FREMONT, Calif., July 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII) and Xerox® have partnered to deliver the first digital print server featuring the new Fiery® FS200 Pro digital front end (DFE) platform, which will power Xerox's new iGen® 5 Press.
Designed to drive excellent quality and productivity on the iGen 5, the Xerox EX-P 5 Print Server Powered by Fiery features EFI Fiery HyperRIP. Fiery DFEs are powered by EFI's proprietary ASIC (application specific integrated circuit) with RIPChip™ technology that can process print files significantly faster than alternative DFEs. The new server expands the performance advantage with EFI's breakthrough Fiery HyperRIP offering, which boosts processing speeds up to 55% compared to performance without HyperRIP.
Now, Xerox iGen 5 users can print more jobs in the shortest possible time for maximum engine utilization and performance using the server's new HyperRIP mode for parallel processing of up to four print jobs. Plus, the server's new Rush RIP mode opens up a fifth RIP to process rush jobs when all four main parallel processors are busy.
Xerox customers can use the Fiery server as a gateway to Xerox FreeFlow® Core and EFI solutions such as Fiery Central, EFI Digital StoreFront® eCommerce and Web-to-print software and EFI's industry-leading portfolio of MIS/ERP workflow products. The server also integrates with Agfa :Apogee®, Kodak™ Prinergy™ and Heidelberg® Prinect® workflows for streamlined management of offset and digital production operations from a single software interface.
"The new iGen 5 brings our customers gamut extension and color matching capabilities together with the proven reliability and automation of the iGen platform. EFI's unique processing and automation technologies in the Xerox EX-P 5 Print Server strengthen this offering by providing Xerox customers unmatched end-to-end functionality and productivity," said Robert Stabler, senior vice president/general manager, Graphic Communications Business Group, Xerox.
Expanded gamut printing with CMYK+
EFI's new, optional Fiery CMYK+ extended gamut feature and EFI Command WorkStation® give users the ability to incorporate and seamlessly manage the addition of orange, green or blue Dry Inks as a fifth color on the Xerox iGen 5 Press. Plus, proven Fiery Spot-On™ technology enhances users' color matching experience, giving them the ability to quickly and more precisely reproduce brand colors not possible before using only CMYK.
The server comes standard with Fiery Impose-Compose for intuitive, visual document preparation, and Fiery Color Profiler Suite, a product that helps ensure reliable, repeatable color matching and consistency throughout print runs and across multiple digital presses. Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition delivers new, enhanced functionality for CMYK+ that helps users identify and troubleshoot file issues to ensure their jobs print right the first time, every time.
Fiery Dynamic HD Text and Graphics produces superior edge and text quality for all color and saturation levels that helps differentiate text and graphics quality in a highly competitive marketplace. Users also benefit from support for the latest Adobe® PDF Print Engine, as well as for all industry-standard variable-data printing formats, including PPML, PDF/VT, Creo™ VPS and Xerox VIPP®.
"The collection of features offered with this new DFE, including CMYK+, robust workflow integration capabilities and HyperRIP performance, reflects our commitment to supporting Xerox customers as they adopt next-generation innovations that allow them to capture more profitable, successful, superior-quality digital print opportunities," said Toby Weiss, senior vice president and general manager, EFI Fiery.
The Xerox EX-P 5 Print Server Powered by Fiery is available now. For more information about Fiery Driven™ digital production printing visit www.efi.com or contact 800-875-7117.
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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