EFI and Memjet® have established a new partnership, bringing EFI™ Fiery® digital front ends (DFEs) to the growing portfolio of Memjet DuraLink™ digital inkjet production solutions. EFI's development of Fiery DFE solutions for printers featuring DuraLink technology means Memjet OEM customers will have access to the reliable print servers for production-class digital colour printing.
"We have installed a Fiery DFE to drive a 7-colour digital press in Memjet's headquarters demo centre and both our team and our partners are impressed with the way the Fiery DFE enables superior colour 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 solution being developed for DuraLink devices captures the advantages of EFI's most advanced digital production software platform, Fiery FS350 Pro, to deliver the best capabilities in areas print customers care about most: colour and imaging, productivity, management tools and connectivity. EFI announced support for print solutions using DuraLink technology, applicable for all markets including corrugated, flexo, commercial print and label. Fiery is capable of driving corrugated printers, as shwon by the EFI Nozomi high speed corrugated digital press.
Users will be able to meet demanding customer requirements for brand colours 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 colour edits at the DFE for uninterrupted production.
The DFEs will also include EFI Fiery Color Profiler Suitesoftware, which provides some of the most advanced colour management tools available for profile creation, inspection, editing and colour quality assurance. Fiery Color Profiler Suite also features G7® System Certification for fast, accurate re-calibration, correct tonality and grey balance, and higher saturated colours.
The Fiery XB hardware configuration for the new DFEs is a scalable architecture that 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 advantage of using the proven 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 market-leading 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 personalisation, boosting productivity and providing superior colour 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 colour print."