New Version of EFI Fiery Central
Adds three new modules to better manage automated workflows.
EFI has released EFI Fiery Central 1.5, a modular PDF-based production workflow solution with make-ready, load balancing, and automated prepress workflow capabilities. Part of EFI’s Advanced Workstream Solutions, the new Fiery Central is designed to increase job volume, decrease turnaround times, and maximize equipment investment for print service providers in medium to high-volume print-on-demand environments (such as print-for-pay, corporate reprographic departments, and commercial printers).
Fiery Central comes in three modular components: Fiery Central Focus, the base module, which provides a centralized job-management and make-ready solution; Fiery Central Flow, which automates repetitive tasks and offers advanced digital prepress capabilities; and Fiery Central Balance, which increases productivity by combining multiple devices into a "printer group" for optimized asset utilization.
The new version of Fiery Central, coupled with EFI’s Fiery color digital print server, also offers an open, flexible, and scalable VDP solution, enabling customers to develop customized marketing campaigns. It supports multiple VDP formats, including PPML and other legacy proprietary languages. It integrates into existing workflows and provides centralized VDP job management.
Fiery Central 1.5 also adds three new modules to better manage automated prepress workflows: Imposition, Colorproof XF, and Image Enhance. The Imposition module allows users to select EFI Impose templates and create automated imposition workflows, streamlining operations. The Colorproof XF Task module sends Fiery Central jobs directly to a Colorproof XF or Fiery XF driven device for proofing, large-format production, and photographic printing. The Image Enhance module automatically corrects embedded RGB and CMYK images in PDF files; it’s intended for photo applications or heavy production environments, allowing users to quickly and automatically correct images. The module also allows users to interact with each image individually and apply manual corrections for custom adjustments.