By PrintAction Staff
By PrintAction Staff
Updated and new tools available in version 4 of the EFI Fiery DesignPro software suite from Electronics For Imaging (EFI) aims to help apparel and textile design professionals save time and streamline their design processes.
The company says the new version of this suite of plug-ins is designed to give graphic designers “more power than ever before” to create and complete designs directly within Adobe design software. Fiery DesignPro, EFI explains, aims to eliminate the need to reduce designs to indexed colours, maintaining the highest possible fidelity of the artwork. It is designed to create smoother transitions and gradients, retaining more depth in designs and delivering optimum colour results, especially for digitally printed textiles, it adds.
The new software features EFI Optitex 2D and 3D CAD software, EFI Reggiani industrial textile inkjet print technology, and the Fiery proServer digital front end (DFE) in a complete EFI Textile Eco-System. As well, new Fiery DesignPro RSe tools launched with version 4 include Adobe Photoshop plug-ins that significantly reduce the time and effort needed to create multi-channel separations, colourways and repeat patterns directly within Photoshop, all with the added convenience of a streamlined “Print to Fiery” function to send designs directly into production through an EFI Fiery proServer DFE.
Even for complicated designs, the software boasts easy-to-use tools that do not require special skills. Photoshop and Fiery DesignPro are closely integrated and designers can switch between the two toolsets. Users gain expanded design options with the ability to create repeats from any full-colour design and view both the design and multiple repeats while designing. Following the repeat process, users can separate colours into multi-channel artwork for easy recolouring, while preserving more depth in the design.
For Quebec-based Alphi Apparel Group, Fiery DesignPro software results in faster creation of new designs and opens the door to new design possibilities. “The Fiery DesignPro design tools have become indispensable to me,” said Alphi Apparel Senior Designer Rhonda Shechtman. “This easy and affordable design suite allows me to create designs I was unable to achieve before. Designing takes a fraction of the time, I can be more creative, and the tools are a pleasure to use.”
The new version of EFI Fiery DesignPro software is now available from EFI and authorized EFI resellers.