The number of companies operating mixed offset/digital print facilities has grown considerably and there is a need for workflows that help printers meet their customers’ quality and deadline demands regardless of output.
Screen’s expertise in prepress workflow including certified PDF file submission, intelligent RGB colour management and flexible imposition technologies, coupled with EFI’s industry-leading solutions, makes it easy for Screen to offer these companies a highly-effective multi-functional workflow.
There are more than 14 million users of Fiery controllers in the world, and more than 8,500 businesses worldwide utilising EFI’s Print MIS Solutions to provide the foundation for their management processes.
Through EFI’s JDF Connector, EFI’s Fiery and Print MIS Solutions integrate with Trueflownet. This collaboration enables Trueflownet users to deliver a more accurate, more efficient production workflow - from capturing the designer’s original design intent to real-time estimating, accounting and billing, to producing brilliant digital output.
“EFI Fiery is the industry-leading front end for many high quality digital printers, including Xerox, Canon, Ricoh, Océ and Konica Minolta,” says Anko Nakamura, Screen WF product manager, worldwide marketing department.
“With our collaboration with EFI, Trueflownet customers can now automate production all the way from remote online file submission direct to digital proofing, platemaking, colour-managed PDF generation and digital printing all in one smooth process.
“Mixed digital and litho environments are becoming the norm so it makes perfect sense to have one seamless workflow rather than two operations running in parallel.”
With the EFI/Screen collaboration, Trueflownet customers will be able to integrate Fiery-driven digital devices into their native prepress workflow to output proofs and short-run on-demand print production,’ says Kathy Wilson, EFI director of server product marketing and strategy.
‘The millions who depend on Fiery technology for precision colour, consistent high quality digital output and workflow innovation will be able to more readily deploy the powerful print production tools found within Trueflownet,” adds Wilson.