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MIS, VUTEk and Fiery Server Solutions Highlight EFI Offerings at Print 05

Press release from the issuing company

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--Sept. 7, 2005-- EFI, the world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, will showcase its latest generation of industry-leading solutions at Print 05, Sept. 9-15 at Chicago's McCormick Place. Innovative products on display at EFI booth 8315 and VUTEk booth 7946 range from web-enabled collaboration tools to advanced print MIS solutions to the most powerful Fiery servers and advanced superwide digital inkjet printers. Three breakthrough products are among the many new solutions on display: Fiery System 7(TM) Software for advanced digital color controls; EIS, a revolutionary "command center" for decision-makers using EFI's print management solutions; and VUTEk PressVu UV 320/400 UV-curing flatbed printer, the latest in the VUTEk family and the most productive in its price class. "Print 05 is a landmark show for EFI. With the launch of EIS, Fiery System 7 Software and VUTEk's latest flatbed inkjet printer, EFI is demonstrating some of the industry's most advanced technology and workflow efficiencies," said Guy Gecht, EFI CEO. "EFI customers will reap the rewards of this technology through improved competitiveness, efficiency and profitability." Millions of Fiery users depend on Fiery technology for precision color, consistent high quality output and workflow innovation. System 7 takes these Fiery qualities to the next level with its leading edge WYSIWYG job composition and imposition tools, workflow automation, advanced production tools, and flexible and open VDP capabilities. Fiery System 7, EFI's newest controller technology for extreme production environments, offers unparalleled color quality, open VDP workflow flexibility, and expert-level tools for graphic arts professionals. EIS is a powerful, interactive data analysis command center that instantly recaps state-of-the-business and other key data, enabling new levels of business intelligence. EIS is web-based and will be integrated with the foundation suite of EFI Hagen(TM), Logic(TM) and PSI(TM) print management information systems, helping to improve processes and profit potential by giving users complete and instant visibility into real-time business information. On exhibit for the first time in the U.S., VUTEk's new 3.2-meter, PressVu UV 320/400 UV-curing flatbed printer is designed for digital image providers who want to increase their productivity as well as their profitability with the most versatile printer available. Following are additional EFI product highlights at Print 05: Fiery System Software and Servers: -- In addition to the demonstrations held in the EFI booth, industry-leading Fiery technology will be featured at many EFI partner booths. -- Canon, booth 2079, Fiery-driven system, along with Digital StoreFront and MicroPress(R) ProSeries 7; -- Duplo, booth 3622, the Duplo Symbio to Fiery JDF Connector; -- Enovation Graphic Systems, booth 8307, Fiery-driven Xerox systems featuring the iGen3 digital press; -- Kodak Versamark, booth 3089, Fiery-driven system; -- Konica Minolta, booth 15005, Fiery-driven system, MicroPress ProSeries 7 and Digital StoreFront; -- Oce North America, booth 2462, EFI Balance and Fiery color server; -- International Paper, booth 15025, will feature a Fiery-driven Ricoh system; -- Xerox, booth 1228, Fiery-driven systems. -- Producing personalized giveaways for Print 05 attendees, EFI will demonstrate its industry-leading variable data printing technology that is open, flexible, scaleable, and includes the most comprehensive, proven range of VDP languages -- EFI will offer a fully personalized calendar produced using Fiery technology, AlphaPicture software and the Xerox DC8000. -- With Fiery technology, software from Deixis Ltd, and Canon's CLC 5100/4000, EFI will also provide exciting, personalized sporting memorabilia. Proofing Solutions: -- Version 2.6 of Colorproof(TM) XF, EFI's advanced proofing software, will also be showcased. New features include manual nesting, support for a wider variety of printers and file formats, and breakthrough Dot Creator and Fiery options. -- EFI will provide free copies of the new "ABC's of Proofing," the latest publication in its popular ABC's Series. "ABC's of Proofing" provides printers and their customers with critical information and guidance regarding one of the most important steps in print production. Print MIS Solutions: -- In addition to EIS, EFI will showcase the newest versions of EFI's MIS tools including Hagen, Logic, PSI, PrintSmith(TM), Prograph(R) and Proteus(R); the family of PrinterSite(R) tools and also the latest versions of PrintFlow(TM) Dynamic Scheduling and Auto-Count(R) Direct Machine Interface. On display for the first time will be the integration of PrinterSite Exchange and Logic. -- EFI MIS solutions will also be on display in partner booths, showcasing the integration with each vendor's offerings. -- Enovation Graphic Systems, booth 8307 -- Goss International, booth 3700 -- KBA North America, booths 4045 and 4741 -- Komori America, booth 1262 -- MAN Roland, booth 1245 -- Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses, booth 4028 -- Rampage Systems, booth 8702 -- Screen USA, booth 6100 -- Standard Horizon, booth 2845 -- Xerox, booth 1228 -- EFI is also a sponsor of and participant in the MIS JDF and Postpress and Pressroom Interoperability Trails, sponsored by the CIP4 standards organization. The "Trails" start at CIP4 Booth 6002, and are self-guided roadmap tours of interoperability across show vendors and booths. Production Workflow Solutions: -- The recent upgrade of EFI Digital StoreFront(TM), an EFI workflow solution, will also be on display. Digital StoreFront provides a complete, streamlined workflow from the document creator through the print production environment and to finishing and delivery. Digital StoreFront is the winner of the 2005 BERTL(R)'s Best Innovation Award. Superwide Digital Inkjet Printers: -- At booth 7946 in the Wide Format Pavilion, VUTEk(R) will display the latest printers including the U.S. launch of the new 3.2-meter PressVu UV 320/400 UV curing flatbed printer. EFI experts will give presentations every 30 minutes in booth 8315 on topics ranging from digital print and VDP to dynamic scheduling and superwide technology. The Print 05 Wide Format Theater will also feature presentations from VUTEk spokespeople.