Fiery FS400 Pro and FS400

There are many Fiery® tools that help you increase your productivity and improve the efficiency and quality of your print jobs. To help you take advantage of these tools, EFI has developed a comprehensive set of how-to guides that walk you through each tool. You can select any of the following tool categories for access to the how-to guides any time you need it.

Note: The how-to guides are intended for use with Fiery Command WorkStation® 6 and Fiery FS400/Fiery FS400 Pro software. Some files may work with previous Fiery software versions. Also, some Fiery features are dependent on specific engine capabilities. If you have any questions about your Fiery server, please contact your Fiery supplier.

For additional Fiery how-to guides visit the Resources section in Fiery ImposeFiery ComposeFiery JobMasterGraphic Arts Pro PackageFiery JobFlowFiery Color Profiler SuiteVariable Data PrintingFiery CentralFiery Automation Package and Fiery ColorRight Package.

Select the how-to guides from the following categories:

Document Preparation

DescriptionFile SizeDownload

Produce notepads

Automate the process of printing pads with minimal manual collation.

509.52 KB Download

Produce NCR forms with Fiery JobMaster

Quickly create multi-part forms and fulfill complex numbering and stamping requirements typical in NCR form orders.

708.50 KB Download

Print multi-up jobs

The gangup or multi-up imposition type is commonly used when printing business cards, postcards, tickets, and coupons. Fiery Impose offers workflows to optimize the layout composition of multi-up jobs depending on the properties of the source file, media size and automation requirements.

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Apply unique ticket numbers

Quickly insert a custom incremental ticket numbering sequence at the makeready stage.

2.99 MB Download

Gangup imposition automation by media size

The Fiery Impose finish size setting, Based on Trim Box, calculates the best layout (n-up and orientation) on the fly, considering the desired media size to print on. It enables the creation of a single imposition template for all gangup layouts like business cards, postcards, and tickets, printing on the same sheet size. The imposition template is applied to a Fiery Hot Folder workflow.

6.18 MB Download

How-to: Impose and trim postcards using a Konica Minolta TU-510 trimmer unit, Fiery Impose, and Fiery Finishing Designer

Guide showing how to use Fiery Impose and Fiery Finishing Designer with a Konica Minolta TU-510 to easily produce a variety of VDP applications including business cards, postcards, booklets, paper pads, full bleed tri-fold brochures, flyers and more

9.55 MB Download

insert scanned pages into a job

Learn how to insert scanned pages when assembling a job with Fiery JobMaster. Pages can be pre-scanned or users can initiate the scan process using Fiery Remote Scan or any TWAIN compliant scanner.

11.60 MB Download

Print a perfect bound booklet

This binding method consists of individual leaves glued together at the spine with a flexible adhesive which is glued along the edges of the body sheets and binds the text to a wraparound cover.

14.28 MB Download

Produce jobs with different finishing requirements

Use Fiery Compose or Fiery JobMaster to apply different finishing options to multiple chapters within a document. These finishing options will vary based on the in-line finisher available at the print engine.

14.41 MB Download

Produce documents with bleed-edge tabs

Produce well defined sections in a long document without using tab media. Bleed-edge tabs requires the finished job to be trimmed on the fore edge in order for the tab colors to show.

16.63 MB Download

Convert pages to grayscale

Easily specify any page or sheet surface to print in black and white during the makeready stage.

16.73 MB Download

Automate offline finishing with Duplo finishers

Fiery Impose templates can include barcodes and registration marks recognizable by Duplo finishing equipment. These instruct the Duplo finisher on how to position its blades, cutters, and creasers to finish the document appropriately. The integration of Fiery Impose with Duplo finishers brings drastic productivity gains by automating the offline finishing process.

17.29 MB Download

Assemble a catalog with page numbers

Fiery JobMaster provides advanced document makeready including fully visual tab insertion and design; media assignment, page numbering, finishing and scanning; plus powerful late-stage editing features.

17.65 MB Download

Automatic tab creation

Create tab sheets, place them in the right location, and populate the tab ear content automatically by using bookmark links from PDF documents.

23.95 MB Download

Apply advanced page numbering and stamping

Use a combination of custom text, formats and macros to create unique numbering sequences for multiple page sections and apply an image as a watermark.

24.86 MB Download

Automate offline finishing with Duplo finishers

Fiery Impose templates can include barcodes and registration marks recognizable by Duplo finishing equipment. These instruct the Duplo finisher on how to position its blades, cutters, and creasers to finish the document appropriately. The integration of Fiery Impose with Duplo finishers brings drastic productivity gains by automating the offline finishing process.

25.91 MB Download

Produce documents with two sets of tabs

Produce a job with two different sets of tabs to better differentiate chapters from subchapters in book.

27.62 MB Download

Print a simple booklet from the driver

Produce booklets using saddlestitch imposition schemes from any application without the need for more advanced imposition programs.

28.69 MB Download

Print jobs correctly with Fiery JobExpert how to guide and sample

How to use Fiery JobExpert to automatically set the optimal print settings to achieve the highest quality while optimizing processing time

35.31 MB Download

Auto page rotation in Fiery Impose

Automate the rotation for pages in long documents to ensure all pages have the orientation originally specified with Fiery Impose.

67.48 MB Download

Print a calendar booklet

Produce professional looking calendars using Fiery Impose, a server-based imposition application option that streamlines and automates the imposition process, making production more efficient.

68.28 MB Download

Job Management

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Automate job submission with Fiery tools

Configure a virtual printer, a job preset or a Fiery Hot Folder to set job ticket specifications including imposition templates in order to automate most of your jobs. Take automation to the next level by using Fiery JobFlow Base workflows.

1.08 MB Download

Create a job error report

Learn how to create a job error report to enable faster communication and replication of technical issues.

2.60 MB Download

Paper stock management with Fiery Paper Catalog

Have a centralised paper warehouse database to store attributes of the media stock and make it easy to associate paper trays with the loaded media stock at the print engine in order to ensure the operator uses the right media, with the right colour profile for each print job.

28.75 MB Download

Graphic Arts

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Calibrate printer with EFI ES-2000 spectrophotometer

Calibrate your Fiery Driven print engine to achieve consistent color documents. This how-to guide describes the calibration method using the ES-2000 spectrophotometer.

2.73 MB Download

Capture spot colors and reproduce them accurately

Use the ES-2000 spectrophotometer to capture colors from your business card and reproduce them accurately in your color documents.

2.91 MB Download

Use prepress tools at the Fiery server to adjust color and troubleshoot file issues

Reduce wasted prints and improve efficiency by using tools right on the Fiery server to troubleshoot files and make color adjustments

6.71 MB Download

Create custom control bars for color consistency and quality control

Control Bar Builder has a WYSIWYG interface, which displays different color bars and job information. Each custom control bar can be used across all media sizes, reducing setup time and simplifying the operator’s job.

11.00 MB Download

Optimise colour quality

Produce great colour quality documents with Fiery color reproduction capabilities including spot colours, colour substitution, auto-trapping, image smoothing, spot colour composite overprint, fine black elements and RGB transparencies.

18.95 MB Download

Variable Data Printing

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Prepare and produce personalized postcards

The production of personalized postcards with Fiery servers is as easy as producing static ones. The how-to guide showcases Fiery Impose to produce effective one-to-one communications.

4.25 MB Download

Prepare and print a personalised newsletter using FreeForm

Utilize Fiery FreeForm technology to enable variable data printing. Master element data for a VDP job is sent to the Fiery and rasterised separately from variable element data in order to achieve engine rated speeds.

32.39 MB Download

Prepare and produce personalised booklets

Produce impactful one-to-one booklets to promote products and services by personalising them with customer contact information and products offerings related to their personal preference. The how-to guide showcases PPML format support and Fiery Impose.

583.35 MB Download