EFI Premieres New Technology, Showcases Industry-Leading Solutions, and Delivers Key Seminars at Ipex 2006; Fiery, VUTEk, MIS, Proofing; EFI's Innovative, Advanced Technologies Align Customers for Success
BIRMINGHAM, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 3, 2006--EFI (Nasdaq:EFII), the world leader in digital controllers, superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, will preview new technologies, showcase its innovative, industry-leading solutions, and provide thought leadership at key seminars at Ipex 2006 (EFI Stand D20 in Hall 9; April 4-11 at the NEC, Birmingham, England).
EFI will show solutions from its portfolio of robust, integrated products, which include powerful Fiery® servers, advanced VUTEk superwide digital inkjet printers, web-enabled collaboration tools, and world-class print MIS and proofing solutions -- as well as integration among these solutions. EFI solutions will also be shown in partner booths throughout Ipex and in the Process Automation and JDF Pavilion co-sponsored by CIP4.
"IPEX is a terrific opportunity for EFI and our partners to demonstrate our innovative solutions to a broad audience," said Guy Gecht, EFI CEO. "In addition to showing our latest-generation Fiery technology, and updated MIS and proofing solutions, we're particularly excited to demonstrate our industry-leading VUTEk portfolio of products in an EFI tradeshow booth for the first time. Our VUTEk products empower many of our customers to add new, profitable services for their corporate clients."
EFI's strong presence at Ipex includes:
EFI will showcase how Fiery, the world-leading digital controller with more than 14 million users, enables customers' success in migrating to an offset/digital hybrid environment. Recent agreements with the leading native pre-press workflow providers ensure that the Fiery readily outputs proofs and short-run on-demand print production. (See demonstrations at EFI's booth, and joint press releases issued during Ipex with each partner.)
EFI CEO Guy Gecht will make a significant industry announcement related to VUTEk superwide digital inkjet printers at an Ipex press conference:
Thursday, April 6 - 12:30-1:30p.m - Seminar Suite 2
With Multigraphics, based in Bradford, England, EFI will also announce the first European installation of its Logic SQL Print Management Software with VUTEk Superwide digital inkjet printers.
EFI President Fred Rosenzweig, with VUTEk customer Data Image Limited, will join the Case Study Seminar at the INNOV8 Theatre to discuss how flatbed printing has added another dimension to the possibilities of digital printing:
Saturday, April 8 - 1:15-1:55p.m. - INNOV8 Theatre
And the newest result of the longstanding, successful partnership between Canon and EFI, Project Valiant, a technology demonstration of digital print workflow, will be shown at Canon Stand C50 Hall 6.
Other recent breakthroughs to be shown include: the newest Fiery digital controller technology; VUTEk® UV-curing flatbed printers; the EFI JDF Connector; EIS, a revolutionary "command center" for decision-makers using EFI's print management solutions; and Digital StoreFront, EFI's award-winning web-to-print solution.
Several EFI executives will deliver informative, key seminars at Ipex, in Suite 29, Atrium:
In the Ipex Process Automation and JDF Pavilion, located in Hall 20, EFI will demonstrate JDF integration with Dainippon Screen and Man Roland, and with Heidelberg and Dalim.
EFI will show Colorproof XF, its industry-acclaimed, scalable and versatile client/server-based proofing solution that turns inkjet and laser printers into powerful proofing devices, and highlight the popular Fiery Option, which seamlessly integrates EFI's Fiery controller.
Following are additional EFI product highlights at Ipex 2006:
Fiery System Software and Servers:
VUTEk Superwide Digital Inkjet Printers:
Print MIS Solutions:
Production Workflow Solutions:The features and benefits that made Digital StoreFront the Winner of the 2005 BERTL®'s Best Innovation Award will be shown, as well as the solution's most recent enhancements.
EFI (www.efi.com) is the world leader in digital controllers, superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing. EFI's award-winning technologies offer integrated document management tools from creation to print, including high fidelity color Fiery® print servers that can output up to 2000 ppm; VUTEk superwide digital inkjet printers and UV and solvent inks capable of printing on flexible and rigid substrates; powerful print production workflow and management information software solutions for increased performance and cost efficiency; and an array of corporate printing solutions. EFI's integrated solutions connect seamlessly, delivering unbeatable performance, cost savings and increased productivity. EFI maintains 23 offices worldwide.
NOTE TO EDITORS: EFI, Fiery, and Colorproof are registered trademarks of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and/or certain other foreign jurisdictions. Hagen, Logic and Digital StoreFront are trademarks of Electronics for Imaging, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.
EFI Public Relations
Gayle LeDoux, 650-357-3938