EFI launches Fiery DFE for Xerox Iridesse

Jez Abbott
Monday, May 21, 2018

EFI has launched a new Fiery digital front end (DFE), the Xerox EX-P 6 Print Server, for Xerox's new Iridesse production press.

Launched in Europe and the US earlier this month, following a November launch for the Asia Pacific region by Fuji Xerox in November, the Iridesse is the first Xerox digital press to ship exclusively with a Fiery DFE since EFI's acquisition of the FreeFlow Print Server.

Fiery features including Fiery Metallics and Fiery ImageViewer support the Iridesse while the EX-P 6 Print Server processes over 7TB of data per hour to drive the printer's engine at its rated speed of 120ppm, utilising 1,200dpi and 10-bit resolution and six-colour output.

Xerox cut-sheet business vice-president and general manager Ragni Mehta said: “We worked hard with our partners at EFI to find a DFE with the power and flexibility to drive the new press.

The Xerox Iridesse production press, in combination with the Xerox EX-P 6 print server, will bring new capabilities and business opportunities to our customers.”

The Fiery Metallics feature enables users to create metallic shades of custom spot colours at the DFE, with no additional pre-press work required.

And with Fiery ImageViewer operators can view a raster image of all inks used in a job, including the speciality dry inks, to ensure high-value jobs print right the first time.

EFI vice-president of Fiery marketing John Henze said: “Customers get the best of both worlds: the ability to utilise their legacy workflows plus best-in-class Fiery performance, colour, and usability.”

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