New Xerox EX Print Servers First to be Powered by the Latest EFI Fiery System 10 Technology

Powerful New Fiery Features are Perfectly Suited for Xerox Color 800/1000 Presses, Xerox 700i and 770 Digital Colour Presses
(PresseBox) (Ratingen, ) GRAPH EXPO - Chicago - EFI today announced new Xerox EX Print Servers powered by Fiery® for three Xerox colour presses: the Xerox Color 800/1000 Presses and the Xerox 700i and 770 Digital Colour Presses. These EX Print Servers are the first implementations of the newly available EFI Fiery System 10 technology, and incorporate the latest colour accuracy and calibration tools, Variable Data Print (VDP) enhancements, and workflow integration.

"These Xerox colour presses are the first to run on the Fiery System 10 platform, the fastest and most advanced Fiery system to date," said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI. "The sophisticated Xerox capabilities together with the latest Fiery innovations in colour accuracy, VDP, and business and workflow automation mean customers have a solution that ensures they can deliver any type of print job with top quality, on time and on budget."

Colour Innovation

The EX Print Servers bring innovative colour capabilities to the 800/1000, 700i, and 770 line-ups. Fiery calibration tools that integrate with the Xerox Automated Color Quality Suite ensure consistent, accurate colour is achieved quickly every time. The EX Print Server supports the new options added to the Color 800/1000 Presses including Full Width Array, Perfect Binder and clear dry ink, enabling customers to produce creative, eye-catching marketing pieces. Unique to the Fiery server is the ability to apply clear dry ink to a spot colour.

"We really like the clear dry ink option," says Mark Johnson, manager and graphic designer at Clone Digital Print & Copy in Santa Rosa, Calif. "The Fiery server for our Xerox Color 800 Digital Press makes it very intuitive. We use Adobe InDesign to assign a spot colour as 'clear' to enable the option on the Fiery. Our customers are thrilled with the results and love the enhanced effects of clear dry ink."

VDP Enhancements

The new EX Print Servers have enhanced Fiery FreeForm features to simplify the creation and use of VDP documents, most notably allowing users to map variable document pages to specific master document pages without modifying the source documents. The EX Print Server supports PDF/VT-1, a new standard developed by ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) for VDP data exchange. PDF/VT-1 brings the benefits of a PDF workflow to VDP, helping customers increase production efficiency with capabilities such as late stage exchange of critical variable content. The new Fiery technology also now supports PostScript files with Forms, increasing speed and performance when processing PDF and PostScript files in VDP applications.

"The Fiery server is incredibly fast when it comes to RIPping variable data documents," says Brad Evans, head of pre-press at James River Press in Richmond, Va.

Workflow and Business Integration

The new Fiery System 10 technology in the EX Print Servers further facilitates the automation of business and printing processes to save labour costs and shorten lead times. The EX Print Servers provide the most robust integration in the industry to EFI's market-leading portfolio of print MIS and workflow solutions, including PrintSmith(TM) , Pace(TM) , Radius and Monarch management systems and the EFI Digital StoreFront® web-to-print platform. Workflow integration allows job information to flow through the system faster and more efficiently, reducing human error and reducing operational cost.


The EX Print Servers can be ordered from Xerox according to announced availabilityfor the Xerox Color 800/1000 Presses and for the Xerox 700i and 770 Digital Colour Presses. An EX Print Server will be driving a Xerox 700i in the EFI booth at GRAPH EXPO (#2000 through Sept. 14th) as part of an end-to-end workflow demonstration.

EFI is a Xerox Business Innovation Partner. For more information, visit EFI at GRAPH EXPO, go to


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