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Fiery Hot Folders & Virtual Printers

Two methods to automate error-free output

Fiery® Hot Folders provide a drag-and-drop operation that can be shared with other users on the network and Virtual Printers work in environments using print drivers for printing.

Hot Folders

Do more work by automating repetitive tasks.

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Fiery Hot Folders let you do more work by automating the job-submission process. They also reduce errors and automate repetitive tasks with a simple drag-and-drop operation. Publish and share Fiery Hot Folders with multiple users in your network for faster, error-free printing for everyone.

Download the latest version of Fiery Hot Folders when you download Fiery Command WorkStation®.


Fiery Hot Folders is only enabled when it is connected to a Fiery server that includes Hot Folder support. Fiery Hot Folders and Virtual Printers are standard features in Fiery external servers and some Fiery embedded servers. Visit your Fiery Driven engine’s web page to find out if your Fiery server includes Fiery Hot Folders and Virtual Printers.

Technical specifications

Input formats

  • PS, PDF, EPS, TIFF, VDP

Output formats

  • PS
  • PDF

Additional input formats

  • Filters included in Fiery FS400 Pro and above external servers, or available in the optional Fiery Automaton Package for Fiery FS400 embedded servers: JPEG, PDF/X Preflight
  • Standard Microsoft® Office filters* (Windows® only): DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPS, PPTX, PPSX, PUB

* Requires Microsoft Office to be installed on the same computer with Fiery Hot Folders.

Virtual Printers

Reduce errors and streamline the job submission process.

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Virtual Printers make printing on the Fiery server even easier by streamlining job setup times and eliminating print errors on repetitive print jobs. Just use predefined job settings in the print driver to quickly automate regular print jobs, for trouble-free printing with fewer errors.

Fiery Hot Folders and Virtual Printers are standard features in Fiery external servers and some Fiery embedded servers. Visit your Fiery Driven™ engine’s web page to find out if your Fiery server includes Fiery Hot Folders and Virtual Printers.

Resources

Product training

Access free Fiery Hot Folders & Virtual Printers on-demand learning materials including elearning courses, express videos, simulation learning, how-to guides, and more.

Case Studies

Fiery DFE and workflow: The Copy Room case study

Digital printer uses Fiery workflow and Xerox clear dry ink to meet new demands for quality, price, and services.

EFI Fiery DFE and workflow: Morrell Printing case study

Fiery workflow products and Dynamic HD Text and Graphics improve efficiency and output quality. Integration to Xerox FreeFlow® Makeready software speeds production.

EFI Fiery DFE and workflow: Kellmatt case study

Use of Fiery workflow and Xerox clear dry ink enables new print applications.

EFI Fiery DFE and workflow: Allied Reliability Group case study

Use of Fiery workflow leads to streamlined and automated layout with consistent, high color quality.

Fiery Samples How-to Guides

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.

Other Resources

Fiery End User License Agreement (EULA)

End User License Agreement (EULA) for Fiery digital front ends and software products