Tech Tips

EFI Releasing Fiery XF 6.3 Upgrade This Week

EFI Releasing Fiery XF 6.3 Upgrade This Week

Update: Fiery XF version 6.3 is available now. You can download it from EFI’s website or purchase it from Spectraflow or call us at 415-382-8681 for more information. Earlier in the week, EFI announced in an email that the Fiery XF 6.3 upgrade will be available this week to users with […]

June 28, 2016 EFI Fiery XF, News
Tech Tip: What Folders Does EFI Use on Mac and PC? Updated for Version 6

Tech Tip: What Folders Does EFI Use on Mac and PC? Updated for Version 6

Fiery XF uses many different folders across multiple locations, making navigation for first-time users (and even seasoned pros) a tall order. Fortunately, the team at EFI has put together a folder structure cheat sheet that includes what files go where.

May 19, 2016 EFI Fiery XF
Tech Tip: How To Optimize Colors in Color Insight

Tech Tip: How To Optimize Colors in Color Insight

If you haven’t run a color optimization in Color Insight before, you might be struggling to understand the process. Luckily, the developer, Arch Color, has created comprehensive documentation on the optimization process.

Tech Tip: How Humidity Affects DTG and Inkjet Printing

Tech Tip: How Humidity Affects DTG and Inkjet Printing

Did you know if the humidity in your printing room isn’t within a certain range, you could be causing irreversible damage to your printers and media? Something so easy to overlook can be the source of lost production time, money, and energy.

April 18, 2016 Tech Tips
Tech Tip: Convert the P800, T3270 or Any T-Series into a Screen Printer

Tech Tip: Convert the P800, T3270 or Any T-Series into a Screen Printer

Are you a screen printer or interested in screen printing? Here’s a quick tip on converting an Epson P800, T3270 (or any other T-Series) into a screen printer.

March 28, 2016 Tech Tips
Tech-Tip: Save Ink, Time, and Money with Garment Creator 1.3

Tech-Tip: Save Ink, Time, and Money with Garment Creator 1.3

F2000 users: do you want to save ink, time, and money while improving the touch and feel of your black garments? Keep reading to discover how updating to the new version of Garment Creator (version 1.3) can reduce your overhead and improve your profitability.

March 3, 2016 Epson F2000 DTG
All-New 64″ Epson SureColor P20000 Fine Art Printer

All-New 64″ Epson SureColor P20000 Fine Art Printer

We just got back from WCAF (West Coast Art and Frame) where Epson revealed its new 64″ SureColor P20000 photographic and fine art printer. Check out the videos below.

January 27, 2016 Epson Printers, News
SureColor P7000 CE Initializing

Tech Tip: Initializing the Epson SureColor P7000 Commercial Edition Printer

In this video, we show you how to charge the initial UltraChrome HDX inks, load paper, and run both Bi-D (bidirectional) and Uni-D (unidirectional) head alignments on the new Epson SureColor P7000 CE printer.

December 7, 2015 Epson Printers
Tech Tip: What is a Head Alignment and How Do I Perform One?

Tech Tip: What is a Head Alignment and How Do I Perform One?

Are you noticing horizontal white lines or regular patterns of light and dark over the whole range of your prints? These are signs that you may need to align your printhead. If you have never gone through this process before, you may be wondering, “What is a printhead alignment?” In a nutshell, […]

November 23, 2015 Epson Printers, Tech Tips
Tech Tip: Fiery XF in a Nutshell

Tech Tip: Fiery XF in a Nutshell

We recently posted a short introductory tutorial on using the Fiery XF client.  If you have never used Fiery XF, you MUST watch this quick video before proceeding. Have the absolute basics under your belt? Then let’s continue. EFI has created a very thorough video that takes you through many different features of […]

November 6, 2015 EFI Fiery XF
Larry Kaufman Answers Epson Stylus Pro 900 Series Questions

Larry Kaufman Answers Epson Stylus Pro 900 Series Questions

We discovered this gem from 2011 in which Larry Kaufman, Epson Product Manager, answers questions about the Epson Stylus Pro 900 Series. Questions answered include: Does ink have an actual shelf life? What is the proper way to agitate ink cartridges? When is it appropriate to agitate them? Is ink wasted […]

September 30, 2015 Epson Printers
Tech Tip: 6 Critical Fiery XF Features You Should Know About

Tech Tip: 6 Critical Fiery XF Features You Should Know About

Are you just getting started with EFI’s Fiery XF RIP software? Or… Do you need a refresher on certain tasks, like nesting jobs?

September 25, 2015 EFI Fiery XF
P-Series HDX Violet Ink Expands Gamut By Up to 10%

P-Series HDX Violet Ink Expands Gamut By Up to 10%

One of the more interesting aspects of Epson’s newly announced P7000/P9000 series of large format printers is the new HDX ink set, which comes with the option of expanding the color gamut by replacing the Light Light Black (LLK) ink with a Violet (V) ink. Depending upon the paper used, […]

September 18, 2015 Epson Printers
Tech Tip: 8 Ways to Increase Your Fiery XF Server’s Speed and Stability

Tech Tip: 8 Ways to Increase Your Fiery XF Server’s Speed and Stability

At some point, you’ll notice your Fiery XF server taking longer to respond to jobs than usual. The symptoms might include: longer importing times, random crashing when processing jobs, and general unpredictable behavior. Whether you’re already in this boat or not, keep reading to find out how to increase the speed and stability […]

September 18, 2015 EFI Fiery XF
Tech Tip: Monitor your HP Latex Remotely with the HP Latex Mobile App

Tech Tip: Monitor your HP Latex Remotely with the HP Latex Mobile App

Screenshot showing current ink levels Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could remotely monitor your HP Latex in real-time to see vitals like ink levels, job history, and printer errors? Good news! HP has a free app called HP Latex Mobile for the Latex 300 and 3000 series printers. It’s […]

September 4, 2015 HP Printers