Foster City, Calif. - Feb. 8, 2012 - Building on its joint success in North America, today EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII) and Epson have launched new Designer Edition product bundles in Europe, bringing a unique and complete proofing solution to creative professionals. Combining award-winning Epson Stylus Pro printers with an industry-leading EFI eXpress for Epson Software RIP, these bundles are engineered to deliver powerful yet easy-to-use solutions for professional graphic designers and photographers, enabling them to print their creative visions with unsurpassed colour accuracy.
Included as part of the Designer Edition bundles are the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900, the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 (with or without SpectroProofer) and the Epson Stylus Pro 3880. The combination of these printers and the EFI eXpress high-quality inkjet RIP gives users the unique ability to create colour accurate comps, proofs or mockups, alongside RGB photographs. The software includes sophisticated yet simple to use spot colour support with embedded libraries for DIC, HKS, PANTONE and Toyo, ensuring accurate colour reproduction out of the box. True Adobe interpreters allow for complete compatibility with the latest design suites on a Mac or PC.
Marco van Niekerk, senior product manager LFP at Epson, said: "These bundles have been put together to give agencies and design professionals a complete solution to easily achieve high-quality print and colour reproduction. Together, the Epson printers and EFI RIP ensure that proofing is consistently accurate, repeatable and can be achieved simply, at an affordable price point."
"EFI is proud to have once again been chosen exclusively by Epson to bring a powerful proofing workflow solution to a diverse new marketplace," said Stefan Spiegel, general manager of Fiery inkjet printing application products at EFI. "Now, creative professionals in Europe will have a unique, complete and affordable solution to meet all of their contract-proofing needs. These Designer Edition bundles fill the gap between high-end proofing solutions and entry-level RIP offerings, providing the identical accuracy to a full-featured EFI proofing RIP while reducing the price point dramatically."
The Designer Edition bundle can verify every proof with an EFI ES-1000/Eye One Pro spectrophotometer or with the optional Epson built-in SpectroProofer for the Stylus Pro 4900. From job submission to proof, everything can be done automatically, including the verification result printed on the proof as a label. The verification feature is a convenient, easy-to-use solution for quality assurance based on ISO 12647-7/8 or house standards. It measures and compares colour values based on Ugra/Fogra or IDEAlliance control strips and is an essential tool for successful and reliable proofing.
The three bundles are available now from Epson and its resellers. For more information, visit www.epson-europe.com
EFI (www.efi.com) is a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFI's award-winning solutions, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. The company's robust product portfolio includes Fiery® digital print controllers and solutions; VUTEk® superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Rastek™ UV wide-format inkjet printers; Jetrion® industrial inkjet printing systems; print production workflow and business process automation software; and corporate printing solutions.
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader that is dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a product line-up ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices.
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