Only months after announcing v11 of its Digital Factory Rip and production software, Fiery has updated it to v11.1, bringing a raft of improvements in user interface, automation and materials usage.

The company says the point release makes it easier to create personalised, customised and other speciality production products with ‘perfect’ colour accuracy through custom print modes and colour profiles. The Rip software is said to drive ‘virtually all’ direct-to-film (DtF), direct-to-garment (DtG), dye sublimation, UV, toner transfer and wide-format print-and-cut devices,

Digital Factory v11.1 features a more intuitive user interface, redesigned layouts, enhanced workflow automation and true shape nesting, collectively streamlining print operations, saving production time and reducing material waste. A new interface offers clear navigation and controls with a shortened learning curve, streamlining job set-up and increasing productivity while reducing production errors.

True shape nesting allows more efficient use of media when nesting print-and-cut designs, while new icons, settings menu and image scaling make it easier for operators to quickly see production status.

‘Customers expect quality, accuracy and speed when it comes to direct-to-film and speciality print applications, and no other software Rip combines colour accuracy with device support like Digital Factory,’ said John Henze, vice-president, sales and marketing at Fiery. ‘Collaborating with our extensive customer base, we developed a next-generation interface with the user in mind. With this latest update to Digital Factory, businesses of all sizes can quickly find the right tools and dial in the perfect settings to achieve efficient, high-volume production with the highest possible quality.

‘This new release takes the powerful tools and features customers love and makes it easier than ever to operate. Designers and printers have the power to create at their fingertips and produce vibrant DtF or DtG prints that set them apart from the competition,’ he added.

Digital Factory v11.1 is available immediately and will be demonstrated by Fiery at Printing United in Atlanta, Georgia, USA from 18 – 20 October 2023.