EFI Offers PitStop Technology with New EFI Fiery JobFlow Solution

PitStop Chosen for Every Release of World-Famous Digital Front End Solution Since 2002

Ghent, Belgium, (PresseBox) - The new EFI Fiery JobFlow, announced today, will include Enfocus' core PitStop Library technology for preflight and editing modules. Enfocus Director of Business Development Alex Hamilton says embedding PitStop Library within the Fiery JobFlow solution extends a longstanding, successful partnership that has benefited EFI Fiery Digital Front End (DFE) customers over several EFI releases in the past decade.

Fiery JobFlow is a browser-based prepress workflow solution. It has the ability to convert native application files to PDF; preflight, correct and edit PDF files with Enfocus PitStop; enhance images; and impose documents directly before printing, leading to higher quality and prepress efficiency as well as reducing overall costs related to re-work due to printing errors.

How PitStop will Benefit Fiery JobFlow Workflows

Fiery JobFlow users will benefit from integrated file checking and correction from the Enfocus PitStop Smart Preflight & Correction technology. Users can specify exact preflight requirements for a given job at the moment the file is submitted. This gives the print buyer and production operator confidence that the file will conform to those requirements or it will be automatically flagged for editing and/or correction.

The PitStop Library embedded in Fiery JobFlow will be available at launch for a free 30-day trial. The option includes a full copy of PitStop Pro 11, a powerful application that gives operators the ability to make critical last-minute changes and corrections to files. This will save significant time when compared to returning files to customers; especially given the tight turnaround schedules that are the norm in today's graphic arts marketplace.

"Enfocus and EFI have a history of innovation, bringing cutting-edge technology to our customers," says Charlotte Tueckmantel, director of Fiery product line management at EFI. "Once again, the integration of Enfocus PitStop in Fiery JobFlow brings a key component that increases production efficiency and control by making sure the print output is always accurate."

"Enfocus is delighted to again have PitStop technology chosen to provide added value to the newest solution from a world-leading Digital Front End developer, EFI," says Hamilton. "The latest PitStop release will give EFI customers even greater control over quality and optimization of their files prior to final output."

About EFI
EFI(TM) (www.efi.com) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company's powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide, wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, web to print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity, and efficiency.

About Esko
Esko is a global supplier of integrated solutions for packaging, sign and display finishing, commercial printing and professional publishing. Esko products and services help customers raise productivity, reduce time-to-market, lower costs and expand business and improve profitability.
Esko employs around 1200 people worldwide. Its direct sales and service organization covers Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific region, completed by a network of distribution partners in more than 50 countries.
Esko is headquartered in Gent, Belgium, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in five European countries, the United States, China and India.

Enfocus NV

Enfocus provides modular and affordable tools safeguarding job quality and enabling automation throughout the complete production chain. Innovative solutions improve communication between design and production while enhancing productivity and predictability through automation of routine tasks.
Step-by-step deployment dramatically increases added value without forcing users to completely rethink their way of doing business. Well-known brands include Instant PDF, PitStop and Switch.
Enfocus is a business unit of Esko and has its headquarters in Gent, Belgium.

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