Fiery FS500 Pro and FS500

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® 6.7 or newer and Fiery FS500 Pro/Fiery FS500 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 JobMasterFiery Graphic Arts Pro PackageFiery JobFlowFiery Color Profiler SuiteFiery FreeForm CreateFiery Variable Data PrintingFiery Automation Package and Fiery ColorRight Package.

Select the how-to guides from the following categories:

Graphic Arts

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Capture spot colors and reproduce them accurately

Use the ES-3000 spectrophotometer to capture colors from your business card and reproduce them accurately in your color documents.

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Print spot colors accurately using Fiery Spot-On

Use Fiery Spot-On to achieve the most accurate color matching for logo and other spot colors. Create and manage named spot colors, print a swatch book, import and export spot color groups, and capture new spot colors using a spectrophotometer.

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Use Fiery Preflight to troubleshoot file issues

Use Fiery Preflight to check files for potential problems before printing, such as missing spot colors, missing fonts, low resolution images, and more. These preflight checks can help reduce wasted prints and improve production efficiency.

6.27 MB Download

Use tools in the Fiery ColorRight Package to easily correct color and images

Use the Fiery ColorRight Package to easily correct color and images in files. Check a file for errors using Fiery Postflight. Manage, import, and optimize spot colors in Fiery Spot Pro. And, make color adjustment and replacements in Fiery ImageViewer. (FS500 or newer embedded servers)

6.52 MB Download

Use tools in the Fiery Graphic Arts Pro Package to adjust color and troubleshoot file issues

Fiery Graphic Arts Pro Package includes tools to help identify and correct print production problems before they result in rejected jobs and wasted clicks. Fiery Preflight Pro provides the ultimate set of PDF preflight and quality control checks. Fiery Postflight is a visual tool to help diagnose and fix file element errors. Use Fiery Spot Pro to ensure brand color accuracy. And, with Fiery ImageViewer, view and edit raster files and make color adjustments and replacements, with no need to go back to prepress or the designer. (FS500 Pro and newer external servers).

6.62 MB Download

Create custom control bars for color consistency and quality control

Fiery 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.

6.82 MB Download

Enhance image quality of pictures with Fiery Image Enhance Visual Editor

Improve the output quality of photos with Fiery Image Enhance Visual Editor and save prepress time by eliminating lengthy image editing tasks to make photos look their best.

14.03 MB Download

Calibrate printer with EFI ES-3000 spectrophotometer

Calibrate your Fiery Driven print engine to achieve consistent color documents. This how-to guide describes the calibration method using the ES-3000 spectrophotometer.

14.46 MB Download

Apply best practices for configuring color settings

Apply color best practices to produce great color quality documents. These include standard state-of-the-art Fiery color reproduction tools such as spot colors, color substitution, auto-trapping, image smoothing, spot color composite overprint, fine black elements and RGB transparencies.

18.77 MB Download

Document Preparation

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Produce NCR forms with Fiery JobMaster

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

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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.

2.97 MB Download

Gangup imposition automation by media size

The Fiery Impose finish size setting 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, and is applied to a Fiery Hot Folder workflow.

3.84 MB Download

Produce notepads

Automate the process of printing pads with minimal manual collation.

3.85 MB Download

Insert scanned pages into a job and edit them

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

7.19 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.

14.11 MB Download

Convert pages to grayscale

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

14.12 MB Download

Retrieving data. Wait a few seconds and try to cut or copy again.

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.

14.30 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.

15.33 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.

21.92 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 a book.

22.36 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.

22.43 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

Print jobs correctly the first time with Fiery JobExpert

Fiery JobExpert's intelligent automation technology analyzes incoming PDF files and dynamically chooses the optimal print settings for you to achieve the highest quality, while optimizing production time.

27.22 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.

36.43 MB Download

Auto page rotation for pages with mixed orientation

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

64.94 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.

97.66 MB Download

Job Management

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Paper stock management with Fiery Paper Catalog

Have a centralized 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 color profile for each print job.

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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.

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Create a job error report

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

2.57 MB Download

Prepare and produce personalized booklets

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

366.09 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 PDF/VT format support and Fiery Impose to produce effective one-to-one communications.

4.43 MB Download