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EFI Announces New Software RIP for Graphic Arts Professionals

Press release from the issuing company

Fiery Spark Professional 2.0 Now Available with New EPSON Stylus Pro 7600 and EPSON Stylus Pro 9600 FOSTER CITY, Calif.--May 1, 2002--Electronics For Imaging, the world leader in software and hardware imaging solutions for network printing, today announced the availability of the Fiery Spark Professional 2.0 for the new EPSON Stylus Pro 7600 and EPSON Stylus Pro 9600 wide format ink jet printers. Featuring EFI's sophisticated color management system, the Fiery Spark Pro 2.0 software RIP delivers high-quality color and control to graphic arts professionals. "The Fiery Spark Professional software RIP was developed to meet the specific needs of creative experts in advanced print environments," said Mark Lee, VP of Marketing, EFI. "Combined with the Epson Stylus Pro printers, the enhanced Fiery Spark Pro 2.0 delivers professional color quality with incredible speed and precision. We are pleased to work with Epson to deliver this powerful solution to the market." The Fiery Spark Professional 2.0 features EFI's familiar and easy-to-use Command WorkStation interface for centralized print job management, including instant reprint and full-page preview capabilities. EFI's comprehensive in-RIP color management system, ColorWise, offers advanced ICC-based tools for calibrating, color editing, and profiling, enabling users to achieve the highest quality color possible on the EPSON Stylus Pro print devices. EFI's Spot-On technology adds the ability to easily create and manage custom spot colors. All of the printer-control tools can be accessed remotely from either PC or Mac workstations. EFI's Fiery Spark Professional 2.0 software RIP provides a range of functionality for a variety of applications in inkjet-printing environments, from creating signage in advertising agencies to remote proofing for commercial printers. Additional features include: * Paper simulation capabilities for accurate proofing on the target paper stock * Automatic and manual nesting and tiling for maximizing media usage * Hot folders with drag-and-drop functionality for automated workflow activities * Fiery WebTools for remote job management through any java-enabled browser * Support for Epson's AcuPhoto halftone screening module