EFI has developed not one but two Fiery digital front ends for the new Xerox Versant 2100 printer. The Xerox EX 2100 and EX-P 2100 Print Servers use a new 10-bit, 1200 dpi processing technology, which EFI claim help produce sharper edges for clean appearance. There’s a new Fiery Ultra Smooth Gradients feature that eliminates “stair stepped” gradient shades that you sometimes get with vector images.
The new DFEs are based on EFI’s Fiery FS100 Pro platform – the first DFE platform to carry a 100% perfect pass rating from VIGC’s PDF RIP Audit. They can integrate with Xerox’s own FreeFlow Workflow Collection and FreeFlow Core.
Other features include internal sensor-based profiling and colour calibration, imposition for visual previews of variable-data jobs and the ability to set separate screening modes within the same job to achieve the best quality for all elements — text, graphics and images.
In addition, the EX-P 2100 Print Server includes Fiery HyperRIP technology, which processes complex files up to 40% faster than other DFEs.
Both DFE’s will be available from July.