Ricoh has announced the Europe wide availability of EFI’s newly developed high performance digital front ends (DFEs) for its next generation Ricoh Pro™ C5200s and Ricoh Pro™ C5210s digital colour sheetfed presses.
Based on the latest Fiery FS200 Pro platform, both the embedded Fiery E-24B DFE and the external Fiery E-44B DFE can process complex and graphic-rich files. With EFI’s proprietary Fiery SmartRIP technology this improves throughput and production efficiency.
The Fiery E-44B offers superior performance and faster processing times ideal for high volume Print Service Providers that require unmatched output quality and maximum engine utilisation.
“Fiery technology gives our clients exceptional productivity results with the Ricoh Pro C5200s and C5210s, producing a wider range of projects on an impressive variety of media,” comments Benoit Chatelard, Vice President, Production Printing, Ricoh Europe. “The combination of Ricoh Pro performance and Fiery digital print workflow efficiency delivers high quality, high volume output.”
“They allow users to incorporate advanced colour and imaging management for ‘no compromise’ results with consistent, high quality output every time,” said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing at EFI. “With Fiery E-44B DFE, users also get the advantage of EFI’s innovative, proprietary Dynamic HD Text and Graphics feature for accurate reproduction of ultra-thin lines and fine details in text.”
Both new Fiery DFEs deliver superior production tools. Users can centralise job management and streamline production with the Fiery Command WorkStation® interface. Server presets are easy to set up to further increase productivity.
The E-44B DFE also makes it easy for users to integrate print production workflow with EFI management information systems, web-to-print software, and prepress workflows to achieve business-wide integration and higher efficiency. Customers can streamline job layout with the instant visual preview and advanced make-ready capabilities of the optional Fiery Impose and Fiery JobMaster™. Adding the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition lets users troubleshoot digital jobs before printing, and so minimise waste and rework.