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KBA North America Partners With EFI

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KBA North America, a leading supplier of sheetfed offset and digital presses based in Williston, VT, has announced its partnership at Print 05 with EFI (Electronics for Imaging, Inc.) to integrate its KBA Logotronic Management System with EFI’s MIS solutions. To date, KBA’s Logotronic system is integrated with EFI’s 22.05 version of Logic. Future plans include all MIS solutions offered by EFI. “By forming this partnership with EFI, the EFI Logic and the KBA Logotronic customer will be able to communicate in a bi-directional manner where the Logic system will provide an electronic job ticket to the press, enabling automation in the set-up of the press. Logotronic will report back to the MIS appropriate job status and production transactions,” says Crystal Flutur, KBA’s product specialist for Logotronic, Densitronic, and Qualitronic systems. “As part of EFI’s continued focus on open systems and in support of the JDF initiative through CIP4, EFI continues to establish integration partnerships with the leading vendors in the industry,” says JD Bagnell, EFI’s product manager - computer integrated manufacturing. “As EFI rolls out the JDF versions of their products, KBA will be involved in the validation process to ensure the KBA Logotronic system will work with all EFI MIS solutions.” “As a member of the CIP4 organization supporting the move toward more open and standard integration, we are quite pleased to form this partnership with EFI,” says Ralf Sammeck, president and CEO of KBA North America. “This partnership will give our mutual customers a true value-driven integration.”   EFI is the world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing. EFI's award-winning technologies offer end to end, integrated document management tools from creation to print, including high fidelity color Fiery(R) print servers that can output up to 2000 ppm; superwide digital inkjet printers and UV and solvent inks capable of printing on flexible and rigid substrates; powerful print production workflow and management information software solutions for increased performance and cost efficiency; and an array of corporate printing solutions. EFI's integrated solutions connect seamlessly, delivering unbeatable performance, cost savings and increased productivity. EFI maintains 22 offices worldwide and has over 500 Logic systems installed in the US. KBA North America is a leading supplier of sheetfed offset and digital presses located in Williston, VT. It is a member of the KBA Group, a leader in the manufacture of sheetfed offset, digital offset, web offset, rotogravure directory, security, and newspaper presses.