Fiery has revealed the Fiery FS600 Pro platform, designed to help print providers automate job preparation and processing and enhance print quality, security, and efficiency in digital print applications.

The new platform is designed to sit at the centre of a print workflow. It is described as the most user-friendly of the Fiery DFE range and claims to enable smooth production at maximum capacity in applications such as packaging, commercial, and quick print.

Fiery FS600 Pro includes Intelligent HyperRIP technology, which switches between single-job and multiple-job modes based on a file’s characteristics. In turn, single jobs can be split into multiple parts or multiple short jobs can be processed simultaneously – all in a bid to achieve higher volumes of shorter runs for tight turnaround times.

Its colour management automation is designed to ensure the accuracy and quality of colour printing – as well as reduce operator and profiling time by up to 50%. Users can calibrate and profiling time by up to 50% with one-step colour management, Fiery explains; Zero-touch recalibration, meanwhile, performs scheduled recalibrations for presses with inline instruments.

Apparently, up to 20% dE improvement in spot colour accuracy can be achieved with Fiery Edge spot colour processing, especially when applied near or outside a printer’s gamut. As such, the colour management process is intended to be more accessible for less skilled workers.

Jobs can now be submitted directly from Fiery Command WorkStation to Fiery JobFlow, the company explains, which expects to reduce manual job touches and simplify the prepress workflow. Multiple jobs can be grouped together and properties applied for faster job preparation.

Fiery JobExpert can analyse incoming PDFs to maintain record integrity by identifying repeating records in jobs for VDP preparation. It can therefore offer a one-click workflow for most job types, Fiery suggests, which is anticipated to save time and help operators print jobs with the correct settings in a simpler process.

Additionally, Adobe PDF Print Engine 6.0 has been integrated into the Fiery FS600 platform for native end-to-end PDF workflow – thus contributing towards consistent, flexible printed output.

Job scheduling and planning are built into the platform with the new Fiery Print Scheduler. Operators can line up jobs in advance within a 24-hour window, a feature hoping to make the best use of available equipment and customer deadlines.

Its security and compliance enhancements include integration with organizational single sign-on (SSO) credentials and full compliance with FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria. Its server also feature native support for the Mopria Print Service and Universal Print by Microsoft to meet demand for cloud-based printing and suit remote or hybrid work environments. These developments are set to meet both corporate and industry regulations around data security, encryption, and sanitisation.

Fiery explains that the solution is flexible and lets customers achieve their individual needs with its print solutions. The platform is compatible with all Fiery Driven presses, shifts, and locations.

John Henze, vice president of Sales and Marketing at Fiery, said: “As print providers face rising operational costs, labour storages, and decreased margins, they need intelligent automation tools designed to increase both employee and print system efficiency.

“The Fiery FS600 Pro platform does just that by automating prepress, makeready, and color management into one-step workflows, making it easier for less experienced operators to print the highest-quality product the first time. With Fiery doing the heavy lifting, print business owners have the tools and analytics to maximise production throughput, save time, and reduce errors, resulting in increased profitability.

“Emerging technologies like generative AI are challenging businesses to rethink how work gets done. At Fiery, we’re proud to deliver the most intelligent DFE with unique smart features that intuitively guide operators to achieve optimal efficiency and print quality based on the characteristics of jobs and resources available.”

GMG and Sun Chemical seek to enable customers to digitise their own colour workflows and deliver value in print and quality control with their new, next-generation system.

Meanwhile, Domino Printing Sciences aims to optimise capital, waste, and space with its N610i-R digital retrofit module, which integrates digital printing technology into existing hybrid printing flexographic lines.

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