September 1, 2017 By PrintAction Staff
There are now expanded capabilities between Electronics For Imaging’s Fiery digital front ends and Kodak’s Prinergy Workflow 8.1 that allows printers to better integrate their digital and conventional presses. The new di-directional integration for hybrid digital and conventional printing is designed to make decisions in real time for the most cost-efficient production scenarios.
The new bidirectional communication between Prinergy and Fiery-driven presses specifically allows users to check job progress and device status for efficient production with the browser-based Prinergy Track.
The new Fiery DFE integration with Prinergy Workflow 8.1 provides the flexibility to add equipment from different digital toner-based or high-speed inkjet press manufacturers without changing workflows. EFI also points to Fiery DFE printer capabilities to dynamically submit jobs with specified media, colour, layout and finishing settings.
“Prinergy Workflow 8.1 will provide our customers with the widest choice when connecting to a digital device,” said Allan Brown, VP and GM of Kodak’s Unified Workflow Solutions. “By fully leveraging their digital equipment, printers will be able to increase efficiency and open the door for additional growth opportunities.”
The integration also allows user to make last-minute production scenario changes for cost optimization by rerouting jobs to a different digital press even after submission, with capability to modify job settings. Users can also define mixed media, mixed colour mode, and more with page range, inserts, and covers straight from Prinergy Workflow.
EFI explains users can leverage its proprietary HyperRIP technology to, on average, process files up to 55 percent faster when compared with a Fiery DFE without the HyperRIP feature.
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