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EFI Announces Powerful New Fiery Server for Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Press

Press release from the issuing company

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--Sept. 14, 2004-- EFI, the world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, today announced the availability of the Fiery EXP8000, one of the industry's most powerful color servers for the new Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Press. The new press, coupled with the EXP8000, is designed for mission-critical, high-end production printing environments. EFI's new system software delivers the ultimate in image quality and performance for producing complex documents at high volume with maximum color and image quality. Built for commercial print, print for pay, franchise printers, service bureau, data center, and in-plant/CRD operations, the Xerox DocuColor 8000 supports a range of high-value production environment applications owing to the functionality of the Fiery EXP8000 server. The EXP8000 joins the family of Fiery servers specifically designed for Xerox digital color presses, including the new servers for the Xerox iGen3(TM) Digital Production Press and DocuColor 6060 Digital Color Press. "EFI continually exceeds our expectations with every new evolution of Fiery technology, and the EXP8000's new and enhanced features will increase DocuColor 8000 customers' productivity," added Jerry Murray, vice president of product marketing, Xerox Production Systems Group. "This powerful, yet user-friendly server easily handles even the most complex jobs, speedily producing variable data jobs and its color management tools make it possible to produce consistently brilliant output." "Xerox and EFI share a commitment to provide optimal solutions for high-end production customers who operate in an environment where time, quality, advanced workflow and speed are paramount," said Frank Mallozzi, Vice President of Worldwide Sales, EFI. "EFI is renowned for enabling robust variable data printing and high speed output, its line of powerful print MIS solutions, and for its award-winning graphic arts software. This new Fiery EXP8000 confirms our reputation -- it's the optimal solution for high-performance production environments deploying the DocuColor 8000 Digital Press." The EXP8000 is based on new Fiery technology for high-end production solutions. This server elevates the standard in speed and precision. EFI's multiple award-winning, user-friendly interface, Command WorkStation, technologically advanced architecture and sophisticated engineering come together to ensure a cohesive workflow. Further automating workflow, the EXP8000 includes a WYSIWYG server-based imposition application that enables entire documents to be edited and assembled quickly, before RIPping the files. Providing the unique ability to create an unlimited number of new custom imposition templates, this feature is independent of platform, application, and file format, and supports a wide variety of source documents. The EXP8000 includes many new features that give customers a sustained competitive advantage in a dynamic market: Production Automation -- a range of the most advanced production tools designed to optimize the Fiery's power and eliminate labor intensive activities; The new Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition, enabling color quality supremacy with advanced tools for color proofing and control; EFI's industry-leading Variable Data Printing (VDP) solutions, which are the industry's most open, flexible, and scaleable, providing an all-inclusive, proven range of VDP languages. Availability The EXP8000 for the DocuColor 8000, and Fiery servers for iGen3(TM) Digital Production Press and DocuColor 6060 Digital Color Press are currently available through the Xerox direct sales force, agents and concessionaires. EFI's newest server technology will be shown at Graph Expo 2004, taking place October 10-13th at Chicago's McCormick Place South, in EFI Booth 4613 and Xerox Booth 1431.