Content • Release of EFI XF 4.5.3 • Materials / Documentation • Why upgrade? • Printer Driver Enhancements • Functional Enhancements • Bug Fixes / Smaller Improvements
EFI Fiery XF 4.5.3 (Print Pack 3) • Release: November 21th, 2011 • “Print Pack 3” is free-of-charge for owners of EFI XF 4.5 • “Print Pack 3” does not include Print Pack 1 and 2 – these need to be installed upfront. • “Print Pack 3” is available for all XF configurations, including the EFI Fiery XF proServer. • “Print Pack 3” can be downloaded via the EFI XF Control:
EFI Fiery XF 4.5.3 (Print Pack 3) EFI Fiery XF proServer-specific information • Your EFI Fiery XF proServer was shipped as version 4.5.2 (Print Pack 2). • Please download and install Print Pack 3 to update your system to the latest version. • The update includes “client updater” packages that will automatically update any older XF 4.5 Windows clients that remotely log into the EFI Fiery XF proServer. • The same “client updater” packages are available for Macintosh operating systems (if you want to use a Mac client to remotely log into the EFI Fiery XF proServer), but need to be downloaded first. You will find this optional download package in the EFI XF Online Update.
EFI Fiery XF 4.5.3 (Print Pack 3) Sales, marketing, application and field engineer materials: • Print Pack 3 presentation (PowerPoint) “EFI_Fiery_XF_453_overview.pptx” • Advanced VUTEk Linearization UPDATE “Advanced_VUTEk_Linearization_UPDATE_453.pdf” Now with lots of useful hints! • Supported Printer List „EFI_FieryXF_ColorproofXF_453_Supported_Printers.pdf “ Access to the documents listed above: • http://globalservices.efi.com/marketing/gasolutions • Log in: ga-marketing • Password: newXF45
Why Upgrade to XF v4.5? • Produce your jobs faster with native Windows® 64-Bit OS support and multi-threaded half toningfor dramatically increased ripping speed. • Boost your super wide format output quality to a new level with the new advanced VUTEk linearization. Create custom linearizations and profiles for your EFI VUTEk printers and achieve the largest possible color gamut, smooth gradations, neutral grays and all that faster and easier than ever before! • Print-ready out of the box experience with environments for EFI VUTEk GS(r) and QS(r) printers. • Profit from easy and efficient production and finishing of ready-to-use car wraps, super wide outdoor banners, signs, posters and mock-ups thanks to the new "EFI Cut Marks Option“. • Expand your high margin business with refined packaging mock-ups, labels, decors, posters, banners, signs and fine art prints that incorporate special white, varnish and/or metallic effects through XF’s sophisticated support and handling of specific printer inks.
Why Upgrade to XF v4.5? • Benefit from bidirectional communication between EFI Fiery XF and your EFI VUTEk GS-Series printer for highest workflow automation! • Color management made easy! Maximize the output quality of your production and photo jobs with the new Dynamic Rendering Intent. • Experience on-the-fly job verification and job optimization of RGB, Lab, Gray, CMYK, 6- and 7-Channel jobs with the new enhanced Dynamic Wedge™ (patent pending) for process colors, spot colors and now even spot color shades. • Benefit from staying on top of verification standards and customer requirements: the new highly versatile Color Verifier supports latest industry verification standards and allows you to configure individual “house” standards. • Benefit from efficient processing of jobs with variable content (posters, flyers, etc.) with the new Job Merge function. • Compared to XF 4.1, gain access to 53 new printer drivers, 6 new cutter drivers and 1 new measurement device!
Printer Driver Enhancements New Canon (Chinese models) printer drivers • License: Printer Option XXL • Canon imagePROGRAFiPF8010SCMYK Contone • Canon imagePROGRAFiPF8010SRGB Contone • Canon imagePROGRAFiPF8110CMYK Contone • Canon imagePROGRAFiPF8110RGB Contone • Canon imagePROGRAFiPF8310CMYK Contone • Canon imagePROGRAFiPF8310RGB Contone • Canon imagePROGRAFiPF9010SRGB Contone • Canon imagePROGRAFiPF9110RGB Contone
Printer Driver Enhancements New EFI VUTEkprinter drivers • License: Printer OptionVUTEk • EFI VUTEk GS5000r White Option
Printer Driver Enhancements New HP printer drivers • License: Printer Option XXL • HP DesignjetZ6200 RGB Contone • HP DesignjetT7100 RGB Contone* • HP DesignjetT7100 CMYK Contone* * Windows only
Printer Driver Enhancements New Mutoh printer drivers • License: Printer Option XXL • Mutoh ValueJet 1324 / 1624 (excl. support of the internal spectro) • Mutoh 1628TD / 2628TD
Printer Driver Enhancements Support for Roland DG Stretchable UV ink • New driver types • <driver name> Default configuration • <driver name> GlGl Default ink with 2x Gloss • <driver name> WW Default ink with 2x White • <driver name> WW Stretchable Stretchable ink with 2x White • License: Print & Cut Option • VersaUV LEC-300 • VersaUV LEC-300A • VersaUV LEC-330 • VersaUV LEC-540 • License: Printer Option XXL • VersaUV LEJ-640
Functional Enhancements G7 Compliant Proofing System, Proof & Greyscale Verification • G7 is understood as an industry standard process in North America. Although G7 is a process and not a product, customers are asking for a “G7 Proof” or a “G7 Proofing System”. • With XF 4.5 PP3 users can validate individual jobs and the complete printing system: • Jobs: If GRACoL, SWOP 3 or SWOP 5 proof passes, it can be called a “G7 Contract Proof” • Jobs: If a job passes the greyscale tolerances and criteria, it can be called a “G7 Greyscale Compliant”. • System: If a Printing system passes, it can be called a “G7 Compliant Proofing System”. • The implementation has been done in accordance with the G7 Pass/Fail Requirements Specification
Functional Enhancements Market first! • EFI XF 4.5 is the on the market that supports a G7-conform analysis of… • G7 contract proof • G7 greyscale compliant • G7 Compliant Proofing System …including the new validation of NPDC and Grey Balance criteria. firstsolution
Functional Enhancements Job: “G7 Contract Proof Verification” • Each proof must be printed together with the IDEAlliance ISO 12647-7 2009 control strip • The control strip is measured and verified against the GRACoL, SWOP 3, or SWOP 5 characterization data set using the “G7_ISO12647-7 Contract Proof” criteria and tolerances • EFI XF 4.5 currently is the only solution that can validate the NPDC (neutral print density curve) and Grey Balance criteria according to the G7 Pass/Fail requirements specification • If the proof meets or exceeds the tolerances the proof can be called a “G7 Contract Proof”
Functional Enhancements System: “G7 Compliant Proofing System” • An IT8.7/4 random chart must be printed together with the IDEAlliance ISO 12647-7 2009 control strip • The IT8.7/4 random chart is measured and verified against the characterization data set for either GRACoL, SWOP 3, or SWOP 5 using the “G7_ISO12647-7 Proofing System” criteria and tolerances • The IDEAlliance control strip is measured and verified against the GRACoL, SWOP 3, or SWOP 5 characterization data set using the “G7_ISO12647-7 Contract Proof” criteria and tolerances • If the proof meets or exceeds the tolerances of both verifications the proofing system can be called a “G7 Compliant Proofing System”.
Functional Enhancements Job: “G7 Greyscale Compliance” • G7 greyscale compliance confirms that a print matches the basic G7 definition of constant neutral grayscale appearance independent of the printing reference that is used • Each proof or print must be printed together with the IDEAlliance ISO 12647-7 2009 control strip • The control strip is measured and verified against any characterization data set using the “G7 Greyscale Compliance” criteria and tolerances • If the proof or print meets or exceeds the tolerances the output can be called “G7 Greyscale Compliant”
Functional Enhancements ISO 15311 Support • What is ISO 15311? • ISO for Digital Production Printing (not Proofing) • Currently in “draft”-state • Use case orientated ISO that is printing technology-independent • Addresses two use cases: • 15311-2: Digital Commercial Printing (Small Format Printing) • 15311-3: Large Format Signage Printing
Functional Enhancements ISO 15311 Support • What is supported in XF? • First implementation to verify the conformance level (A, B, C or failed) of Four Color References (FCR) Side-by-Side as defined in the ISO 15311-2 & 3 NWIP (new work item proposal) from Sep 2011 • What steps need to be done in XF? • For the practical print assessment the printout has to be printed with an ISO 15311-2 & 3 compliant control strip (such as Ugra/Fogra or IDEAlliance) • The control strip has to be measured and verified against the characterization data of the printing reference using the “ISO15311-2 or 3 FCR-Side-by-Side Level Media Wedge” criteria and tolerances and dE2000 • Step 1: Verification with the preset “Level A Media Wedge“. If this verification fails: • Step 2: Re-measuring with the preset “Level B Media Wedge”. If this verification fails again: • Step 3: Re-measuring with the preset “Level C Media Wedge”. If this verification fails, the printout is not ISO15311-2 or 3 FCR-Side-by-Level A, B or C compliant
Functional Enhancements ISO 15311 Support • What extended steps can be done in XF? • For the extended scrutiny of the entire color gamut an ISO 12642-compliant color chart (e.g., IT8.7/4) needs to be measured and verified against the characterization data of the printing reference using the “ISO15311-2 or 3 FCR-Side-by-Side Level Chart” criteria and tolerances and dE2000 • The analysis steps are identical to the practical print assessment analysis steps • Depending on the verification results the printout is ISO15311-2 or 3 FCR-Side-by-Level A, B or C compliant or non-compliant
Functional Enhancements JMPA Color Version 3 Support • JMPA (Japan Magazine Publishers Association) announced a new standard for publications and advertisements in magazine printing as JMPA Color Version 3 • Vendors have been provided with a JMPA v3 vendor kit to create an ICC reference profile • XF now provides • an ICC reference profile called “EFIJMPA3” • a proofing workflow template called “JMPA3” • the possibility to verify against the JMPA3 characterization data using the Ugra/Fogra media wedge 3.0 or IDEAlliance ISO 12647-7 2009 control strip • the possibility to perform an optimization against the JMPA3 characterization data
Functional Enhancements White layer creation for VUTEk printers • Improve the saturation and vividness of your job colors on any media with EFI VUTEk’s white ink! • Let XF dynamically create white layers for you! • Eliminate the need for manually created layers in your DTP! • Where to find the new functionality • “Output Device” -> “Special tab” • Supported print modes: • Spot color WHITE_INK • Inked Image • Bounding Box • Off • (if you manually created a white layer in your job) • (generates a white layer based on job-specific colors) • (generates a white flood within the bounding box) • (does not create white output separations at all)
White ink printing mode: “Inked image” White layer automatically created by EFI XF Job data only Job printed on dark media Job + white layer “Reduced saturation and vividness” “Improved saturation and vividness on same media without any use of a DTP app”
Functional Enhancements • Control your EFI VUTEk white channel! • Go to Color Manager -> Visual Correction • Choose the category “Re-Linearization” at the top and “Spot color” on the left side of the user interface and then define your curve. • This curve provides direct control over the white channel gradation of your EFI VUTEk printer.
Functional Enhancements Custom light & norm ink builds for all EFI VUTEk printers • “Light/norm ink build” step • Print and measure a chart with combinations of light and norm ink • Optionally import saved measurement data in any order – it will automatically be sorted to the proper channels • EFI Color Manager automatically calculates ink limits and linearization curves for the largest possible gamut on any media! • Now based on an optimized smaller chart with only 130 patches per channel for quick results! • The resulting ink limits and linearization curves can be adjusted by the user through the following “Physical Ink Limit” step
Functional Enhancements Alignment of Nestings • Adjust the alignment of your Nestings under Layout -> Job Layout
Functional Enhancements Alignment of Step & Repeats • Adjust the alignment of your Step & Repeats under Layout -> Job Layout • Go to Layout -> Job Layout and set up the alignment • Go to Layout -> Step & Repeat and set up your step & repeat • If you change the alignment, click on “Apply” again in the Step & Repeat tab
Functional Enhancements Support of the PANTONE FASHION + Home library • EFI XF 4.5.3 nowincludesthe PANTONE FASHION + HOME spotcolordefinitionsbased on worldwideavailablecolorformulationsfor… • Cotton („TCX“) • Paper („TPX“) • Nylon (TN)
Functional Enhancements Verification of single pages in multipage documents • XF now provides the option to divide multipage PDF documents into single page jobs to apply individual settings (wedges, verification, color management, layout, etc.) to each page! 4 page PDF document „Divide multi-page PDF filesintosinglepagejobs“ deactivated: Single jobwithfourpages: „Divide multi-page PDF filesintosinglepagejobs“ activated: Fourjobswithsinglepages:
Functional Enhancements Custom & automatic EPL naming • New feature in the linearization wizard • Choose “Generate name from settings” for automatic EPL naming • <PrinterShortName> <Resolution X & Resolution Y> <dateand time> • Or choose a custom EPL name in the “Settings” step of the linearization wizard.
EFI XF v4.5.3 (Print Pack 3)Bug Fixes / Smaller Improvements
Bug Fixes / Various Improvements • ColorCtrl.dll • Fixed a bug that would display PANTONE GOE tables on Mac OS when PANTONE PLUS was selected • Color Verifier • Fixed a bug that would prevent job verification on EFI VUTEk printers • Fixed a bug on Mac OS that accidently greyed out measure methods • PSD file format • Fixed a bug that caused PDF files to not be recognized by XF on Mac OS • TIFF file format • Fixed a bug that would cause distorted TIFF files if they were saved uncompressed • EPS file format • Fixed a bug where TIFF & JPEG files could not be used in a Step&Repeat • JDF connectivity • Now supports the editing of VUTEk print options from MIS • No longer deletes job tickets whtn the device is getting unregistered • Added VUTEk-specific properties to the job ticket • EPL.DLL • Fixed a problem with output files not being written on the HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Series • Discontinued support of the X-Rite iCColor measurement device • Lack of SDK’s for the latest Windows and Macintosh operating system • Adobe PostScript Engine • Various fixes for cut paths • Fix for rare PDF files now loading correctly • Fix for japanese font problems • Adobe PDF Print Engine • Fixed various bugs that led to wrong output, especially in conjunction with nestings • Mutoh Falcon II RJ 8000 • Fixed a printing problem • DeviceLink Profiles • Are now correctly stored in environments • XF Server • Fixed an issue about cancelling jobs (EFI VUTEk integration) • XF Client • Fixed a crash on Mac OS when "Clean up all" was selected • Nestings • Fixed a problem about incorrect job sizes • Color Manager • Fixed a crash if an EPL name included a "%" character. • Fixed a problem with Quality Control Chart measurement data being lost when going to the previous step
Thanks for your time!Roland CampaProduct ManagerEFI Fiery Inkjet Printing Applications Kaiserswerther Str. 11540880 Ratingen, Germanyroland.firstname.lastname@example.org