At GRAPH EXPO 2011, EFI will showcase its portfolio of solutions that continue to lead the industry's progression from analog to digital technology. EFI's suite of offerings will be on display in booth 2000 (Sept. 11-14th, Chicago's McCormick Place) and in partner booths, including Canon U.S.A., Heidelberg, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Ricoh Americas Corporation, Xerox Corporation and others.
The newest versions of EFI products will be featured, including business process automation and Web-to-Print software; the next-generation Fiery digital print platform; EFI mobile print products; an EFI VUTEk superwide digital inkjet printer; an EFI Rastek™ UV wide format printer; and an EFI Jetrion industrial inkjet printing system. As a first-time service, EFI will allow show attendees to print emails and documents for free from their smartphones to a Fiery-driven printer. (Visitors should go to booth 2000 for details.)
The Digital Workflow Experience will be a highlight of the EFI booth, featuring an integrated, automated workflow from submission to output. The demonstration follows a job from EFI Digital StoreFront web-to-print, to both EFI Pace and EFI Monarch print MIS systems, and then to either a Fiery XF proServer production RIP for output on the VUTEk GS2000 printer, or to a Fiery System 10 server for output on a digital production printer.
"GRAPH EXPO is a great opportunity for print providers of all sizes and specialties to learn about the latest technology available to help them grow, diversify or streamline their operations," said Guy Gecht, EFI CEO. "In the continued uncertain economic climate, EFI remains focused on the areas of print where the opportunities for profitable growth are real and significant. We look forward to demonstrating first-hand how our innovative, integrated solutions can help customers become successful in these growth areas."
In its booth and partner booths, EFI will run more than 20 Fiery products, demonstrating once again that Fiery technology is the industry's most popular digital print workflow.
In the EFI booth, the company will highlight its diverse portfolio and strong integration between solutions by displaying its products around vertical markets that match customers' business needs, divided into six segments: On Demand, Commercial Printing, In-Plant/CRD, Publishing/Mailing, Packaging/Labeling and Mobile Computing. While many EFI products address customer requirements in multiple verticals, here's what visitors can expect to see in each area of the booth:
For the first time at an industry event, GRAPH EXPO attendees will see the recently launched Fiery System 10 platform driving digital print production engines.
Also shown for the first time is a preview version of Fiery Dashboard, a cloud-based information collection and analysis tool that gives print production managers access to digital print engine data to help them make proactive business decisions. Information is gathered for all Fiery-driven engines, giving shops a view to compare engine use and overall productivity. Fiery Dashboard is accessed via a web browser, making it an information service accessible from anywhere at any time.
In this section, EFI will also demonstrate the popular EFI PrintSmith and EFI Pace MIS systems, and the latest version of EFI Digital StoreFront.
This area of the booth will be focused on job submission with EFI Digital StoreFront and on business process automation with EFI PrintSmith and EFI Monarch. Fiery System 10 is also here, which includes the newest version of the job management tool Fiery Command WorkStation®.
In this part of the booth, attendees will receive hands-on demos of EFI Digital StoreFront, EFI PrintSmith, EFI Pace, and the Fiery Central and MicroPress production workflow tools.
Here visitors will see EFI Monarch, EFI Auto-Count direct machine interface solution, EFI PrintFlow scheduling, and the EFI PrintStream fulfillment module.
GRAPH EXPO attendees will learn about EFI packaging and labeling offerings, with an EFI Radius to Fiery XF to Jetrion 4830 workflow demo.
This area of the EFI booth will highlight EFI PrintMe, a real-time cloud printing solution, including an Entrac MiniNet (from recently acquired Entrac Technologies), a self service and payment print terminal that offers PrintMe.
Visitors can see the VUTEk GS2000 superwide format UV inkjet printer, part of the Digital Workflow Experience, and the Rastek H652 UV hybrid printer.The latest version of Fiery Color Profiler Suite will be shown, with enhanced device link functionality including full support for the i1 automation table and new monitor profiling tools. It provides all of these features via a simple wizard workflow, so that any operator can make custom profiles successfully and achieve and maintain the best color match.EFI will demonstrate Fiery technology integrated to prepress workflow solutions such as Agfa Apogee and Kodak Prinergy.Inkjet Printing Applications will also be on display, including Colorproof XF, EFI eXpress, and the unique Web Control Center. Epson and Caddon devices are in the booth too.
Additional EFI highlights at GRAPH EXPO 2011
In addition to demonstrations in the EFI booth, industry-leading EFI technology will be featured in many partner booths.
Agfa Graphics, booth 1227
• Fiery server demo
Canon USA, booth 1213
• Fiery servers driving multiple Canon presses
Color Management Group, booth 4358
• Colorproof XF
• Fiery XF
Epson America, booth 635
• Colorproof XF
• EFI eXpress
Fujifilm, booth 627
• Fiery server driving Xerox Color 800/1000
Heidelberg, booth 1200
• Fiery XF driving VUTEk GS3200
Konica Minolta, booth 2227
• Fiery servers driving bizhub PRESS C7000 and C8000
MGI USA, booth 3619
• Fiery running MGI engine
Ricoh Americas Corporation + InfoPrint Solutions, booth 2600
• Workflow demo of Digital StoreFront, to Pace, to Fiery-driven Pro C901
• MicroPress driving PRO C751EX and 1367EX
• Fiery XF
Xerox, booths 3766 and 400
• Fiery servers driving Xerox 550, 770 and 8080
• Fiery Color Profiler Suite
xpedx, booth 3601
• Fiery XF driving Rastek H652
• Web Control Center