• Integration - AWI-Fiery PRISMAsync

Integration – AWI-Fiery PRISMAsync  

This document will guide you in the design and implementation of product workflows for your Pressero Automated Workflow Integrator (AWI) - Fiery Integration solution. 

  • Do not begin this process until your Pressero subscription has been activated, and your system administrator has completed their initial training and setup of the initial storefront that will be connected to the solution. 
  • Do not begin this process until your Canon Production Printer (imagePRESS or varioPRINT) implementation is completed, and all printers are connected and tested by your Canon Solutions America Professional Service Consultant. 
  • The implementation of the Pressero AWI-Fiery integration is ultimately collaboration between the Pressero System Administrator (i.e. the customer) and the Canon Solutions America Professional Services Consultant. 
  • Pressero System Administrators (i.e. the customer) are responsible for setting up products in the Pressero Storefronts that map to Fiery workflows in the AWI. 
  • Canon Solutions America Professional Services Consultants are responsible for assisting in the installation of the AWI tool in the customer environment, and in setting up AWI rules. 

General Concept 

The Pressero AWI-Fiery Integration allows print service provider organizations to automate the production of web-to-print orders. Pressero improves the ordering and fulfillment experience for your web-to-print customers and enables a unified production workflow solution for your print operation. 

Pressero AWI Fiery Integration Components 

The Pressero AWI-Fiery Integration workflows divide into three equally important parts, or solution components. On the Pressero side, there are two components: Products within a storefront, and Rules in Pressero’s Automated Workflow Integrator (AWI) Tool. Consider the Pressero product(s) that will be made available to order, as well as the rule for that product or product family that will need to be set up in the Automated Workflow Integrator Tool to automate production. 

On the Fiery side, the third component of each AWI-Fiery integration workflow is the hot folders that must be built on the Fiery. The hot folders on the Fiery server receive the orders/jobs from Pressero.  

For example, if you want to create a Pressero storefront product with a company brochure and have that order be queued automatically into a PRISMAsync-connected printer and printed, then the Pressero AWI Fiery integration will automate this process for you.  

The table below summarizes the three considerations, the best order to consider each component in Design and Implementation phases, and the party responsible for implementing each component. 

Solution Component 
Pressero Product 
(Appendix B) 
Automated Workflow Integrator 
(Appendix D) 
DFE Hot Folders 
(Appendix C) 
Design/Concept Order 
Implementation Order 

Product-Workflow Design/Concept 

When getting started with the integration, always begin from the point of view of the Pressero products to be included in the workflow. Products herein are defined as printed products offered through a Pressero B2C or B2B storefront that are pre-defined. Customers of the Pressero storefront simply specify the quantity of the item to be ordered. The target is to design touchless workflows, where jobs flow from order submission in Pressero through AWI directly to a target printer’s Fiery, without key operator intervention. It is not recommended to offer customizable products or file upload-type products using the integration. Such job workflows should be managed in a less automated manner and submitted from Pressero to your production workflow using a separate workflow. 

Design 1: Source File 

When considering your pre-defined product, from a design point of view, begin with a 1-up PDF version of the product that you intend to offer in Pressero. For the purposes of this guide, we will assume that the PDF will live in Pressero, and be forwarded to the printer for each job ordered. Other implementations are possible, but we begin with this very straightforward approach. By having the print-ready file live in Pressero and having it forwarded with each order, this reduces confusion in the print operation and particularly on the shop floor. 

Design 2: DFE Hot Folders 

As a second step of the Design/Concept, you will need to determine the product settings within the Fiery for the product. Supported Fierys allow you to automate and pre-determine your production settings. Media, saddle stitching, trim, bleed, and other settings available on your destination printer may be pre-defined in your Fiery. By determining the exact production settings within the Fiery at this point, you simplify not only the creation of the workflow, but the workflow itself, ensuring that jobs flow seamlessly from Pressero through AWI to the correct output device, with the correct production settings.  

In certain scenarios, you may choose to hold the job in the Fiery and have a key operator release jobs manually. Some Fierys also allow held jobs to be re-routed to other printers. This can be handy in certain situations.  

Whether you are holding jobs or allowing them to print unattended, it is still necessary to predefine all the relevant production settings in advance to ensure that key operators print what the customer expects, without having to stop the workflow and check. 

Once you have your settings in both Pressero and the Fiery determined, then you are ready to design your Fiery hot folders, which are the conduit from AWI into the Fiery. We suggest using sensible product groupings when creating your Fiery settings to minimize the amount of administrative work. See Appendix A: Magic Products, for additional recommendations on setting up Fiery hot folders to work well with Pressero. 

Design 3: Automated Workflow Integrator Rules 

Lastly, you now plan out your AWI Rule(s). The AWI, or Automated Workflow Integrator, is the tool by which jobs are transferred from Pressero to external workflows, including Fierys. The AWI transfers the order/job from Pressero to each targeted Fiery along with a Job Definition Format (JDF) ticket that provides information about the job to the Fiery.  

The recommended approach is that for each Product Type in Pressero, you create one AWI rule that will forward jobs of the same type to a single production Workflow on your target Fiery. These rules, once setup, automatically route incoming jobs to the target device specified. 

AWI is a very flexible tool, but AWI does not support manual user intervention on where jobs are routed. If you require a workflow that would support dynamic manual routing of jobs to destination printers, consider the Pressero PRISMAdirect solution. If you’ve already purchased Pressero and your production printers, you can add PRISMAdirect to the solution after the fact. Consult with your Canon Solutions America Sales Representative for more information. 

Notes on Job Definition Format 

JDF is a technical standard developed by the CIP4 organization. The purpose of the standard is to facilitate interaction between different systems in a printing or print-related workflow. Canon DFEs offer an interface based on the JDF standard which allows communication with external JDF-enabled software components such as Pressero. 

The CIP4 JDF specification is a very extensive standard covering all areas in the life cycle of a print job, from preflight to image rendering to finishing and packaging. Canon has developed a proprietary standard for the JDF ticket which is a subset of the CIP4 description. Documentation on this Canon standard is available on a per-device basis; consult with your Canon Solutions America Professional Services representative to obtain this information if desired. 

Implementation Procedure 

Once you have completed the Design/Concept phase for a product, you may then proceed to the Implementation. It is important to note that the order of implementation follows a different order of precedence than the Design/Concept phase, and your initial implementation (which may have been completed by your Canon Solutions America Professional Services Consultant already) contains one-time procedures for enabling Fiery services on the Fiery to allow the AWI to connect and send jobs to the printer. 

  • JMF/JDF Service Activation on Fiery (one-time AWI Service Installation) 
  • Hot Folder setup (Repetitive activity for every Product) 
  • Pressero Product setup (Repetitive activity for every Product) 
  • AWI Installation in the customer’s environment (one-time AWI Service Installation) 
  • AWI Rule Setup (Repetitive activity for every Product) 
  • Validation (Repetitive activity for every product and workflow. Always validate your workflows.) 

Once you have designed the overall concept of each Product for your Pressero-Fiery solution, follow the instructions below to set up each product and establish the workflow. Review Appendix A, which provides guidance on designing your products and workflows and use the Product Setup worksheet in Appendix B when setting up products. This will help you in setting up the product initially in Pressero and serve as a diagnostic tool when troubleshooting issues. 

It is strongly recommended for Pressero System Administrators to set up a development storefront to test products and workflows before publishing new products on live storefronts. We also recommend that when you first implement this solution, you begin with one product and establish all the connections for a single product and validate its function before attempting to add additional products to your environment. 

Before You Begin 

There are three important considerations before you begin this part of the integration. 

  1. The Pressero AWI Fiery Integration uses an internet connection between Pressero and the DFE to forward jobs from Pressero to the Fiery. If your Fiery does not have access to the internet, you cannot use this workflow. Also, before you can proceed with setting up workflows, you must first enable JDF on the Fiery that will receive jobs from the Pressero workflow. Once you enable the JDF, you do not have to repeat this step to add additional products and workflows to your integration. This procedure is covered in the following section, AWI Fiery JDF Connectivity. 
  2. The Pressero AWI Integration is built on the Automated Workflow Integrator (AWI) Tool from Aleyant. The Canon Solutions America Professional Services Consultant will need the Admin URL, username and password from the Pressero Administrator to connect the AWI tool to Pressero and your Fiery if you elect to use or purchase their services. Where you install this AWI tool is discretionary; however, the recommended best practice is to install the AWI on a dedicated workstation that has access to both the internet and your target Fierys. We do not recommend installing AWI on a Fiery. There are many strategies one may employ when creating your AWI rules and hot folder setup. The best practice recommendation is contained in the appendices of this document. Confer with your Canon Solutions America Professional Service Consultant on a strategy that best suits your requirements and your environment. 
  3. When adding new products to the workflow, it is important that you create a test user account on the relevant Pressero Storefront. This can be used by the Pressero Administrator and/or the Canon Solutions America Professional Services consultant to test the ordering of products independently and confirm that the JDF ticket is being received as expected by the Fiery. The recommended path is to use the Redfrog B2B instant storefront site to create test products, creating a test user account on the system.  

AWI DFE JDF Connectivity 

The AWI supports two Fiery configurations for digital production presses. The supported devices and current Fierys are listed below (JMF/JDF capability required). Older versions of Fierys may be compatible. Third-party production devices with similar Fiery controllers may also be supported but are not guaranteed. Consult with your Canon Solutions America Production Analyst. 

  • imagePRESS C10000/C8000 color digital presses 

    • Fiery B5100, B4100 
    • PRISMAsync 
  • imagePRESS C910/810/710, C850/750/650, C800/700, C65 color digital presses 
    • Fiery H350, H300, G250, G200, F200 
    • PRISMAsync 
  • varioPRINT DP production printers (all speeds)  
    • PRISMAsync 
  • varioPRINT VP6000 production printers (all versions and speeds) 
    • PRISMAsync 

Fiery JDF Workflow V1.0 Notes 

AWI must be installed on a workstation with internet access. 

  • Integration creates a JDF alongside the PDF file. 
  • The JDF includes metadata (quantity, Fiery workflow preset). 
  • The PDF is downloaded to the Fiery and the Fiery workflow preset is applied by the JDF ticket AWI and the job prints accordingly. 
  • Fiery (1) Step wise 

Pressero AWI pulls job from Pressero based on the workflow preset. 

  1. AWI creates the JDF and downloads the JDF to the hotfolder. 
  2. JDF ticket pulls the PDF file from the internet. 
  3. The job prints based on the workflow preset attribute. 


  1. The Hotfolder in the Fiery must be configured as a JDF hotfolder  
  2. The JDF settings on the server control the print status of jobs globally. Customer must choose one of four (hold, print, etc.). 
  3. JDF_EFI_FieryWorkflowPreset must be defined in the product attributes under Preferences (Admin level). At the Pressero product level, set the value to be equal to the workflow preset (case sensitive). 
  4. You should only download the JDF file into the JDF hotfolder. 
  • The JDF file will instruct the Fiery to download the PDF automatically and use this copy for printing the job. 
  • You may download a copy of the PDF file to another file folder (for other purposes); this copy of the PDF file will not be used by the Fiery to print the job. 

Fiery (2): For Fiery Without Internet Access (e.g. Fiery on-network segmented off from internet, but has access to a shared network drive with AWI) 

  • AWI pulls job from Pressero based on the workflow preset. 
  • AWI creates the JDF and downloads JDF to the hotfolder. 
  • AWI downloads the PDF file for print from Pressero and copies it to a local file folder (not the JDF hot folder). 
  • JDF ticket uses the PDF file from the local file folder. (AWI encodes the local file folder path into the JDF ticket at creation time.) 
  • Job prints based on the workflow attributes. 


  1. Hotfolder in the Fiery must be configured as a JDF hotfolder.  
  2. JDF jobs are submitted to a status which is controlled globally at the server configuration level. Customer must choose one of four (hold, print, etc.). 
  3. JDF_EFI_FieryJobPresets must be defined in the product attributes under Preferences (Admin). At the product level, set the value to be equal to the workflow preset (case sensitive). 


  1. JMF mode must be enabled on the PRISMAsync.  
  2. Define the product attribute in Pressero Admin, set at the product level (case sensitive). 
  3. Product attribute drives the workflow at the PRISMAsync. 
  4. Define workflows in PRISMAsync.  
  5. PRISMAsync requires access to the internet. 
  6. JDF ticket is submitted to the PRISMAsync (received as a job). This JDF job downloads the PDF and the workflow information via the internet directly to the PRISMAsync. 
  7. The job prints accordingly. 

Fiery Step-by-Step Setup 

These step-by-step instructions assume that you have planned out your workflow according to the guidelines outlined at the beginning of this document. We will setup two sample workflows, one for the Fiery, and one for a PRISMAsync Fiery. 

Solution Component 
Pressero Product 
Automated Workflow Integrator AWI 
DFE Hot Folders 
Design/Concept Order 
Implementation Order 
Party Responsible 
Customer & CSA Consultant 
Customer & CSA Consultant 
imagePRESS JDF Fiery Sample 
varioPRINT JDF Sample 


High Level Step-by-Step Setup 

These steps are written at a high level. Detailed click-by-click instructions are contained in the appendices. 

  1. DFE Activities 
  • Activate JMF/JDF on your DFE (both the Fiery and the PRISMAsync need this down initially). 
  • Create your Workflow preset 
    • For Fiery, create a Job Preset for a signature booklet. Name the preset PresseroJDFin. 
    • For PRISMAsync, create an automated workflow for a signature booklet using the Settings Editor. Call the automated workflow PresseroTest. 
  • Create your Hot Folder 
    • Use Fiery Hot Folders to create your hot folder: call it PresseroJDFin. 
    • Use Settings Editor to create a hot folder. Associate the automated workflow from step 2.b with this hot folder. Name the hot folder PresseroTest. 
  1. Create your Pressero Products 
  • For the Fiery job, create your product, and in the Attributes tab, set the Attribute to JDF_EFI_FieryWorkflowPreset and set the Value to PresseroJDFin. 
  • For the PRISMAsync job, create your product, and in the Attributes tab, set the Attribute to JDF_PRISMAsyncWorkflowName and set the Value to PresseroTest. 
  1. Login to AWI 
  • Create your Fiery Rule, click on the (+) button 
    • On the General Tab: 
      • Set Rule name to imagePRESS JDF Fiery Sample 
      • Set the Rule Type to Product attribute key matches 
      • Set Value Matches to PresseroJDFin 
      • Set Attribute Matches to JDF_EFI_FieryWorkflowPreset 
    • Click on the Control Files Tab: 
      • Check on Generate Control File 
      • Set Control File to EFI Fiery JMF/JDF (Beta) 
      • Set the JMF Server URL using the following syntax: http:\\<IP address>:<port> 
      • Set the Control File Path to the mapped drive for the workflow. 
    • Click on the Status Tab: 
      • Check the Enable Status Change. 
      • Set the Change to an appropriate status for your operation (we suggest Press). 
      • Click on Save. 
  • Create your PRISMAsync Rule, click on the (+) button 
    • On the General Tab: 
      • Set Rule name to varioPRINT JDF Sample 
      • Set the Rule Type to Product attribute key matches 
      • Set Value Matches to PresseroTest 
      • Set Attribute Matches to JDF_PRISMAsync_Workflow 
    • Click on the Control Files tab: 
      • Check on Generate Control File 
      • Set Control File to Canon PRISMAsync JMF/JDF (Beta) 
      • Set the JMF Server URL using the following syntax: http:\\<IP address>:<port> 
      • Set the Control File Path to the mapped drive for the workflow. 
    • Click on the Status tab: 
      • Check the Enable Status Change 
      • Set the Change to an appropriate status for your operation (we suggest Press) 
    • Click on Save. 
  • Create your Catchall Rule, click on the (+) button 
    • On the General tab: 
      • Set Rule name to Catchall 
      • Set the Rule Type to Catchall 
    • Click on the Download tab: 
      • Check on Download files 
      • Set the Download to a convenient directory on the computer 
      • Click on Save 
  1. Test your workflows 
  • Order one of each product out of your Pressero storefront 
  • Validate that the products print correctly and in the correct quantity on your target device(s) 
  • For Troubleshooting, there are two escalation paths 
    • Pressero and/or AWI, submit a ticket with Aleyant via the Pressero Admin Portal 
    • DFE, consult with your Canon Solutions America Professional Services Consultant. 

Appendix A: Magic Products 

Every Pressero subscription includes access to Aleyant’s Instant storefronts. These instant storefronts are of two types; one is B2C (myownprintshop) and one is B2B (redfrog). The purpose of the instant storefronts is to assist customers in quickly setting up and publishing functional storefronts for their B2C and B2B customers. Pressero users can have a new B2B storefront up and running almost instantly. 

Each instant storefront comes with a wide variety of pre-defined products (both print and non-print) that can be customized quickly for a client’s needs. The B2C has 39 pre-defined products, and the B2B has 19. That’s a total of 58 pre-defined products.  

It would be daunting to setup all 58 products with 58 individual workflows in a Pressero-Fiery Integration. Instead, here are two strategies.  

  1. Only setup and use products that will be actively used by customers. There is little to be gained by setting up products that will not be used immediately.  
  2. Group the products into 12 print and 1 non-print categories, which will assist you in setting up sensible hot folder structures for a variety of products quickly. We refer to these groupings as the 12 magic products. Once you adopt the logic of the groupings, you will find that almost all printed products fall into one of these 12 groupings.  

The simplicity and value of this approach will be apparent when you have the same product in multiple storefronts; you will only need to add the product to the relevant Pressero storefronts. There will be no need to set up duplicate AWI and Fiery workflows. The new Pressero product will automatically flow into the correct AWI rule and Fiery workflow that already exists. It is also of value when you need to add a similar product to your system; instead of starting from scratch, you already know how to add the product to your system. 

Note: All order-level functions are intended to be managed in Pressero. The purpose of the integration is to transfer jobs and quantities to the Fiery to facilitate production. Jobs arrive in the Fiery and are either printed unattended or wait in the Fiery in a HOLD status for key operators to release the jobs for production. 

Note: Non-print jobs should be managed within Pressero and not setup for forwarding to AWI. 

Pressero JMF/JDF Magic Products 

The table below summarizes the 13 magic products and places each instant storefront pre-defined product into an appropriate category. 

Product Name 
pre-defined products 
Redfrog pre-defined products 
Pressero Product Attribute 
AWI Rule Name 
DFE Workflow Name 
3-hole punch for ring binders 
Note Pads 
Glue bound documents 
Company Brochure 
Reclamation Brochure 
Saddle stitched documents 
Folded 1 sheet documents 
Business Cards 
CD/DVD Sleeves 
Club Cards 
Collector & Trading Cards 
Door Hangers 
Event Tickets 
Gift Certificates 
Folders –Presentation 
Greeting Cards 
Hang Tags 
Note Cards 
Rack Cards 
Table Tents 
Business Card 1 sided 
Business Card 1 sided for data merge 
Business Card 2 sided 
Lilly Pad Hang Tag 
Pond Dipping HangTag 
Postcard – Leap Speed 
Postcard Koi-tastic 
Documents printed multi-up and cut (die-cuts or guillotine) 
Envelopes #10, Chicago 
Envelopes #10, Los Angeles 
Envelopes #10, Miami 
Bumper Stickers 
Car Signs 
Window Clings 
C21 Customizable Sell Sheet 
Dent B87 Terra Sell Sheet 
Prex C45 Fresco Sell Sheet 
Letterhead 8.5”x11” 
Letterhead A4 
1-page documents  
Portrait wire bound documents 
Canvas Prints 
Store Banner 
Posters, signage printed 1-up on large sheets, includes WF 
Landscape wire bound documents 
Color Copies 
NCR Forms 
8.5x11 Color Copies 
Catch all for ad hoc sets 
All non-print items 


The Hierarchy of the 13 Magic Products 

The 13 magic products can be used strategically to group like jobs in workflows that allow for touchless or near touchless production workflows using the AWI Fiery workflow. The flowchart illustrates the decision tree that you can use to decide where products fit in the 12 magic printed products list provided in this section. Note: The decision tree graphic skips the obvious decision that non-stationary products (Magic Product 13) are not printed products. 




  1. Is the product a non-stationary Item? 
    1. Yes: not a magic product, manage order and job in Pressero. 
    2. No: Question 2 
  2. Is the product Bound? 
    1. Yes: Question 6 
    2. No: Question 3 
  3. Is the product Oversize? 
    1. Yes: Poster workflow 
    2. No 
  4. Is the product folded? 
    1. Yes, is the product going into an envelope? 
      1. Yes, Letter workflow 
      2. No, Brochure workflow 
    2. No, question 5 
  5. Is the product cut from a card? 
    1. Yes, Card workflow 
    2. No, Set workflow 
  6. Is the product saddle-stitched 
    1. Yes, Booklet workflow 
    2. No, Question 7 
  7. Is the product glue bound? 
    1. Yes, Book workflow 
    2. No, Question 8 
  8. Is the product Wire Bound? 
    1. Yes, Presentation workflow 
    2. No, Question 9 
  9. Is the product to go in a 3-ring binder? 
    1. Yes, does the product have tabs? 
      1. Yes, Manual workflow 
      2. No, Binder workflow 
    2. No, Set workflow 
Note: Two special cases are excluded from this hierarchy: label and envelope workflows. In both cases, these magic products require their own workflows. 

Appendix B: Product Setup Worksheet 

Use this worksheet to specify the attributes and names of products that you will use in your AWI DFE Integration. By planning out each product and using the worksheet, you will save yourself time and trouble by keeping a keen eye on each product you want in the workflow, and not duplicating names and attributes, which might lead to an unstable or non-functioning system. 

The table contains recommendations for two integrations: one PRISMAsync and one Fiery, and a CatchAll workflow. All you need to specify is the Pressero Storefront and the Pressero Product Name. For the CatchAll, there is no Product Name as the CatchAll is designed to capture all jobs that do not have a Product Attribute assigned. 

Pressero Storefront 
Product Name in Pressero Storefront 
Pressero Product Attribute Value 
AWI Rule Name (Magic Product Name) 
Target DFE 
DFE Workflow Name 
varioPRINT Brochure 
imagePRESS Brochure 


Create your Products in Pressero 

Login into the Admin console of Pressero. 


Navigate to your Storefront, Catalog, Products 

Follow your normal steps for creating a product. Refer to the Knowledge Base for assistance. This instruction assumes that you have completed your Pressero Administrator training and you are familiar with setting up products for your storefront portals. This instruction will only cover the special steps for creating a product so that the product will work with the AWI DFE Integration. 

Product Setup for PRISMAsync DFE Integration 

On the Attributes Tab, Select the JDF_PRISMAsync_WorkflowName Attribute. For the Value field, enter the name of the Workflow you assigned to the workflow, in this case, PresseroTest 


Click the Add to List button, and the Attribute Value pair will be added to the Attribute List on the right. 


Click Save. 


Product Setup for Fiery DFE Integration 

On the Attributes tab, select the JDF_EFI _FieryWorkflowPreset attribute. In the Value field, enter the name of the Workflow you assigned to the workflow, in this case PresseroJDFin 


Click the Add to List button, and the Attribute Value pair will be added to the Attribute List on the right. 


Click Save. 



Appendix C: DFE Workflow setup 

The AWI DFE Integration relies on the DFE’s ability to use hot folders to accept jobs, and the ability of the DFE to automate the treatment of jobs submitted via hot folders based on pre-defined settings in the DFE. At the high level, the workflow is conceptually the same for both Fiery and PRISMAsync DFEs. At the DFE level, implementation of the workflows is specific to both the Fiery and the PRISMAsync. 

Fiery DFE Workflow Setup 

1.0 Preliminaries: some specific JDF settings are controlled on Fiery servers globally. This includes enabling JDF, and job action when the job is received (Print, Print & Hold, Process, Process and Hold, etc.). For most environments, the best practice is to set the Job action to Process and Hold. Go to Fiery command Workstation, connect to your Fiery, select Configure, Job Submission, JDF Settings and enable JDF and set the Job action to your preference. 


The JDF Hotfolder behaves differently from a traditional Fiery Hotfolder. To use this workflow, you must setup a job preset on the DFE first to allow the Fiery to know how to print your job when jobs are processed through the JDF Hotfolder. You will want to plan your presets carefully as you will want to use short but meaningful names that will work well as job presets, but you will also use these names in Fiery Hotfolders, AWI and in Pressero. Choose carefully. For this instruction, setup the job preset as PresseroJDFin. Do this first.   


Now you are ready to setup a JDF Hotfolder on your Fiery DFE 

  1. Launch Fiery Hotfolders. 

  1. Click New... 

  1. Assign a folder name. 

  1. Specify a location for the Hotfolder. 

  1. Connect to the appropriate Fiery RIP. 

  1. Click OK. 

PRISMAsync Fiery Workflow Setup 

Preliminaries: you must ensure the JMF support is turned on on your PRISMAsync Fiery.  

Go to Settings Editor > Configuration > Connectivity > JMF Support. Remember that Port number; you will need it later. 


  1. Log in to the PRISMAsync DFE via a web browser. 

  1. Go to the Workflow tab, then Automated Workflow. 

  1. Click Add (you may have to log in as System Administrator at this point, if you’re not already). 

  1. Set up the workflow parameters, such as setting it up as a saddle-stitched booklet; be sure to specify the destination as Waiting Jobs. Again, this is a best practice setting. You may choose another available destination to meet your environment’s requirements. Remember this workflow name as you will need it in step 15 below. 


  1. Click OK 

  1. Switch to the Hotfolders tab 

  1. Click Add (the screen shot is showing an edit) 


  1. Assign a folder name 

  1. Assign the automated workflow you created in step 10. 

  1. Click OK. 

  1. On the workstation where you set up your Fiery Hotfolder, connect to your PRISMAsync device and map the PRISMAsync Hotfolder to a drive letter. 


  1. On the workstation where you installed the Pressero AWI, browse to the IP address of the PRISMAsync DFE in a Windows Explorer window (NOT a web browser), including two backslashes (i.e. \\\). 

  1. Right-click on the Hotfolder you set in step 14 and choose Map Network Drive. Choose any free drive letter. 

  1. Click on Finish. 

Appendix D: AWI Setup 

  1. Download and install Pressero AWI (Automated Workflow Integrator) 

  1. Download and install the AWI tool at your local PC according to the instructions found at support.aleyant.com. You will find the links to download both Windows and Mac versions of AWI in Chapter 1b. Installation. (Note: for early adopters, a special link for the beta version of AWI will be provided separately.) 

  1. Obtain the login credentials (required at initial launch) from the Pressero System Administrator: 
login: _______________ 
password: ___________ 

4.0 Configure AWI and connect to the hot folders 

4.1 Go to the Download Rule tab and click the plus sign to add a new rule for the Fiery / imagePRESS 
4.1.1 Assign the name imagePRESS JDF 
4.1.2 Assign the Rule Type to Product attribute key matches 
4.1.3 Assign Value Matches to the name of your Fiery Job Preset: PresseroJDFin 
4.1.4 Assign Attribute Matches to JDF_EFI_FieryWorkflowPreset 

4.2 Switch to the Control Files tab and click the Generate Control File checkbox 

4.2.1 Select the Control File EFI Fiery JMF/JDF (Beta) 

4.2.2 Add the URL for the JMF Server.  

Syntax http:\\ xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:8010> 

4.2.3 Click on the "..." button to the far right of the Control File Path 

4.2.4 Browse to your Fiery Hotfolder you created in step 1.4 

4.2.5 Click Save 


4.3 Click the plus sign to add a new rule for the PRISMAsync / varioPRINT 

4.3.1      Assign the name varioPRINT JDF 

4.3.2      Assign the Rule Type to Product attribute key matches 

4.3.3      Assign Value Matches to the name of your PRISMAsync Workflow 

4.3.4      Assign Attribute Matches to JDF_PRISMAsync_Workflow 


4.4   Switch to the Control Files tab and click the Generate Control Files checkbox 

4.4.1 Select the Control File Canon PRIMSAsync JMF/JDF (Beta) 

4.4.2 Add the URL for the JMF Server. 

Syntax http:\\ :8010> 

4.4.3 Click on the "..." button to the far right of the Control File Path 

4.4.4 Browse to your Fiery Hot Folder you created in step 2.11 

4.4.5 Click Save 


4.5 Test your workflows by ordering each product type in your storefront. 

Troubleshooting Guide 

The AWI-Fiery integration is relatively straightforward, although it does involve the integration of a cloud-based platform and a Fiery using a middleware application. Though thoroughly tested, some issues can arise. Fortunately, most issues documented to date are usually correctable by the installer. 

For assistance troubleshooting your Pressero product and / or your AWI workflow, open a ticket with Aleyant in the Pressero Admin Portal, or use the live chat feature. 

When troubleshooting the AWI, Aleyant will invariably request a copy of the AWI database. Refer to the Knowledge Base in the Pressero online help for determining the location of this file. 

Often the fix for AWI is to reinstall an updated version of AWI that Aleyant will provide you. Take heart, when installing this updated version, AWI captures and retains all your existing rules and settings so you do not have to start from scratch. The gotcha is that you will have to login in again using the AWI Credentials. Make sure you record and retain this username and login. 

For assistance troubleshooting Fiery hot folder issues, consult with your Canon Solutions America Professional Services Consultant. Creating, using and maintaining hot folders should be part of the standard training curriculum; however, we recognize that long periods can pass between the need for customers to touch these settings. Always open a ticket with the Canon Solutions America HelpDesk for assistance with your Fiery.