Fiery, an independent provider of digital front ends (DFEs), will showcase innovations in DFEs and workflow software on booth B10, Hall 8B at drupa 2024.

Toby Weiss, Fiery’s CEO, commented, ‘At drupa, we hope to inspire and help print shops to think digital, embrace emerging applications, and unlock their superpowers to get the most productivity out of their print and imaging investments now and in the future.’

Fiery’s newest AI-driven features, including Fiery InkWise for ink stock management and a new job ticketing assistant, addresses the complexities of manual ink management by introducing an AI-powered assistant that predicts when and how much ink should be ordered. The new AI-driven job ticketing feature analyses jobs and automatically prepares job tickets, covering media selection, prepress processes and finishing.

‘We are continuously exploring how AI technology can make Fiery workflows as easy as interacting with a virtual assistant. At drupa, we are excited to demonstrate AI’s ability to define print settings based on file content and propose tasks prior to ticket creation. Leveraging AI in the job ticketing process helps boost productivity, enabling operators of all skill levels to quickly process a variety of print jobs,’ added Mr Weiss.

Fiery will preview the upcoming release of its Fiery JobFlow prepress workflow software that automates job preparation steps to ensure files are print-ready with minimal manual intervention. The software uses AI to improve image resolution, simplify preflight reports and enable easy printing by scanning a barcode, or using voice commands with your phone.

The company will also showcase an end-to-end packaging and label workflow, from prepress utilising Esko software to the Fiery Impress DFE, which sends jobs directly to Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) printhead electronics. Fiery Impress is a DFE designed to accelerate OEM time to market, elevating industrial production, combining the streaming speed, image quality, brand colour accuracy, and automation.

Already powering presses like Landa and EFI Nozomi, with over 100 high speed industrial installations, as stated by Mr Weiss, press manufacturers with Fiery Impress ‘can rapidly deploy a custom-tailored DFE subscription,’ meeting precise customer requirements. As explained by the company CEO the flexibility of Fiery Impress makes it the ‘ideal DFE to power any industrial production workflow.’

Also set to be shown at drupa is the Fiery Digital Factory, SignLab, EngraveLab and Pro Vehicle Outlines software’s which help prepare artwork and manage production for digital DTG, DTF, engraving, wide format print and cut, and vehicle wrap applications.

A live demonstration of Fiery Digital Factory RIP software with DTF printer partners will showcase how users can achieve colour reproduction, accuracy, and vibrancy on a variety of substrates.

The latest Fiery FS600 Pro platform and Fiery XF 8, offer enhanced automation, colour, and job processing tools to increase productivity and digital press performance. The company explained that when combined with Fiery Command WorkStation, print providers can unify their print room using one central job management solution that transcends printer brands and models.

At drupa, attendees will see how Fiery DFEs superpower colour management with solutions like Fiery ColorGuard, a cloud-based colour verification tool that now includes a Spot Color Verification feature that takes care of brand colours in the same controlled way as process colours. Visitors can also learn how Fiery Color Profiler Suite offers enhancements for expanded gamut printing and output verification.

To experience Fiery’s innovations you can see them at its partners booths including AiiFar, Audley, Brother, Canon, EFI, Enjoy Print, Fujifilm, Keditec, KingJet, Komori, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Landa, Mimaki, Ricoh, and Riso.