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EFI Velocity Comes to Toshiba's Studio Printers

Workflow software manages Fiery-connected devices By Dave Nagel
Electronics for Imaging has signed an agreement with Toshiba to distribute EFI's Velocity workflow software. This software package allows users to manage their Fiery-connected printing devices as a group, giving users the ability to manage up to 10 printers at once and automatically routing jobs to the most efficient device. The software is targeted toward corporate workgroups, print production facilities, quick printers and copy shops.

Velocity lets users print color and black and white pages from the same document simultaneously, using separate printers to manage production time. Job preparation and imposition tools allow users to customize and merge documents from various sources electronically prior to printing. Additional capabilities include printing cost analysis, job estimating and document scanning.


Velocity software can power any print device equipped with an EFI Fiery controller. Toshiba's e-STUDIO MFP line utilizes the Fiery controllers on its e-STUDIO28, e-STUDIO35, e-STUDIO45, e-STUDIO55, e-STUDIO65 and e-STUDIO80 models, as well as in its FCi color series on the FC15i/22i and FC25Pi models.

The software lets users customize their own workflows through four software modules--Velocity Balance, Velocity Build, Velocity Scan, and Velocity Estimate. Velocity Balance features Dynamic PPD technology that automatically configures each print engine to optimize performance. Velocity Build provides imposition tools for booklets, brochures and calendars with previewing, merging and editing capabilities. Velocity Scan enables users to scan color and black and white documents into the Velocity server using a TWAIN-compliant scanner. And Velocity Estimate estimates printing job costs (including estimated toner usage) and calculates end-user customer pricing before the job is printed.

For more information on Velocity, visit http://www.efi.com. For more information on Toshiba's printer products, visit http://copier.toshiba.com.


Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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