EFI Fiery XF High-Speed Processing

EFI have announced the release of the production printing solution
Fiery® XF, providing leading-edge technology for the wide and super
wide format printing market for both production and proofing
requirements. Designed for print service providers, especially
manufacturers of signs, displays and d├ęcor for indoor and outdoor use,
Fiery XF delivers high-speed processing, exceptional colour quality and
increased productivity, as well as seamless connectivity to the broad EFI
product portfolio. Fiery XF customers profit from current and future
integration with other EFI products to streamline production workflows
and increase productivity.

"In the wide and super wide format markets today, many service
providers drive their large format printers with Windows-based PCs,"
said Stefan Spiegel, general manager, Graphic Arts Solutions, EFI. "This
limits their ability to take full advantage of the capabilities of their large
format output devices. By switching to Fiery XF, users print to win
accessing EFI's industry-leading server technology, and a proven solution
that delivers the best possible output from printing devices from a wide
variety of manufacturers, including Epson, HP, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland,
and EFI's VUTEk solutions."

Additionally, Fiery XF's colour management offers a Full Gamut profile,
exploiting the maximum colour gamut of a wide range of printing
equipment from leading manufacturers. Primary colours are reproduced
perfectly and colour rendering is not limited by profiles. Fiery XF delivers
the perfect combination of correct colour reproduction and colour

To maximise productivity, Fiery XF also includes:
• Multitasking capabilities that allow RIP-while-print,
print-while-profile and profile-while RIP
• The Proofing Option to proof to international standards. In addition,
this feature offers full Mac OS X Support for Client and Server
• Monitor Profile Selection tool, turning every client workstation with
a calibrated and profiled monitor into a soft proofing device
• A full set of production tools unique to the wide and super wide
format market, including step and repeat, tiling and nesting for
printing various files, file formats and colour spaces simultaneously
on one device
• Superior colour management for the most vibrant colours in the
market and maximum colour consistency, speeding the production
process and minimising waste
• A modular structure to allow users to grow the solution as their
businesses grow, including integration with other leading-edge
solutions from the broad EFI product portfolio, such as Print MIS
and Web-to-Print products

"Also important in this market is the
ability for designers and prepress staff to
operate the RIP from their preferred
operating system environment," added
Spiegel. "To address this important
requirement, Fiery XF offers both Mac and
Windows clients."

Fiery XF is available in three versions
Essential, Advanced and Premium
allowing users to select the level of
functionality that best meets their needs
today and to seamlessly add functionality
as their requirements and their businesses
grow and change.