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Ricoh and EFI Deliver Integrated Workflow Solution for High-Volume, B&W Printing

Press release from the issuing company

NEW YORK--April 8, 2003-- Electronics for Imaging, the world leader in imaging solutions for network printing, and Ricoh Corporation, the Dependable Digital(TM) output company, announced today the availability of the Ricoh EB-105EX server featuring EFI's advanced Fiery technology to power Ricoh's Aficio 2090 -- 90 page-per-minute and Aficio 2105 -- 105 page-per-minute black & white digital networked office systems for corporate workgroups, print for pay and professional printing environments. Developed by Ricoh and EFI, this powerful server handles the most complex graphics and variable data for high-volume, black & white output. From document creation to job management and final printing, the Fiery powered EB-105EX server combined with the robust Aficio engines, offer maximum efficiency, consistent high-quality imaging, and superior printing performance. "Ricoh is delighted to partner with EFI to deliver a high volume black & white solution for the demanding printing market," said Hede Nonaka, VP of Marketing for Ricoh Corporation. "The combination of Ricoh's new Aficio systems and EFI's Fiery server technology, offers printing professionals increased flexibility, high performance, and great value." High performance features of the EB-105EX black & white server include; Command WorkStation(TM), the industry's most popular printing workflow application for conveniently managing digital print jobs, EFI's Fiery FreeForm(TM) software to create efficient and flexible master templates for variable data printing. The Ricoh EB-105EX server also boasts PCL6 and true Adobe PostScript 3 to give users the power to create and print visually rich documents from virtually any application. Additionally, new Fiery functions such as scan-to-fax and scan-to-email can be directly accessed from the engine's user interface. Optional for the EB-105EX server is Fiery DocBuilder Pro(TM), imposition software for editing and assembling entire documents before RIPing the files. "We are pleased to partner with Ricoh to deliver these powerful and robust black & white solutions for corporate work groups and commercial printing environments," said Frank Mallozzi, EFI VP of Worldwide Sales. "The integrated Fiery technology offers Ricoh customers our advanced job management tools and high performance capabilities to increase their efficiency and productivity." Aficio 2090/2105 Production Digital Imaging Systems The Aficio 2090/2105 systems feature 8,050-sheet total paper capacity, true 1200 dpi resolution, 80 images-per-minute scanning, professional finishing options including a versatile interposer for color integration into black & white output, mixed media support and tab printing capabilities. Availability The Ricoh EB-105EX server and Aficio 2090/2105 systems will be available in second quarter 2003, through authorized Ricoh dealers. For more information on Ricoh go to www.ricoh-usa.com.