EFI - 6/11/2007
Next-Generation EFI Fiery PDF Workflow to Integrate Adobe PDF Print
Connect - Las Vegas - June 11, 2007 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in color digital print servers,
superwide format printers, and print management solutions, today announced plans to integrate Adobe® PDF
Print Engine into its next-generation Fiery® System Software. Upon integration completion, Fiery technology
customers will be able to output Portable Document Format (PDF) files with greater accuracy of rendering (i.e.
transparencies), faster processing, and improved consistency with Adobe desktop applications, resulting in
greater efficiencies that lead to improved profits for EFI customers.
Fiery customers, particularly graphic arts professionals, commercial printers, and pre-press companies in hybrid
offset/digital environments, deploying the Adobe PDF Print Engine will benefit from greater compatibility between
Adobe Acrobat and Fiery RIPing (raster image processor) capabilities. Also, device-independent workflows will
be enhanced via seamless JDF (Job Definition Format) integration and common technologies in the PDF Print
Engine and Adobe Creative Suite.
More than 14 million users worldwide benefit from EFI Fiery power, performance, and speed, as well as its
unmatched color output, extensive variable data printing support, and superior workflow management, which
won the leading industry analysts BERTL's Best Award for Innovation for 2007. EFI's integrating Adobe PDF
Print Engine, with its PDF content definition strengths, will allow PDF print jobs to stay device-independent
across the workflow. The Fiery workflow integrating the Adobe PDF Print Engine will streamline offset/digital
hybrid environments, allowing easy late-stage content corrections, enabling job repurposing for output on
different printing systems and providing Fiery-driven on-screen, high-resolution previews.
"Our close working relationship with EFI ensures that new, flexible high quality print workflows are being
enabled by the seamless integration of Adobe PDF Print Engine software with Fiery technology," said Don
Walker, senior director of Print Publishing at Adobe.
"The Adobe PDF Print Engine is the first PDF RIP we've seen that natively integrates the content, PDF, with
the job ticket, JDF," said Mehran Farimani, senior vice president and general manager, Fiery Products, EFI.
"EFI is incorporating Adobe's newest technology into the Fiery, the industry's most advanced print server that
turns digital production print engines into most effective competitive advantage, to provide our customers with
greater efficiencies that help them profitably grow their digital printing business."
This new development is the most recent in the long-standing, successful EFI/Adobe relationship, which spans
more than ten years. EFI is one of the largest licensee of Adobe PostScript® printing technology for high-
performance print workflow solutions. The Adobe Creative Suite to EFI Fiery JDF Connector, which provides
JDF connectivity between Fiery color digital print servers, EFI's powerful print management information systems
and Adobe® Creative Suite is available via download at efi.com.