ROCHESTER, N.Y.--April 7, 2005-- EFI, the world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, has been named Overall Software Partner of the Year by Xerox Corporation's Production Systems Group for 2004. Presented recently at the Xerox Business Partner Conference in Rochester, N.Y., the annual award recognizes the Xerox partner that has contributed most significantly to Xerox and its customers' business success.
EFI has partnered with Xerox since the 1991 introduction of EFI's Fiery print servers, which now lead the industry with an installation base of 1.2 million globally. EFI Fiery and Splash(TM) servers drive high speed, high quality printers and multi-function devices throughout the Xerox line, including the Xerox iGen3(TM) Digital Production Press, the DocuColor 8000 and DocuColor 6060 Digital Color Presses, and the Phaser EX7750, which won a MacWorld 2005 Best of Show award.
"We're certainly honored by the award, which follows our earning the distinction last year as well, and we're gratified by its confirmation that Xerox values our relationship as EFI does," said Kim Owen, worldwide director of Xerox sales, EFI. "We're even more proud of the fact that our joint solutions ensure that Xerox customers get the highest quality and productivity from their digital printing devices."
"Throughout our 13-year relationship, we've worked with EFI to streamline production printing from creation to final output, helping customers benefit from a more efficient process," said Mike Kucharski, vice president and general manager, Xerox Workflow Business Team. "The Fiery front ends work with Xerox digital equipment and Xerox workflow products to create a productive and flexible end-to-end solution for print service providers. With innovative partners like EFI, we're driving the new business of printing for our customers."
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