EFI partners with SAi for cutting option

SAi has developed the EFI Cut Server Option for EFI’s Fiery proServer and Fiery XF digital front ends. This is designed to give a fully integrated end-to-end print-and-cut workflow. It gives SAi’s cut contour technology to Fiery users.

The main advantage is that this one option can drive one or more of the 1300+ supported cutting devices, making job management easier as all printing and cutting processes can be seamlessly linked. It works by having the Fiery digital front end extract the cut paths from the job and deliver them to the cutter; meanwhile, without manual intervention, the digital front end also readies the job for preview and automatic printing. The cut path recognition can be done either automatically or manually.

Up to eight cutting engines can be driven simultaneously, giving an end-to-end print-and-cut environment with minimal touch points and maximum automation. This in turn should save money and reduce errors and therefore waste.

Stefan Spiegel, General Manager for EFI Fiery wide format, explained: “SAi boasts the largest library of cutter drivers on the market, and the popularity and ease-of-use of SAi’s software were also important factors in EFI’s decision making on a partner to collaborate with.”




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