Xerox demonstrates new DFE

Xerox demonstrated a new digital front end at the EFI Connect event last month, which combines some of the featurs of EFI’s own Fiery DFE with those of the FreeFlow Print Server that EFI acquired from Xerox last year.

EFI’s Fiery FS300 Pro comes with Command Workstation 6.

Xerox has previously offered its digital printer customers a choice of front ends but the plan since this sale has been for EFI to develop a single unified DFE that could suit all users. There isn’t much between the two in terms of performance – it’s more a question of the interface and the way that they work, with some customers preferring one over the other.

To this end, the new DFE has a standardized and simplified digital workflow based around EFI’s Fiery Command WorkStation, which gives a single interface for a range of different printers. Naturally it takes advantages of the latest Fiery developments and is said to offer fast Raster Imaging Processor (RIP) speeds, seamless automation integration, and advanced workflow efficiency and productivity. It uses EFI’s HyperRIP technology which optimizes processing speeds for single or multiple jobs. It also includes colour management tools that work with gold, silver and clear dry ink capabilities to allow customers to create more metallic effects and tactile embellishments for higher-value applications.

Toby Weiss, senior vice president and general manager of EFI Fiery, commented: “Working with Xerox on the 2017 acquisition of FFPS technology marked a new level of cooperation in our longstanding partnership, and we are excited about the new technology that it has yielded.”





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