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EFI Announces New Velocity Workflow Solutions For Print Production

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New York, NY– Feb 28, 2001 –Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI) (NASDAQ:EFII), the world leader in enabling networked printing solutions, today announced its latest release of Velocity Balance workflow software. Offering a number of new functionalities such as Dynamic PPD technology that automatically self-configures to utilize printers’ full capabilities, Velocity Balance 2.0 can drive up to 10 print engines from a variety of manufacturers. The company also announced three additional Velocity? production workflow modules: Scan, Build and Estimate. All feature an intuitive, common user interface making Velocity workflow software solutions easy to learn and implement. Velocity Balance 2.0 can distribute print jobs among up to 10 printers, automatically redirect work when a printer fails or split jobs between color and black and white printers. Color and B&W printers with varying speeds can be easily linked as the Dynamic PPD technology supports a wide range of devices driven by EFI controller technology. Dynamic PPD will also substantially simplify installation and greatly enhance the user experience. Additional new features include color matching across dissimilar engines, and job submission through hot folders. “Velocity software is a powerful solution for improving print production workflow,” said Guy Gecht, CEO of EFI. “By adding Dynamic PPD to Velocity Balance, and by offering additional workflow modules, Velocity offers print shop and corporate printing managers robust and easy to use tools to increase efficiency and reduce costs by optimizing printer output.”

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