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Choose from 18 Fiery Production Print Sessions at Connect and Learn How to:

  • Offer new, higher-value products and services to customers to increase profits
  • Produce stunning and precise color prints consistently and across engines
  • Use automation features in your Fiery server to save time and reduce waste
  • Prepare jobs faster with fewer errors by using efficient prepress checks and make-ready tools
  • Integrate your Fiery server into your workflow for faster production, efficient communication, and truly accurate production data reporting 

What People Are Saying about Fiery Sessions at Connect:

“EFI Connect is a great event with plenty of useful seminars and workshops, and rich with opportunities to discuss with colleagues and get questions answered. It was very professionally organized, and I am looking forward to returning next year.” — Carsten Gaarde, Print Shop Manager, Jyske Bank

“Many of the tips and tricks I learned at Connect were things that make me more productive. I learned how to save time by automating production on repetitive booklet types, for example, by dropping files to Fiery Hot Folders containing print settings, including Fiery Impose templates.” — Cindy Ley, Production Specialist, Allied Reliability Group

 

To help you get more out of your time at Connect 2014, we’ve organized the sessions into Fiery Learning Paths that focus on hot topics in the digital print industry. Put together your own schedule at Connect from any of the EFI sessions, or take advantage of one or all of our guided Fiery Learning Paths, consisting of three to five sessions focusing on the topics that are most important to your business today.

Enhance your Fiery product knowledge and learn how to increase your productivity, reduce operational costs and off er new products to your customers. The Fiery Advantage Support and Training program (FAST) off ers priority access to multiple resources like our Fiery technical experts, eLearning classes, Fiery Forum and more . Provide the products and services your customers are looking for today with FAST.

Connect 2014 At-a-Glance  


Fiery 2014 Breakout Session Details Expand All
Production Print Sessions

FRY01001   TUES  3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Profit from Fiery at Connect!   ROOM Petrus 1
Start with this session for a successful launch of your Fiery experience at Connect! Learn how using specific Fiery make-ready, workflow, and automation tools to increase your profit potential by saving time and reducing waste. Walk through cost and profit calculations using real-world jobs, and take ideas back that you can implement right away to increase your throughput and competitiveness. We’ll provide a guide to the rest of the Fiery experience by taking you on a virtual tour of the Fiery Solutions Center and introducing you to Fiery subject-matter experts for more in-depth discussions.

FRY01002   TUES  3:15 PM - 4:45 AM
Fiery XF: Produce Stunning Color with your Wide to Superwide Printing Equipment   ROOM Petrus 2
A discussion on different color management strategies--from following industry standards to focusing on matching up production equipment. Learn hands on how to produce stunning color results on your EFI Wide Format or VUTEk superwide production inkjet printer. This session will include:
• Best practice linearization for optimal gamut and minimum ink usage
• Custom media profiling
• Spot color matching with real life examples

FRY02001   WEDS  9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Master the Production of High Value Jobs  ROOM Petrus 1 
Master the production of high-value documents such as manuals, booklets, brochures and postcards with fully visual tools for job preparation and make-ready. Use Fiery imposition, composition and job preparation tools as part of an efficient pre-press process. Gain hands-on experience in preparing complex jobs that include elements such as mixed media, tabs and imported or scanned input.

FRY02002   WED 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fiery Color—Advanced   ROOM Petrus 2
This session builds on the knowledge gained in Achieve Accurate and Consistent Color Quality with Fiery Tools. To achieve exacting color quality, you will learn how to use spot colors to achieve the desired output: create jobs with spot colors, check client files for proper configuration, ensure spot colors are defined on the Fiery digital front end, and optimize spot-color matching. We will also cover the basics of G7 methodology, how it applies to digital printing, and what digital press certifications provide to confirm print system quality and, by extension, print business profitability

FRY03001   WEDS  11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Power Up with Fiery Command WorkStation®   ROOM Petrus 1
Learn the basics of Command WorkStation, the intuitive Fiery job-management interface, and how to best use this powerful tool to save time, increase automation and produce better color output. We will review all the ways to submit jobs, how to use the capabilities of Job Center and Device Center, and explain color default settings. You’ll get an introduction to the award-winning Fiery software options that extend the power of Fiery digital front ends including imposition; job preflighting; use of paper catalog and media management; image enhancement; color management; and complex document assembly with mixed media, tabs and more. For even more, you can explore more advanced uses of Command WorkStation in Be the Expert—Tips and Tricks for Fiery Command WorkStation.

FRY03002   WEDS  11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Preparing Files for Digital Print   ROOM Petrus 2
Learn tips and tricks to prevent and troubleshoot production problems with the most common input job formats including PDF, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office files. Get expert advice on how to talk to designers to create a better print file, remove unexpected delays and improve customer satisfaction.

FRY04001   WEDS  1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Let’s Get Personal—Getting Started with Selling VDP Services   ROOM Petrus 1  
Join us to learn about today’s market demand for Variable Data Printing (VDP) and how to sell it to your customers. See examples of the value of personalized communications, and get an overview of the essential elements of a VDP workflow. Learn about Fiery FreeForm®, a free VDP tool on your Fiery digital front end, and how to use it to start promoting your services. For a more in-depth discussion of VDP authoring tools, database requirements and document design, attend the advanced VDP session: Variable Data Printing on a Fiery Digital Front End.

FRY04002 WEDS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM 
Fiery XF: Light, the 5th Color: How to handle lighting conditions and Backlit Applications
   ROOM Petrus 2
Get insight on how to profile and print on translucent material. Discuss state-of-the-art measurement metrics and see real life examples on how it’s done. You also will learn how light sources will affect printed results (non backlit) and how the Fiery XF Ambient Light feature enables superior matching under any lighting conditions.

FRY05001   WEDS  3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Achieve Accurate and Consistent Color Quality with Fiery Tools   ROOM Petrus 1
The top issues for print buyers are color accuracy and consistency, and almost half of digital printers call color matching their most difficult challenge.  This session will show you the best practices that even novice users can take advantage of to meet the color output requirements of their most demanding customers. This session includes color management for digital workflows, color matching across different print technologies and tracking for color consistency. We outline how to implement a practical calibration process to ensure consistency and show you how to best use built-in Fiery color tools and profiles. We present more advanced color topics in the Fiery Color—Advanced session.

FRY05002   WEDS  3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Fiery XF: Putting it all Together - Special Inks, Cut Paths and Requirements   ROOM Petrus 2
Join seasoned EFI color and file experts to discuss how to handle special inks, like white and metallic. Learn best practices on file creation, how to handle these inks in the RIP and color management process and special substrates like metallic foils or clear material. Explore the possibilities and requirements for handling cut path creation and implementation in your workflow to support off and inline cutters. See and discuss actual problem files. This work shop will walk the attendees through file creation in prepress and file handling in Fiery proServer and Fiery XF without the Layout Option.

FRY06001   THURS  9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Variable Data Printing on a Fiery Digital Front End   ROOM Petrus 1 
This session builds on the tools learned in Let’s Get Personal—Getting Started with Selling VDP Services. Here, we provide an overview of VDP industry standards (PDF/VT, PPML, VIPP, VPS), VDP authoring tools, database requirements and document design. We take a deep dive into PDF/VT and PPML standard languages and set up a sample VDP campaign using industry-standard authoring software and tools on your Fiery digital front end. 

FRY06002   THURS 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Integrate for Maximum Efficiency   ROOM Petrus 2
 
Fiery integration removes touch points and increases automation to maximize production workflow efficiency.  In this session, learn about scripting job flow with JDFExpress Tickets and Fiery Hot Folders for a quick productivity boost.  Hear practical customer stories of how Fiery integration with DSF and Pace can streamline print production and data collection. See how leveraging common user interfaces is smoothing the transition from offset to digital via the integrations with Apogee, Prinergy, and Prinect.  Explore what is possible with automated media handling, imposition, booklet making, and inline finishing.

FRY08001   THURS  1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Create Custom Apps to Solve Your Production Challenges   ROOM Petrus 1
Business and production managers will receive an overview of how to use the Fiery API and Web services to solve specific print workflow challenges in your shop. See examples of how the Fiery API was used to make applications like Fiery Ticker and Fiery Go, an iPad application. Take back information for your developers on the functionalities they can use, and what is required to make your own application. 

FRY08002   THURS  1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Experts Talk about Color Standards   ROOM Petrus 2 
Hear directly from color experts at leading organizations about the latest trends in color standards and how they might affect your business. This session will include an opportunity for you to get answers to your questions from the experts.

FRY09001   THURS  3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Automate Fiery Job Submission to Save Time and Money   ROOM Petrus 1 
Is your business experiencing more demand for short-run jobs? Do you want to produce more jobs with the same number of people? Learn how you can do it all by automating the job submission process. Discover how to set up and use Fiery presets with Hot Folders and Virtual Printers for one-click job submission. Automate tasks such as PDF conversion, correcting and editing PDF files, preflight checks, image enhancement, document imposition and job ticketing with Fiery JobFlow. Produce jobs faster and increase production efficiency with Fiery Central’s routing and error-handling capability.
 

FRY09002   THURS  3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Maximize your Cutter/Router Investment with the Layout Option Powered by Esko   ROOM Petrus 2
Guest speakers from Esko will show you how to use all of the Layout Option's advanced tools within the Fiery proServer or Fiery XF stand alone, including: 
• Creating automated cut pats
• Editing cut paths quick and easy
• Creating shape depending layouts
• Optimizing for double sided printing

FRY10001   THURS  4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Fiery Color—Advanced   ROOM Petrus 1
This session builds on the knowledge gained in Achieve Accurate and Consistent Color Quality with Fiery Tools. To achieve exacting color quality, you will learn how to use spot colors to achieve the desired output: create jobs with spot colors, check client files for proper configuration, ensure spot colors are defined on the Fiery digital front end, and optimize spot-color matching. We will also cover the basics of G7 methodology, how it applies to digital printing, and what digital press certifications provide to confirm print system quality and, by extension, print business profitability.  

FRY10002   THURS 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Be the Expert - Tips and Tricks for Fiery Command WorkStation®   ROOM Petrus 2
 
Learn how to master the power of Fiery servers by using Command WorkStation like a pro. Increase your efficiency with built-in workflows, and reduce repetitive actions using shortcuts and techniques designed for maximum production throughput. Additionally, we’ll show you the cool new features in the latest release. If you’re a Command WorkStation user, this class is a “must.”


Fiery Learning Paths

To help you get more out of your time at Connect 2014, we’ve organized the Fiery sessions into Learning Paths that focus on hot topics in the digital print industry. Put together your own schedule at Connect from any of the EFI sessions, or take advantage of one or all of our
guided Fiery Learning Paths, consisting of three to five sessions focusing on the topics that are most important to your business today. 

Save Time and Money with Fiery
Start here to discover the powerful capabilities available on your Fiery digital front end, and how to take advantage of color management
and workflow features. Take away specific ideas on how to save time by reducing operator steps, improve customer satisfaction with
higher color quality and consistency, and increase your throughput and competitiveness.
• FRY01001 - Profit from Fiery at Connect
• FRY03001 - Power Up with Fiery Command WorkStation
• FRY05001 - Achieve Accurate and Consistent Color Quality with Fiery Tools
• FRY10002 - Be the Expert — Tips and Tricks for Fiery Command Workstation

Fiery — When Color Counts
Color quality is at the heart of the digital print businesses. Top issues for print buyers are color accuracy and consistency, and almost
half of digital printers say that color matching is their most difficult challenge. These sessions will show you the best practices to meet
the color output requirements of the most demanding customers.
• FRY05001 - Achieve Accurate and Consistent Color Quality with Fiery Tools
• FRY10001 or FRY02002 - Fiery Color — Advanced
• FRY08002 - Experts Talk about Color Standards

Grow Your Business with New Products and Services
Use your Fiery digital front end to expand your business by offering new products and services to your customers. Win more business at higher margins when you can cost-effectively produce manuals, booklets, brochures, and postcards with fully visual tools for job preparation and make-ready. Learn how to sell variable data printing to your customers, and see how easy it is to produce for higher profit than regular jobs. Offer customers a design service that is optimized for digital printing or expert advice to create a better print file, remove unexpected delays, and improve customer satisfaction.
• FRY04001 - Let’s Get Personal — Getting Started with Selling VDP Services
• FRY09001 - Variable Data Printing on a Fiery Digital Front End
• FRY02001 - Master the Production of High-Value Jobs
• FRY07001 - Preparing Files for Digital Print

Automate Your Digital Workflow and Save
Discover how to set up and use Fiery workflow automation features for job submission, PDF conversion, correcting and editing of PDF files, preflight checks, image enhancement, document imposition, and job ticketing. Turn out jobs faster and increase production efficiency with Fiery Central routing and error-handling capability.
• FRY03001 - Power Up with Fiery Command WorkStation
• FRY09001 - Automate Fiery Job Submission to Save Time and Money
• FRY06002 - Integrate for Maximum Efficiency

Shop Integration — When It Works Together, It Works Better
In today’s print services business, more customers want value-added services with shorter run lengths and faster turnaround time. Business-wide workflow automation and integration are the keys to successfully achieve both. Learn about the EFI and Fiery technologies that accomplish this, and improve essential aspects of your print business processes.
• Introduction to Digital StoreFront®
• FRY09001 - Integrate for Maximum Efficiency
• FRY08001 - Create Custom Apps to Solve Your Production Challenges

 

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Program Information

Connect
The Wynn, Las Vegas

When
January 21-24, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
12:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 23, 2014
7:00 AM – 5:45 PM

Friday, January 24, 2014
7:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Cost 
Contact your Sales Representative for complete details and pricing/package options 

  • Choose Two or Three Day options with or without at the Wynn
  • The opening-night and sponsor appreciation receptions
  • Daily breakfast, breaks and lunches
  • The Connect registration fee, which provides access to all General sessions, Breakout sessions and access to the Solution Center   

Note:  Attendees are responsible for paying for their airfare and other travel costs

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