Colordyne Becomes First to Adopt EFI’s Fiery Impress Print Server
Colordyne’s high-speed, high-resolution process color inkjet print engines will be on display in booth 5923 at Labelexpo Americas, September 13-15, showcasing the Fiery Impress DFE, an all-new print server technology turnkey inkjet. Colordyne’s inkjet engines driven by Fiery print server technology deliver superior inkjet production for durable UV-LED labels, as well as ink-based printing. of water ideal for food and beverage and other CPG brands looking for sustainable and eco-friendly labels. Customers can easily integrate Colordyne’s inkjet engines onto existing flexo and converting equipment to create an affordable single-pass hybrid printing press or use them as a stand-alone digital production press. Print engines support up to 7 colors with options for CMYK, white and additional process colors.
“By using Fiery Impress with our 3800 Series inkjet engines, converters can upgrade their existing flexo presses for about half the cost of a new hybrid narrow web press,” said Taylor Buckthorpe, director of sales and marketing , Colordyne Technologies. “The complete set of integrated Fiery products adds a wealth of functionality throughout the printing process, helping manufacturing facilities get more done with their presses. When it comes to next-level color management and automation, we consider Fiery to be the strongest partner to work with. . Together, we’ll help converters gain efficiencies, while improving quality and reliability as they grow their businesses with digital printing. »
With more than 2 million servers installed worldwide, Fiery technology is the leader in DFE digital printing. The launch of Impress DFE – an out-of-the-box, out-of-the-box platform that requires less time and cost for hardware integration – streamlines the process needed to bring Fiery technology to new applications industrial and packaging.
The new Fiery offering enables users to complete more jobs per shift with a suite of file preparation and preparation tools to automate many prepress tasks. Fiery Impress technology efficiently handles color management, including extended color gamuts beyond CMYK, while providing accurate ink cost estimates to help converters maintain profitability. Additional tools available, such as Fiery JobFlow prepress automation workflow software, can eliminate manual step-and-repeat work to help converters print digital and hybrid jobs faster.
Converters can also take advantage of more multi-SKU, versioning, and serialization opportunities by using a Fiery Impress DFE streaming option that provides powerful RIP-while-print capabilities for continuous printing, high volume and variable data. Fiery Impress DFE delivers consistent, predictable results that match the designer’s intent with native Adobe PDF Print Engine processing and PDF 2.0 support, a key competitive advantage not available in other solutions RIP. Fiery Command WorkStation, the operator interface for managing digital print jobs, comes standard with Fiery Impress DFE. Additionally, Colordyne 3800 Series users can use the server to connect to a full suite of free and paid EFI IQ cloud analytics and business intelligence solutions. The DFE Fiery Impress can also integrate with leading labeling and packaging GIS platforms, connecting converters’ digital operations to enterprise-wide workflows.
“Fiery DFEs have long been known for delivering superior color, image quality and efficiency, and our Fiery Impress DFE brings these capabilities to new markets including labels, packaging and in-line manufacturing,” says John Henze, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, EFI Ardent. “This exciting new partnership with Colordyne Technologies represents a significant market opportunity that combines industry-leading DFE technology with Colordyne’s outstanding inkjet engines for hybrid and digital label conversion.
The Fiery Impress DFE is also the first technology for Colordyne equipment capable of supporting the Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) for a native, end-to-end PDF workflow using industry-leading rendering technology. APPE support gives users the advantage of optimal output using industry-leading rendering technology, optimizing the appearance of blends of transparency, overprint, colors of accompaniment, trapping and more.
“The Fiery Impress DFE will open doors to new opportunities in manufacturing workflows, especially for labeled products,” said Mark Lewiecki, senior product manager at Adobe. “Colordyne customers will benefit from the power of Adobe PDF Print Engine, based on the same Adobe technologies employed by Adobe Acrobat and Illustrator CC. The result is maximum reliability, from design to final output. Adobe and EFI continue to bring innovative technology solutions to market. We are pleased to see Colordyne and its customers leading the way in this dynamic growth segment.
With its new advanced workflow, Colordyne’s upgrade technology at Labelexpo Americas is a reliable and efficient upgrade of the power and flexibility that converters need to meet new market opportunities.
“Inkjet is important for growth-oriented flexo converters, but the biggest opportunity comes with the color capabilities and workflow advantages over a basic inkjet integration,” according to the industry analyst Marco Boer of IT Strategies. “In a crowded field where there are many niche digital inkjet integrators, choosing one that offers a robust DFE workflow and extended ink ranges at a competitive capital cost can create a differentiating advantage in the production of labels.