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Mar 7, 2006

PrintSmith Upgrade Helps EFI Customers Improve Productivity

PrintSmith Upgrade Helps EFI Customers Improve Productivity

PrintSmith V7.2 Features Include: Stock Inventory, Time Clock, Ticket Generator and Estimator Check List

Foster City, Calif. – March 7, 2006 – EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in digital controllers, superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions, today announced it is shipping EFI PrintSmith? version 7.2, with new product features to improve efficiency and save customers time and money. EFI PrintSmith is a flexible, feature rich print management information system and the market leading solution for print and copy shops.

Highlights of the PrintSmith version 7.2 upgrade include: stock inventory that enables users to automatically know what stock is available, when it's time to reorder and ability to place the reorder at just the right time; an employee time clock that works with EFI Tracker to give a true sense of production hours and employee productivity; a delivery ticket generator providing users with a package audit trail that saves time and makes deliveries more predictable; and an estimator check list that presents a quick and easy way ensure quotes are accurate.

“We do a lot of pre-prints and being able to keep track of these in a live inventory program saves us a lot of time and effort,” said Randy Herron, owner of Herron Printing and Graphics. “Being able to easily track our business and also manage stock and generate a delivery audit trail means that our business is more predictable, reliable and efficient.”

"For small print shops, copy centers and other, on-demand digital environments, PrintSmith is indispensable. It automates the entire business process and helps our customers improve productivity and increase profits,” said Marc Olin, senior vice president and general manager, EFI Professional Printing Applications. "As with prior versions, PrintSmith 7.2 also integrates directly with EFI Fiery driven output devices for job ticketing and data collection, allowing even greater productivity improvements.”

PrintSmith version 7.2 is available now and will be offered free to customers currently on EFI's maintenance program. For more information please contact 800-875-7117.

About EFI

EFI (www.efi.com) is the world leader in digital imaging 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 22 offices worldwide.

NOTE TO EDITORS: EFI and Fiery are registered trademarks of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and/or certain other foreign jurisdictions. EFI PrintSmith is a trademark of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Katie Maller
EFI Public Relations

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