February 6, 2013

EFI's Fiery FS100 Pro Powers New Xerox Color J75 and C75 Presses

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Feb. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, announced that new Xerox® digital front ends (DFEs), powered by Fiery® are now available for the Xerox Color J75 and C75 Presses. These DFEs are among the first to market built on EFI's award-winning new Fiery FS100 Pro platform, which integrates seamlessly with EFI's market-leading MIS/ERP software, eCommerce/Web-to-Print products, and scheduling tools to complete the entire end-to-end print workflow.

Print providers can produce high-margin print applications such as photo books, packaging and personalized communications with the high-quality color, automated workflows, and productivity-boosting tools in the Fiery FS100 Pro system. The new Fiery DFEs produce documents twice as fast as their predecessors and access Xerox color and image quality features such as Profiling and Calibration through the Xerox exclusive Automated Color Quality Suite technology, Selectable Resolution, and Simple Image Quality Adjustment.

Danish financial institution Jyske Bank, one of the first companies in the world to operate a Fiery-driven Xerox iGen™ 150 Press, has become one of the first Fiery FS100 Pro users, using the technology to drive work on its new Xerox Color J75 Press.

"The Fiery FS100 Pro automates many of the processes that our operators currently have to manage," said Carsten Gaarde, print shop manager, Jyske Bank. "With the FS100 Pro system, we will complete more work per shift, and the added productivity will give us more value in our print communications program."

The Fiery FS100 Pro is the first, and currently only, DFE that has achieved two significant industry certifications.

  • VIGC PDF RIP Audit: Perfect label, a 100%-compliance certification for the rendering of PDF/X-4 files, ensuring that the true intent of the graphic designer will be reflected in the print job correctly the first time, avoiding costly reprints, delivery delays, and dissatisfied print buyers.
  • JDF1.3 Integrated Digital Printing Interoperability Conformance Specification (ICS) certification that ensures Fiery Driven™ devices will be easier than ever to integrate with workflow systems from pre-press all the way to printing and reporting. With the CIP4 JDF certification for Fiery DFEs, print providers can have confidence that their systems, including EFI's MIS and Web-to-Print solutions, will integrate seamlessly for faster, automated workflow processes that boost productivity.

"In our 2012 DFE study we found that output consistency is one of the top reasons why print service providers select a certain brand of DFE," says Kaspar Roos, associate director of production workflow solutions at InfoTrends. "The new Fiery FS100 Pro scores particularly high in this area; it has improved color management capabilities leading to reliable output as demonstrated by the 100% pass of the VIGC RIP test."

"Fiery FS100 Pro addresses the needs of print providers to deliver vibrant image quality quickly, efficiently and cost effectively," said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI. "The new Fiery DFEs process complex jobs faster, including VDP files in all industry standard formats. We're extremely proud to be bringing this next generation of Fiery technology to market in partnership with Xerox."

For more information, visit www.efi.com or contact 800-875-7117.

About EFI

EFI™ (www.efi.com) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services, leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company's powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide, wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, Web-to-print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity and efficiency.

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