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EFI's Industry-Leading, Innovative Solutions Showcased in Partners' Booths Throughout On Demand

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

PHILADELPHIA--May 15, 2006-- EFI, the world leader in digital controllers, superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, will be prominently featured at On Demand (May 15-18, Pennsylvania Convention Center), with EFI solutions showcased in partner booths throughout the convention center and with EFI and EFI customers' thought leadership at key sessions. Nine EFI partners, including Canon, Konica-Minolta, Ricoh and Xerox Corporation, will showcase how EFI's award-winning solutions deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity for their customers. Highlights include EFI's newest generation Fiery technology driving partners' newest high-end systems and seamless integration with Digital StoreFront(TM), Colorproof(TM) XF, MicroPress, Balance(TM), and EFI Print MIS solutions. (See separate press releases from EFI issued at On Demand.) "On Demand is a great opportunity for EFI and our partners to demonstrate our innovative solutions to a wide audience interested in the latest technology for Digital Printing and Automated Production," said Guy Gecht, EFI's CEO. "We look forward to showcasing for our partners' customers the newest generation EFI Fiery technology, on-demand workflow and Print MIS solutions, and the powerful impact of these innovative solutions on the success of their print business." More than 14 million Fiery users depend on Fiery technology for precision color, consistent high-quality output and workflow innovation. The Fiery controller features professional tools for "extreme" users, including: the fastest, most open VDP solution; WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) imposition; the Production Printing Package, a set of advanced production management tools that optimize the Fiery's power to deliver the fastest output in extreme print production; and the Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition, which enables Graphic Arts professionals to produce premium quality color with the most advanced digital color presses, and immediately integrates into high-end workflow systems. Because EFI solutions comply with JDF, PDF, PPML and other open standards, Fiery easily, seamlessly integrates into customers' overall print shop operations, including offset/digital hybrid environments. EFI's agreements with leading native pre-press workflow providers such as Agfa, Artwork Systems, Presstek, Rampage and Screen, ensure that the Fiery readily outputs proofs and short-run on-demand print production. Including connectivity to pre-press applications, the Fiery server features inherent integration with: Colorproof XF- the new version of EFI's industry-acclaimed proofing solution includes a new output option for gravure printers and a new production option for wide format production environments; Digital StoreFront- EFI's award-winning web-to-print platform eases print job specification and file handling for the customer while automating workflow at the printer; MicroPress ProSeries provides powerful digital prepress and color and B&W workflow management; EFI Balance delivers B&W and color production management; and EFI Print MIS solutions, which provide the foundation for connecting all prepress production and business management processes together for optimal print shop management. EFI's industry-leading, innovative solutions, featuring newest generation Fiery technology will be shown in these partners' booths: Canon Booth #1624 Newest generation EFI Fiery servers driving high-end Canon systems, with connectivity to Digital StoreFront, EFI Colorproof XF and EFI Print MIS. Konica-Minolta Booth #2125 Newest generation EFI Fiery and MicroPress will be shown driving Konica-Minolta systems. Nuance Communications -- AIIM Booth #125 EFI Desktop SE and EFI Desktop Professional (EFI Fiery and EFI SendMe). OKI Printing Solutions -- Booth #1839 EFI Fiery controllers driving OKI systems. Oce Booth #2800 EFI Fiery controllers driving Oce systems, with connectivity to EFI Balance. Ricoh Booth #2325 Newest generation EFI Fiery servers driving high-end Ricoh systems with connectivity to EFI MicroPress and EFI Digital StoreFront. Sharp Booth #1642 Newest generation EFI Fiery controller driving a Sharp system. Xerox Booth #2100 and Enovation #Booth 3331 Newest generation EFI Fiery and Splash driving Xerox systems. EFI customers, including Staples, the world's largest office products company and Digital Color Graphics, a leading printer with a hybrid offset/digital environment, as well as EFI spokespeople, will provide insight and perspective on how EFI solutions enhance productivity and profits at many key On Demand sessions (see show schedule for detail).




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