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EFI Launches Powerful Fiery Server Line-Up at Graph Expo

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO--Sept. 28, 2003-- Electronics For Imaging, the world leader in imaging solutions for network printing, announced today the launch of its newest line of Fiery print servers at Graph Expo Chicago. The power-packed Fiery S300 and Fiery S500 servers are designed to drive mid-range and high volume print engines at full speed. The Fiery Q4500 is available for color production class engines and digital presses. Both server platforms feature the latest version of EFI's award-winning Fiery System software. "These powerful, feature rich new Fiery servers deliver impressive performance making them the solution of choice for mission critical jobs in mid-range to high-volume, production environments," said Guy Gecht, CEO, EFI. "Once again we have raised the bar on Fiery performance and functionality while maintaining our acclaimed intuitive interface so customers can easily master new features to gain the maximum productivity benefits." The Fiery S300, S500 and Q4500 servers offer exceptional performance and color quality with the comprehensive Fiery System software, which was recently named Best Graphic Arts Color Software in the BERTL's Best(TM) 8th Annual Digital Office Awards. Key new features to Fiery System 5.5 include: Command WorkStation(TM) for efficient management and manipulation of jobs; ColorWise for flexible controls to achieve the highest quality color output; and Fiery Scan for feature-rich scans that can be emailed, faxed, FTP'd or stored on a local hard drive. These new Fierys are also Velocity(TM) compliant boosting productivity for print on demand and corporate reprographic environments. EFI's industry-leading variable data printing (VDP) capabilities are available for a complete VDP production workflow. EFI's flexible and open architecture allows users to choose any authoring tool and create static and variable elements. EFI offers a range of VDP languages, such as Fiery FreeForm(TM) and PPML, and a host of proprietary languages. Additional productivity-enhancing tools maximize throughput and streamline VDP workflow. The Fiery Q4500 is built to drive full speed, color variable data at 100 pages per minute using dual Xeon Pentium 4 CPUs running at 2.8 Ghz and support for Gigabit Ethernet networking. The production class Fiery offers extensive VDP support with imposition functionality for VDP jobs, enhanced resource management, and subset and record-level finishing for automating production. The Fiery Q4500 will be shown driving the Xerox DocuColor iGen3(TM) Digital Production Press in EFI's booth at Graph Expo. Additional Fiery System 5.5 software features for the Fiery S300, S500 and Q4500 include: DocBuilder Pro(TM) -- EFI's WYSIWYG imposition tool enabling operators to edit and assemble entire documents before RIPing the files Graphics Arts Package -- a suite of precision color management tools for graphic arts professionals EFI Color Profiler -- a color measurement solution that enables the creation of ICC profiles with CMYK digital printers Fiery WebTools(TM) -- for ultimate control in remote workflow management Fiery Driver 2.0 -- a flexible and efficient way to submit and monitor print jobs from a single, intuitive interface Fiery NetWise(TM)-- for seamless connectivity to the most popular network protocols EFI Data Center Package -- a program for host printing IPDS in IBM Mainframe and AS/400 environment EFI's Fiery S300, Fiery S500 and Fiery Q4500 printer servers with Fiery System 5.5 software are currently available through the company's OEM partners and can be seen in the EFI booth #s 5027 and 5030 at Graph Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., September 28 - October 1.