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EFI's Vutek Receives Two Prestigious Business NH Awards

Press release from the issuing company

FOSTER CITY, CA -- May 19, 2008 -- EFI, the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that its VUTEk business, located in Meredith NH, has received two prestigious awards in competitions sponsored by Business NH Magazine.  The company was recognized as the Manufacturing/ Technology 2008 Business of the Year for its contributions to the local economy and its support of the local community. EFI's VUTEk BioVu? line of inks was also recognized in the Lean and Green competition as the top product or service that helps businesses and people to be greener.
EFI Quote: Chet Pribonic
"EFI is thrilled to have received the prestigious Manufacturing/Technology Business of the Year award in recognition of our contribution to the social and economic well-being of the local community," said Chet Pribonic, senior vice president and general manager, EFI VUTEk.  "From serving on school and other community boards, to helping to promote community events and tourism, the VUTEk team dedicates significant personal time to the community.  From a company perspective, EFI VUTEk takes its responsibility as one of the largest employers in the area seriously, with formal internship programs, events and tours to educate students about the career opportunities available in the printing industry, and the creation of high value jobs that draw skilled and talented workers to the area who are excited about participating in the development and manufacturing of our industry leading products. We look forward to continuing this work and appreciate the recognition we have been given for our efforts."
Pribonic will be accepting the Business of the Year award on behalf of EFI at a special May 20th luncheon.
EFI ?Lean and Green'
EFI was also recognized for its overall dedication to environmental sustainability, and in particular, its BioVu ink, the first superwide format solvent ink made completely from renewable resources (corn) and recognized by the EPA.
EFI Quote: Scott Schinlever
"We are pleased to be recognized by Business NH Magazine too with the ?Lean and Green' award," said Scott Schinlever, vice president and general manager of EFI- Inkware, the EFI division that develops innovative inks for its products and those of third parties.  "It is a reaffirmation of the importance of EFI's dedication to reducing its environmental footprint and that of its customers.  Since BioVu inks are a biologically-based product that contains a solvent derived from corn, they reduce dependency on oil reserves, are safer for the environment and protect workers' health." Schinlever accepted the award on behalf of EFI-Inkware at the Business NH award luncheon held on March 25th.
EFI's VUTEk printers are revolutionizing the businesses of commercial printers, screen printers, photo labs, sign shops and reprographic houses.  The company is committed to continuing to bring new and innovative capabilities to this rapidly changing market.
For more information about VUTEk, visit www.efi.com.