EFI - 11/26/2007
EFI Completes Strategic Investment In Raster Printers
Foster City, CA - November 26, 2007 -- EFI (NASDAQ: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital
printing innovation, today announced that it has completed a strategic investment in San Jose, California,
based Raster Printers. Raster Printers, founded in 2004, offers a line of environmentally-friendly UV wide format
printers marketed under the brand name Daytona.
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"Raster Printers, under the leadership of Rak Kumar, has developed market-leading products in wide format
UV inkjet printing," said Chet Pribonic, SVP & GM, EFI VUTEk. "By investing in Raster Printers, EFI continues
to demonstrate its dedication to bringing the broadest array of innovative products to the printing industry,
especially in the growing display graphics market. Raster’s products offer an ease-of-entry strategy for printers
wishing to take advantage of the huge market opportunity offered by roll-to-roll and rigid substrate UV printing
of display graphics."
New Raster Printing Offering
Raster Printers introduced the Daytona H700UV 72-inch hybrid flatbed printer with photographic image quality
and white ink at the recent SGIA 2007 conference in Orlando adding to their impressive T600 vacuum table
printer, which offers outstanding print quality with grayscale MEMS print heads from Dimatix. Raster Printers'
new products offer breakthrough quality and productivity for wide format UV printers starting at under $80,000.
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"This partnership with EFI comes at a great time for Raster Printers and its customers," said Rak Kumar,
President of Raster Printers. "As we continue to bring industry-leading products to market, collaboration with
EFI will help us deliver the quality and reliability that our customers expect, and enable us to increase the level
of innovation we can jointly introduce into the UV wide format market. We are also excited about the
opportunity to leverage EFI’s global sales and marketing footprint to increase market awareness for Raster
Printers’ products and to gain access to EFI’s large customer base."