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Registration Now Open for EFI Connect 2005

Press release from the issuing company

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--March 14, 2005-- EFI, the world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, today announced online registration is now available at www.efi.com/connect05/ for the sixth annual Connect users' conference, taking place June 12-15th at the historic Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. The four-day conference will offer participants an information-packed, interactive opportunity to discuss industry trends, test drive the latest EFI software, exchange ideas, and attend a broad range of educational and keynote sessions. New this year is a focused track for each printer specialization, including an "On-demand/Digital" track for PrintSmith(TM) solution users considering digital printing; a "Commercial" track offering sessions specific to Hagen(TM), Logic(TM) and PSI(TM) users; and a "Profit" track highlighting best practices and ideas for all phases of print management and production. In addition to more than 140 break-out sessions, Connect attendees will enjoy several keynote speakers, including headliner Captain James Lovell of the Apollo 13 mission on opening night Sunday, June 12. Captain Lovell has led a distinguished career in the Space Program and in business. His various commands included serving as the pilot on the history-making Gemini 7 flight, backup Commander for the Gemini 9 flight, and Commander of the Gemini 12 spacecraft. At the close of the Gemini Program, Captain Lovell became Command Module Pilot and Navigator for the six-day Apollo 8 mission, man's maiden voyage to the moon. He later served as backup commander to Neil Armstrong for the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. His fourth and final flight into space was as commander of the perilous Apollo 13 mission in 1970 made famous by the 1995 film starring Tom Hanks playing the role of Captain Lovell. "Planning for Connect 2005 is in full-force, with the goal of making this year's event the most relevant and worthwhile for our customers yet," said Marc Olin, Vice President/General Manager, EFI Commercial Print Systems. "Captain Lovell will deliver a powerful and inspirational opening keynote to get everyone energized and ready for the rest of the conference." Connect 2005 will also provide plenty of hands-on demos and exhibits of the latest productivity-enhancing tools to help customers make their businesses more productive and profitable. Attendees will also enjoy relaxed networking opportunities in one of the most popular resort locales in the world, with great nightlife, fantastic restaurants and lots to see and do. Said Bill Jacot, vice president of manufacturing for LAgraphico, a medium-sized printer providing pre-media and print services to the entertainment industry in Southern California: "I've been to every single Connect, and this year will be no exception. We always find the conference to be very valuable, and bring three or four people, with each of us attending sessions that are most relevant to our job function. In particular, the opportunity to meet the support personnel who are usually only a faraway voice on the phone is great. We have face-to-face time to speak with them and drill down on specific issues. Connect is also a great place to learn about and even test-drive some of the new product offerings." Registration fees are as follows: Super Early Bird, before or on March 31, at $695; Early Bird, before or on May 1, at $795; and Full Conference after May 1 at $895. For the special PrintSmith agenda, the conference fees are: Super Early Bird, before or on March 31, at $495; Early Bird, before or on May 1, at $595; and Full Conference after May 1 at $695. For more information and to register, visit www.efi.com/connect05/.