Electronics For Imaging (EFI) said its new EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE) for Konica Minolta AccurioPress 6136 series delivers better quality, productivity and workflow integration.
The new EFI Fiery DFE is designed to drive the AccurioPress 6136 series of monochrome digital presses from Konica Minolta.
The new EFI Fiery MIC-4160 external DFE will run on the latest EFI Fiery FS300 Pro software platform, and is the first Fiery server for black-and-white print engines to introduce on the new NX One server platform with Fiery QuickTouch.
Claimed to be 50% faster than earlier generations, the new DFE is compatible with the new Konica Minolta IQ-501 intelligent quality optimize for automated density control and accurate front-to-back registration.
The latest Fiery Command WorkStation, along with Fiery MIC-4160 external DFE, will deliver unified job management interface for all Fiery Driven printers such as cut-sheet, wide-format, superwide-format and high-speed inkjet devices.
The bi-directional communication is said to offer synchronized and real-time paper catalog updates, which can be entered from either the press or the Fiery Command WorkStation interface along with new paper tray assignment tools.
The DFE’s Fiery QuickTouch display is provided with automated backup and restore features, while optional EFI Fiery JobMaster software with the DFE will simplify the process for creating manuals and other long documents with visual tools for tab insertion, scanning, image editing and media assignment.
In addition, the new Fiery DFE also incorporates into existing print production workflows via JDF implementation, which links with automated estimating, scheduling, job ticketing, accounting and other processes managed by EFI’s suite of MIS and web-to-print products.
The products include EFI PrintSmith, Premium Pace and Enterprise Pace bundles for Konica Minolta.
The Fiery API allows print service providers to quickly develop live and bidirectional integration with their internally developed software or web services to meet their workflow automation requirements.
Konica Minolta business intelligence services and product planning senior vice president Kevin Kern said: “In-plants and commercial printing businesses need greater efficiencies to streamline their monochrome high-volume production operations and this new EFI Fiery DFE helps users get the most from their advanced AccurioPress 6136 investment.
“The DFE’s features help make users monochrome digital print workflows just as advanced as those found in high-end digital color print production.”