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Fiery Compose

Simplify job preparation with intuitive tools

Fiery® Compose provides sophisticated document composition tools and a visual user interface to speed up composition, accurately perform complex assembly functions and improve page-level settings review.


Integrates job preparation tools for higher accuracy.

From a single window, operators can manage tabs, specify media selections, apply last-minute edits and assign multiple finishing requirements. This allows you to take advantage of a streamlined digital print process that offers:

Easy to use

  • Visual and interactive interface
  • Merge and move pages with drag-and-drop simplicity
  • Preview all jobs exactly as they will print


  • Save job composition and open it at a later time
  • Export composed PDF to customers to simplify proofing and approval process
  • Handle last-minute edits with Enfocus PitStop Edit (available as a separate purchase)


  • Define media requirements with integrated Paper Catalog database
  • Use the same working space as Fiery Impose.
  • Define inline finishing settings


  • Compose jobs right from Fiery Command WorkStation®
  • Full cross-platform Apple® Mac® and Microsoft® Windows® support

What’s new

New features in Fiery Compose

The new version of Fiery Compose in Fiery Command WorkStation includes the following new features:


End of support for Impose and Compose dongles Applicable in 6.6

Fiery Command WorkStation version 6.6 will no longer support dongle-based licenses for Fiery Impose, Compose, or SeeQuence Suite. You need to replace your dongle-based license with an License Activation Code (LAC) software-based license to continue using your product with Fiery Command WorkStation 6.6 and future versions, to take advantage of the latest features.

If you want to continue using your Fiery product without replacing the dongle, you can do so with Fiery Command WorkStation 6.5 or previous versions.


Adobe Acrobat DC subscription supportNew in

The “Edit in Acrobat” feature in Fiery Compose now integrates with your own Adobe Acrobat DC subscription, giving you the flexibility to access the latest Acrobat PDF editing capabilities directly from Fiery makeready applications.

Note: Enfocus PitStop Edit is not compatible with Adobe Acrobat DC. If you would like to use Enfocus PitStop with your Adobe Acrobat DC subscription, you will need to purchase Enfocus PitStop Pro.


Fiery Compose 30-day trials – New in 6.5

You can try Fiery Compose for free before you buy. For more information, and to request a 30-day trial license, visit this web page.


Makeready multi-tasking with Fiery Command WorkStation – New in 6.5

Prepare jobs in Fiery Impose, Fiery Compose, or Fiery JobMaster while continuing to prepare and print jobs from Fiery Command WorkStation. This multi-tasking functionality allows you to continue to manage urgent jobs in Command WorkStation, plus at the same time, prepare another job in your chosen Fiery makeready software.


Take advantage of powerful tools

These features provide some of the great functionality you can find in Fiery Compose.


Page view

  • Simplify document setup and navigation in large jobs
  • View entire documents including inserts, tabs and chapter starts

Chapter definition and finishing sets

  • Do a quick and easy setup of page ranges to apply media and finishing attributes on a chapter basis
  • Produce fully finished jobs by using inline finishing equipment to staple, hole-punch or z-fold
  • Select multiple finishing combinations to subsets in a job

Tab Printing

  • Insert tab sheets visually
  • Define and edit the text for the tab ears
  • Manage up to 100 tabs plus tab banks up to 15 cuts

Page assembly

  • View thumbnails and full-screen previews
  • Add, delete and duplicate sheets
  • Easily specify any page or sheet surface to print in black and white and save on click charges
  • Archive composed jobs as PDF files for easier reprinting


  • Handle last-minute edits with Adobe® Acrobat® Pro 2020 (available as a separate purchase)
  • Print job information strip for quick identification

Media definition

  • Define cover pages and dynamically change pagination by inserting blank pages
  • Reduce errors by specifying media assignment with visual reference to final content
  • Define custom substrates and add them to Paper Catalog


Product training

Access free Fiery Compose on-demand learning materials including elearning courses, express videos, simulation learning, how-to guides, and more.

Featured videos:

Fiery Impose and Compose Overview


Fiery Compose brochure

Sophisticated document composition tools and a visual user interface to speed up complex assembly functions and improve page-level settings review

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Case Studies

Fiery DFE and workflow: Aria Resort & Casino case study

Use of Fiery advanced workflow enables high volume production: 4 million prints in a 2-month period.

Poole printing company Case Study.

Poole Printing optimizes workflow with Fiery’s universal, industry-standard server solutions.

Fiery DFE and workflow: Kellmatt case study

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

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 makeready solutions comparison including Fiery Impose, Compose and JobMaster

At-a-glance comparison table communicates common functionality and differences among the three Fiery makeready solutions including Fiery Impose, Fiery Compose and Fiery JobMaster.

Fiery Compose qualifying questions

7 ways to see if Fiery Compose can cut your finishing work.