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EFI Awarded Record Number of Must See 'ems at Graph Expo 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

Foster City, Calif. – Sept. 19, 2007 – EFI, the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced it received seven Must See ‘em awards at Graph Expo 2007 (Sept. 9-12, Chicago’s McCormick Place), the greatest number earned at one time in the company’s history – and a tie for the most awards given to one company at this year’s event.
“In our largest exhibit to date, Graph Expo 2007 enabled us to showcase all of our technology solutions and to demonstrate to customers and potential customers how our newest Fiery, VUTEk, Jetrion, workflow and Print MIS solutions increase automation, efficiency, cost savings and new revenue stream opportunities for print service providers,” said Frank Mallozzi, senior vice president, worldwide sales and marketing, EFI. “Our 13 nominations – the most of any participating company – and ‘personal best’ seven Must See ‘em awards further validate that our solutions are delivering what our customers need to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace.”
A panel of 16 leading industry consultants and trade magazine editors award Must See ‘ems to the products and services representing the technology trends that will impact virtually all types of printers or converters. More than 650 companies showed more than 6600 products at Graph Expo '07, with 125 receiving nominations. Seven EFI products were among the 82 identified as the most compelling by the judges and awarded Must See 'ems. These awards include “Worth-a-Look” designations, meaning the panel deems them especially important for niche markets and selected groups of printers or converters. The winning products are:
Must See ‘ems:
Digital StoreFront – Web-to-Print
Digital StoreFront is EFI’s web-to-print platform that provides an on-ramp for customers to connect with their preferred print service provider. The latest version, Digital StoreFront 3.0, includes a completely revamped user interface, greater customization abilities, and hundreds of new features, many the direct result of customer feedback.
Colorproof XF – Color Proofing (Encore Must See 'em! – won a Must See ‘em in ’06)
Designed for print/prepress professionals, publishers, creatives, and photographers, EFI Bestcolor®-driven Colorproof XF turns inkjet and laser printers into powerful proofing and production devices. The XF Server on Macintosh® OS X delivers a complete cross-platform application for Windows® and Mac environments.
Fiery Central – Workflow
Fiery Central is a modular, PDF-based production workflow management solution. With a complete Fiery Central workflow, organizations can distribute and control workflow on up to 16 different printers in 10 different groups, automate or reduce labor-intensive production tasks such as pre-flighting, correction, color management, imposition and tab insertion, maximize device investment by optimizing engine utilization and increase overall efficiency.
Splash RPX-ii – Workflow
Splash® RPX-ii is the Mac OS X-based workflow software option for the Fiery® embedded server driving Xerox’s DocuColor® 260/240/250/242/252 color multifunction systems. Splash RPX-ii delivers high levels of color management and quality for graphic arts and workflow and production tools for light production environments. Splash RPX-ii is designed to run on Mac-based computers, and it automatically runs at peak performance for the Mac’s architecture.
VUTEk QS3200 SWF Printer – Wide Format Printers
The Vutek QS3200 UV-curing digital inkjet printer – a fourth-generation UV printer – bridges the gap between superior image quality, productivity and connectivity, opening the door to new applications and increased profitability. Featuring High-Definition Print (HDP) capability, the QS3200 takes superwide format printing to new levels of image quality with impressive production speeds and resolutions.
PrintSmith – Management Information Systems
EFI PrintSmith is a flexible, feature rich print management information system and the market leading solution for offset and digital production shops. The newest release, PrintSmith 8.0, includes a new “Quick Access Panel” that enables each user to customize the functions they need to perform tasks, support for wide format and super-wide format printing, support for roll-fed presses and material calculations, and an all new electronic scheduling option.
JDF Pre-Press Connector – JDF-based CIM
EFI is using the Job Definition Format (JDF) as the basis for external integrations to industry vendors. EFI is taking a leadership role by participating in the development of JDF and by making a commitment to customers to preserve the openness and integrity of JDF-enabled solutions. The Pre-press Connector enables connectivity between the EFI Print MIS and JDF-enabled prepress workflow systems.
For more information on these products please visit www.efi.com or contact 800-875-7117.




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