Digital front-end technology provider Fiery (formerly part of EFI) has released the latest version of its Digital Factory RIP software, aimed at making it easier for wide format printers to create personalised, customised, and other speciality production products with “perfect colour accuracy”.
Digital Factory v11.1 drives 'virtually all' direct-to-film (DTF), direct-to-garment (DTG), sublimation, UV, toner transfer, and wide-format print and cut devices.
Fiery claims new capabilities include: improved usability, organisation and layout, with a new interface that offers clear navigation and user-friendly controls. Queue Groups, for example, can now be created with a single icon click with drag and drop features, allowing both queues or group tabs to be quickly reordered for improved organisation and layout.
Fiery Digital Factory now also provides true shape nesting, allowing for more efficient use of spaces or gaps when nesting print and cut designs, and reducing material usage.
Additionally, new icons, settings menu, and image scaling are said to make it easier for operators to quickly see production feedback and what has been processed.
According to John Henze, vice president of sales and marketing at Fiery: “Customers expect quality, accuracy, and speed when it comes to direct-to-film and specialty print applications, and no other software RIP combines colour accuracy with device support like Digital Factory.
“Collaborating with our extensive customer base, we developed a next-generation interface with the user in mind. With this latest update to Digital Factory, businesses of all sizes can quickly find the right tools and dial in the perfect settings to achieve efficient, high-volume production with the highest possible quality,” he says.
Previewed at Printing United Expo in Atlanta, USA, last month, Digital Factory v11.1 is available immediately.
Fiery became an independent business earlier this year after separating from EFI, while remaining owned by EFI’s owner Siris Capital Group.