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New EFI Fiery Integration with Kodak PRINERGY Workflow 8 extends customer capability

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) said the integration between the new Kodak PRINERGY Workflow 8 platform and its Fiery digital front end (DFE) platform is expanding customer capability.

With the extended capabilities between Fiery DFEs and PRINERGY Workflow 8.1, print business owners gain the best of digital and conventional presses, enablin them to make decisions in real time for the most cost efficient production scenarios.

The profitability and productivity of the printing businesses and in-plant graphics departments will be increased by the integration of PRINERGY Workflow platform with EFI MIS/ERP software products.

The HyperRIP technology of EFI, which will process files up to 55% faster when compared to Fiery DFE without the HyperRIP feature, will deliver fast processing speeds to the users.

The integration of Fiery DFE with PRINERGY Workflow 8.1 offers flexibility, capabilities and bidirectional communication. The integration with EFI productivity products portfolio enable automated management of estimating, scheduling, job ticketing and accounting.

Kodak Unified Workflow Solutions vice president and general manager Allan Brown said: "PRINERGY Workflow 8.1 will provide our customers with the widest choice when connecting to a digital device. By fully leveraging their digital equipment, printers will be able to increase efficiency and open the door for additional growth opportunities."

EFI Fiery marketing vice president John Henze said: "The EFI Fiery DFE is designed to maximize the capabilities of digital printing, giving Kodak customers whose businesses depend on toner or high-speed inkjet production a way to drive their success without compromise.

"By integrating with the popular PRINERGY Workflow 8.1, PRINERGY users can create a truly bi-directional, single workflow for digital and conventional printing as well as prepare with a production workflow that can also handle new opportunities such as digital packaging production."