EFI has launched a new Fiery digital front end (DFE) platform and updated the market on its ongoing financial review.
The new EFI Fiery FS300 Pro technology is built to drive presses across sheetfed, high-speed continuous feed, B1 folding carton and corrugated digital production systems, and includes new features in the areas of colour, performance, usability and integration.
The new DFE platform comes with the major upgrade to its job management software, EFI Fiery Command WorkStation 6. The advanced new interface has a clean, modern look that is intuitive and easy to use.
Productivity enhancements in Version 6 include the ability to manage a variety of printers across the production operation by connecting to Fiery-driven cutsheet, high-speed inkjet presses and, from 2018, wide- and superwide-format printers.
New search tools provide faster ways to interact with jobs while job views can be customised to specific needs, such as by media, to help prioritise print production.
Furthermore, Version 6 features the ability to reprint a job faster and more consistently by using saved rasters on already printed jobs. For one beta user, New Delhi-based Avantika Printers Pvt. Ltd., Fiery Command WorkStation's advancements have boosted plant productivity.
"With the transition of Fiery Command WorkStation to a versatile new graphical interface, operators can look up basic functionalities in deep hidden menus without distress, and that increased the productivity at Avantika's shop floor by 15%," commented Avantika Printers director Himanshu Pandey.
Fiery Command WorkStation 6 also supports new versions of EFI's Fiery Impose, Compose and JobMaster make-ready software products, which is said to enable users to produce high-value printed products more profitably, in less time and with fewer clicks.
EFI said imposition layout has also been simplified and users can more easily create gangup layout templates to automate job imposition.
Separately, EFI has provided updates on the independent review of its internal financial controls and ongoing assessments related to the timing of its revenue recognition.
In a statement the manufacturer said: “Although the assessments and the review are not yet complete, significant additional progress has been made, and based on the work so far, the company does not currently expect to report any material error that would require a restatement of any of its previously-reported financial results for any period.
“As part of the controls assessment, the company expects to report material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting and to report that the company's disclosure controls were not effective in prior periods.”
EFI plans to discuss its postponed Q2 results and Q3 outlook after filing its quarterly report for the period ended 30 June 2017, which it said it plans to do promptly following completion of the assessments and the review.