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EFI Wins Two BERTL Best of 2003 Product Awards

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FOSTER CITY, Calif.--July 14, 2003-- Electronics For Imaging, the world leader in imaging solutions for network printing, today announced that its Command WorkStation(TM) was named Best Print Management System, and Fiery System software was named Best Graphic Arts Color Software in the BERTL's Best(TM) 8th Annual Digital Office Awards. Both products are available on EFI's latest, industry-leading color servers, including the Fiery Z5, Z18, Q4000 and Q4500 models. BERTL analysts annually review current products and services in the digital imaging industry. Following exhaustive research and competitive analysis, BERTL produces a shortlist of products or manufacturers that it considers the "best" in a given category. According to BERTL, "EFI's Command WorkStation 4 deserves special recognition for its exceptional print management capabilities that can satisfy the needs of the most demanding print environments." In regards to Fiery System software, BERTL stated, "EFI offers top-of-the-line graphics management tools for professional designers, graphic artists and other graphic specialists. BERTL analysts feel that EFI's range of color management products makes a major impact on graphic arts productivity." "We are proud to be recognized by BERTL as the industry's best in print management and graphic arts color software," said Guy Gecht, EFI CEO. "Our leadership in digital printing and color management for professional printing reflects the ongoing creative leadership and innovation of our employees. EFI's unmatched expertise in digital workflow, color science, networking and operating systems, and our relentless focus on improving our customers' performance and productivity are reflected in these important industry awards." EFI's Command WorkStation is designed to make centralized print job management easy with an intuitive interface that provides a gateway to a variety of sophisticated, productivity-enhancing tools. It automatically identifies Fiery servers on the network, and offers customization options so users can choose how to display information about connected Fiery servers most efficiently. Command WorkStation sets the standard for conveniently managing and manipulating digital print jobs with maximum control. Fiery System software delivers cutting-edge color management and job processing capabilities to EFI's Fiery color servers. Key Fiery System color software solutions include EFI's renowned ColorWise color management tools, and the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, a specialized suite of tools for achieving consistently accurate color. Specifically noted by BERTL is EFI's Spot-On technology, which provides powerful tools to create, manage, and use custom spot colors, saving time and further enhancing workflow and productivity for graphic design workplaces. BERTL's Best(TM) Awards BERTL's Best(TM) Awards are based on rigorous analysis of close to 300 corporate-level digital copiers, network laser printers, multifunction peripherals (MFPs), color laser printing devices, high-speed copier-printers, high-speed/high-volume mono CRD/Print for Pay devices, digital monochrome wide format printers, digital duplicators and color laser production systems. When completing its shortlist of BERTL's Best(TM) Award-winning devices or manufacturers, BERTL takes into consideration a number of factors. This ranges from its own wide-ranging knowledge of the digital imaging competitive landscape, to contact with buyers who share their product and supplier experiences with BERTL analysts.

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