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EFI - 2/20/2008

Raster Printers and EFI Extend Strategic Relationship

San Jose, CA and Foster City, CA - Feb. 20, 2008 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused 
digital printing innovation, and Raster Printers, a leading manufacturer of mid-range flatbed printing systems, 
today announced that customers who purchase Raster Printers’ Daytona H700UV 72-inch wide Production 
Flatbed UV printer will also immediately benefit from EFI’s production printing and proofing solution, Fiery® XF, 
bundled with the printer. The Fiery XF-driven Daytona H700UV will debut at the International Sign Expo (March 
26-29, 2008, Orlando, Fla.). At its launch in Q4 last year, the new printer set a new standard of media versatility, 
image quality and price performance. The Daytona printer is now even more powerful with Fiery XF’s high-speed 
processing, exceptional color quality and increased productivity, as well as seamless connectivity to the broad 
EFI product portfolio. The bundled solution is ideal for print service providers, especially manufacturers of signs, 
displays and décor for indoor and outdoor use. 

"Raster Printers and EFI share the objective of providing innovative solutions that deliver a competitive 
advantage for customers in the display graphics market," said Frank Mallozzi, vice president of worldwide sales 
and marketing, EFI. "The powerful combination of Fiery XF and Raster Printers’ Daytona printer is a high-value 
solution that delivers the best possible output, fast. Additionally, Fiery XF provides seamless connectivity to the 
broad EFI product portfolio. Daytona-Fiery XF customers profit from current and future integration with other EFI 
products to streamline production workflows and increase productivity."

"Our collaboration with EFI helps us deliver solutions of the highest quality and reliability," said Rak Kumar, 
president of Raster Printers. "Fiery XF delivers a terrific boost to our Daytona customers, as the new, powerful 
product combination makes them more competitive, efficient and profitable."

Utilizing Toshiba Tec’s CA4 Grey Scale print heads with drop sizes ranging from 6 pL to 42 pL, H700UV 
produces near photographic quality images. A vacuum belt media handling system can handle roll and rigid 
media up to 72 inches wide, 1.8 inches thick and 100 pounds in weight. In Four Color mode, eight print heads, 
each with 318 nozzles, can produce graphics at speeds of up to

320 square feet per hour. The addition of two optional print heads allows white ink printing in multiple modes to 
support printing on clear as well as substrates of different colors.

Based on Colorproof™ XF, EFI's industry-leading and award-winning proofing and production solution, and 
Bestcolor™ Technology, Fiery XF leverages EFI's proofing competence for perfect colors on the Dayton printer. 
EFI Fiery XF offers intelligent Clean Color and Full Gamut Technology for brilliant print results for both production 
and proofing purposes in a complete cross-platform application. Clean Color addresses Raster Printers’ 
customers’ specific color needs for vivid, saturated color with pleasant modulation and clean appearance. 
Clean Color Technology provides an exciting and eye-catching appearance in all image areas as well as highly 
precise and correct colors where they are needed, such as skin tones, grays and spot colors. 

Additionally, Fiery XF's color management offers a Full Gamut profile, exploiting the maximum color gamut on the 
Daytona printer. Primary colors are reproduced perfectly and color rendering is not limited by profiles. Fiery XF 
delivers the perfect combination of correct color reproduction and color optimization.

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