FOSTER CITY, Calif., Oct. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced a new generation of system software, Fiery® FS100 Pro, the most innovative, productive, scalable and integrated front-end system for digital print engines. The new Fiery system will enable the growing base of EFI MIS customers to achieve an unparalleled integration between EFI MIS systems and Fiery Driven™ digital print engines for greater automation and efficiency. Fiery FS100 Pro is on display at GRAPH EXPO, October 7-10 at McCormick Place in Chicago in EFI's booth, #2000. "Fiery FS100 Pro is a big step forward for EFI's industry-leading line of digital front ends," said David Erlandson, general manager of Caslon, the management company for PODi. "The new features provide substantial gains in productivity, impressive improvements in ease of use, and integration that will help commercial printers and digital printers reduce costs and improve service." Perfect Pass Rating by VIGC for PDF/X-4 Compliance In related news, EFI innovation continues to be recognized by the industry. Fiery FS100 Pro now carries the VIGC PDF RIP Audit: Perfect label, the first and only digital front end that has achieved this 100% compliance certification. The VIGC PDF RIP audit tests the rendering of PDF/X-4 features and only awards a "Perfect" certification to those systems that are able to render all features as expected. Print providers using a Fiery FS100 Pro digital front end can have confidence that the true intent of the graphic designer using tools like Adobe Creative Suite will be reflected in the print job correctly the first time, avoiding costly reprints, delivery delays, and dissatisfied print buyers. "FS100 Pro addresses the print provider's need for vibrant image quality delivered quickly, efficiently and cost effectively, allowing the faster completion of complex work and the ability to maintain a competitive advantage in a demanding marketplace," said Toby Weiss, senior vice president and general manager of EFI's Fiery business unit. "Visitors to our booth at GRAPH EXPO will be wowed by the speed, color quality, usability and integration delivered by Fiery FS100 Pro."