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EFI Offers Free ABCs of Workflow Handbook at Graph Expo

Press release from the issuing company

FOSTER CITY, Calif. - October 5, 2004 - EFI, the world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, today announced it is offering free copies of the "ABC's of Workflow" to help printers successfully implement workflow processes and technologies to increase their productivity and profits. The latest of its popular "ABC" guidebooks on important industry technologies the "ABCs of Workflow" covers the steps to a successful flow of work from customer engagement through final delivery of the printed piece. The guide will be available free at Graph Expo October 10-13 in Chicago at EFI's Booth #4613. Copies may also be requested and downloaded online at www.efi.com. "In today's competitive print environment, improving efficiency throughout the entire operation is key to running a more profitable business," said Chuck Gehman, Director of Product Marketing at EFI and author of the workflow guide. "A guaranteed method for achieving that result is the deployment of a rational, logical path for work coming into the operation, using as much integration and automation as possible." The 42-page "ABC's of Workflow" covers everything from interacting with the customer, to processing jobs, to the business of workflow, the role of JDF (Job Definition Format) and more. It also includes a helpful glossary of terms and full color illustrations. The guide explains why automation is increasingly desirable in the graphic arts industry today. Print production processes are increasingly driven by digital technologies from the submission of digital files to digital proofing, digital print devices and the flow of information to computer systems that manage both production and the back office. Moreover, the development of robust industry standards such as the JDF specification ensures that each stage of the production and management process can communicate critical job information throughout the workflow. The end result is more efficiency, increased productivity, reduced costs and increased customer communication and satisfaction. Pick up a free, full color copy of "ABC's of Workflow" at EFI booth # 4613 at Graph Expo. Or download a PDF at . Also available at Graph Expo or online is EFI's original ABCs guide: "ABCs of VDP," a comprehensive introduction to variable data printing.