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EFI and Xerox Announce Robust Fiery Powered Server for the DocuColor 5252 Engine

Press release from the issuing company

DUSSELDORF, Germany--May 5, 2004-- EFI and Xerox Corporation, today announced the release of the EXP5000, a powerful new color server option for the Xerox DocuColor 5252 Digital Color Press. Underpinned by EFI's industry-leading Fiery S500 technology, this server delivers maximum productivity and efficiency to commercial, corporate and quick print environments. "Xerox's ongoing collaboration with EFI continues to bring to customers leading technology products for production printing," said Fred Debolt, vice president of color product systems, Xerox Production Systems Group. "The EXP5000 server combined with the Xerox DC5252 color engine delivers a cost effective solution offering high speed variable data capabilities, advanced job management, color accuracy and easily integrates into a customer's current workflow to elevate productivity to new levels." The Fiery S500 server delivers exceptional performance and color quality with the comprehensive Fiery System software, which Bertl named Best Graphic Arts Color Software. Key features include: EFI's Bertl award-winning Command WorkStation(TM) for efficient production management and sophisticated job manipulation and ColorWise for flexible controls to achieve the highest quality color output. The new EXP5000 server is also compatible with EFI Balance software, boosting productivity for commercial and production environments. "The powerful, new EXP5000 Fiery server delivers impressive performance, making it the solution of choice for mission critical, high-volume production environments," said Mehran Farimani, EFI Vice President of Advanced Server Products. "This latest server is the result of our long-term, successful partnership with Xerox to continuously bring outstanding productivity, advanced production workflow and industry-leading color print capabilities to demanding customers." Additional Fiery System software features for the EXP5000 server include: DocBuilder Pro - EFI's PDF based imposition tool enabling operators to edit and assemble entire documents before RIPping the files Optional Graphics Arts Package - a suite of precision color management tools for graphic arts professionals 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 networking technology - for seamless connectivity to the most popular network protocols The EXP5000 server features EFI's industry-leading variable data solutions for a complete VDP production workflow. EFI's flexible and open architecture allows users to choose any authoring tool to create static and variable elements. EFI offers the most extensive range of VDP languages, such as Xerox VIPP, industry standard PPML, Fiery FreeForm(TM) and a host of proprietary languages. Additional productivity-enhancing tools maximize throughput and streamline VDP workflow. The Xerox DocuColor 5252 Digital Color Press produces 52 full color prints per minute. It features automatic image rotation, concurrent print-scan-job programming, an optional 2,250 sheet high capacity stacker/stapler and enhanced high capacity stacker. Other in-line finishing options include the Horizon Colorworks 2000 Booklet Maker, the GBC Fusion Punch and the Xerox DB-120 Booklet Maker. EFI's Fiery server offers leading edge technology and speed combined with its familiar, intuitive user interface to help customers achieve superior quality results in high-volume printing environments. The EXP5000 featuring EFI Fiery S500 server technology and the Xerox DocuColor 5252 can be seen in the Xerox stand at drupa in Hall 13, North End.