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EFI Showcases Powerful Digital Printing Workflow Solutions at On Demand

Friday, April 04, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

FOSTER CITY, Calif. - April 3, 2003 - Electronics For Imaging today announced that powerful new workflow solutions and production printing products will be the focus of their activities at the On Demand trade show in New York, April 7-9. EFI will kick-off the week celebrating the milestone of shipping its millionth Fiery controller; previewing Velocity Exchange, a new online workflow application that connects customers with print providers for more efficient, automated print job ordering; and showcasing an exciting new product developed in collaboration with Xerox Corporation. EFI’s range of industry-leading technologies to increase productivity, reduce costs and deliver precision color output can be seen in booth #3535 at the Javits Convention Center. “EFI is sharply expanding its product line in the commercial and print on demand market to help customers gain greater efficiency and grow their business. Our Velocity software solutions will soon offer complete workflow management from job submission to pre-press to production, making every step of the printing process more streamlined and cost efficient,” said Guy Gecht, EFI CEO. “On the Fiery front, hitting the milestone of one million Fierys shipped is just the beginning. We are committed to making digital printing faster and more automated, and making output quality unbelievably high, allowing printers to enhance both their customer satisfaction and their own bottom line.” EFI’s Velocity workflow software is designed to help print providers cut costs and dramatically improve productivity through robust, digital workflows. In addition to the latest version of Velocity Balance 2.4 for distributed printing among multiple printers, EFI is previewing Velocity Exchange, which is designed to help print centers streamline the print job order management process. Velocity Exchange enables print centers to provide online digital services to enhance customer communication, improve productivity and make everyday workflow processes run faster and more efficiently. EFI will also be showing Velocity OneFlow for pre-press and computer-to-plate (CTP) workflows. Velocity software solutions are designed to work independently as well as to connect seamlessly together, and with third party workflow applications, to provide complete and flexible automated workflows from job submission through prepress to production. EFI continues to change the way the world prints, building on its digital printing expertise while never ceasing to develop innovative technologies for streamlining workflows and increasing productivity. Among the solutions on display in EFI’s booth #3535 include: Fiery Q4000 - production class color server offers high-speed variable data printing (VDP), cutting-edge color management, and advanced job processing capabilities for graphic arts professionals in high-end production environments Powerful Variable Data Solutions - open Fiery architecture offers the fastest and most flexible VDP platform on the market, supporting the most extensive range of VDP languages available, including the standard PPML (Personalized Print Mark-up Language) Color Workflow Tools - Fiery Graphic Arts Package provides advanced color and productivity tools for GA professionals; EFI Color Profiler enables the creation of ICC profiles for CMYK digital printers; the popular Fiery ColorWise in-RIP color management software enables high quality, consistent color output EFI Data Center Package - extends the enterprise printing capabilities of the Fiery to access and print Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS) information, bringing high-speed color VDP and transactional printing capabilities to IBM mainframe and AS400 users Velocity Balance 2.4 - maximizes print production capacity by managing multiple devices as a group. The latest version provides new tools to facilitate printing of complex documents and offers support for a wider range of print engines, including the Heidelberg Digimaster and the Xerox DocuTech. Velocity Balance will also be on display in the Xerox booth #3004. Velocity OneFlow - complete, PDF-based, pre-print workflow system provides custom automation for both offset and digital printing and will be shown utilizing support for the industry standard Job Definition Format (JDF). Velocity OneFlow will also be on display in the Pitman Company booth #3811. Best Colorproof - EFI’s powerful proofing solution for high-quality output on inkjet and laser printers will be demonstrated with Velocity OneFlow and the Canon imagePROGRAF W7250 inkjet printer Intelligent Device Management (IDM) solutions - powerful new tools that enable printer manufactures to remotely track printer/copier usage, replenish consumables and proactively service devices




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