Posts tagged: DFE

What’s Next for Production Print DFEs?

Marc Mascara
 Feb 6, 2019

A Trip Way Back in Time

On demand production print digital front ends (DFEs) began their competitive march in the late 1990s when Scitex Corporation announced its entry into the print on demand (POD) space by launching the Spontane printing system. The solution was an OEM version of the Fuji Xerox Docucolor 40. During that same timeframe, Scitex also developed a DFE version of its Brisque Prepress system and adapted it for the on-demand market. This announcement started a high-end competitive DFE battle between EFI, Scitex, and to some extent ColorBus.

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Frankly Speaking: Look for Digital Sheetfed at Drupa

Frank Romano
 Mar 12, 2012

Drupa will be an orgy of new printing technology. We expect significant new products in high-end roll-fed inkjet. But let us look at the low-end sheetfed printing area and see how it may change.

We do not lack for terminology in the printing industry. Take the terms “light production” or “multi-function device (MFD)” or even “All-In-One (AIO)” when referring to digital printers. They are all printers that can print or copy (and sometimes scan and fax). Because old habits die hard, we sometimes call them copiers even though they do much more than copy.

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