Including Best Technology and designed for print and prepress professionals, publishers, creatives and photographers, the newest version of EFI’s industry-acclaimed, scalable and versatile client/server-based proofing solution will premiere at Fespa Digital Europe.
EFI Colorproof XF turns inkjet and laser printers into powerful proofing and production devices, and Version 3.0 improves upon the solution’s unrivalled combination of colour quality, power, flexibility and ease of use. A key component of Colorproof XF is the Fiery Option, fully integrating Fiery controller technology, which is used by more than 14m customers worldwide.
The Fiery Option enables these customers to deploy Colorproof XF to proof on an inkjet printer and then seamlessly utilise their Fiery for colour management and workflow on a production laser-based printing system.
Stefan Spiegel, general manager, EFI Graphic Arts Solutions, adds, "EFI is committed to continuous R&D across our entire range of solutions in order to address our customers’ evolving needs. Colorproof XF 3.0 offers more output options and key feature enhancements, allowing print and prepress professionals, publishers, creatives and photographers to produce even greater results."
Powerful new features include the new Production Option enables EFI Colorproof XF users to transform their large-format printers into fast, flexible and productive sources of new revenues from posters, banners and similar added-value products. Advanced step-and-repeat features not only print multiple copies of images −− by defining whether images are repeated horizontally, vertically or mirror-fashion, they create striking patterns quickly and easily.
The Production Option also features a tiling function that prints images larger than the printer’s width. Overlaps, crop marks and tile numbering are freely definable to simplify reassembling of total image, which can be previewed before final output.
A new Gravure Output Option provides a cost-efficient solution to produce data needed for gravure cylinder production: users simply create anti-aliased and separated greyscale TIFFs to drive digital engraving machines.