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EFI raises the bar on color output, productivity

May 18, 2011 12:00 AM

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EFI has released the latest version of its Fiery Command WorkStation print job management and user interface software, with new features to improve image quality, color output, usability and imposition workflows. Fiery Command WorkStation version 5.3 can be downloaded at no cost at

The Fiery Image Enhance Visual Editor (IEVE) feature, newly available in this version of Command WorkStation, allows for editing of each image in a job without going back to the native design file, saving time and simplifying the editing process. It provides an interactive toolset for optimizing image appearance and applying per-image corrections, to ensure photos look their best. This tool gives users the control to adjust brightness, contrast, highlights, shadows, color balance, sharpness and to make red-eye corrections on any image within a job. Users can save preferred settings as presets to apply to other images or other jobs on the Fiery, ensuring consistent and optimized output.

The newest version of Command WorkStation includes imposition workflow improvements that make operators more productive. Enhancements include the addition of a user-defined finish size workflow in Fiery SeeQuence Impose (an add-on module) to honor design intent by automatically detecting the trim box and bleed box defined in the source document. Now, operators gain greater control and can get the job done faster with fewer errors.

Another key addition in Command WorkStation is integration with the industry leading profiling and color management software, EFI Color Profiler Suite. This new integration makes users even more productive since they don’t have to leave the Command WorkStation interface to use Color Profiler Suite tools to diagnose profile problems, compare color gamuts, and create and edit profiles. This saves valuable time and eliminates guesswork.