Electronics For Imaging (EFI) and San Diego-based Memjet have established a new partnership, bringing EFI Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) to the growing portfolio of Memjet DuraLink digital inkjet production machines.
‘We have installed a Fiery DFE to drive a seven-color digital press in Memjet’s headquarters demo center, and both our team and our partners are impressed with the way the Fiery DFE enables superior color and image control. It also offers customers advanced job management and the ability to produce versioned and variable print runs at engine-rated speed,’ said Eric Owen, general manager of commercial press for Memjet. ‘Fiery technology, combined with DuraLink’s speed, image quality and reliability, bring tremendous added value to Memjet’s DuraLink partners.’
EFI is offering Fiery DFEs for digital printing presses that incorporate DuraLink printheads. The new product being developed for DuraLink devices captures the advantages of EFI’s digital production software platform, Fiery FS350 Pro, to deliver color and imaging, productivity, management tools and connectivity.
Users will be able to meet demanding customer requirements for brand colors and extended-gamut applications featuring extended ink sets. Plus, the Fiery DFEs for Memjet DuraLink presses will give users the power to make on-the-fly corrections and late-stage color edits at the DFE for uninterrupted production.
The DFEs will also include EFI Fiery color profiler suite software, which provides advanced color management tools available for profile creation, inspection, editing and color quality assurance. Fiery color profiler suite also features G7 system certification for fast, accurate re-calibration, correct tonality and gray balance, and higher saturated colors.
The Fiery XB hardware configuration for the new DFEs is scalable and keeps engines running at rated speeds to meet demanding production requirements. Fiery XB consumes all variable-data formats and languages, including PDF and PDF/VT and, for high-volume transactional print applications, it complies with native intelligent printer data stream (IPDS) workflows and is certified IS/3 compliant.
Users will also have the EFI Fiery Command WorkStation interface – print management software that provides continuity across all Fiery Driven digital equipment, including cut-sheet and continuous-feed devices and wide- and superwide-format display graphics printers. The new Fiery DFEs will also give DuraLink device users expanded workflow management efficiencies through automated, bi-directional communication and integration with EFI’s MIS/ERP and web-to-print products.
‘We are pleased to be working with Memjet to give its DuraLink OEM partners a new competitive advantage with the Fiery DFEs’ proven strengths in driving high-value personalization, boosting productivity and providing superior color quality,’ said John Henze, vice president, sales and marketing, EFI Fiery. ‘This partnership will bring our most-advanced technologies to an even broader base of print service providers, packaging companies and industrial manufacturers that see the tremendous opportunity for growth in high-end digital color print.’