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Streamline document management with EFI MicroPress, Digital Store Front, and Fiery

Micropress Digital StoreFront Fiery

EFI Micropress

MicroPress is a fast, high-performance raster-based digital document production system for mid-to-high-volume print-on-demand environments that produces complex, short-run, color and black and white documents. The solution provides an intuitive interface, industry-leading architecture, late stage editing tools, workflow automation and productivity boosting features.

Extends color functionality. TrueColor's color management graphic user interface gives allows users to select ICC profiles, while Image Editing provides an intuitive way to adjust colors fast. The new EFI Spot On with Substitute Colors feature accurately reproduces named colors on printers for perfect logos and brand colors and provides late stage editing for last minute color adjustments.

Speeds up prepress work. For greater productivity, TruePrint drives each device at its maximum speed, while TrueRecover increases engine performance by automatically providing page and job level error detection and recovery. TrueCluster also increases engine output by printing multiple and large jobs simultaneously.

Streamlines workflow with industry-leading make-ready tools. TrueEdit improves workflow by automating manual processes such as hand collating, tab inserting, document renumbering and booklet creating. For advanced tab functions, Tab Editor allows users to edit and update tabs. In addition, Layout Modes allows the operator to quickly view document layout for easy page level settings and tab insertion, saving precious time.

Offers advanced job management capabilities. TrueScript automates frequently performed tasks, cutting down on manual labor, while PrintStation Manager increases productivity and decreases operators' learning curves. The solution also allows exporting and managing media entries with Media Catalog and has a Color and Black & White Split feature that automatically directs pages to the appropriate devices, saving precious time. [return to top]

EFI Digital Storefront

EFI Digital StoreFront® (DSF) delivers a print-centric e-commerce solution. The complete, streamlined Web-to-Print solution addresses the most pressing challenges faced by the print industry today. As the printing process becomes more complicated with shorter runs, quicker turns and complex print products, including personalization and value-added applications, automation becomes essential to profitability.

Open a new front door to business. DSF's unique, customizable shopping platform lets businesses meet customer's diverse print communication needs by offering a unique shopping experience. Site visitors can navigate the full suite of print products and services through one easy-to-use storefront, catalog environment - just like consumer e-commerce sites but with print-specific features.

Take advantage of DSF's job submission capabilities. Customers can send new documents from their desktop computers from anywhere worldwide, using DSF's automatic PDF conversion capabilities. Site visitors can also choose pre-defined jobs from a visual catalog, as well as variable data printing (VDP).

Give customers product visibility with DSF's graphical preview. The solution lets users proof items on screen as they are produced, including representations of paper colors and finishing options. Letting users see what they will get gives them the confidence to order more sophisticated documents and products.

Support and sell wide and superwide format services. It offers built-in support for large paper and other substrates (e.g., glass, gatorfoam, sintra, etc), roll or sheet media, and different pricing models for individual manufacturing steps to provide unparalleled flexibility. Media, printing, and post-print processes also can all be priced individually by flat cost, area, or quantity. [return to top]

EFI Fiery

The Fiery® Production solutions deliver power, performance, and speed to high-end print environments. The products offer unmatched color output, extensive variable data printing support, and superior workflow management. Fiery Production solutions cater to mission-critical environments such as high-end graphic arts, design firms, commercial printers, and pre-press businesses.

Greater Workflow Control. The EFI Command WorkStation®, Windows® Edition and EFI Command WorkStation, Macintosh® Edition make managing demanding workflows easier by centralizing job management. The Command WorkStation's WYSIWYG interface streamlines management and accommodate varying levels of expertise. Command WorkStation can be used locally at the Fiery or remotely at a client desktop.

Advanced Imposition Capabilities. EFI Impose Fiery Edition allows entire documents to be imposed, edited and assembled quickly before RIPping the file. The software increases page layout accuracy, offers WYSIWYG advanced document editing capabilities, and supports the creation of unlimited user-defined imposition templates.

Support for Variable Data Printing. EFI's open architecture offers end-to-end VDP solutions. The VDP suite enables users to choose from any authoring tool, create static variable elements, and is compatible to a wide array of VDP languages, including Fiery FreeForm and PPML. The Fiery VDP workflow is consistent for VDP and non-VDP jobs and across any VDP language.

Advanced Job Management Tools. Demanding production environments need powerful management tools and flexibility to re-prioritize jobs at the last minute with little interruption and downtime. The advanced queue management capabilities eliminate bottlenecks and minimize downtime.

Enhanced Security. EFI's security solutions address the growing concerns in networked environments. IP Filtering controls access to printing devices, while Port Blocking controls access to Fiery systems through remote management. Safe Erase provides a higher-level of document security by removing traces of job data from the Fiery hard drive. Removable hard disk drives provide off-site security and backup. [return to top]


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The Benefits of In-House Production Printing vs Outsourced Printing

Modern print technology has made it possible to produce large volumes of high-quality printed material right in the office. Depending on the size of your office, and your organization’s needs, print solutions are available in-house that in the past were only found at professional print facilities. In fact, print technology is so good now, particularly the multifunction printer (MFP), that many commercial print shops use the same machines found in many offices.

So, aside from the availability of professional equipment, why are many businesses now considering bringing production printing capabilities in-house?

Read on to learn more about the factors involved when considering in-house production printing vs. outsourced commercial printing, including:

  • Cost savings
  • Security
  • Control
  • Convenience and timing

Construction and Property Management: Technology trends to watch

These are the major changes and technology transformations that are influencing the construction and property management industry.

The construction and property management industry has been experiencing strong growth and expansion, with additional growth anticipated in the coming years — and with growth comes transformation.

There are a handful of technology trends influencing the construction and property management sector that are important for organizations in these fields to be aware of.

By gaining an understanding of the shifts that are taking place, they will be better positioned to recognize which organizational adjustments and operational strategy changes they need to make to prepare for the future and gain a competitive advantage.

In this post, I'll expand on a few notable trends I've noticed or been asked about in my dealings with clients in this field, including:

  1. Increased emphasis on collaboration
  2. Internet of Things (IoT)
  3. Virtual and augmented realities (AR and VR)
  4. Telepresence and automated receptionist systems

How to Take Stress Off Your IT Department: Go Hybrid

Outsourced IT professionals can support existing departments.

Partnering with a managed IT services provider (MSP) for a Hybrid IT approach enhances your internal IT department with much-needed support, specialized skills and more — without the expense of adding headcount.

Not every business has the staff within their existing organization that they may need, especially with today's quickly-evolving technology landscape

As Gordon Haff states in his article, Why IT Went Hybrid (And Why It Matters), "it's probably impossible to do everything in-house — and it's certainly not economically sensible." 

Haff is right on target, as more and more situations require specialized skills, such as those specific to cybersecurity, physical security, strategic planning or technology upgrade projects. When these situations arise, a company that attempts to solely handle them in-house, on top of their existing workload, can put too much weight on internal IT departments, leaving them less likely to succeed.

Read on to learn how we partner with many of our clients to alleviate these stresses, because your team deserves the resources and support necessary to succeed.