EFI says the new Fiery XF 3.1 provides leading-edge technology for superwide format printing for production and proofing requirements, delivering high-speed processing, exceptional colour quality and increased productivity. The Fiery XF software already offers exclusive connectivity to the EFI product portfolio.
For the first time, EFI Fiery XF 3.1 offers Clean Colour and Full Gamut Technology for brilliant print results for both production and proofing purposes in a complete cross-platform application. The new Clean Colour feature directly addresses the production market's specific needs for vivid, saturated colour with pleasant modulation and clean appearance. Clean Colour Technology provides both an exciting and eye-catching appearance in all image areas as well as highly precise and correct colours where they are needed, such as skin tones, grays and spot colours.
The feature can be run in automatic or custom mode and can even be switched off completely. Fiery XF's colour management also offers a Full Gamut profile, exploiting the maximum colour gamut of printing equipment. EFI says primary colours are reproduced perfectly and colour rendering is not limited by profiles. Based on EFI's Bestcolor Technology and its Clean Colour capability, Fiery XF version 3.1 delivers the combination of correct colour reproduction and colour optimisation.
Additionally, Fiery XF 3.1 serves a wider range of printing establishments with the new XF Server on Macintosh OS X, providing a complete cross-platform application for Windows and Mac environments. Fiery XF 3.1 eliminates the need to change to a mixed environment and reduces training time associated with learning new platforms.
To maximise productivity, Fiery XF 3.1 also includes:
- Font Checker to detect missing fonts and thus prevent type mismatches;
- Monitor Profile Selection tool, turning every client workstation with a calibrated and profiled monitor into a soft proofing device;
- Pre-defined Workflows to simplify set-up and reduce set-up time;
- Advanced Back-up and Restore mode to save reference, monitor profiles and the server configuration to enable quick restoration of the system if needed.
EFI Fiery XF software's modular structure offers an easy migration path to increased functionality. Users can add the Colour Verifier Option to ensure consistent colour quality - even on remote sites - or use the EFI Fiery XF software to connect xerographic devices for concept proofs or digital print runs.
EFI Fiery XF will also be the pathway for integrating EFI's industry-leading Print MIS solution and Web-to-Print products into superwide format operations in the future.