EFI - 10/23/2006
EFI and EFI Customers Win Big at Graph Expo
Foster City, Calif. - Oct. 23, 2006 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in digital color servers, superwide
format printers and inks, and print management solutions, today announced significant Graph Expo (Oct. 15 -18,
Chicago's McCormick Place) show award wins for EFI and EFI customers. Five EFI products were awarded
coveted Must See 'Em awards, seven of the twelve PIXI (Printing Innovation with Xerox Imaging) for innovation
and excellence in digital printing applications winners are EFI Fiery® users, and 34 EFI Print MIS customers
have won PIA/GATF Premier Print Awards.
"Graph Expo 2006 was a success for EFI. We met with a great number of customers and potential customers,
showcasing our newest solutions designed to dramatically increase their profitability and productivity," said Frank
Mallozzi, senior vice president, worldwide sales and marketing, EFI. "The prestigious industry award wins
announced at the show demonstrate that our technology innovations hit the mark and empower customers
with new revenue opportunities, increased automation, efficiency and cost savings."
Must See 'Em Awards
A panel of 15 leading industry consultants and trade magazine editors awards Must See 'Ems to the products
and services representing the technology trends that will impact virtually all types of printers or converters. More
than 600 companies showed more than 5700 products at Graph Expo '06. Five EFI products were among the
sixty identified as the most compelling by the judges and awarded Must See 'Ems. These awards include
"Worth-a-Look"designations, meaning the panel deems them especially important for niche markets and
selected groups of printers or converters.
Colorproof XF -- Color Proofing Must See 'Em!
The scalable, versatile client/server-based Colorproof XF platform's significant new features and enhancements
include a new output option for gravure printers, a new production option for wide format production environments
and the Fiery Option, which seamlessly integrates Fiery-driven devices into the Colorproof XF workflow.
Color Profiler Suite Color Management and Control Worth a Look!
The new Color Profiler Suite (CPS) profiling solution designed to ensure total color quality control in the color
printing workflow for graphic arts professionals. The new solution offers an intuitive interface, seamless integration
into existing operations, and extensive functionality. CPS is especially suited for printers driven by EFI servers
and controllers and offers a complete suite of integrated color management tools.
PrinterSite Fulfillment Individual Products Must See 'Em!
PrinterSite Fulfillment provides customer-facing web sites for ordering pull-from-inventory, print-on-demand, and
VDP items, as well as non-print items. The best practices Internet shopping experience provided by PrinterSite
Fulfillment lets customers who have limited or no technical expertise order print and other products successfully.
Auto-Count Opforma Prepress Software Worth a Look!
Auto-Count OpForma automatically collects, tracks and reports workstation productivity and seamlessly integrates
to EFI print MIS systems. The new product was on display at Graph Expo for the first time integrated with EFI.
Enterprise Information Systems -- Management Information System -- (Still)
Worth a Look!
The acclaimed EIS 'command center' is a powerful, web-based interactive data analysis tool that gives users
complete and instant visibility into real-time business information.
The EFI Fiery-driven bizhub PRO C6500 Production Color Digital Press from Konica Minolta won a Must See
'Em as well. The Fiery IC-303 server designed for this 65 pages-per-minute press delivers precision color,
consistent high quality output, and workflow innovation.
More information can be found at www.mustseeems.com.
Xerox PIXI Awards
EFI congratulates customers who have won PIXI awards, Xerox's multinational competition recognizing
innovation and excellence in digital printing applications. This year's PIXI Awards competition received more
than 300 global entries, the largest number in the competition's five-year history.
Customers who use EFI Fiery color digital print servers are winners in the individual categories:
Variable Print/One-to-One Marketing Communications
Astoria Graphics Inc., New York, first place for its "Fishing for New Business" submission, a personalized
direct-mail campaign. The piece, which received an 80 percent response rate, was printed on a Fiery-driven
Xerox iGen3 digital color production press.
Copygraph S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina, third place for its "Libro Del Bebe" submission, a newborn baby kit
that includes a personalized book and calendar. The kit was printed on a Fiery-driven Xerox DocuColor 8000
American Greetings Corp., Cleveland, Ohio, second place for its "All Night Long Invite" submission, printed on
a Fiery-driven iGen3 digital color production press.
Short-run Digital Color
Salem State College, Salem, Mass., first place for its "Yen Vo Calendar" submission, which incorporates
photography and digital copying on heavyweight paper and is printed double-sided on a Fiery-driven Xerox
DocuColor 3535 Copier/Printer.
Sigma Marketing Group, Rochester, N.Y., second place for its "2006 Cement Mixer" submission, a three-
dimensional mailer resembling building materials, printed on a Fiery-driven Xerox DocuColor 240/250
Hume Imaging Inc., Scarborough, Ontario, third place for its "King's Garden Menu" submission, a four-color menu,
printed on a Fiery-driven Xerox DocuColor 2045 Digital Color Press.
Digital Books and Manuals
Toppan Printing Company America, Somerset, N.J., second place for its "Dynamic Dynosaur" submission, a
hand-bound book printed on the iGen3 digital color production press. Toppan Printing uses the iGen3 integrated
with the EFI Logic Print MIS solution.
More information can be found at www.xerox.com/pixi. EFI solutions designed for Xerox systems are sold through
the Xerox direct sales force, resellers, agents and concessionaires.
PIA/GATF Premier Print Awards
EFI also congratulates its Print MIS customers who were awarded Premier Print Awards by PIA/GATF at the
organization's awards ceremony held in conjunction with Graph Expo. Thirty-four EFI customers were recognized
by PIA/GATF for outstanding accomplishments in the graphic communications industry. These awards were
created to encourage industry professionals to serve as models for others to emulate.
EFI Print MIS Solutions provide businesses with a process foundation that includes real-time, shared access to
the baseline information required for day-to-day operations as well as the high-level, focused information executives
require for important business decisions. EFI Print MIS Solutions offer estimating and quoting, order entry, job
tracking and control, dynamic scheduling with "what-if" capabilities, real-time shop floor data collection, physical
and finished goods inventory management, invoicing and receivables, payables, GL and financials, sales,
employee and process analysis and "web-to-print" tools.