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EFI: Fiery X3e Controller Boosts Canon C2058 Color Performance

Press release from the issuing company

FOSTER CITY, Calif.---April 4, 2002--Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI), the world leader in software and hardware imaging solutions for network printing, and Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. and a leader in digital imaging products and solutions, announced today the immediate availability of their high speed color imageRUNNER C2058 with EFI'sFiery X3e embedded high performance print controller. This robust 21 page per minute color copier/printer comes with easy to use color copying, network printing, and finishing options for color office/workgroup printing environments. EFI's acclaimed Fiery X3e architecture is designed to maximize productivity in an office environment: * The system operates up to three times faster than its predecessor. * The latest version of ColorWise delivers improved print quality and greater color management control. * The new remote scan feature allows users to retrieve scanned files via the network. * More flexible network management, including Internet Protocol Printing (IPP) support and enhanced workflow utilities, means easier connectivity and print management throughout the enterprise. * Fiery FreeForm gives customers enhanced Variable Data Printing (VDP) support for faster printing from applications such as Microsoft PowerPoint * PCL5c support results in faster printing in the corporate office environment. "This new product is a result of a long term, on-going partnership with Canon and EFI to offer customers the most robust solutions to their printing needs," said Bernie Lepore, Director of Sales, Electronics For Imaging. "The Fiery X3e combined with the Canon imageRUNNER C2058 gives office color users a powerful and reliable solution." The Canon Color imageRUNNER C2058 offers versatile media handling and multiple paper feeding options, giving corporate workgroups the ability to print on a variety of paper stock and transparencies. This productivity powerhouse also features auto-duplexing and a saddle finisher option which allows users to create professional quality brochures and flyers. The Canon Color imageRUNNER C2058 features an optional two-drawer cassette-feeding unit and paper deck for a total paper capacity of up to 5,550 sheets. "Businesses have come to expect top quality color printing from our networked office systems," said Mason Olds, director and general manager, Graphic Systems Division, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Our imageRUNNER C2058 with EFI's Fiery controller allows us to propel the office category in a new direction that focuses on unprecedented desktop management to enhance productivity." The Color imageRUNNER C2058 printer version is available today through authorized Canon U.S.A. Dealers and Canon Business Solutions subsidiaries at a suggested retail price of $15,380.