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RISO & EFI Launch Fiery DFE for ComColor GD Series Printers

Wednesday, July 5, 2017  
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RISO customers have a new range of capabilities for high-volume variable data print production with the release of the first EFI Fiery digital front-end (DFE) for RISO printers. The new ComColorExpress FS2000C from EFI provides RISO customers entry into high-speed, high-volume color inkjet printing.

Customers gain a new means to address quick-turnaround requirements for their RISO ComColor printers. Running on the latest Fiery FS200 Pro platform, the new DFE provides centralized job and color management that unleashes the full potential of RISO's color systems, running at 160 pages per minute (ppm). Leveraging the Fiery Command WorkStation, users can manage multiple printers or an entire shop from a single point for more streamlined and efficient operation, even in multi-vendor printing environments.

"Adding ComColorExpress FS2000C powered by EFI Fiery to our top-of-the-line ComColor GD series will bring significant added value for RISO customers," said Andre D'Urbano, director of strategic business development, RISO. "We are especially pleased with the ease of use this solution provides, which gives operators the ability to perform even the most complex tasks with a fast learning curve."

RISO customers now have access to advanced Fiery make-ready options such as Fiery Impose, Compose and JobMaster, which enable operators to transform complex job preparation tasks into simple steps. The visual user interface creates a fast learning curve for customers to better manage even the most complex jobs without waste, including booklets, business cards or manuals with custom bleed-edge tabs.

RISO customers will also benefit from a wide range of workflow and productivity features for high operational efficiency, including Fiery JobFlow Base for automation of job preparation, and Fiery Hot Folders for streamlined, drag-and-drop file printing workflows. Customers can also use the server to integrate their digital printing operations with EFI's Digital StoreFront web-to-print and Productivity Suite MIS/ERP workflows.

Color management in the Fiery DFE along with tools available in the optional Fiery Color Profiler Suite maintain consistent colors throughout and between print runs. Operators can easily correct brand colors such as corporate logos with Fiery Spot-On and enhance photos in a click with Fiery Image Enhance Visual Editor.

"By adding the Fiery DFE technology to the unique ComColor GD offering, RISO is helping customers efficiently print higher-quality documents without compromise," said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI.

The RISO ComColor GD with the Fiery DFE offers customers an ideal solution for an affordable means of producing high-volume transactional print, direct mail, education course materials, manuals, newsletters, all sizes of envelopes and more with a low capital investment and low running costs. This new offering gives users a great first step into high-volume color printing, including efficient variable data printing, and comes with a wide range of finishing accessories for stitching, booklet making and perfect binding, as well as a complete solution for printing and folding a mailing envelope along with its contents.

The ComColorExpress FS2000C powered by Fiery is available from RISO and authorized RISO resellers.

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