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EFI - 5/1/2006

Presstek And EFI Join Forces At Connect 2006

Connect - Las Vegas - May 1, 2006 - Presstek, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRST), a leading manufacturer and marketer 
of high tech digital imaging solutions for the graphic arts market, and EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in 
digital controllers, superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions for commercial and 
enterprise printing today announced the Presstek Facet RIP, powered by EFI Fiery®, will be featured at EFI 
Connect 2006 conference, the industry's largest users' conference, being held from April 30th through May 
2nd in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel. The Facet RIP is available for immediate ordering and installation.

"We are excited to be demonstrating the Presstek Facet RIP at EFI Connect, because conference attendees 
will see first hand how easily the Facet RIP can integrate into their existing EFI workflow," said Peter Bouchard, 
Presstek's Vice President of Marketing. "Facet is designed to enable print providers to grow their service 
offerings by allowing the easy implementation of Presstek DI or CTP products." Bouchard adds, "Our partnership 
with EFI combines the industry's leading RIP and workflow solution with the leading short run color printing 
solution to create an affordable opportunity for small- and mid-sized shops to seamlessly add digital offset printing."

Presstek Facet RIP, based on the Fiery, sets a new standard for connectivity in digital and offset environments 
with advanced digital prepress capabilities in an easy-to-use, cost-effective software solution. Based on Adobe 
CPSI 3016, the Facet RIP is the industry's most powerful platform, generating the highest quality documents 
through its RIP Once Output Many (ROOM) architecture, which ensures the same results on proof as on plates. 
Re-RIPping is not required and variations are not introduced by the requirement to RIP files multiple times.

"Presstek's DI and CTP products are recognized in the industry for their ability to produce high quality short-run 
color printing," said Frank Mallozzi, EFI senior vice president, worldwide sales and marketing. "Integration with 
the Fiery's precision color, consistent high quality output and workflow innovation will greatly benefit EFI/Presstek 
joint customers. At Presstek's booth, the more than 1000 Connect attendees will have the opportunity to see 
those benefits demonstrated - the superior performance, cost savings and increased productivity they'll experience 
integrating the Fiery-based Presstek Facet RIP in their operations."

Facet has been developed for operation with all Presstek-branded digital output devices, including DI presses 
and Dimension Excel, Vector TX52, and ABDick DPM platesetters. This simplifies the process of adding a 
Presstek system into environments with an established Fiery workflow. The Facet RIP is sold and supported 
exclusively by Presstek and is the initial product in a portfolio of digital solutions. It provides the core foundation 
for adding advanced workflow modules and business management solutions to the operations of these 
establishments.

The Presstek Facet RIP builds on EFI's heritage of providing innovative, market-leading imaging and print 
management solutions. With more than 1.4 million Fiery controllers installed worldwide and managed by EFI's 
award-winning Command WorkStation interface, the Presstek Facet RIP takes advantage of EFI's unmatched 
technology, market reputation and ease-of-use. Based on EFI's Adobe CPSI Fiery G210 RIP, the Presstek 
Facet RIP can be configured with a wide range of capabilities, including:

* Automatic in-RIP trapping
* The ability to quickly and easily re-map spot colors from the desktop without returning to the native application
* Advanced proofing and ICC-based color management functionality based on Best Technology
* ImageViewer local and remote soft-proofing and color editing capabilities, including real-time pixel-level zoom 
of a rasterized job before it is committed to the print device
* Drag-and-drop hot folders for automation of repetitive tasks
* Easy integration with EFI Print MIS solutions, including PrintSmith®
* Powerful digital workflow management tools

Printers can manage their entire digital workflow from the Fiery-based Presstek Facet RIP. Since Facet is built 
on Fiery technology, it is controlled via the Command WorkStation® interface. This is the same familiar interface 
used by millions of Fiery digital controller customers around the world. The Fiery Command WorkStation, operated 
from a Mac or PC platform, offers the ability to view and control multiple Fiery-based RIPs, including Facet, from 
remote locations. This allows a customer to move a job from one device to another right from Command 
WorkStation. Now, with the click of a mouse, a customer can output 10 copies on a digital toner device and 
250 to 10,000 prints with the DI press without ever going back to prepress computers. Command Workstation 
also offers Sort, Search and Archive capability for increased operational flexibility. The Sort function allows jobs 
to be organized by name, date or print status. The Search function enables operators to quickly locate jobs
that were previously printed. And Archive offers the ability to easily save pre-RIPped files to another server or 
disk for easy retrieval and reprinting as well as for distribute-and-print applications.

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