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EFI and Ricoh Launch Fiery E-820 Server at Seybold SF

Press release from the issuing company

SAN FRANCISCO--Sept. 10, 2002--Electronics For Imaging, the world leader in software and hardware imaging solutions for network printing, and Ricoh Corporation, the Dependable Digital output company, are showcasing the Aficio Color 6513 copier/printer with EFI's Fiery E-820 server at Seybold in booth #1801 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, September 10-12. Based on EFI's powerful Fiery Z5 server technology and incorporating EFI's new Fiery System 5 software, the E-820 boosts the performance and capabilities of Ricoh's Aficio Color 6513, a 13 page-per-minute color, 51 page-per-minute black & white copier/printer. The Fiery E-820 server provides fast, dependable output for diverse printing environments, including corporate reprographic departments, print for pay shops, and graphic art studios. EFI's Fiery System 5 software, combining the best of EFI's powerful software technologies into one comprehensive solution, includes cutting-edge color management, easy to use variable data printing capabilities, as well as the latest versions of EFI's specialized tools, including: * Command WorkStation for easy print job management from one central location and automatic identification of Fiery servers on the network * ColorWise to deliver intelligent color management and custom color profiles * NetWise to accelerate setup and achieve seamless network connectivity for all popular protocols * Fiery Scan for easy network scanning and distribution of documents * Fiery WebTools for easy job management from any platform via a Java-enabled web browser "EFI is delighted that Ricoh has chosen Seybold San Francisco to premier the new Fiery E-820 server to their customers," said Frank Mallozzi, EFI VP of Worldwide Sales. "The Fiery E-820 server delivers leading-edge, precision color management tools with high speed performance to demanding creative professionals." The Fiery E-820 server provides an ideal platform for variable data printing, featuring EFI's Fiery FreeForm and Fiery FreeForm 2 technology, as well as compatibility with legacy languages and support for the emerging VDP standard PPML (Personalized Print Markup Language). Optional for the Fiery E-820 server is the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, which is a comprehensive suite of tools designed to address the specific requirements of graphic arts professionals. The Graphic Arts Package emphasizes increased workflow and productivity while stringently adhering to industry color standards and gives users greater flexibility, predictability, and consistency. Also optional is the EFI Color Profiler, a fast, hand held, color-measuring device that is optimized to work with Fiery servers. The EFI Color Profiler gives professionals all the digital software and hardware needed to precisely control their color production environments. "Our goal is to offer a comprehensive color solution that will produce high value results for our customers," said Jim Ivy, President, Office Products Group, Ricoh Corporation. "The EFI Fiery E-820 server, combined with our popular Ricoh Aficio Color 6513 engine, offers increased flexibility, high performance, and great value." Availability The Fiery E-820 server and the Aficio Color 6513 copier/printer are currently available through the Ricoh family group of distributors. About Ricoh Corporation Ricoh Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 66-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with Fiscal Year 2001 sales in excess of $14 billion. Ricoh Corporation is a leading provider of computer-connected and digital multifunctional document systems, and is a market leader in color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators and wide format engineering systems. The Company oversees Ricoh operations in North, Central and South America, including the Savin, Gestetner and Lanier brands. For Fiscal Year 2000, Ricoh Corporation sales exceeded $2.7 billion and employed more than 11,000 people.