EFI has announced the release of its newest version Fiery XB digital front end platform for ultra high speed production inkjet presses. The Fiery DFE meets highly demanding requirements for performance, colour and imaging, including advanced variable data production printing, at speeds of up to 13,000 pages per minute – or the data equivalent of two streaming movies each second.
The groundbreaking Fiery XB platform used for the new DFE complies with native intelligent production data stream (IPDS) workflows and is certified IS/3 compliant, delivering the performance, functionality and accuracy required for high volume transactional applications. As one of the most flexible DFEs in the production inkjet market, the Fiery XB DFE platform also consumes all variable data formats and languages, including PDF and PDF/VT.
Proprietary Fiery technology helps ensure uniform, consistent print output, with real time compensation and correction on the fly at engine rated speeds. It also gives users the consistency they need for single pass printing – across a print run, across a wide variety of inkjet and toner presses, and over time.
The Fiery DFE’s colour accuracy helps drive new applications, and is enabling users to win new business serving corporations that need timely, high volume, personalised documents with superior accuracy in client brand colours.
In line colour management on the DFE automatically corrects for any unwanted colour shifts. As a result, users always get exceptional correction for colour sensitive graphics. For maximum flexibility, the Fiery DFE offers superior imaging accuracy on nearly all substrates, including coated/uncoated or treated/non treated – from narrow web continuous feed, up to 1.8 metre boards and B1/B2 sheets. Plus, its colour management capabilities extend to a wide variety of inks, including coated media compatible, extended gamut and MICR inks.
Fiery integrates with almost any existing workflow and pre-press software including EFI's extensive management information systems/enterprise resource planning (MIS/ERP) and web to print products – using job definition format (JDF) integration. Customers can also integrate with customised workflows using the Fiery API application programming interface. This delivers a comprehensive, integrated workflow experience, tailored to meet specific needs.
The Fiery XB DFE technology drives new, ultra high speed inkjet presses from most leading digital press manufacturers, and can be purchased from those press manufacturers and/or their authorised resellers.