Enfocus announces its Enfocus Switch 11 can be set up to automatically connect to EFI's Fiery XF or Colorproof XF RIP. This new automation capability will benefit a broad range of professionals involved in large to super-wide format printing such as ad agencies, prepress businesses, publishers, newspapers, packaging companies, full-service printing houses, photographers and print shops. Connection to EFI's Fiery XF or Colorproof XF RIP is provided through a new configurator, which comes standard with Switch 11 update 2 and later versions.
"Our mission is to lead the print industry's transformation from analog to digital color through best-in-class products, technology and services. The integration with Enfocus Switch enables our customers to bridge the gap between their existing workflow and the Fiery's wide format production and proofing systems seamlessly," says Stefan Spiegel, General Manager of Fiery wide format production and proofing at EFI.
"At Enfocus, we aim to be a world-class software vendor that provides solutions to the broad publishing market supporting end-to-end automation with an innovative modular and open approach," comments Angelo Manno, Global Account Manager, Crossroads & OEM at Enfocus. "With EFI as a Crossroads partner, our customers can fully automate their digital print production workflows economically and without the need to manually intervene. This will reduce errors, streamline production and shorten time to market."
Support for naming conventions, metadata, integration with databases, preflighting files, and more, helps customers take full advantage of Switch's Smart Automation features. Processed files are automatically routed to the appropriate RIP and output device for correct printing and finishing. Without any manual intervention, the correct settings for the output device, such as color management, sheet size, rotation, scaling, nesting, tiling, step and repeat, footer, and finishing; will be used.
EFI Fiery XF is a high-performance RIP that reduces production time and unifies the handling of printing devices. It produces consistently accurate and vibrant colors and works with most major solvent, eco-solvent and UV printers such as EFI VUTEk, EFI Wide Format, Epson, Canon, Mimaki, Mutoh and Roland printers. Colorproof XF is a professional-level proofing RIP that provides users with all the tools required to produce ISO 12647-7 / 8 compliant validation prints and contract proofs as well as G7 compliant prints on inkjet, laser and LED printers.
Enfocus Crossroads is a community related to Enfocus Switch automation. Comprising Crossroads Application Partners, Crossroads Integration Partners and Switch users, the community provides automation best practices to other Switch users and prospects. Crossroads Application Partners, now including EFI, have integrated their respective solutions with Switch, offering a centralized, automated and controlled environment to streamline pre-production through cross-media and print output.
A dedicated Crossroads web portal (www.crossroads-world.com) provides an extensive source of information about Crossroads Partners and their integrated solutions. It also offers educational blogs, an interactive user forum and a broad library of Switch flows that can be downloaded and imported into existing Switch workflows.