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Apr 5, 2006

Rampage JVX Prepress Workflow Integrates EFI Fiery and Print MIS to Streamline Offset/Digital Hybrid Environments

Rampage JVX Prepress Workflow Integrates EFI Fiery and Print MIS to Streamline Offset/Digital Hybrid Environments

Ipex – Birmingham, England – April 5, 2006 – EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in digital controllers, superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, and Rampage Systems, developers of the Rampage JVX Prepress Workflow and Rampage Remote, today announced their collaboration to help ensure customers' success in migrating to an offset/digital hybrid environment. Graphic arts professionals, commercial printers, and pre-press companies will benefit from the integration of the companies' solutions.

Supporting the JDF standard within a client/server architecture, the Rampage JVX workflow system enables high-volume prepress production across diverse platesetters, proofing systems, and other output devices. To ensure the highest level of automation, Rampage JVX facilitates remote job submission and preflighting as well as integrated, Internet-based proofing and collaboration. The collaboration between EFI and Rampage provides a workflow that helps the number of companies operating mixed environments meet their customers' quality and deadline demands regardless of output.

There are more than 14 million users of Fiery controllers in the world, and more than 8500 businesses worldwide utilize EFI Print MIS Solutions to provide the foundation for their management processes. The EFI/Rampage collaboration enables Rampage users 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.

“EFI Fiery is the dominant front end our customers choose to drive for their high quality digital printers,” says Kevin McSweeney, Rampage's vice president of sales and marketing. “And with our collaboration with EFI, Rampage customers can now automate production all the way through digital printing in one smooth process.”

“Rampage customers will be able to integrate Fiery-driven digital devices into their native pre-press workflow to output proofs and short-run on-demand print production,” added Kathy Wilson, EFI director of server product marketing and strategy. “The millions who depend on Fiery technology for precision color, consistent high quality output and workflow innovation will be able to more readily deploy Rampage JVX. Used by many Rampage customers, EFI's Fiery controller technology for extreme production environments offers unparalleled color quality, open VDP workflow flexibility, and expert-level tools for graphic arts professionals.”

Rampage customers can look forward to seamless integration with EFI Print MIS Solutions via EFI's JDF Connectors. EFI Print MIS Solutions provide businesses with a process foundation that includes real-time, shared access to the baseline information required for day-to-day operations as well as the high-level, focused information executives require for important business decisions. EFI Print MIS Solutions offer estimating and quoting, order entry, job tracking and control, dynamic scheduling with “what-if” capabilities, real-time shop floor data collection, physical and finished goods inventory management, invoicing and receivables, payables, GL and financials, sales, employee and process analysis and “Web-to-Print” Internet tools.


Shown at Ipex (EFI Stand D20 in Hall 9), Fiery color servers are available through EFI's OEM partners; EFI Print MIS solutions are sold direct from EFI; the EFI JDF Connector is available via free download at www.efi.com, providing JDF connectivity between Fiery digital servers, its powerful print MIS solutions and Adobe® Creative Suite 2, Premium Edition.

About Rampage JVX

Rampage JVX vastly changes the level of automation within the print production cycle through cross-system interoperability, expanded control over incoming PDF, and diverse options for remote exchange. Equally important, with Rampage JVX, automation does not get in the way of control. By preserving page independence and by screening late in the production cycle, JVX allows the user to easily respond to last-minute changes, human error, equipment malfunction, and other issues without starting jobs again from scratch. Softproofing, the ability to edit traps, late binding, and countless other features combine to provide the perfect balance of automation and control.

About Rampage

Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, Rampage Systems develops open and scaleable systems for high-volume prepress production. Rampage solutions are distributed in the USA by Enovation Graphics and regional graphic arts dealers. Outside the USA, Rampage is sold by Fuji Film and its agents. According to a 2005 survey by GATF, Rampage has the second largest marketshare within commercial printing in the USA.

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 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 and Fiery are registered trademarks of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and/or certain other foreign jurisdictions. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Gayle LeDoux

Peter Gorgone
Rampage, Inc.

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