Canon U.S.A., Inc. - 1/15/2008
Canon U.S.A. AND EFI Complete Compatibility Testing of EFI’S
Colorproof XF Proofing And Production Solution
Lake Success, N.Y., January 15, 2008 - As part of Canon’s Alliance Program, EFI has completed compatibility
testing of EFI’s Bestcolor® Technology-driven Colorproof XF with Canon’s large format devices. As a result,
Canon U.S.A. will promote this compatibility through co-marketing and awareness generation initiatives targeting
solution applications within five key markets - Photography, Prepress, CAD/GIS, Signage and Scan/Copy.
Canon U.S.A. features these partners on their corporate website ( www.usa.canon.com ) along with other
channel marketing communications.
"We are pleased that EFI has tested their software to determine the compatibility with our imagePROGRAF line
and are eager to promote the resulting solutions to the channel and end-user," said Jim Rosetta, vice president
and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "Compatibility with Colorproof XF will allow
customers to take full advantage of all that our imagePROGRAF printers have to offer."
Reston, Virginia-based visual consultancy Prestige Graphics Inc. recently produced an annual exhibit for the
Smithsonian Natural History Museum using an EFI Colorproof XF-driven Canon imagePROGRAF iPF9000 large
format color production printer. Contracted by Nature’s Best Photography Magazine, Prestige Graphics produced
61 full-brilliant-color photograph prints with wide-format dimensions of 4 x 6 feet, 2 x 3 feet, 2 x 5 feet and 5 x 10
feet, filling an 5,000 square-foot Smithsonian gallery with brilliant images depicting the beauty of nature.
"Since I first won the Smithsonian project in 2003, Colorproof XF has been critical to providing my best work for
Nature’s Best Publishing and why this client has come back to me every year for the last five years with this
exciting and very high-profile assignment," said Mark McCall, president, Prestige Graphics, Inc. ( www.
prestigegraphicsinc.com ) "The Nature’s Best Photography Awards exhibit at the Smithsonian is a crowning
achievement for Prestige Graphics and EFI’s Colorproof XF is the only proofing solution I would trust for it - the
color fidelity I’m able to produce is amazing; far surpassing what I could do with anything else."
Colorproof XF helps transform inkjet and laser printers into powerful proofing and production systems and is
renowned for providing customers with outstanding performance, color quality, flexibility and a highly intuitive
interface. The XF Server on Mac OS X makes the system a complete cross-platform solution. With its client/
server architecture and modular concept, Colorproof XF offers an unprecedented level of customization to fit
print service provider’s individual needs.
"Our successful compatibility testing for Colorproof XF with Canon imagePROGRAF Large Format Printers is the
latest advancement in the long-standing relationship between EFI and Canon that results in increased
competitiveness, efficiency and profitability for customers," said Frank Mallozzi, senior vice president, worldwide
marketing and sales, EFI.
In addition to Colorproof XF, Canon customers can also benefit from EFI’s industry-leading Fiery color digital print
server technology, Fiery Central, the company’s powerful, modular, PDF-based production workflow solution,
Digital StoreFront, EFI’s web-to-print platform, and EFI Print MIS Solutions, for optimal business management.