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Electronics For Imaging launches new EFI Fiery digital front ends

Electronics For Imaging announced the availability of four new EFI Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) for the updated Xerox Versant family of digital presses.

The new Fiery DFEs feature the latest FS200 Pro system software and innovative hardware platform, delivering proven Fiery performance, outstanding color, industry-leading usability, and seamless integration to EFI, Xerox and leading 3rd party workflow solutions.

The four Fiery DFE models include the new EX-P and EX 3100 Print Servers Powered by Fiery for the Xerox Versant 3100 Press, and the EX and EX-i 180 Print Servers Powered by Fiery for the Xerox Versant 180 Press.

"We're pleased to continue our strong partnership with EFI to bring the most advanced digital front ends to the market," said Ragni Mehta, vice president and general manager, Cut Sheet Business, Xerox. "The new Fiery servers, combined with the latest in Xerox Versant Press technology, allow our customers to increase shop productivity while delivering on their most urgent image quality and color accuracy needs."

The new Fiery servers showcase the Xerox and Fiery-exclusive 10-bit, 1200 dpi processing technology leveraged in the Fiery Ultra Smooth Gradients feature.

First available in the Xerox Versant 2100 and 80 Presses, this technology goes beyond traditional 8-bit rendering to help eliminate "stair stepped" gradient shades common in digital printing of vector images. To the print service provider, these technology advances mean higher print quality and more satisfied customers.

These new Fiery servers1 utilize the new Fiery NX hardware platform, delivering unparalleled performance along with a sleek, modern design for better usability and higher operational efficiency.

Operators can use Fiery QuickTouch™ software through a built-in touchscreen display on the server to get faster views of job status information and easily perform key device management functions. With just a tap, the touchscreen display gives operators easy access to intuitive system installation, backup and restore functions as well as to system diagnostics information.