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EFI and KPG to Collaborate on Online Proofing and Approval Solutions

Press release from the issuing company

DUSSELDORF, Germany--May 6, 2004-- EFI, the world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, and Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) today announced a strategic alliance to resell and integrate KPG's RealTimeProof(TM) online proofing technology into EFI's proofing applications for the graphic arts and commercial printing markets and as part of EFI's web submission and workflow solutions. Said Ghilad Dziesietnik, EFI Vice President of Advanced Workflow and Core Software Technologies, "KPG's RealTimeProof software suite is the leading monitor and remote proofing solution. EFI is expanding its suite of proofing solutions by integrating and selling RealTimeProof technology with EFI workflow products to help customers quickly realize the benefits of increased productivity through a more efficient online proofing and approval process." "As the turnaround shortens for more and more jobs, RealTimeProof saves precious time and adds efficiency to the approval management process. EFI's selection of RealTimeProof validates our technology as the market leader for online proofing," said Yehuda Messinger, General Manager, RealTimeProof Products, KPG. "KPG is committed to being a complete digital and business solutions provider, and we are pleased to work with EFI in making the benefits of RealTimeProof available to more users." RealTimeProof RealTimeProof, a 2003 GATF InterTech Award Winner, is a suite of web-based, collaborative proofing and approval management solutions. RealTimeProof revolutionizes the classic proofing cycle by enabling workflow partners to collaborate online, in real time, on original, full-resolution production files. Based on RealTimeImage's breakthrough patented image streaming technology, Pixels-On-Demand, gigabytes of high-resolution files can be viewed in seconds -- even over a dial-up connection. Users need only a web browser on a Mac or PC and a free, downloadable plug-in to proof their original files from anywhere, at anytime. Among the key benefits of RealTimeProof is its ability to offer the largest online proofing file format support library in the industry. RealTimeProof supports: PDF, DCS, EPS, Postscript, TIFF/IT, TIFF, Scitex CT/NLW, JPEG, and Agfa Apogee PrintDrive 1-Bit TIFF files. EFI Workflow Solutions EFI's industry-leading workflow solutions streamline jobs from start to finish. From web submission to prepress and proofing to final output, EFI's workflow software provides commercial printers -- and their customers -- with convenient, intuitive tools to increase process efficiency and collaboration and reduce costs. RealTimeProof online proofing and approval applications are a strategic fit with EFI's product line, including all of EFI's Proofing products with Best Technology(TM), such as EFI Screenproof(TM) and EFI Colorproof(TM). These applications will further advance customer and printer interaction by reducing proofing review times and increasing customer communication.