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Ricoh, EFI Unveil High-Performance Network Solution

Press release from the issuing company

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.---March 14, 2001--Ricoh Corporation, the Dependable Digital(TM) output company, and Electronics For Imaging (NASDAQ: EFII), the world leader in enabling networked printing solutions, announced the availability of EFI's Fiery(R) EB-70 black and white print controller for the Ricoh Aficio 551/700 digital imaging systems. The product enables advanced networking and document management capabilities for the most demanding environments. The introduction of the Fiery EB-70 black and white print controller is a continuation of Ricoh's commitment to meeting the productivity needs of all workgroups. Offering the most sophisticated technology available, this EFI controller provides end-users with superior throughput, job control, and workflow flexibility when partnered with the Ricoh Aficio 551/700 digital imaging systems. In addition to bringing advanced networking support, the controller enables peer-to-peer printing and Web-based document and printer management. "As a company dedicated to quickly bringing advanced technology to the imaging marketplace, Ricoh and its partners are providing the innovative printing solutions required by our customers in the workgroup environments" said Jim Ivy, President, Office Products Group, Ricoh Corporation. "EFI's advanced technology allows Ricoh's digital imaging systems to be shared across workgroups, businesses and the Internet, increasing productivity and document management," said Guy Gecht, Chief Executive Officer, EFI. "Partners like Ricoh look to us to deliver the end-to-end connectivity."