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EFI Splash G640 Color Server Now Available for DocuColor 12 Customers

Press release from the issuing company

Exclusive New Color Server for Graphic Arts Professionals Running Mac OS X CHICAGO--Oct. 5, 2002--Electronics For Imaging, the world leader in software and hardware imaging solutions for network printing, and Xerox Corporation today introduced Splash(TM) G640, the only high performance graphic arts color server that takes full advantage of Apple's state-of-the-art operating system, Mac OS X. EFI's Splash G640 color server delivers precise color management, seamless workflow and enhanced productivity to users of the Xerox DocuColor 12 Copier/Printer and Laser Printer. "The Splash G640 is the ultimate solution for printing color critical proofs and high-quality short runs. Its innovative color technology and exceptional print quality, combined with Mac OS X and Xerox's DocuColor 12 printers, make the Splash G640 the benchmark color server for graphic arts professionals," said Fred Rosenzweig, president and COO, EFI. "EFI is proud to partner with Xerox to provide the only Mac-based color server on the market." "EFI's Splash G640 offers precise color management control for full-color output from the DocuColor 12 that meets and exceeds even the most demanding expectations of high-end color professionals," said Abby Abhyankar, vice president, Worldwide Marketing, Color Solutions Business Unit, Xerox Corporation. "Many of our customers prefer a Mac-based workflow, and we plan to continue supporting that demand with leading-edge color printing systems like the G640-DocuColor 12 solution." "Mac OS X delivers state-of-the-art features like ColorSync, OpenType fonts, protected memory, and preemptive multitasking, for creative professionals to run the smoothest publishing workflows," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "The Splash G640 leverages the advanced graphics capabilities of Mac OS X to provide ease-of-use, fast processing, and accurate color." Graphic arts professionals already familiar with Mac-based solutions will quickly integrate the Splash G640 into their daily workflow without the need to learn new software applications, teach operators new work processes or re-train customers how to submit jobs. The Splash G640 is also compatible with popular graphic arts applications such as QuarkXPress, Adobe PhotoShop, InDesign and Illustrator. Key Splash G640 Features: * Easy-to-use interface based on Mac OS X's Aqua interface * Exclusive Screened Dmax feature simultaneously shows color-accurate and near dot-accurate proofs to simulate the screened appearance of output for newspaper printing and packaging environments * Color Tuner allows for last minute color changes at the server with features such as spot color support and Marquee tools * Selectable copier screening and composite separation printing enables sharp, vibrant color output * Downloadable CMYK output profiles allow for customized and consistent precision color * Unlimited Hot Folders to automate production and streamline workflow on any PostScript, TIFF, EPS, PDF, DCS2.0, TIFF-IT, PDF-X, CT-LW, or PSD file Robin Lewis, operations manager of Los Angeles-based prepress service provider GTS Graphics, a subsidiary of TechBooks, Inc., is impressed with EFI's latest Splash technology. "The Splash G640 server sets the new industry standard for quality and color management," said Robin. "Way to go EFI. Someone has finally got it right." The Xerox DocuColor 12 has received numerous industry awards in recognition of its high-quality color output, consistency and reliability, and is widely viewed as the leading color output device in its class. Designed for use in color-intensive environments, such as graphic design and digital color production facilities, the DocuColor 12 produces 12.5 color pages per minute (ppm) and 50 monochrome ppm. It is available as a printer /copier and as a stand-alone printer. The Splash G640 is on display at the Graph Expo show in the EFI (#4853) and Xerox (#1016) booths. Graph Expo takes place October 6-9 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois.

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