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Jan 31, 2006

EFI Showcases Industry-Leading MIS, VUTEk and Fiery Server Solutions at Ipex 2006

EFI Showcases Industry-Leading MIS, VUTEk and Fiery Server Solutions at Ipex 2006

EFI's Advanced Technologies Align Customers for Success

FOSTER CITY, Calif. – Jan. 24, 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 showcase its innovative, industry-leading solutions at Ipex 2006 (April 4-11 at the NEC, Birmingham U.K.). Solutions from EFI's end-to-end product portfolio to be shown at EFI Stand D20 in Hall 9 range from web-enabled collaboration tools to advanced print MIS solutions to the most powerful Fiery® servers and advanced superwide digital inkjet printers – as well as integration among these solutions. Recent breakthroughs to be shown include: the EFI JDF Connector, EIS, a revolutionary “command center” for decision-makers using EFI's print management solutions, VUTEk® UV-curing flatbed printers, Digital StoreFront™, EFI's award-winning web-to-print solution, and the newest Fiery digital controller technology.

“Ipex 2006 is a terrific opportunity for EFI to demonstrate our innovative, integrated solutions to an international audience. And this is the first tradeshow since our acquisition of VUTEk where an EFI stand will include superwide digital inkjet printer solutions,” said Guy Gecht, EFI CEO. “We'll demonstrate EFI's advanced technology and workflow efficiencies and show how our customers benefit - through improved competitiveness, efficiency and profitability - from our solutions.”

EFI's JDF Connector enables commercial printers and designers to deliver a more accurate, more efficient production workflow – from capturing the designer's original design intent to real-time estimating, accounting and billing, to producing brilliant digital output. Shown at Ipex and available via free download at www.efi.com, the EFI JDF Connector provides JDF connectivity between Fiery digital servers, its powerful print MIS solutions and Adobe® Creative Suite 2, Premium Edition.

EIS, a new module included with EFI's industry-leading Hagen and Logic MIS systems, instantly recaps the state-of-the-business and links to other key data, enabling new levels of business intelligence. The web-based EIS helps to improve processes and profit potential by giving users complete and instant visibility into real-time business information.

EFI's VUTEk PressVu® UV 200/600 UV-curing flatbed printer offers the highest image quality and greatest versatility available today in a UV-curing printer and offers many features unexpected at its price range. Designed to help digital print providers increase profitability, EFI's VUTEk PressVu UV 320/400 UV-curing flatbed printer is the most productive in its class and is ideal for applications ranging from billboard to high quality point-of-purchase.

EFI Digital StoreFront provides a complete, streamlined workflow from the document creator, through the print production environment, to finishing and delivery. By providing a robust, personalized interactive intranet or Internet presence 24 hours a day, Digital StoreFront enhances customer relationships and improves profitability.

Millions of Fiery users depend on Fiery technology for precision color, consistent high quality output and workflow innovation. EFI's newest system software takes these Fiery qualities to the next level with its leading-edge WYSIWYG job composition and imposition tools, workflow automation, advanced production tools, and flexible and open VDP capabilities. EFI's newest Fiery digital controller technology for extreme production environments offers unparalleled color quality, open VDP workflow flexibility, and expert-level tools for graphic arts professionals.

Following are additional EFI product highlights at Ipex 2006:

Fiery System Software and Servers:

  • In addition to the demonstrations held in the EFI booth, industry-leading Fiery technology and JDF connectivity will be featured at several partner booths, including:

  • Canon, Stand C50 Hall 6 - Fiery-driven systems and connectivity to Digital StoreFront and EFI Print MIS solutions;

  • KonicaMinolta, Stand B41 Hall 4 - Fiery-driven systems and EFI MicroPress connectivity;

  • Océ, Stand E40/G35 Hall 1 - Fiery-driven systems;
  • Xerox, Stand C70 Hall 3a - Fiery-driven systems and EFI MIS connectivity.

  • Production Workflow Solutions:

  • The features and benefits that made Digital StoreFront the Winner of the 2005 BERTL®'s Best Innovation Award will be on display, as well as the solution's most recent enhancements.
  • EFI MicroPress delivers powerful digital prepress and workflow management to industry-leading black & white and color printers to maximize productivity and print quality for all print-on-demand environments.

  • Proofing Solutions:

  • Version 2.6 of Colorproof™ XF, EFI's advanced proofing software, will also be showcased. New features include manual nesting, support for a wider variety of printers and file formats, and breakthrough Dot Creator and Fiery options.
  • EFI Designer Edition 4.2, EFI's entry-level solution for digital proofing targeted at small and medium-sized business in the creative, prepress and production stages.
  • EFI proofing solutions will be showcased in partner booths throughout the show.

  • Print MIS Solutions:

  • EFI will demonstrate the new, acclaimed EIS ‘command center,' a powerful, web-based interactive data analysis tool that gives users complete and instant visibility into real-time business information.
  • EFI will showcase the newest versions of its Hagen™, Prograph®, Logic™ and Printsmith® MIS tools.
  • EFI will demonstrate JDF connectivity with Komori and Heidelberg.
  • EFI will be featured in the Ipex Process Automation and JDF Pavilion, located in Hall 20, and co-sponsored by the CIP4 standards organization. EFI will demonstrate its solutions for improving production interoperability, productivity and profitability.

  • Superwide Digital Inkjet Printers:

  • EFI will demonstrate how the VUTEk PressVu® UV 200/600 UV-curing flatbed printer enables users to benefit from high-end image quality, greater productivity and improved profitability at an affordable price.
  • EFI will also show the VUTEk PressVu UV 320/400, designed for reliable, around-the-clock productivity and capable of printing on a wide range of sheet-fed and roll-to-roll substrates.

  • About EFI

    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 end to end, 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, Splash 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

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