EFI Launches XF 4.5 Inkjet Production & Proofing RIP Solution

ZAVENTEM, BELGIUM | EFI has launched the EFI Fiery XF 4.5 advanced RIP solution for inkjet production printing, as well as EFI Colorproof XF 4.5 for proofing. Brand owners, packaging printers, sign and display companies, commercial printers, agencies and publishers can benefit from new features in these industry-leading software products to increase workflow productivity and achieve higher quality and accurate color materials printed on a variety of inkjet printers across many production facilities, according to the company.

EFI XF 4.5 offers both faster RIP performance and features to cut time and errors in the printing process. New native 64-Bit Windows operating system support and multi-threaded halftone production bring faster ripping times. EFI benchmark testing confirmed ripping accelerations of up to 177% and more for PDF files compared to the previous XF 4.1 version.

A new Job Merge feature allows job printing with variable content by dynamically combining master and content jobs. A new EFI Cut Marks Option allows iCut, FOTOBA and Grommet marks as well as Zünd Cut Center connectivity. New workflow templates also offer significant performance improvements, according to the company.

EFI XF 4.5 version now gives customers additional capability and control in the color supply chain including improved control of spot colors, more versatile color verification, and new support for special white, varnish, and metallic inks. Dynamic Wedge technology for verification and on-the-fly optimization of spot colors, now even available for Lab, RGB, Grey, CMYK, six-/seven-color jobs and spot color shades. A new PANTONE Plus library with new solid and metallic colors, a new Color Verifier with updated verification standards, and additional controls and options for current and future ISO and house standards, and more.

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