EFI and Memjet partner for faster digital production

Electronics For Imaging (EFI­­ – Freemont, California) and Memjet (San Diego, California) have established a new partnership to bring ultra-fast, high-quality EFI Fiery Digital Front Ends (DFEs) to the growing portfolio of Memjet DuraLink digital inkjet production solutions. EFI’s development of Fiery DFE solutions for printers featuring DuraLink technology means that Memjet OEM customers will have access to “one of the world’s most successful and reliable print servers for production-class digital colour printing.”

Eric Owen.

“We have installed a Fiery DFE to drive a 7-colour digital press in Memjet’s headquarters demo center, and both our team and our partners are impressed with the way the Fiery DFE enables superior colour and image control,” said Eric Owen, General Manager of Commercial Press for Memjet. “It also offers customers advanced job management and the ability to produce versioned and variable print runs at engine-rated speeds. Fiery technology, combined with DuraLink’s speed, image quality and reliability, bring tremendous added value to Memjet’s DuraLink partners,” Owen added.

EFI is offering Fiery DFEs for digital printing presses that incorporate DuraLink printheads. The new solution being developed for DuraLink devices, said EFI, captures the advantages of EFI’s most advanced digital production software platform (Fiery FS350 Pro), to deliver the best capabilities in areas print customers care about most – colour and imaging, productivity, management tools and connectivity. Users will be able to meet demanding customer requirements for brand colours and extended-gamut applications featuring extended ink sets. Plus, the Fiery DFEs for Memjet DuraLink presses will give users the power to make on-the-fly corrections and late-stage colour edits at the DFE, for uninterrupted production.

John Henze.

The DFEs will also include EFI Fiery Color Profiler Suite software, which provides “some of the most advanced colour management tools available” for profile creation, inspection, editing and colour quality assurance. Fiery Color Profiler Suite also features G7 System Certification for fast, accurate re-calibration, correct tonality and gray balance, and higher saturated colours. “We’re pleased to be working with Memjet to give its DuraLink OEM partners a new competitive advantage with the Fiery DFEs’ proven strengths in driving high-value personalization, boosting productivity and providing superior colour quality,” said John Henze, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for EFI Fiery. “This partnership will bring our most advanced technologies to an even broader base of print service providers, packaging companies and industrial manufacturers, that see the tremendous opportunity for growth in high-end digital colour print.”


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.