EFI yesterday launched version 5.3 of its Fiery Command WorkStation software for print-job management, which can be downloaded for free from its Website.
“Fiery Command WorkStation is the recognized industry standard for production printing job management technology, serving as the window into the entire printing workflow,” said John Henze, VP of Fiery Marketing at EFI. “Known for its intuitive interface… It enables seasoned pros to more quickly produce even higher quality output, while making it easy for less experienced users to produce professional-looking documents in just a few clicks.”
According to EFI, the Fiery Image Enhance Visual Editor (IEVE) is an industry-first feature, available in this latest version of Command WorkStation, for optimizing image appearance and applying per-image corrections. IEVE allows for editing of each image in a job without going back to the native design file.
This tool set allows users to adjust brightness, contrast, highlights, shadows, colour balance, and sharpness, as well as the ability to make red-eye corrections on any image within a job. Users can also save preferred settings as presets to apply to other images or other jobs on the Fiery.
Version 5.3 of Command WorkStation also includes imposition workflow improvements, such as user-defined finish size tools found in Fiery SeeQuence Impose (an add-on module) that honours a designer’s intent by automatically detecting the trim box and bleed box defined in the source document.
According to EFI, another key addition in Command WorkStation is integration with the EFI Color Profiler Suite, which allows users to diagnose profile problems, compare colour gamut, and create and edit profiles.