Fiery is a product range of the company EFI – Electronics for Imaging. While in the past the name Fiery was mainly present for controllers for printers, now proofing and production systems are marketed under the name Fiery.
The popular proofing software “EFI Colorproof XF” was renamed in 2013 to “Fiery XF”.
Film lamination is a thin foil coating which helps to protect the product (e.g. a book) from dirt and traces of use.
Common types of film lamination are:
Film lamination can also be used as a design element to enhance the product with a special look (gold, silver, mother-of-pearl, gloss, matt) or feel (silky, smooth, etc.).
With frequency-modulated screening (non-periodic screening), the halftone dots are distributed pseudo-randomly. Different tonal values result from the varying number of dots of the same size on one surface.
FM screening produces better colour gradients and avoids Moiré effects.
Especially finer details can be displayed better with an FM screen than with an AM screen.
Fogra Technology Research Association with headquarters in Munich is a service provider for the printing industry. It has four areas of work:
Fogra has around 800 members from the printing industry and the supply industry and around 60 employees, including engineers, chemists and physicists.
Relevant to the proof is the Fogra in several places: