's leading digital print job management solution makes it easier to manage multiple printers within the enterprise from a single point, benefitting customers by enabling a more streamlined and efficient operation.
  • Enhanced productivity: The server includes Fiery VUE, a free 3D visual print client application that simplifies the creation of booklets, sales guides, manuals, and much more. It provides an interactive and intuitive interface that lets users produce professional-looking materials in just a few clicks, and can reduce paper and toner consumption.
  • Ease of integration: Users gain streamlined, efficient, cloud-based operations management for in-plant print departments and production printing operations through full integration with EFI Quick Print Suite workflow software.
  • Best-in-class color and image quality: Offices can obtain high-quality color and images right out-of-the-box, producing accurate brand colors and automatically color correcting photos with optional software such as Fiery Spot-On™ and Fiery Image Enhance Visual Editor.
  • Personalized printing: Processing of large, complex personalized print jobs can be done quickly, optimizing throughput for maximum engine capacity with built-in Fiery FreeForm™, a simple-to-use, variable-data printing solution.             

The new Fiery server is available from Sharp and authorized Sharp resellers. For more information about EFI Fiery Driven™ products, visit www.efi.com or contact 800-875-7117.

About EFI
EFI™ is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging. We are passionate about fueling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalized documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process. (www.efi.com)

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