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EFI Showcases Digital Solutions, Support of JDF at On Demand 2004

Press release from the issuing company

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--March 4, 2004-- EFI, the world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, today announced that productivity-boosting workflow and production printing solutions along with strong support of JDF connectivity through participation in the CIP4 On Demand JDF Workflow Tour, will be the focus of their activities at the On Demand trade show in New York, March 8-10. EFI will showcase powerful Fiery server solutions, new versions of EFI Micropress and the IKON DocSend(TM) product plus a range of high performance, end-to-end solutions to increase productivity, reduce costs and deliver precision color output in booth #3119 at the Javits Convention Center. "EFI offers customers complete workflow management solutions from job submission to pre-press to production, making every step of the printing process more streamlined and cost efficient," said Guy Gecht, EFI CEO. "We are dedicated to helping customers increase their productivity through increasing both the quality and speed of digital output and by offering the industry's leading automation solutions to allow printers to increase their profitability and their customer's satisfaction in today's highly competitive market." EFI solutions are essential to the print industry -- the company's digital printing expertise is the foundation upon which it has built a compelling array of innovative technologies to streamline workflows and increase productivity. Among the solutions on display in EFI's booth #3119 include: The Fiery S300, S500 and Q4500 servers offering exceptional performance and greater color quality with the BERTL award winning Fiery System software, Command WorkStation for job management and manipulation and ColorWise for flexible color output control Powerful Variable Data Solutions -- open Fiery architecture offering the fastest and most flexible VDP platform on the market, supporting the most extensive range of VDP languages available, including the standard PPML (Personalized Print Mark-up Language) JDF connectivity -- EFI will showcase connectivity across its product line from submission and prepress to print MIS products, demonstrating how printers can streamline operations and increase profitability with fully integrated end-to-end workflows IKON DocSend 2.0 -- a "scan-to" solution developed by EFI that streamlines customer workflow by quickly and easily transforming paper documents into electronic files for instantaneous delivery or simplified storage. Version 2.0 has a programmable user interface, enhanced e-mail features, and added security and administration tools EFI Digital StoreFront(TM) -- a customer-owned and branded web-to-print system that manages print procurement and enables print providers to leverage the Internet to streamline and automate print ordering and production processes through one simple interface EFI MicroPress -- a scalable production workflow solution that optimizes throughput, maximizes efficiencies and delivers powerful digital prepress and workflow management for black-and-white and color printers EFI Colorproof(TM) Laser with Best technology -- EFI's powerful proofing solution for high-quality output on laser printers will be demonstrated with the Okidata C9500. Also on display will be EFI Screenproof(TM) showing halftone proofing on the EPSON 7600 EFI OneFlow -- a convenient PDF-based prepress workflow redefines digital technology to fit the specific needs of small to mid-size print shops, trade shops, and corporate in-house operations The latest version of EFI PrintSmith(TM) is now shipping with new features and a major redesign of the user interface. This comprehensive, flexible and feature-rich print management system now has an enhanced costing system, allowing multiple invoices and estimates to be opened simultaneously. It now runs on Macintosh OSX in addition to Windows EFI Balance -- a workflow software that maximizes print production capacity by managing multiple devices as a group. The latest version provides new tools to facilitate printing of complex documents and offers support for a wider range of print engines