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EFI and GretagMacbeth Bring Calibration and Control to Print Professionals

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FOSTER CITY, Calif. & REGENSDORF, Switzerland--July 29, 2002--Electronics For Imaging, the world leader in software and hardware imaging solutions for network printing and GretagMacbeth, worldwide technological leader in color measurement and management solutions, announced today the availability of the EFI Color Profiler. This new tool gives professionals all the digital software and hardware needed to precisely control their color production environments. "EFI is delighted to partner with GretagMacbeth, a leader in color instrumentation, to deliver a smart and efficient color measuring solution to the printing industry," said Ghilad Dziesietnik, VP of Software Engineering, Electronics for Imaging. "The EFI Color Profiler software, combined with GretagMacbeth's spectrophotometer, gives demanding professionals the ability to control their color output and realize their creative vision." The EFI Color Profiler integrates seamlessly into any International Color Consortium (ICC) workflow environment, enabling custom color creation of ICC profiles with any ICC -- supported CMYK digital printer. The EFI Color Profiler is also ideal for PDF workflow environments. EFI's Color Profiler takes full advantage of the color capabilities of the newly released Fiery System 5 software and the optional Fiery Graphics Arts Package. Fiery System 5 and the Graphic Arts Package offers graphic arts professionals a comprehensive suite of tools to achieve greater color and print quality. For example: with the ES -1000 color capturing function, users can create your own custom -- named spot color libraries to be used together with the Graphic Arts Package Spot-On feature, which gives users the ability to edit and define custom colors. "We are excited to team up with EFI to bring GretagMacbeth's technology to a new scale of deployment," said Dr. Iris Mangelschots, Vice President of Worldwide OEM Sales, GretagMacbeth. "This brings us another step closer to establishing i1 as the standard for color measurement based on its simplicity, price and performance." Developed by GretagMacbeth, the ES-1000 Spectrophotometer, built on i1 technology, is a fast, hand-held, scanning instrument that measures the full visible spectrum of light reflected from color samples, offering users fast and accurate measurements to build color profiles. It measures daily color fluctuations of the printing device and enables users to produce crisp, bright and accurate color output. The spectrophotometer-measuring device is powered by a USB connection and can be used with a Macintosh or PC. Availability: The Color Profiler will be available from EFI and the company's OEM partners beginning August 1, 2002.