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EFI Announces Fiery Q5000 Server and Fiery System 6

(February 2005) posted on Wed Feb 02, 2005

Aimed toward high-production environments


Aimed at high-end production printing environments,
the Fiery Q5000 color server features
3.2-GHz Intel dual Xeon processors,
RAID 0 data striping on dual 160-GB hard
drives, and 1.5-GB dual-channel DDR memory.
It can process two jobs at once, RIP'ing
a new file while simultaneously printing
another. Further, it offers a single, unified
workflow for handling all print jobs"?variable-
data and non-variable-data jobs.

Fiery System 6 Software is available on
the new Fiery Q5000, and as an upgrade for
current Fiery customers. Key features
include: an EFI Command WorkStation for
centralized print-job management; an open,
flexible, and scalable variable-data printing
solution; EFI Impose Fiery Edition, a WYSIWYG
server-based imposition application;
and advanced production tools for job management
and submission.

Both the Fiery System 6 and Fiery
Q5000 color server are part of the company's
new Fiery Graphic Arts Package,
Premium Edition.
The new package features
EFI ImageViewer, a soft-proofing tool
for zooming in and catching trapping errors,
moire patterns, and output color profile
shifts. It also offers a Paper Simulation Editor,
which allows adjustments to the hue,
brightness, and saturation of the simulated
output to better manage the customer's
expectations of the proof. A Postflight diagnostic
tool provides information on how a
job is processed with EFI Fiery ColorWise
color-management software. Other features
include EFI Spot-On for creating and
managing spot colors in Fiery 6, advanced
hot-folder capability, and an EFI Color Profiler
option for creating ICC profiles. (EFI: www.efi.com)


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