Fiery, LLC and Vivid Laminating Technologies today announced a new partnership to combine Fiery’s industry-leading digital front ends (DFEs) and workflow management software with Vivid’s cutting-edge print-finishing solutions. This collaboration helps transform a print business by providing seamless, automated workflows from prepress to finishing. Digital cutsheet and large format printers will be able to save time, improve productivity, and diversify their business offerings through innovative finishing options.
“This partnership reflects our commitment to saving businesses time and resources from start to finish,” said Lewis Evans, Commercial Director, Vivid Laminating Technologies. “The efficient solution allows businesses to improve job turnaround time and increase their daily workload.”
The combination of Fiery workflow solutions and Vivid’s range of VeloBlade digital die cutting systems and flatbed taping systems provide print operators with an integrated, end-to-end solution for print job preparation and finishing setup. Fiery JobFlow™ automates the submission and job preparation processes, generating print-ready files complete with finishing instructions, registration marks, and QR codes to streamline the finishing process and reduce the need for rework. Customers can use Fiery JobFlow AI technology to improve image resolution and DPI for printing images for wide format prints. Additionally, Fiery Impose enhances efficiency by automating tasks such as gang-up layouts and booklet-making with customizable imposition templates available in one-click workflows via Fiery JobFlow. For print-to-cut jobs, Fiery Digital Factory provides true shape nesting and helps reduce material usage for efficient use of spaces when nesting print and cut designs.
This partnership goes hand in hand with Vivid’s ZipCore Packaging Suite, a CAD/CAM packaging software that optimizes every aspect of packaging design from start to finish. Fiery JobFlow performs essential job processing tasks in the ZipCore file instructions, including the CMYK and the Cut line file information. The combined solution helps businesses speed up and automate the everyday jobs of packaging designers, graphic designers, and salespeople involved in creating and producing packaging. This allows jobs to be produced at a much faster rate.
“We are excited to work with Vivid to develop this new industry-leading workflow,” commented Terry Garvey, Partner Alliance Director, Fiery. “The solution will deliver significant savings, reducing job preparation time to a few minutes and reducing media consumption by an average of 33% compared with traditional methods. This helps increase the profit per job with printers seeing a return on investment for Fiery JobFlow in a matter of months.”