EFI has entered into a partnership with RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION, a leading printer manufacturer in Japan, to launch a Fiery® digital front end (DFE) for new high-speed, full-colour RISO ComColor® inkjet printers.
Yukimoto Sakata, General Manager of the Research & Development Division at RISO KAGAKU said: "As we continue to improve our ComColor inkjet technology with higher native speeds and better colour quality, a Fiery DFE became a natural fit for us. Fiery technology brings our customers greater versatility and higher performance for our new ComColor GD series. Advanced RIP and variable data technologies, along with easy-to-use Fiery workflow tools, will be particularly well-suited for the high-volume printing market."
The Fiery DFE, ComColorExpress FS2000C, will be based on the latest award winning Fiery FS200 Pro platform. According to Toby Weiss, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EFI's Fiery business unit: "This partnership will allow us to deliver industry-leading Fiery performance, colour accuracy, ease of use, and integration to markets such as schools, municipal governments, churches, and high-volume in-plant CRDs where RISO has already established a very strong presence with their compact, low-cost, but very-high-speed inkjet printer with unique inline finishing features."
The ComColor GD series provides an entry into high-speed cutsheet inkjet printing with a low running cost for affordable colour prints. Now RISO customers will have access to Fiery Command WorkStation®, with the ubiquitous, award-winning, intuitive user interface and workflow used by more than a quarter million production print operators today. Fiery operators around the world can easily take advantage of the unique capabilities that RISO ComColor offers to answer the diverse demands of today's high-mix, short-run, quick turnaround printing.
RISO will demonstrate the ComColorExpress FS2000C at drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, May 31 through June 10. One of the features highlighted will be the high-performance variable data printing (VDP) capabilities built into Fiery DFEs that require no third-party VDP composition tool.