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EFI - 5/20/2014

EFI Expands Innovation with UltraDrop 7 Grayscale Technology

This year’s Fespa Digital sees EFI™ drive forward its wide- and superwide-format inkjet production leadership with UltraDrop™ 7pL grayscale print head 
technology on its VUTEk® GS series printers. EFI’s high-volume UV-inkjet press, the VUTEk HS100 Pro, will feature full automation and a material edge 
guide (MEG) system. The company’s exhibit at the May 20-23 tradeshow also has the European debut of the new EFI H1625 LED printer – the first LED 
device in the entry-level EFI Wide Format printer line – and the EFI VUTEk GS3250LXr Pro roll-fed printer.
 
Fespa Digital also marks the worldwide premiere of EFI Fiery® proServer Version 6, a scalable and flexible digital front-end workflow offering significantly 
faster processing speeds. Visitors to EFI’s exhibit in stand B1-110 will also see the latest advancements to the market-leading portfolio of EFI MIS/ERP 
and web-to-print products that enable companies to work more efficiently.
 
7pL UltraDrop technology on VUTEk GS series printers
 
The VUTEk GS series printers will now feature EFI’s new UltraDrop technology, which combines the smallest drop sizes available in its class with 
grayscale imaging and more precise control for customers that need the ultimate in image quality, crispness and speed. UltraDrop technology employs 
native 7pL print heads with true multi-drop addressability in each dot position, giving high apparent resolution and high definition quality with four-level 
grayscale and two ink density levels. The new technology also produces outstanding smoothness in shadows, gradients and transitions, as well as 
superb text quality with four-point text in both standard and knockout with fewer satellites and more clarity in all print modes.
 
Seven-year 3M MCS Warranty for EFI SuperFlex Ink
 
EFI and 3M Commercial Solutions are pleased to announce a seven-year 3M™ MCS™ Warranty for vehicle graphics when produced using the appropriate 
3M base film, EFI™ VUTEk® GSLXr 3M™ SuperFlex UV Inks, the EFI VUTEk GS3250LXr Pro printer and the appropriate 3M film over laminate. It is the 
first warranty of its kind in the industry for LED printing technology. The seven-year 3M™ MCS™ Warranty is offered to help protect discriminating users who 
require optimum performance for the intended life of the graphics.
 
The 3M™ MCS™ Warranty is widely recognized as the industry’s most comprehensive finished graphics warranty, covering fading, cracking, peeling and 
other aspects of graphic performance. The system of matched 3M components comes with the science and weathering technology that assures end 
users that their images will perform as expected for the life of the graphic. 
 
Graphics printed on a VUTEk GS3250LXr Pro LED printer with EFI VUTEk GSLXr 3M™ SuperFlex UV Inks are ideal for outdoor applications, vehicle wraps 
and graphic applications on textured surfaces, such as brick panels, which can withstand heating and stretching without cracking and UV fading.
 
Expanding LED’s superior benefits to the industry
 
Already the undisputed market leader in LED curing with some 250 combination flatbed and roll-fed units sold worldwide, EFI is bringing LED to a greater 
number of companies with the introduction of the EFI H1625 LED printer, an ideal product for users who want an entry-level printer with the advantages 
of LED, grayscale, standard white ink and single-pass, multilayer capabilities. The printer’s variable droplets provide eight levels of grayscale for superior 
image quality, fine gradients and strong solid colors. With a 1.65m-width and fast changeover between rigid and flexible materials, the versatility of the 
EFI H1625 LED printer offers the opportunity to generate greater profits and a fast return on investment, for a low total cost of ownership.
 
Energy assessments carried out by Fogra have confirmed that EFI’s VUTEk® wide-format printers with LED curing show energy reductions of up to 82% 
when compared with devices that use conventional mercury arc lamps.
 
EFI’s 3.2m VUTEk GS3250LXr Pro dedicated roll-fed printer with SuperFlex UV ink is also making a European debut in Munich. It joins the existing 
GS3250LX and GS2000LX LED printers in lowering production costs, promoting a greener working environment and enabling users to print to a wide 
range of materials that are not suitable for use with traditional curing methods.
 
“At Stewart Signs we review new equipment looking at overall effectiveness in terms of productivity, quality and consistency, proven reliability and 
performance,” said Tom Bates, production manager at Stewart Signs in Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK. “The GS3250LXr won, but we feel EFI VUTEk 
always offers one of the best in class. It’s our job to make our customers look good and to make the process painless; we value suppliers that do the 
same for us.”
 
“One day all curing technologies will incorporate LED lamps, so EFI is proud to have been the first to achieve its universal acceptance in our wide-format 
and label printers,” stated Guy Gecht, CEO of EFI. “We now have the ability to provide all the production and workflow tools essential for sign-makers, 
display producers and graphics professionals to create their own road to business growth and greater profits.”
 
Baz Ogle of Format Graphics in the UK converted to LED when he realized how the technology would benefit his company. “The ability to print direct, 
even to the most difficult media without compromising on either speed or quality, made me decide that the VUTEk GS3250LX was the machine we needed,” 
he said. “Buying this superwide-format printer also meant we could become more environmentally responsible through using a greener technology and 
reducing our power consumption.”
 
EFI’s high-volume inkjet press, the 3.2m VUTEk HS100 Pro, now offers fully automated loading and unloading. Introduced last year, the VUTEk HS100 Pro 
has quickly found popularity across a broad spectrum of users that need versatile, fast production with exacting grayscale quality. By eradicating the 
manual feeding and off-loading of jobs, productivity is more consistent across all types of applications, from one-offs through to higher volumes.
 
Process files up to 10 times faster with EFI Fiery proServer Version 6
 
The latest version of Fiery proServer makes its debut at Fespa Digital. It brings the EFI FAST RIP (Fiery Accelerated System Technology) to wide to 
superwide inkjet production. As a result, users can process complex vector data up to ten times faster than competitive systems. Designed for EFI 
VUTEk printers but compatible with over 500 wide- and superwide-format printers from numerous major manufacturers, Fiery proServer Version 6 also 
supports FOGRA PSD certifications, and it offers new tiling features for improved usability. A dynamic smoothing feature on the new Fiery proServer 
ensures superior gradient output.
 
EFI also is demonstrating its innovative thermoforming application for generating digitally printed 3D and shaped displays that are produced on a VUTEk GS 
Pro-TF system. The renowned EFI SmartSign Analytics (SSA) signage analysis product is also featured, showing how retail marketers can automatically 
capture and analyze the viewers of signs to assess the effectiveness of displays across different demographics.
 
EFI’s MIS and ERP products on display at Fespa Digital streamline business and administration processes, bringing users the ability to fine-tune their 
operations, reduce costs and remove the margin for error. Finally, EFI will feature its acclaimed Digital StoreFront® and OPS web-to-print products that 
meet the diverse print communications needs of customers from all print, dynamic publishing and cross-media environments.

www.efi.com


EFI - 5/14/2014

EFI Announces its Most Advanced Digital Front End Platform with Fiery FS150 Pro

EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, has launched its newest Fiery® platform for cut-sheet digital 
production systems. The EFI Fiery FS150 Pro digital front end (DFE) offers faster processing, unsurpassed image quality, seamless MIS/ERP integration 
and even easier to use automated workflows.
 
Higher Performance
Fiery HyperRIP pushes performance to the limit by simultaneously processing a print job on four processor cores. As a result, users can get their full-color 
digital print jobs processed up to 55% faster than Fiery Driven™ presses without HyperRIP.
 
“With the new FS150 Pro technology, we dramatically improve the already industry-leading processing time of Fiery DFEs,” said John Henze, vice 
president, Fiery marketing, EFI. “That best-in-class Fiery performance, combined with easy-to-use automated workflows, gives in-plant print departments 
and commercial printers the power to complete work faster with outstanding accuracy, even on complex jobs.”
 
Unsurpassed Image Quality
The Fiery FS150 Pro DFE has all the advanced imaging features that made its predecessor the first DFE platform to carry a 100% perfect pass label from 
VIGC’s PDF RIP Audit. Users can have more confidence than ever before that their output matches the designer’s intent on the first print -- including a 
new unique grayscale composite overprint feature that ensures correct monochrome printing of overprints, drop shadows and transparencies.
 
Fiery ImageViewer, an application that allows users to view full resolution raster data in real time and adjust the final raster output before printing, now 
includes the ability to save last-minute color adjustments so future jobs that require the same type of color correction can be produced faster.
 
"EFI raised the bar again with its Fiery FS150 Pro,” according to Kaspar Roos, associate director of production workflow solutions at analyst firm 
InfoTrends. “With its speed enhancements, better color management and productivity improvements, it is a perfect fit for demanding print environments.”
 
More Job Automation
The latest version of Fiery Command WorkStation® software included with the Fiery FS150 Pro DFE puts automated production controls at users’ 
fingertips. Server-based automated workflows are easy for system administrators to set up and deploy, allowing operators to produce jobs in fewer clicks 
and with reduced errors.
 
The Fiery FS150 Pro DFE integrates seamlessly with EFI's market-leading MIS/ERP software, eCommerce/Web-to-Print products and scheduling tools. 
As a result, customers can easily optimize their print load and track both expenses and profits in a complete, connected business operations workflow.
 
Additional features and benefits include: 
Support for APPE 3.0, Adobe’s latest PDF-native rendering platform. 
Fiery JobMaster, an advanced make-ready solution, brings additional tab design features to tackle complex tab layouts and produce unique jobs, giving 
users the ability to print multi-bank and bleed-edge tabs with ease. 

The free Fiery Go app for iPhones and iPads allows busy users to monitor and manage print jobs from anywhere in the print shop while doing other tasks. 
An expanded color library for brand color matching, including the 84 new colors recently issued in the PANTONE Plus Series. 

Fiery Integration Manager that significantly reduces the effort needed to establish time- and money-saving workflow integrations through Job Definition 
Format (JDF) configuration settings. 

Fiery API support for development of custom applications and tools to meet specific user needs. The first DFEs based on the Fiery FS150 Pro system 
platform will be available starting next month.

www.efi.com


EFI - 4/23/2014

EFI Propels Print Business Competitiveness

EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, will showcase new products and enhancements to its portfolio of 
advanced inkjet and graphic arts production workflow products at the ISA International Sign Expo (April 24-26) in Orlando. EFI’s exhibit in booth 1812 
includes the first LED printer in the entry-level EFI Wide Format line, the new EFI H1625 LED printer, as well as the EFI VUTEk® HS100 Pro UV inkjet 
press, an industry-leading, high-volume production solution offering near-offset quality for display graphics, corrugated packaging and other applications.
 
The 65-inch wide H1625 LED entry-level production printer drives greater profits with a low total cost-of-ownership, giving users the ability to print fast-turn, 
high-margin wide-format graphics on roll and rigid media. The H1625 offers four-color plus white and single-pass, multilayer printing, as well as eight-level 
variable drop grayscale heads for superior quality imaging. Its LED technology gives users the ability to print on a broader range of substrates, including 
high-value, specialty substrates, opening the door to unique, creative opportunities.
 
The printer is also a greener solution for graphics production operations. The H1625 LED printer’s ink emits lower VOC levels than solvent inks, and the 
cooler curing on the printer translates into lower energy costs compared to latex printers.
 
LED for greener operations, with more versatility and productivity
 
EFI is launching the printer amid significant industry momentum in LED, a green technology that expands print professionals’ ability to develop new 
applications.
 
“EFI is on pace to have more than 250 EFI VUTEk LED printers operating at customer sites across the globe by mid-year, and these customers are 
successfully using the printers’ cool cure technology achieve dynamic growth,” said Scott Schinlever, senior vice president and general manager, EFI 
Inkjet Solutions. “Given the results that LED has had in the market so far, bringing this green technology to the EFI Wide Format product line is an 
important next step in helping print businesses generate new, profitable opportunities.”
 
EFI has the industry’s largest portfolio of production-class LED printers. In addition to the new EFI H1625 LED printer, EFI’s booth at the International Sign 
Expo will feature the 2-meter EFI VUTEk GS2000lx Pro printer and the 3.2-meter EFI VUTEk GS3250lxr Pro, a dedicated roll-to-roll LED printer available 
with highly flexible inks, co-developed with 3M, that meet specific quality and warranty requirements for the production and installation of fleet and 
vehicle graphics.
 
One EFI customer, Dallas-based Blanks Printing, recently installed both the roll-to-roll VUTEk GS3250LXr Pro LED printer and the hybrid roll/flatbed 
VUTEk GS3250LX Pro LED printer and quickly captured new businesses opportunities.
 
“We have offered large-format printing for the past five years, but in our first full month with the new LED VUTEk printers, we set a company record for 
large-format revenues,” said Blanks Printing Owner and President Leron Blanks.
 
Driving the offset-to-digital transformation with the VUTEk HS100 Pro press
 
The 3.2-meter VUTEk HS100 Pro UV inkjet press EFI is also featuring at the ISA trade show represents a high point in UV inkjet productivity and flexibility. 
EFI customer Interstate Graphics Inc. replaced one of its existing UV inkjet printers with the VUTEk HS100 Pro press because of the speeds it offers – up 
100 boards per hour in production mode. As an IDEAlliance G7 Master-certified firm, Interstate also made its decision based on the press’s accurate, 
consistent and repeatable imaging, an essential capability that allows the company to move more of its analog screen printing work to digital production.
 
“We were getting requests for longer runs and big sheets, and it was taking up too much time,” said Interstate Graphics President John Norwood Jr. 
Depending on the production mode used, “The VUTEk HS100 Pro UV inkjet press can output at nearly triple the speed” of the high-end production 
printer it replaced, according to Norwood. As a result, the Rockford, Ill.-based company has saved costs by consolidating two digital production shifts into 
one.

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EFI - 4/14/2014

EFI Broadens its Packaging Technology Portfolio

EFI™ today announced that it has acquired Group Rhapso S.A. (“Rhapso”), a printing and packaging software solutions developer based in Les Ulis, 
France.
 
While financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, it is not expected to be material to EFI’s Q2 or full-year 2014 results. Rhapso’s employees have 
joined EFI and will be integrated into EFI’s European operations.
 
Rhapso is made up of two software products addressing the printing industry with the Rhapso Graphisoft MIS primarily marketed in the French-
speaking countries; and the Rhapso PC-Topp scheduling and production control solution for the corrugated industry, which is sold worldwide and 
available in 13 languages. The new acquisition will further strengthen EFI’s ERP leadership position in Europe.
 
“Rhapso gives EFI the opportunity to further extend our leading-edge capabilities in the packaging market,” said Marc Olin, EFI’s chief operating officer. 
“This is a strong and complementary addition to our growing portfolio of MIS/ERP solutions. We are very pleased to welcome our new colleagues to EFI. 
 
“With our strong presence in Europe, the acquisition of Rhapso now extends our scope of offering into the corrugated market sector as a new 
growth opportunity and builds upon our strong existing presence in the MIS and scheduling area. We welcome the addition of over 500 customers to 
our existing customer base which will further establish EFI as the clear leader of MIS and ERP related solutions in Europe and reassert our commitment 
to the region and to local markets. We believe this is a critical and strategic part of our focused growth strategy,” he added.
 
EFI has continued to invest heavily in the Productivity Software product line, and with this most recent acquisition, is determined to enhance its 
position as the market leader in end-to-end workflow automation. The EFI commitment to continue its aggressive growth in the EMEA area continues 
to reinforce the company’s existing strategy towards a truly global organization dedicated to the best-in-class products, services and people available.
 
“EFI continues to prove it is a world-class provider when it comes to helping companies improve their management operations and grow profitably,” said 
Rainer Neugebauer, former Rhapso managing director and now EFI’s director, Corrugated Products. “We are excited to give our customers access 
to technology from the industry’s leading developer of MIS and ERP software.”
 
Rhapso MIS and ERP products will become part of the EFI Productivity Software family of products. Graphisoft will also be integrated with EFI Fiery, the 
leading digital front end platform for Xerox, Canon, Ricoh and Konica Minolta printers and copiers.

www.efi.com


EFI - 1/15/2014

EFI Raises the Bar in Web to Print with Digital StoreFront Version 7

EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, has launched the latest version of its Digital StoreFront® software. 
Available this quarter, version 7 of EFI Digital StoreFront combines the software’s SmartStore Builder interface with advanced HTML5 tools for optimized 
web-to-print storefront access across desktop, tablet and mobile devices.
 
“Printing companies need a powerful online interface not only to win new business, but to create greater customer loyalty through branding and updated 
browser functionality,” said Dave Minnick, director of EFI’s Web2Print product solutions group. “Our new version of EFI Digital StoreFront addresses this 
critical need by providing the most compelling, attractive and feature-rich web-to-print and eCommerce solution in the industry.”
 
With Digital StoreFront 7, print shop administrators can choose from a variety of pre-built layouts and themes as well as easily customize storefronts using 
the software’s SmartStore Builder. Administrators can also perform advanced customization tasks with direct HTML and CSS editing. The software also 
features a re-designed interface for improved ease of use.
 
“Digital StoreFront has a new look and feel that is second to none. The simplicity of using one of the provided templates to create a rich buyer experience 
and also having the advanced editing abilities to create whatever look I want is brilliant,” according to Digital StoreFront user Scott Perry of Pegasus 
Interprint, Van Nuys, Calif. “The re-design EFI has created will make it a more useful, intuitive tool to continue growing our web-to-print and eCommerce 
efforts in both B2C and B2B markets.”
 
Using HTML5 and responsive design, Digital StoreFront 7 ensures seamless support across operating systems, browsers, and devices. Each storefront 
design has been certified for desktop, tablet and mobile devices running Windows, Linux, Max OS, iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. As a result, 
printing companies can offer their customers the same world-class eCommerce experience at the office, at home or on the road.
 
Digital StoreFront’s VWeb+ cross-media marketing module combines the power and precision of variable-data printing, personal web pages, emails and 
SMS text messages. Users can create and manage comprehensive, multi-touch marketing campaigns, track customer response and configure automated 
follow-up messages.
 
Version 7 of Digital StoreFront also offers several advances in automation and integration. Pre-flighted files, job attributes and order information flow directly 
to downstream systems, eliminating redundant touches and delays in the production process. Digital StoreFront also works seamlessly with EFI’s industry-
leading print workflow products, including EFI Pace™ and Monarch™ MIS/ERP and EFI Fiery® digital front end software.
 
Digital StoreFront is the industry leading web-to-print eCommerce platform, localized in 16 languages and supporting several thousand printshops 
worldwide. Available both in a convenient software-as-a-service model, as well as a self-hosted model, Digital StoreFront’s flexibility and extensibility 
support a wide range of operations, including general commercial and retail print businesses, as well as government, education and healthcare in-plant 
facilities.

www.efi.com


EFI - 10/22/2013

EFI Innovations at SGIA Expo Fuel New Opportunities for Printing Companies

EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, will showcase the latest advancements in its industry-leading portfolio of 
UV-curable inkjet printers, workflow software and MIS/ERP products at the 2013 SGIA Expo. New offerings will include the 3.2-meter EFI VUTEk® 
GS3250LXr Pro, the first dedicated roll-to-roll printer to use EFI’s highly successful LED “cool cure” technology.
 
“Our SGIA exhibit highlights the new opportunities customers have to expand their media options, remove process steps, reduce operating costs and 
produce higher-margin jobs,” said Scott Schinlever, senior vice president and general manager of EFI’s Inkjet Solutions. “With the new VUTEk 
GS3250LXr Pro, we are extending the benefits they get with our LED curing technology – a proven, green technology that saves many of our customers 
money by reducing their consumables waste and energy consumption. This technology also provides higher uptime with greater reliability because it uses 
no traditional heat in the curing process.”
 
With the launch of the VUTEk GS3250LXr Pro, EFI – a winner of SGIA’s 2013 Sustainability Recognition Award – now has the industry’s largest fleet 
of environmentally friendly LED inkjet production offerings. VUTEk LED printers are also part of the industry’s broadest portfolio of digital inkjet and print 
workflow products. EFI’s portfolio is a collective offering that features narrow web, wide format and superwide format printers; market-leading MIS, ERP 
and web-to-print systems; and EFI Fiery®, the world’s most popular color digital front end (DFE) platform.
 
At the SGIA Expo, EFI is also announcing commercial availability for its VUTEk GS Pro-TF thermoforming system, a UV printer and ink combination 
that advances the industry’s analog-to-digital transformation by bringing inkjet printing to the thermoformed product decoration market. Printing firm 
Interstate Graphics Inc., Machesney Park, Ill., is the first business to use the technology, following the October installation of a 2-meter VUTEk 
GS2000 Pro-TF printer operating VUTEk GS-TF inks.
 
“Today, we do screenprinting for customers who want thermoformed work,” said Interstate Graphics President John Norwood. “Our new EFI VUTEk GS200 
Pro-TF is an option for them to go digital.”

There are now more than 115 production-class EFI VUTEk LED printers installed worldwide, and a growing number of printing companies are winning in 
the marketplace by using the technology to produce new applications and create high-value revenue streams. The roll-to-roll format of the newest VUTEk 
LED printer addresses print buyers’ emerging needs for greener production and lighter media options that can reduce their carbon footprint.
 
With EFI’s LED technology, printing companies can obtain excellent quality on lightweight and thin roll substrates that cannot withstand the heat of 
traditional drying or UV curing processes. An optional chiller for the printer extends the range of compatible media even further for users looking to 
develop entirely new digital printing applications.
 
The six-color VUTEk GS3250LXr Pro is ideal for the production of fleet and vehicle graphics that withstand stretching and pre- and post-heating 
without cracking on rivets and convex curves. EFI and 3M are collaborating on testing and evaluation to formalize a 3M™ MCS™ Warranty offering for 
output from the printer using certified media and new EFI VUTEk GSLXr 3M™ SuperFlex UV Ink. 
 
“The expanded capabilities customers gain with LED, and the range of innovation we are showing across our portfolio, reflect EFI’s commitment to fueling 
our customers’ success,” said EFI’s Schinlever. “The print and workflow innovations EFI is bringing to the SGIA Expo can create high-ROI opportunities 
for printing companies while giving them more power to streamline production and win new business.”

www.efi.com


EFI - 10/16/2013

EFI Acquires Metrix Software

EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that it has acquired the Edmonds, Wash.-based 
automated print planning and imposition technology company operating as Metrix Software.
 
While financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, the acquisition is not expected to be material to EFI’s Q4 or full-year 2013 results. The Metrix 
team has joined EFI, including Metrix CEO and founder Rohan Holt, who is now director of EFI Metrix products.
 
“EFI and Metrix have had a positive working relationship for several years,” said Marc Olin, EFI’s interim CFO and senior vice president and general manager 
of the company’s Productivity Software business. “Adding the Metrix team’s exceptional talent and technical know-how helps us drive innovation even 
further, ensuring that EFI customers can continue to reduce the cost and improve the profitability of their printing operations.”
 
EFI will be continuing development and customer support activities for all of Metrix’s software products. Metrix’s technology offering will also expand to 
serve as an integrated impositioning module for EFI’s Pace™ MIS product. Over time, Metrix’s technology will also become integrated with EFI’s other 
MIS and ERP workflow offerings. EFI plans on continuing Metrix’s existing reseller and channel arrangements.
 
“EFI is the leader in print production workflow and I know our worldwide customer base will benefit enormously from the new level of integration with 
EFI’s products,” said Rohan Holt.

www.efi.com


EFI - 9/24/2013

EFI Unveils High Resolution LED Digital Press & New Finishing Modules while Showing Full Workflow Productivity

With versatility being key to profitable productivity, EFI™ is using this year’s Labelexpo to announce the EFI Jetrion® 4950LX LED printer, which brings 
higher resolution, faster throughput and full LED curing to the Jetrion 4900 product line of modular digital label printing systems. Also on exhibit will be 
new finishing modules for the Jetrion 4900 product line – a new varnish/lamination module and a new high-power laser cutter, which will be demonstrated 
on the EFI Jetrion 4900-330. In addition, EFI’s web-to-print tool for packaging companies, and packaging ERP/MIS products will be demonstrated at 
the company’s stand 9H55.
 
The new, innovative Jetrion 4950LX LED printer extends the versatile capabilities of EFI’s digital label printing systems, and users can now produce 
more primary applications with a higher image quality of up to 720 x 720dpi and finer, two-point text. Its first-in-class advanced LED curing technology 
enables thin and traditionally difficult stocks to be printed, increasing the overall flexibility of this machine for the production of flexible packaging and 
shrink sleeves, all while reducing costs with lower energy usage and significantly longer lamp life.
 
The new finishing modules for the 4900 printer family being shown on the Jetrion 4900-330 include a varnish/lamination module, which extends the 
in-line finishing options available on the machine, and a new high-powered laser cutter, available in single-head (500W) or dual-head (1000W) 
configuration, which provides the speed and versatility for label producers working at widths of 330mm for a fast, precision integrated in-line production 
system. As with EFI’s other finishing modules, both work on either the Jetrion 4900-330 or the Jetrion 4950LX, with EFI continuing to lead with fully 
integrated, digital narrow web press with inline finishing solutions. In addition, both presses are driven by EFI’s Fiery® digital front end for superior 
performance and color management.
 
“We needed an industrial machine, which ruled out many of the presses on the market," says Rene Klith, production director at Limo Labels AS, 
Randers, Denmark. "What impressed us with the Jetrion 4900 was its design that allowed printing and finishing in one pass by one operator. This 
allows us to offer something different to the toner-based lines. Detailed cost comparisons proved conclusively that it would be more economical to run 
over the long term, with fast set-up times and the lack of tooling cost. It’s the cost per label that counts.”
 
“Only one digital printing machine guarantees the flexibility that our clients increasingly require. For example, if a customer places an order at 4 pm, we 
are often able to dispatch the digitally printed labels as early as 11 am the next day thanks to our EFI Jetrion press,” comments Jan Frederik Vink, 
managing director of Kolibri Labels, ‘S-Heerenberg, the Netherlands.

www.efi.com


EFI - 9/8/2013

New EFI IQuote Software Brings Innovation to the World of Estimating

EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that a new version of EFI IQuote estimating 
software developed for the worldwide market is making its North American debut at the Print 13 trade show in Chicago.
 
The software, one of eight EFI products to win a 2013 MUST SEE ’EMS award, is a browser-based, JDF-compliant system that takes flexibility and 
automation in estimating to a higher level. Originally developed for the Latin American market by a company EFI acquired in 2012, Brazil-based 
Metrics Sistemas de Informação, the newest version of IQuote will be commercially available in early 2014.
 
“At EFI, we continue to look for opportunities to bring best-of-breed technology from around the world to our client base,” said Marc Olin, EFI interim 
CFO and senior vice president and general manager of EFI Productivity Software. “We believe Print 13 attendees will be very excited about the ways 
IQuote can transform their estimating processes.”
 
Any print process, with functionality across the printing plant
 
IQuote goes beyond many existing estimating tools in the industry, as it can be configured to work with offset, variable-data digital, book publishing, label 
and packaging, wide and superwide format inkjet printing and other processes. It also offers a simple-to-use but robust interface that makes it easy for 
personnel from different parts of a printing company to enter and obtain the information needed for quick and accurate quotes. The system plans all 
stages of the manufacturing process automatically so that a complete cost picture can be determined, then selects the optimal approach to present 
to the user.
 
“What makes IQuote so different from other estimating software is the fact that the salesperson or estimator enters specifications for a job based on the 
elements and properties of the finished product – not on the technical processes required to complete it,” according to Osmar Barbosa, vice president 
and general manager, EFI Productivity Software Latin America. “This distinction is important because it means that these users do not necessarily 
need to understand the technical production complexities of the job. At the same time, if desired, it is also possible to build product specifications that 
utilize specific technical processes.”
 
“The beauty of the system,” adds EFI’s Olin, “comes from IQuote’s automation and simplicity – users select the product they want to produce and add 
some details about their customers’ requirements, and then the system automatically explores all of the available ways to produce the job at the plant, 
selecting the most efficient. IQuote offers a radical change from the way estimates work today, significantly reducing the time it takes to turn around an 
estimate and plan a job.”
 
Throughout the process of creating an estimate and interacting with the client, IQuote users can track their estimate’s status using the software’s 
intuitive workflow model. Tasks, approvals and reminders can be attached to each step of the process, and all user interactions are saved in an audit 
log for historical review. At EFI’s Connect user’s conference next January, the company plans to show a version of IQuote integrated with its Monarch™ 
ERP software for complete job management, from order entry, to production to final shipping and billing.

www.efi.com


EFI - 6/25/2013

EFI’s New UV-curable Thermoforming Inks Add an Extra Dimension to Graphics

EFI™ has extended its range of versatile options for the wide-format market with the introduction of its thermoforming digital UV-curable ink, enabling 
signmakers and printing companies to print direct onto thermoplastic sheet materials, which can then be formed into deep draw, high elongation parts 
with excellent retention of hue and opacity. Formulated for use in the EFI VUTEk® GS2000 Pro-TF and the VUTEk GS3250 Pro-TF, pre-decorating 
with this new ink eliminates former labor-intensive, costly methods such as hand airbrushing used when working with shaped and irregular surfaces.
 
EFI’s VUTEk GS-TF thermoforming ink’s elongation capabilities are enhanced by its high opacity on a broad selection of materials, including PETG, 
acrylics, polycarbonates, polystyrenes and PVC, plus derivatives and mixes. This makes it ideal for applications including custom-formed signs, packaging, 
point-of-purchase displays, vending panels, automotive and recreational vehicles, consumer and promotional products, and many more. The extended 
color gamut is complemented by its ability to withstand heat forming, cutting and routing without cracking, chipping or losing adhesion, with moisture 
resistance and a durable life resulting in long-lasting graphics.
 
These new inks are designed to remove the limitations of working with thermoformed applications, opening new routes to productivity for businesses 
wanting to generate revenues and gain a competitive advantage from high impact signs and graphics. Designed to be used with EFI’s 3.2-meter 
VUTEk GS3250 Pro-TF and 2-meter VUTEk GS2000 Pro-TF, finished graphics benefit from the eight-color plus white ink-set and variable dot grayscale 
print capabilities resulting in outstanding image quality and strong, accurate colors.
 
“EFI’s introduction of thermoformable UV-curable inks, and the machines in which to use them, offers printers new opportunities for bringing digital 
printing’s strengths to a broad range of innovative applications,” said Barney Cox, printing industry consultant. “This means that printers can offer 
customers high impact, short run, versioned and customized imagery that has an added dimension, appealing to the increased desire for personalized 
products.”

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EFI - 4/19/2013

EFI Reports Record First Quarter with Revenue of $171M

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced its results for the first quarter 
of 2013.
 
For the quarter ended March 31, 2013, the Company reported first quarter record revenue of $171.4 million, up 7% compared to first quarter 2012 
revenue of $160.1 million. First quarter 2013non-GAAP net income was $15.8 million or $0.33 per diluted share, which included an unfavorable 
non-operational currency impact of $0.04 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $14.2 million or $0.30 per diluted share for the 
same period in 2012. GAAP net income was $8.4 million or $0.17 per diluted share, compared to $6.2 million or $0.13 per diluted share for the 
same period in 2012.
 
"The EFI team delivered a great first quarter with revenue growth above our expectations, a solid increase in profitability, and very strong cash 
generation," said Guy Gecht, CEO of EFI. "With new breakthrough products across our portfolio and sales opportunities at trade shows around the 
globe, we look for this robust demand to continue into the current quarter as EFI's innovation continues to help customers drive growth and 
productivity in their businesses."

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EFI - 4/5/2013

EFI is Taking Signage to the Age of Big Data with SmartSign Analytics Monitoring System

Today in booth #3721 at the ISA International Sign Expo in Las Vegas, EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing 
innovation, unveiled SmartSign Analytics (SSA), a system that automatically captures and analyzes signage viewership and engagement data. 
Conceived and shown as a technology demonstration by EFI’s Online Print Solutions (OPS) unit, SSA will help signage providers and retail 
marketers better measure and understand the effectiveness of their efforts.
 
“Print can drive relevance, revenue and profit in the age of big data, and this technology demonstration can show how that will happen with signage,” 
said Mark McGowan, director of EFI’s OPS products. “SSA has the potential to provide unprecedented insights on the best strategies and execution to 
drive retail sales.”
 
The eyes have it: a customer-focused view of retail signage
A single SSA unit includes a webcam attached to a sign, connected to a computer or tablet running a partner facial recognition software and EFI’s 
proprietary SSA software for data organization, analytics and reporting. In an actual retail implementation, most marketers will likely deploy multiple 
units to measure, compare and improve signage performance at different stores or at different in-store locations.
 
The SSA system’s webcam and software combination detects the presence of people within viewing range and determines which of them are 
actually viewing a sign. Eye-tracking tools on the SSA system also allow it to calculate how much time is spent viewing signage.
 
Beyond those useful metrics, the advanced SSA technology provides even more-detailed demographic information. Using advanced, proprietary facial 
pattern algorithms, the SSA system assigns a gender and age range to each viewer, providing a wealth of market-segment information that businesses 
cannot quickly or easily collect by any other means.
 
An embedded, failsafe routine in the software ensures that the SSA system discards facial pattern data on the fly, with no actual images of faces 
stored during operation.
 
SSA will enter beta testing this quarter. Visitors to EFI’s International Sign Expo booth can see an EFI SSA kiosk attached to a sign capturing and 
reporting live data.

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EFI - 3/19/2013

EFI Launches New Fiery Production and Proofing Software

EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused printing and packaging industry innovation, today announced the launch of Fiery® XF Version 
5, a flexible and scalable high-speed digital front end and color management workflow for wide- to superwide-format production and proofing. Available 
now, the latest Fiery wide format software helps print service providers easily achieve precise, predictable high-quality prints while streamlining 
production workflows. This new Fiery software version also enables seamless workflow integration with VUTEk™ and EFI Wide-Format printers, as 
well as with EFI MIS/ERP systems.
 
“Advancements included in our new Fiery wide format software gives print professionals more power than ever to produce accurate, high-quality work 
quickly and reliably,” said John Henze, vice president, Fiery marketing at EFI. “The new, customizable interface makes the system easier to use, as it 
can be tailored to meet each customer’s exact production needs.”
 
Print service providers can benefit from a wide range of improvements in imaging, productivity and ease of use, including key features that offer greater 
value.

The combination of Fiery Color Profiler Suite and completely new spot color tools provide a leap forward in color quality and ease of use. With more than 
50 new wide- to superwide-format print drivers, customers can now use Fiery workflow and color management software to achieve the highest quality on 
all their printers. The software’s customizable user interface allows users to tailor Fiery XF to their specific tasks and skill set to reduce error rates. One 
EFI customer, Burlington, Ontario-based Category 5, has improved its overall operations using the software’s Fiery-to-EFI MIS/ERP integration features.
 
“With all of the job data available at our fingertips, there is less time wasted tracking down answers,” said Greg Priede, general manager, Category 5. 
“With the integration between the VUTEk printer, Fiery front end and EFI MIS system, we see detailed job costing, and can calculate how long the 
printer actually ran versus how long the press operator took to complete the job. This allows us to address inefficiencies, reduce press down time and 
increase profit.”
 
The modular nature of the software allows customers to tailor the product to their current operation, paying only for the functionality they need now. More 
than 20 Fiery printer or software options allow customers to add additional capabilities as business needs evolve and budgets allow. An EFI 
software maintenance and support agreement provides an ongoing stream of software releases, including the latest device drivers, plus all minor 
and major product upgrades.

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EFI - 1/23/2013

EFI Connect Conference Highlights Growing Window of Opportunity in All Areas of Digital Print

Last week, EFI (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, hosted more than 1,100 customers, employees and 
industry experts for its Connect EFI user's group conference.

"This was the largest-ever Connect event, and this year our customers had more access to EFI personnel than ever before," said Frank Mallozzi, 
senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at EFI. "That level of interaction, and the educational programming we've assembled, 
make Connect one of a select few conferences that provide a high return on investment by giving attendees tangible business strategies for future 
success.'

"The Connect conference helps to educate and expand attendees' knowledge of EFI's products and how those products can benefit their 
companies," said one attendee, Brett McNerney, director of integrated solutions at Dayton, Ohio-based Think Patented. "It also brings together 
a large community of users and allows for networking that otherwise might not happen, making it a great forum for everyone to learn from each 
other."

This year's conference, which took place January 15-18 at the Wynn Las Vegas, featured more than 150 sessions covering MIS/ERP software, 
Web-to-print systems, industrial inkjet printers, and Fiery technology. Event highlights included a January 15 fireside chat between EFI CEO Guy 
Gecht and industry pioneer and Landa Corp. Chairman and CEO Benny Landa.

Connect provided EFI with an opportunity to hold deeper discussions with customers while providing updates on company momentum. In keynotes, 
training sessions and informal conversations, EFI executives discussed the extended window of opportunity visual communications businesses 
have for growth as they adopt technologies that make them more efficient, more productive and more profitable. 

EFI's Gecht also announced during Connect that the company will likely seek out more strategic acquisitions in 2013, continuing the momentum 
EFI has had from deals to purchase companies such as Web-to-print and dynamic publishing firm Online Print Solutions and print MIS/ERP provider 
Technique.

EFI Connect has become a must-attend industry event catering to visual communications business leaders' needs. The annual conference helps 
customers improve their businesses by giving them tools to operate with greater efficiency, develop new applications and apply forward-thinking 
innovation. In addition to featuring VUTEk, EFI Wide Format and Jetrion inkjet production printers, Connect technology highlights included a 
newly enhanced line of JDF-certified Fiery digital front ends, as well as a complete lineup of EFI Productivity Software products. 

EFI Partners participating in Connect included: 3M Commercial Graphics, Agile Network, Bunting Magnetics, Carlson Advisors, Esko, Honle UV 
America, KIP America, Kodak, Konica Minolta, MBM Corp., Metamation, Metrix Software, MGI USA, Pantone, Ricoh, SmartLinc, Xerox, xpedx 
and Zund.

Partner activities at Connect included a live wrapping demonstration of 3M media with graphics produced using co-branded 3M and EFI UV inks.

"3M Commercial Graphics valued the opportunity to participate at EFI Connect 2013, highlighting our longstanding, successful relationship with EFI to 
provide large format printing solutions backed by the 3M MCS Warranty," said Jennifer Greenquist, inks and warranties manager for 3M Commercial 
Graphics. "Our vehicle wrap demonstration, using the new high performance, 3M Envision Wrap Films printed with EFI R3225 3M UV Inks, 
demonstrated that greener graphic solutions are available today without compromising performance, durability or color fidelity."

Next year's Connect user's group conference will take place January 21-24, 2014, at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort.

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EFI - 1/9/2013

Largest-Ever EFI Connect Conference Nearly Sold Out

EFI, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, announced that this year's Connect 2013 is nearly sold out, and 100% of its partner 
exhibit space filled, with just a week to go week before the event kicks off.

The event, which takes place January 15-18 at the Wynn Las Vegas, is the industry's best venue for open dialogue and idea-exchange. Now in its 
14th year, EFI Connect caters to graphic arts business leaders' need for continued innovation, smarter operation and profitable growth opportunities.

"Businesses that have made it through the last few years have done so by committing to higher-value services and cost-effective operations," said 
Frank Mallozzi, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at EFI. "We are completely focused on getting our customers to achieve 
those goals, and that is reflected in the high number of registrations for this year's Connect event."

Graphic arts professionals from nearly every segment of the industry will attend to participate in more than 150 sessions covering MIS/ERP software, 
Web-to-print systems, industrial inkjet printers, and Fiery(R) technology. And, Connect's keynote sessions feature prominent innovators and experts.

EFI Connect has become a must-attend industry event because of its unique offering of innovative technologies and industry thought leadership. In 
addition to featuring VUTEk(R), EFI Wide Format and Jetrion(R) inkjet production printers, Connect will include a newly enhanced line of JDF-certified 
Fiery digital front ends, as well as a complete lineup of EFI Productivity Software products. EFI will also demonstrate systems from its two recent 
acquisitions: web-to-print and dynamic publishing firm Online Print Solutions, and Print MIS/ERP provider Technique.

In addition, EFI Partners participating in Connect include: Bunting Magnetics, Carlson Advisors, Esko, Honle UV America, KIP America, Kodak, 
Konica Minolta, MBM Corp., Metrix Software, MGI, Ricoh, Xerox, xpedx and Zund.

Connect offers business leaders extensive educational sessions and opportunities to form long-term relationships with industry peers, discuss issues that 
matter and share business, process and revenue ideas. Live demos in Connect's lab area will feature fully integrated, end-to-end workflows. And as 
always, the event will include user group meetings and numerous networking opportunities.

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EFI - 12/6/2012

EFI Introduces Suite of Fiery Production Workflow Products

EFI, a world leader in customer-focused printing innovation, today announced the introduction of the Fiery(R) Workflow Suite, a comprehensive set of 
integrated products to accelerate business growth and profitability. As part of EFI's broad portfolio of integrated products, Fiery Workflow Suite delivers 
a unique, fully integrated workflow from job submission and business management to scheduling, preparation, and production for a new level of productivity.

Fiery Workflow Suite products are designed to integrate seamlessly with EFI's industry-leading Fiery digital front end. The suite includes applications for 
job submission, prepress, make-ready, color profiling and management, personalization, and output management.

"Print service providers are increasingly replacing standalone workflow solutions with integrated, customizable solutions," says Kaspar Roos, associate 
director for InfoTrends' production workflow and customized communication service. "In our 2012 Digital Front-End Study, we found strong evidence 
that print providers want to move their workflow solutions to the DFE so that they can run their workflow from a central location that easily integrates 
with other systems. With EFI Fiery Workflow Suite, based on its popular Fiery platform, EFI offers its customers exactly this."

"Fiery Workflow Suite products also integrate with EFI's Web-to-Print and Print MIS systems, giving our customers an advanced set of end-to-end products 
to reach greater levels of automation and profit," said Toby Weiss, senior vice president and general manager of EFI's Fiery business unit. "Print 
service providers can quickly adapt to changing market demands by adding the modular Fiery Workflow Suite products and dramatically grow their 
bottom line by offering personalization, quick turnaround on complex documents, and the ability to keep jobs that demand precise color quality in house."

Fiery Workflow Suite includes three key new applications: Fiery JobFlow, Fiery JobMaster, and Fiery Central, which work together to increase print 
production efficiency with integrated and automated workflows, maximize print engine capacity and capability, process more jobs in less time, and 
help print service providers offer new higher-profit, value-added services.

Fiery JobFlow
Advanced prepress tools automate print workflows to ensure the integrity of jobs before going to print, increasing operator's productivity and shortening turnaround times.

Fiery JobMaster
Advanced make-ready software makes complex document preparation tasks simple and fast.

Fiery Central 2.0
Combines multiple Fiery Driven(TM) and other select digital production printers into an optimized, centrally managed production system.

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EFI - 8/27/2012

EFI Installs 500th VUTEk GS Superwide Format Printer at Gigantic Color

EFI(TM)
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that Gigantic Color of Dallas, 
Texas is acquiring an EFI VUTEk(R) GS5000r five-meter, roll-to-roll UV printer that delivers POP quality yet prints at high speeds required to produce 
billboards and banners. This is the 500th installation of the highly successful GS series of VUTEk printers.

"We are pleased to be adding this outstanding printer to our production floor," said John Bowers, Sr., owner of Gigantic Color. "We were looking for a 
reliable, very fast work-horse machine and wanted to work with an industry leader, a company with the latest technologies and one capable of addressing 
every possible application need. EFI and the VUTEk GS5000r best meet those requirements. But we'll also be able to offer higher resolution images than 
anyone in the industry, unique multi-layer white ink printing, plus the MCS(TM) Warranty in partnership with 3M(TM). With the new VUTEk printer, we can 
serve our existing customers better and faster, acquire new customers and develop new applications such as printing onto rolled styrene."

"Gigantic Color is the ideal location for the GS5000r," said Scott Schinlever, senior vice president and general manager of EFI's Inkjet Solutions. "We 
believe that Gigantic Color's highly creative team will be able to do amazing things with this printer to serve its broad customer base in Texas and across 
the nation. And we are very proud to have them as our 500th installation of the highly successful GS product line, which has only been in the market for 
a relatively short period of time. Gigantic Color will also be able to take advantage of the capabilities of the Fiery(R) proServer in streamlining workflow 
and color management."

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EFI - 7/31/2012

EFI Launches Fiery Certification Program to Help Customers Maximize Employee Productivity and Production Capacity

EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced a new certification training program forits Fiery(R) 
digital print servers, tools, and software options. Print providers now have a structured learning program that teaches them the essential skills they 
need to increase production capacity through enhanced staff productivity, to expand their service portfolio into higher profit jobs, and to increase 
customer loyalty with superior color quality and faster job turnaround. As an added benefit the Fiery Certification program validates acquired skills 
through a certification exam.

"Fiery technology is the world's most popular digital printing workflow and now users will benefit by having an official certification program that helps 
them maximize the productivity of their people and the performance of their existing digital engines," said John Henze, vice president of Fiery 
marketing, EFI. "Fiery Certification is an investment that returns real value to the business with the enhanced skill set of its Fiery certified employees. 
Increased staff know-how can allow print providers to increase operation efficiency, reduce errors, cut waste, and produce higher quality, higher-
profit variable data or complex document assembly jobs."

Fiery Certification training modules and materials are exclusively developed by EFI subject-matter experts and provide a comprehensive curriculum 
that progressively builds knowledge on Fiery systems, tools, features and software options. Designed for new and existing Fiery users, Fiery Certification 
consists of two tracks -- Fiery Professional Certification and Fiery Expert Certification.

The Fiery Professional Certification establishes solid foundational skills on Fiery functionality such as optimal system configuration, print job 
management, automated workflows, color profiles and calibration. This curriculum consists of 15 self-paced online courses and a certification exam. 
The entirely Web-based program is accessible anytime, anywhere and allows students to create their own learning plan around their schedule.

"The Fiery Professional Certification program is really interactive and easy to understand," said Clement Savari, a trainer at Australian National College. 
"It gave me a solid understanding of the Fiery workflow, and now I'll be able to pass new knowledge on to my students that they can take into their first 
jobs in the industry."

"The program is very comprehensive and has given me a greater understanding of key Fiery functionality," said Viorel Golea, a technical product specialist 
at Ricoh Canada who has completed Fiery Professional Certification. "The courses were easy to use and very interactive, with the flexibility to start and 
stop at my own pace. In addition to increasing my Fiery knowledge, the certification has created a stronger relationship for me with EFI."

The Fiery Expert Certification builds on the Fiery Professional Certification and provides in-depth training on more advanced topics such as the use of 
advanced Fiery imposition and variable data printing tools, PDF workflow optimization, complex late-stage color editing, JDF workflow integration, and 
more. Fiery Expert Certification offers a blended training approach with five online courses, a two-day intensive hands-on classroom training, and an 
online certification exam. Fiery Expert Certification develops practical application in real-world production situations for more strategic management of 
Fiery systems.

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EFI - 7/18/2012

EFI Connect 2013 to Sizzle in Las Vegas in January

EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced the 14th annual Connect users’ conference will take 
place early next year from January 15 to January 18 at the Wynn Las Vegas. Connect 2013 offers business leaders extensive educational sessions 
and opportunities to form long-term relationships with industry peers, discuss issues that matter and share business, process and revenue ideas.
 
With more than 150 class sessions covering MIS/ERP, Web-to-Print systems, inkjet and label solutions, and Fiery® technology, attendees will have 
access to the latest product training from company experts. They will be able to supplement the classroom learning with keynote speakers and live 
demos in the lab area, where EFI will highlight its complete portfolio, including fully integrated, end-to-end workflows. And as always, the event will 
include user group meetings and numerous networking opportunities.
 
“You learn a lot by talking to other people facing similar challenges, and by talking one-on-one to the EFI system experts,” said Chip Snyder, purchasing 
manager with ColorDynamics in Dallas. “At Connect, you explore the full potential of what the software will do.”
 
“EFI Connect is the place for customers to explore the latest technology developments and learn how to fully utilize their existing EFI tools, in order to 
maximize and connect their people, processes and products,” said Frank Mallozzi, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at EFI. “We 
expect the new January date will enable customers to attend that couldn’t make it in the spring time in past years.”
 
For more information on Connect 2013, including video testimonials of customers who attended previously, and to register go to www.efi.com/connect. 
Special pre-registration rates end July 31, 2012.

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EFI - 5/2/2012

EFI's New High-Speed VUTEk HS100 Pro Shows Its True Colors at drupa

Making its worldwide debut at drupa is EFI's (Nasdaq:EFII) latest UV-curable digital press that represents a true replacement for analog equipment 
with the productivity of screen and image quality approaching offset. The 3.2m EFI™Â VUTEk® HS100 Pro is a versatile high-speed digital UV press 
with productivity and image quality that will appeal to screen printers and the commercial sector wanting a cost-effective digital platform to produce 
longer sheet runs at a low total cost of ownership.

EFI's Pin & Cure imaging technology, driven by the Orion OS platform, delivers precise ink lay-down for critical color accuracy and consistency, gloss 
control and a increased color gamut — all with the productivity and digital efficiencies to accommodate more versioning and localization. With 
impressive throughput speeds at rates of up to 100 boards per hour and up to 50 boards per hour in P-O-P mode, the VUTEk HS100 Pro comes 
with true greyscale print head technology and up to eight colors, including white and specials, for maximum ink yield and a low cost per print over 
analog.

"This next generation EFI VUTEk press should win every side-by-side comparison with existing digital presses in terms of offering the best combination of 
speed, output quality and return on investment," said Scott Schinlever, senior vice president and general manager of Inkjet Solutions at EFI. "The printer 
brings greater flexibility and workflow integration, with streamlined and versatile production on longer run lengths. Combined with advanced production 
features, warning and detection systems, and the Fiery XF proServer, the HS100 Pro is a true 24/7 solution ideal for the most demanding 
production environments."

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EFI - 3/22/2012

EFI Launches New R3225 UV Inkjet Printer

EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announces the worldwide introduction of the EFI R3225 at the 
ISA International Sign Expo (through March 24 in Orlando). The new EFI R3225 is a 3.2-meter roll-to-roll, entry-level production UV inkjet printer that 
offers stunning image quality, low total cost of ownership, and access to a wide range of flexible substrates at production speeds, all at a price of 
around $160,000. EFI is showing the new printer in their ISA booth #2302.

The EFI R3225 provides eight-level variable drop grayscale heads for superior quality images, optimized ink usage, and UV-curing inks for access to a 
wide range of substrates, giving owners the lowest total cost of ownership, greatest profit opportunity, additional addressable markets, and high 
customer satisfaction. Its UV-curable ink technology allows for the widest range of flexible substrates across countless applications including POP, 
banners, signage, fleet graphics, exhibition graphics and more.

"Using true eight-level variable drop grayscale technology, the EFI R3225 delivers stunning images, durable prints, and optimized ink usage," said EFI 
product manager Scott Wood. "This environmentally friendly printer produces minimal VOC levels, and reduced energy costs. The EFI R3225 uses 
proven UV-curable ink technology, and is 'the' alternative to latex printers for customers looking to migrate their current wide format eco-solvent and 
solvent printers to a more environmentally-friendly solution, while upgrading their businesses to drive expansion and profitability."

"The launch of the EFI R3225 is a significant move for print service providers wanting to make the move into 3.2m roll-to-roll wide-format UV-curable 
production but, until now, have been prevented from doing so because there has been no pedigree platform in the entry-level sector," said wide-format 
digital consultant Sophie Matthews-Paul. "Users need the assurance that, even though their investment comes at the low-end, they are benefiting 
from machine build, technology, ink and overall quality from a high-end manufacturer."

The EFI R3225 is designed to deliver outstanding output to printers of all levels and sizes. Every aspect of the printer has been evaluated to drive simple 
daily operation and routine maintenance for optimal up-time without compromising print quality. This includes the design of the software and mechanical 
features of the printer. Other enhanced features and benefits include print speeds up to 900 square feet per hour with stunning grayscale print quality, 
along with automated features to maximize productivity.

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EFI - 1/10/2012

EFI Expands Its Industrial Inkjet Addressable Market

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that it has acquired 
privately-held Cretaprint S.L., for approximately $31 million and an earn-out of up to $21 million based on growth targets for 2012 and 2013. 
Cretaprint, with headquarters in Castellón, Spain, is a leading developer and supplier of inkjet printers for ceramic tiles.

The company expects the transaction to be accretive to 2012 earnings and immaterial to first quarter 2012 earnings. Cretaprint is expected to 
contribute approximately 5% to 7% to EFI's 2012 revenue.

"As evidenced by our record revenues, we are benefitting from strong traction in our industrial inkjet segment and are excited about expanding into 
the ceramic tile market, which represents a tremendous growth opportunity for EFI," said Guy Gecht, CEO of EFI. "We have been tracking the 
swift transformation from analog to digital technology in tile imaging for quite some time, and have been deeply impressed with the fast growth and 
global leadership position of Cretaprint."

"We are extremely excited to join EFI and look forward to leveraging EFI's Silicon Valley high-tech DNA, inkjet expertise, workflow, and color 
management," said Victor Blasco, CEO of Cretaprint. "EFI's global presence will accelerate the adoption of our digital technology across the globe 
and especially in emerging markets."

Industry analysts continue to project rapid growth in ceramic tile inkjet printing, as noted by Dr. Ray Work, Work Associates. "The tile industry is moving 
towards inkjet," said Dr. Work. "The financial incentives are so great that the entire industry is converting rapidly to inkjet. The ceramic tile manufacturer 
can pay back their investment in an inkjet digital press for ceramic tiles in as little as six months."

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EFI - 11/2/2011

EFI Eliminates the Barriers To Enterprise Mobile Printing with PrintMe Mobile

EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced PrintMe Mobile, a mobile print solution that is breaking 
down the barriers to printing from tablets and smartphones in businesses. PrintMe Mobile is a cost-effective, scalable and secure on-premises mobile 
printing software solution that is easy to use, deploy, support and manage. Users don't have to download any software to their Apple, Android, 
Blackberry and other tablets and smartphones to print on any networked printer. IT can install PrintMe Mobile and deliver mobile printing on any 
printer connected to the network in as little as 20 minutes without adding new software to user's devices.

"The tablet phenomenon in the enterprise will only continue to gain momentum," said Tim Bajarin, president, Creative Strategies a Silicon 
Valley-based technology consulting firm. "As devices become a more widespread business tool, there will be a natural need to support printing. 
EFI is getting out ahead of this enterprise IT requirement with PrintMe Mobile."

Research shows that two-thirds of businesses are adopting tablets in 2011(1) and 65 percent of companies are adding five or more new mobile apps in 
2011(2). This growth in smart device usage is also driving demand for the ability to print from mobile devices. According to a February 2011 report 
from InfoTrends, 56 percent of CIOs are considering implementing a mobile print solution(3). Unfortunately, no true enterprise-class mobile print solution 
to date has addressed both the end-user and IT challenges for printing from mobile devices. Solutions have been costly or complex to implement and 
manage, and printouts do not always look the way a user expects them to look.

EFI PrintMe Mobile shields end users from the technological complexity of mobile printing and lets them solely experience the benefits. This simplicity 
and flexibility eliminates end-user frustration, and improves user efficiency and productivity in the workplace. Users are not required to leave the 
application in which they are working in order to print. PrintMe Mobile uniquely enables all printers on an enterprise network to be capable of direct 
wireless printing from Apple iPads and iPhones. The solution is printer and device agnostic, integrates seamlessly into a company's network infrastructure 
without impacting network security policies, and supports both new and legacy printing infrastructure. With high-fidelity file conversion, PrintMe Mobile 
preserves fonts and layouts so that printed documents look like they should.

"We've addressed the two largest barriers to adoption for mobile device printing in businesses today - ease of deployment and ease of use," said Toby 
Weiss, general manager of the Fiery business unit and senior vice president at EFI. "With PrintMe Mobile, IT departments can increase user productivity, 
reduce help desk headaches and achieve hero status with a growing number of mobile device users in businesses of any size. EFI is the only major 
mobile print provider that is exclusively focused on helping customers gain the maximum value out of their existing print infrastructure."

PrintMe Mobile enables users to print based on their work style with three flexible ways of printing from mobile devices, without installing printer drivers. 
Options for printing include:

Direct to Print: enables Apple and Android devices to print directly to any existing printer on the network through the company's secure Wi-Fi network.

Email to Print: allows users to print an email, including all attached files, by simply sending or forwarding an email.

Release to Print: protects security and confidentiality by holding the print job until the user releases the file with a retrieval code. The user controls when 
and where the file is printed so personnel, financial or other sensitive documents don't sit in the printer tray unattended.

PrintMe Mobile is built on proven EFI technologies. EFI first introduced a direct-to-print feature for Apple iPad and iPhones on its Fiery DrivenT 
printers or multifunction peripherals (MFPs) from Canon, Konica Minolta, Kyocera Mita, Ricoh and Xerox. EFI PrintMe, a cloud-based printing service, 
launched 10 years ago and has thousands of installations worldwide with millions of pages printed.

www.efi.com


EFI - 8/23/2011

EFI Advances Fiery Leadership with Launch of New Fiery System 10

As it marks the 20-year anniversary of the first Fiery® digital print server,  EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII) today launched the next-generation Fiery platform. Fiery 
technology is long recognized in the industry for its blazing speed, color accuracy, image quality, and intuitive user-interface, and with this launch 
increases operator productivity, produces more accurate and consistent color, and provides stronger variable data capabilities for personalized 
communications.
 
Named Fiery System 10, the new platform delivers documents faster than ever before, along with the latest system calibration technology to guarantee 
color consistency at all times, tighter integration with the printer’s finishing options, and greater flexibility and control.
 
Toby Weiss, general manager of the Fiery business unit and senior vice president of EFI, said: “EFI has been a pioneer in digital print technology for the 
past two decades, and continues to lead the technology advancement of digital front-end controllers with today’s platform launch. System 10 is the 
fastest, most robust ever, and is poised to bring amazing results to demanding customers worldwide. Fiery technology is now the most integrated 
platform in the industry, with connectivity to business process automation solutions, production workflow systems, and direct mobile printing to 
deliver a complete solution from creation to print.”
 
“EFI’s Fiery System 10 release provides a wide collection of powerful and user-friendly tools for print workflow,” said Jim Hamilton, group director of 
production hardware at InfoTrends. “System 10 is a demonstration of EFI’s continued leadership position in front- end systems for production 
digital print.”
 
Fiery System 10 provides advanced capabilities to customers in four key areas: color, usability, performance and integration.
 
Color – Calibration Features and Powerful Visual Editor
 
A major enhancement to Fiery’s color management system is the new Fiery Calibrator that makes the calibration process more effective, integrated, and 
easier to use. The new Job-based Calibration increases calibration accuracy and effectiveness because calibration is customized for a specific job 
and the associated media and profiles. Because calibration is critical and needs to be performed routinely, Fiery System 10 has incorporated a 
“Calibration Guard” to provide calibration status, warnings, and alerts to encourage calibration to take place and ensure color quality.
 
The Fiery Image Enhance Visual Editor (IEVE) is a powerful feature newly available on the Command WorkStation® print job management and user 
interface software that ships with Fiery System 10. IEVE allows editing each image in a job without going back to the native design file, saving time 
and reducing costs. IEVE simplifies the editing process, providing an interactive toolset for optimizing image appearance and applying automatic 
per-image corrections, to ensure photos look their best. This tool also gives users a manual control to individually adjust brightness, contrast, 
highlights, shadows, color balance, sharpness and to make red-eye corrections on any image within a job. (To see a video of this powerful new 
capability, visit http://w3.efi.com/fiery/Products/CWS5/Demos
 
Usability – Command WorkStation and Mixed Finishing Sets Simplify Complex Jobs
 
The latest version of Command WorkStation (http://w3.efi.com/cws5/) software is now even easier to use. Common tasks are more accessible and 
required job information more readily available to operators to increase productivity.
 
In addition, a Mixed Finishing Sets feature in the SeeQuence Compose option is now available to simplify complex jobs in high-production environments. 
With the new Fiery Mixed Finishing Sets (and an inline finisher attached to the print engine), users can specify multiple finishing requirements among 
the various subsets within a single job to produce completely finished jobs, minimizing labor.
 
Performance – Support of New VDP Standard
 
EFI has a long-standing commitment to supporting industry standards, and Fiery System 10 has a number of enhanced Variable Data Print (VDP) features. 
Most notably, it supports PDF/VT-1, a new standard developed by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) for VDP data exchange. 
PDF/VT-1 brings the benefits of a PDF workflow to VDP, helping customers increase production efficiency with capabilities such as late stage 
exchange of critical variable content. By folding seamlessly into existing PDF-based prepress operations, PDF/VT-1 enables a single, common 
PDF print production workflow for all job types.
 
Integration – Direct Wi-Fi Printing for Today’s Mobile Workforce; MIS and Workflow Connectivity
 
An ideal solution for corporate CRDs and offices with Fiery-driven MFPs, System 10 has built-in technology that enables direct mobile printing from 
Apple iOS devices to the Fiery-driven printer. Wi-Fi enabled Apple iOS devices (such as iPhones and iPads) will automatically discover any System 
10 Fiery-driven printer on the same network inside the corporate firewall. Employees can simply select a listed printer and touch “print” with no need 
to download an app or install printer drivers.
 
“EFI's embedded support for mobile printing from iOS devices is another example of how mobile printing is moving from a ‘billable service’ to a standard 
feature for applications behind the firewall,” said Robert Palmer, director, Managed Document Practice at Lyra Research.
 
Besides integration with mobile devices, Fiery servers are a great fit with EFI’s market-leading portfolio of print MIS and workflow solutions, including 
PrintSmith™, Pace™, Radius and Monarch management systems and the EFI Digital StoreFront® web-to-print platform.
 
Fiery System 10 further expands its industry integration capability with Agfa Apogee Prepress Workflow, and the upcoming release of Kodak Prinergy 
Workflow, to enable prepress workflow users to submit jobs to and manage one or more Fiery-controlled digital print engines right from the same 
familiar user interface. These prepress workflow integrations create a single workflow to serve blended production, reducing operational costs 
and boosting production performance.

www.efi.com


EFI - 8/9/2011

Heidelberg Canada to Distribute EFI VUTEk Printers

EFI™ (NASDAQ: EFII) and Heidelberg Canada today announced a new agreement under which Heidelberg will distribute the VUTEk® GS series of 
superwide format digital printers throughout Canada. Under the agreement, Heidelberg Canada will distribute EFI’s VUTEk GS2000, GS3200 and 
GS5000r printers, as well as the inks (under the Saphira brand name), parts, consumables, accessories and upgrades related to these printers. 
Heidelberg will also provide customer and technical support for the VUTEk GS series of printers, including installation and training.
 
EFI is a world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for commercial, screen, packaging, in-plant and specialty printers worldwide. 
Heidelberg is the world's leading solutions provider for the print media industry. The company manufactures sheetfed press systems, as well as 
prepress and postpress components, software and consumables for all printing applications.
 
Heidelberg is the most widely recognized brand in the Canadian printing industry, and a market leader providing the industry with the finest and 
most technologically advanced prepress, printing and bindery/finishing equipment in the world. Heidelberg Canada employs 160 people working 
across the country. The company maintains extensive customer support staff in parts, service and consumables. They serve the marketplace with 
more than 25 equipment and consumables sales representatives and three regional sales vice presidents.
 
Heidelberg has a full-spectrum solution for multi-process color management including Prinect Color Toolbox, a suite of tools for device calibration, ICC 
profile generation, and proof/print analysis. The company will use these tools to integrate and color-manage VUTEk output for optimal results.
 
EFI will train and support the Heidelberg Canada team enabling Heidelberg to sell, train and service customers independently.
 
“Wide and superwide format printing are of considerable interest to the Canadian print market, and Heidelberg has the right workflow, color management, 
service and consumables expertise needed to integrate these technologies into a print production environment,” said Ken Freek, vice president 
product management, Heidelberg Canada. “Both EFI and Heidelberg are leaders in their respective markets. Together we can bring a best-in-class 
portfolio to our customers.”
 
The VUTEk GS series of high-end printers can be integrated into a complete Prinect workflow and can be color managed by Heidelberg’s Prinect 
Color Toolbox, which was recently awarded the IDEAlliance G7 System Certification. Customers will benefit from a single workflow that drives a digital 
device and an offset press, resulting in superior color matching output from both devices.
 
"Few companies are better respected in the industry than Heidelberg. Adding Heidelberg Canada as a reseller for EFI fits with our mission to offer customers 
the best combination of products to achieve diversity and profitability,” said Frank Mallozzi, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, 
EFI. “With Heidelberg, customers benefit from having a single point of contact for all their printing needs.”
 
"Commercial printers are looking for ways to distinguish themselves and offer their clients more diversified products and services. Now, the Heidelberg 
network of customers will benefit from having access to EFI’s industry-leading VUTEk superwide format printers,” added Mallozzi.
 
VUTEk Superwide Inkjet Solutions
 
VUTEk digital superwide printers range from 2- to 5-meters wide in roll-to-roll and flatbed formats. These versatile printers and inks deliver High-Definition 
Print (HDP) quality and exceptional production level speeds. They enable greater profitability with localized messaging, direct-to-substrate printing, 
increased capacity, and reduced labor, waste and make-ready costs. They allow businesses to enter new high-margin markets.

www.efi.com


EFI - 8/2/2011

EFI Continues Global Expansion with Prism Acquisition

EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that it has acquired Prism Group Holdings 
(“Prism”). Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, with operations in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, Prism is the provider of 
Prism WIN MIS and Prism QTMS automated shop floor management solution, focused on general commercial printers, converters, web printers, 
mailers, and packaging printers around the world.
 
“We are dedicated to providing a portfolio of industry leading products allowing customers to choose the right solution for their environment with the 
consistency of delivery needed for long term success,” said Marc Olin, senior VP and GM of EFI’s APPS business unit. “Following in the footsteps of 
PrintStream, Prism is another example our consolidation strategy.”
 
The addition of Prism’s customer base continues to allow EFI an even greater focus on providing the industry’s most preferred solutions.
 
“We continue to actively seek out additional Print ERP/MIS solutions worldwide to consolidate,” added Olin. “By concentrating our investment and 
efforts on Monarch, Radius, Pace and PrintSmith, we can insure that the largest development and support teams in the industry are delivering the 
best possible solutions to give our clients the best chance to succeed in today’s challenging business environment.”
 
EFI intends to continue supporting and developing Prism Win (now “EFI Prism”), but will no longer offer it to new customers. Instead, EFI will offer new 
clients these four ERP/MIS platforms:

EFI Monarch: for larger single and multi-plant operations looking for full workflow automation with specialization in publication, book, direct mail, transactional 
and large commercial printing operations;
EFI Pace: for mid-market digital, offset, hybrid, wide format and specialty printing operations;
EFI PrintSmith: for on-demand, copy shop and small commercial operations;
EFI Radius: for labels, folding cartons and flexible packaging operations.
 
In addition, EFI intends to continue to support and develop QTMS (now “EFI QTMS”) but no longer offer it to new customers. Instead, EFI will offer new 
clients EFI Auto-Count DMI for automated shop floor data collection and real-time shop floor production visibility and embed the best of QTMS features 
into the Auto-Count platform.
 
EFI has historically supported all of its ERP/MIS offerings for many years even after it stopped actively selling them. For example, the PSI, Logic and 
Covalent software systems are all legacy ERP/MIS applications that EFI continues to support. For Prism clients that wish to move to a new platform, 
EFI will be offering special incentives to encourage them to transition to one of our four platforms, as well as transition assistance to help make the 
move as seamless as possible.

www.efi.com


EFI - 6/20/2011

EFI Introduces New Consulting Services for Fiery Partners and Customers

EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, adds a new dimension to its Fiery® services portfolio launched in 2010 
with the introduction of Fiery Consulting Services. EFI now offers interactive one-on-one sessions with Fiery experts on nine topics that teach customers 
how to better use powerful Fiery features, workflows and tools.
 
“This new offering, along with our existing Fiery Service programs, helps Fiery users gain an in-depth understanding of feature functionality and new 
ways to improve their productivity,” said Vicki Sam, vice president of customer advocacy at EFI.
 
The new Fiery Consulting Services provide a remote five-hour consultation session with a Fiery expert geared to expanding user knowledge, and 
can include such topics as:

Workflow automation using hot folders and virtual printers 
Getting started with Variable Data Printing workflow 
Impose and compose techniques with Fiery SeeQuence Suite 
Creating media profiles and consistent, predictable color with Fiery Color Profiler Suite 
How to maintain a Fiery server 
Optimizing Fiery color by managing spot color output and ICC profiles 
Paper Catalog workflow 
Using Fiery Graphic Arts Package features to optimize printing 
Using Fiery Command WorkStation job management tools 
 
EFI’s current Fiery Implementation Services for MicroPress® and Fiery Central products help partners provide a smooth, efficient installation process by 
bringing a Fiery expert onsite. For more information, visit www.efi.com/fiery/implementation.
 
Brian Snow, president of Advanced Business Systems, and a Fiery Dealer said of his recent experiences with Fiery Implementation Services: 
“Advanced Business Systems was awarded an RFP on a government account that included the installation, setup and training of two major 
production sites. Prior to this project we had limited experience with MicroPress servers, and we needed to get our analysts up-to-speed quickly. 
After calling in the experts from EFI, we are very pleased with the end results. Our customer is very satisfied, because both sites are generating 
significant and steady volumes, and ABS has gained a very strong production referral.”
 
EFI has always offered world-class technical support, and with a software support agreement or software maintenance and support agreement, 
dealers can directly contact the Fiery Help Desk for faster issue resolution.
 
The new Fiery Consulting Services sessions are available now in the U.S., starting at $750.

www.efi.com


EFI - 4/27/2011

EFI Introduces New UV-Curing Digital Inkjet Printer With "Cool Cure" Technology

 EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovations, introduces the EFI VUTEk® GS3250LX UV-curing digital inkjet 
printer as an addition to its growing GS Series family of printers. Engineered to dramatically lower the total cost of ownership over the lifetime of the 
printer, the VUTEk GS3250lx incorporates "cool cure" LED technology and increased productivity to facilitate faster and more efficient job production 
than ever before. With no VOCs, less consumables and waste, low energy consumption, and the ability to print on recycled and other materials 
without introducing warping or head strikes, users can more easily satisfy customer requests for a greener printing solution. The VUTEk GS3250LX is 
being shown for the first time at Connect, EFI's 12th annual users' conference taking place at the Wynn in Las Vegas through April 29th.

"This is a true breakthrough in high-speed superwide inkjet printing technology," states Scott Schinlever, senior vice president and general manager of 
EFI VUTEk and Rastek. "Not only does this printer expand what is possible in terms of substrates and applications, but it also delivers a significantly 
lower cost of ownership. That translates into greater profit-earning potential for owners. The VUTEk GS3250LX builds on the success of our previously 
released GS3200 printer. To date, we have shipped 135 GS3200 printers which have produced over 100 million square feet of output for our customers. 
We expect the GS3250LX to be even more productive."

The combination of innovative GS Series image quality and LED technology enables the VUTEk GS3250lx to produce high-definition point-of-purchase 
graphics with true 1000 dpi and advanced three-layer white ink printing. The LED system features instant on/off and requires less maintenance, 
increasing the uptime to produce more profitable jobs. Since there is no warm up time required and the LED bulbs last the lifetime of the printer, 
owners will consume less energy and lower hard costs to help reduce overall operating costs. The VUTEk GS3250LX expands the range of substrates 
that can be printed to include, for instance, poly banner materials and some cardboard/corrugated materials by eliminating 100 percent of the infrared 
heat associated with a mercury bulb curing process. In addition, the innovative ink curing technology delivers high adhesion so you can reduce your 
material costs with less expensive substrates like thinner styrene and other rolled materials.

Nick Olson, owner of PVS In-Store Graphics, is already seeing the benefits of his new VUTEk GS3250LX. "We've been able to print on a much wider 
gamut of materials than ever before which is opening up new opportunities we couldn't pursue previously. Equally important has been the benefits of the 
new cool cure technology. For example, with a much lower UV cure temperature, we have been able to use thinner styrene sheets at half the cost of 
what we previously had to order."

The high continuous board productivity of the VUTEk GS3250LX also allows users to take on more jobs and turn them around faster. With a time 
between boards of less than five seconds, it's possible to produce up to 55 - 4'x8' (1.2m x 2.4m) boards per hour. Unlike competitive devices, a 
precision alignment fence accurately aligns every board for highly-consistent image placement without adjustments. The addition of a VUTEk 
MediaMaster automated material handling system also aids the production of high-speed, high-volume jobs without manually loading materials.    

Users will find that the new printer software improves overall printer performance and simplifies operation. For example, multiple jobs can be run at once 
across the width of the printer with the multi-queue functionality available right at the user interface. Audit information is also available on every print job 
(printing time, media usage, and ink usage) through bi-directional communication between the Fieryâ XF RIP and VUTEk system. The enhanced Fiery 
XF 4.5 RIP enables better color and performance, as well as easier job deployment. Users can also optimize their business processes and profit 
potential with seamless printer integration to EFI Web-to-Print and MIS solutions with native JDF connectivity. Maintenance is simplified because 
there are fewer mechanical parts and because the software provides information that helps improve troubleshooting and reduce the possibility of 
errors.

Additional good news for current EFI VUTEk GS3200 customers is that the new "cool cure" LED technology, along with the continuous board 
speed enhancement and software functionality described above, will also be available as an upgrade to their existing printers in the near future.

www.efi.com


EFI - 2/17/2011

EFI Executes on ERP/MIS Strategy with PrintStream Acquisition

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that it has acquired 
Streamline Development, LLC (“Streamline”). Streamline is the provider of PrintStream ERP/MIS software focused on mailing and fulfillment services for 
the printing industry. 

“As our market continues to evolve, we are committed to providing a portfolio of industry leading products allowing customers to choose the right solution 
for their environment with the consistency of delivery needed for long term success,” said Marc Olin, GM of EFI’s Advanced Professional Print Software 
division (“APPS”). 

The addition of Streamline’s customer base and core technology of PrintStream, will allow EFI an even greater focus on providing the industry’s most 
preferred solutions.

“While PrintStream is the first product we have acquired as part of our new consolidation strategy, we will be actively seeking out additional Print ERP/
MIS solutions world-wide to consolidate.” added Olin. “By concentrating our investment and efforts on Monarch, Radius, Pace and PrintSmith, we can 
insure that the largest development and support teams in the industry are delivering the best possible solutions to give our clients the best chance to 
succeed in today’s challenging business environment.”

“The PrintStream team and I are very excited about joining EFI, a leader in ERP/MIS,” added Laurence Snyder, CEO of Streamline. “We look forward to 
sharing our expertise in the areas of mailing and fulfillment requirements to enhance EFI products.”

PrintStream (now “EFI PrintStream”) has several key features and technologies including direct mail and warehouse management/fulfillment tools. EFI 
will leverage these strengths by offering the PrintStream Warehouse Management/Fulfillment module as an add-on module to a number of EFI’s 
existing ERP/MIS products. In addition, Laurence Snyder, the foremost expert on mailing and fulfillment requirements in the printing industry, as well as the 
rest of the PrintStream team, are now part of the EFI family, and will assist in the development of EFI’s core platforms going forward. EFI PrintStream will 
continue to be supported, but no longer offered to new customers. Instead, EFI will offer new clients these four ERP/MIS platforms:

·       EFI Monarch – for larger single and multi-plant operations looking for full workflow automation with specialization in publication, book, direct 
mail, transactional and large commercial printing operations;
·       EFI Pace – for mid-market digital, offset, hybrid, wide format and specialty printing operations;
·       EFI PrintSmith – for on-demand, copy shop and small commercial operations;
·       EFI Radius – for labels, folding cartons and flexible packaging operations.

EFI has historically supported all of its ERP/MIS offerings for many years even after it stopped actively selling them. For example, the PSI, Logic and 
Covalent software systems are all legacy ERP/MIS applications that EFI continues to support. For PrintStream clients that wish to move to a new platform, 
EFI will be offering special incentives to encourage them to transition to one of our four platforms, as well as transition assistance to help make the move 
as seamless as possible. 

The EFI annual user conference, Connect, will now include a track for PrintStream customers, covering detailed roadmap information about upcoming 
releases and what new features and functions are planned over the coming year. Connect takes place April 26-29 at Wynn Las Vegas and more 
information is available at www.efi.com/connect.

www.efi.com


EFI - 1/18/2011

Heidelberg USA to Distribute EFI VUTEk Printers

EFI™ (NASDAQ: EFII) and Heidelberg USA, Inc. today announced a new agreement under which Heidelberg will distribute the VUTEk® GS series of superwide 
format digital printers to the commercial print market across the U.S. 

Under the agreement, Heidelberg USA will distribute EFI’s VUTEk GS2000, GS3200, and GS5000r as well as the inks, parts, consumables, accessories and 
upgrades related to these printers. Heidelberg will also provide customer and technical support for the VUTEk GS series of printers including installation and 
training.

EFI is a world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for commercial, packaging, in-plant and specialty printers worldwide. Heidelberg is the 
world's leading solutions provider for the print media industry. The company manufactures sheetfed press systems as well as prepress and postpress 
components, software and consumables for all printing applications.

"We're excited to enter into this distribution agreement with Heidelberg USA. It allows us to bring Heidelberg customers our award-winning superwide format 
digital printers," said Frank Mallozzi, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, EFI. "Commercial printers are looking for ways to distinguish 
themselves and offer their clients more diversified products and services. Now we can reach those companies through a broader network."

Heidelberg USA will have a GS3200 in its North American Print & Packaging Technology Center (NAPPTC) for demonstrations. The machine will be integrated 
into a complete Prinect workflow and will be color managed by Heidelberg’s Prinect Color Toolbox which has recently been awarded the IDEAlliance G7 
System Certification. Customers will benefit from a single workflow that drives a digital device and an offset press with the result being a color matched output 
from both.

“Wide and superwide format printing are high-growth opportunities and Heidelberg has the right workflow, color management, service and Saphira consumables 
expertise needed to integrate these technologies into a print production environment,” said James Martin, senior vice president, marketing, Heidelberg USA. 
“EFI is a leader in the superwide space and together with Heidelberg we can bring a best-in-class portfolio to our customers.”

VUTEk superwide inkjet solutions

VUTEk digital superwide printers range in width from 2- to 5-meters wide in roll-to-roll and flatbed formats. These versatile printers and inks deliver High-
Definition Print (HDP) quality and exceptional production level speeds. They enable greater profitability with localized messaging, direct-to-substrate printing, 
increased capacity, and reduced labor, waste and make-ready costs. They allow businesses to enter new high-margin markets.

www.efi.com


EFI - 1/11/2011

EFI Launches XF 4.5 Inkjet Production and Proofing RIP Solution

EFI™ today launched the EFI Fiery XF 4.5 advanced RIP solution for inkjet production printing as well as EFI Colorproof XF 4.5 for proofing. Brand owners, 
packaging printers, sign and display companies, commercial printers, agencies and publishers can benefit from new features in these industry-leading software 
products to increase workflow productivity and achieve higher quality and accurate color materials printed on a variety of inkjet printers across many production 
facilities.

"The new release gives our customers the tools they need to be more profitable", said Stefan Spiegel, general manager of EFI's Inkjet Applications Group in 
Ratingen, Germany. "It extends RIP functionality to give customers complete control of color throughout their supply chain. Color accuracy is optimal and 
additional functionality not only improves production productivity but allows printers to offer dedicated cutting and finishing options. With the new XF 4.5, EFI 
once again demonstrates its commitment to lead the industry in RIP, color management and production workflow".

Increased productivity

EFI XF 4.5 offers both faster RIP performance and features to cut time and errors in the printing process.

·         New native 64-Bit Windows operating system support and multi-threaded halftone production bring faster ripping times. EFI benchmark testing 
confirmed ripping accelerations of up to 177% and more for PDF files compared to the previous XF 4.1 version.

·         A new Job Merge feature allows job printing with variable content by dynamically combining master and content jobs.

·         A new EFI Cut Marks Option allows iCut, FOTOBA and Grommet marks as well as Zünd Cut Center connectivity.

·         New workflow templates offer significant performance improvements. 

Color Accuracy and Control

Already an industry leader in color management software, EFI XF 4.5 version now gives customers additional capability and control in the color supply chain 
including improved control of spot colors, more versatile color verification, and new support for special white, varnish, and metallic inks. 

·         Dynamic Wedge technology for verification and on-the-fly optimization of spot colors, now even available for Lab, RGB, Grey, CMYK, 6-/7-color jobs 
and spot color shades.

·         New PANTONE Plus library with new solid and metallic colors.

·         A new Color Verifier with updated verification standards and additional controls and options for current and future ISO and house standards.

 ·         A Dynamic Rendering Intent feature that job-specifically and automatically achieves the best possible output quality for photo and production 
environments. It also gives users better control of colour throughout the supply chain.

·         Improved JDF-based server connectivity links EFI Web2Print (Digital StoreFront), MIS and Web Control Center. 

 ·         Sophisticated support and handling of specific printer inks such as white, varnish and metallic opens the world of refined packaging mock-ups, labels, 
decors, posters, banners, signs and fine art prints that incorporate special white, varnish and/or metallic effects. 

In addition to supporting hundreds of printers in the industry, EFI XF 4.5 now adds 19 more printer drivers for the latest models from Canon, Epson, HP, Roland 
and Xerox:

·         Canon (iPF815, iPF825)

·         Epson Stylus Pro (7890, 9890, 4900)

·         HP (L25500 Designjet, Designjet Z6200)

·         Roland (DG SolJET Pro II V SJ-1045EX, SolJET PRO III XC-540MT, Hi-Fi EXPRESS FP-740, VersaUV LEC-540, VersaArt RS-540s, and RS-640s, 
VersaCAMM VS-300, VS-420, VS-540, and VS-640)

·         Xerox (Phaser 7500, 7142) 

All users of previous versions can purchase an upgrade to EFI XF 4.5. Contact EFI or EFI resellers for more information.

www.efi.com


EFI - 12/21/2010

EFI Rastek Wins Angel Award

In the recently announced Angel Awards, once again EFI has been represented, this time with an accolade for its Rastek T1000 true flat-bed wide-format 
printer. With its established range of VUTEk products now used universally by display producers and sign-makers worldwide, the company’s entry-level and mid-
range Rastek machines bring to the market a reliable family of platforms suitable for photographic quality display and highly accurate industrial applications. 
Each year the Angel Awards recognise the top ten of the most innovative introductions made in the wide-format arena. In 2009 EFI’s VUTEK GS5000r and 
PrintSmith Sign were victorious, and on this occasion it was Rastek’s turn to take the honours for EFI.

Launched in October 2010, the EFI Rastek T1000 provides users with high quality output options using CMYK + white, with its specially formulated inks 
designed to provide maximum adhesion on rigid and flexible materials. The machine can print direct to a broad range of substrates, including acrylics, aluminium 
composites, cards and corrugated, glass, wood and styrene as well as flexible materials such as paper, self-adhesive PVC and polyester based films.

This printer features a static, three-zoned vacuum table with a sturdy, moving gantry for ultimate stability across its 1.32 x 2.5 m bed. Able to handle materials up 
to 181.44 kg in weight, even difficult substrates can be held down consistently to avoid ink scuffing often found on irregular surfaces where there is insufficient 
vacuum power. 

Ease of set up and high levels of accuracy and versatility were among the reasons the Rastek T1000 gained an Angel Award. In the highly competitive area 
for entry-level UV-curable flat-bed printers, this machine also scored for the strength of its zoned vacuum areas, making it simple to work with single and multiple 
smaller sheets efficiently. Its two shuttered mercury arc UV lamps feature variable power settings for efficient curing of all surfaces and materials. 

“Having thoroughly inspected both the build quality and the high standards of output from the EFI Rastek T1000 when it was launched at FESPA Munich, I 
had no hesitation in recommending this sturdy yet modestly priced printer for an Angel Award,” comments Sophie Matthews-Paul, independent analyst and 
technology consultant at Image Reports. “It has enormous potential for display and industrial ink-jet production for businesses of all sizes who need the 
versatility offered by a UV-curable true flat-bed unit.”

The Rastek T1000 has a maximum throughput speed of 44.5 square m/hour, with a choice of print modes for optimum productivity. At 600 x 300 and 600 x 
600 dpi, the machine uses four levels of greyscale whilst, at 1200 x 900 dpi, it operates in binary mode for most efficient and high quality reproduction. The 
incorporation of white ink means that jobs can be over-printed, under-printed or have spot colour applied without compromising the overall throughput speed.

Paul Cripps, managing director of EFI EMEA, states: “Winning the Angel Award this year is demonstrative of how the demand for high quality true flat-bed 
printers is now seeing the move from solvent-based platforms to UV-curable solutions becoming increasingly important for all businesses. This includes those 
with lower investment budgets or who want a supplementary machine for producing specialist applications.”

“The EFI Rastek T1000 combines tough build quality and reliability with high standards of production, and we are forecasting continued growth for this machine 
in both the display and industrial printing markets,” continues Cripps. “Our Rastek machines are the perfect complement to the EFI VUTEk range of wide-
format solutions, sharing the power of our EFI Fiery XF multi-platform RIP and advanced ICC colour management and profiling for precise and accurate results.”

EFI Rastek’s flat-bed printers are available in the UK from YPS Print Supplies, based in North Tyneside, and Atech Limited of Welwyn Garden City in 
Hertfordshire.

www.efi.com


EFI - 11/23/2010

EFI Makes iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch Printing Easy with PrintMe Connect for AirPrint

EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today released PrintMe® Connect for AirPrint, a free software application 
that enables direct printing from Apple® iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch® iOS 4.2-enabled devices to EFI Fiery®-driven printers or multifunction peripherals 
(MFPs). Targeted at enterprise and mobile print environments, PrintMe Connect for AirPrint is one of the first offerings available to support Apple’s new AirPrint 
platform and iOS 4.2. EFI, a leader in mobile printing solutions for over nine years, extends its flagship line of PrintMe mobile and cloud-based printing 
applications with this latest offering.

“With the launch of PrintMe Connect for AirPrint, EFI is satisfying one of the top requests from iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users everywhere with a solution 
for printing directly from these mobile devices to a broad array of more than 250,000 Fiery-driven printers and MFP’s installed today,” said Toby Weiss, 
general manager of Fiery and senior vice president, EFI. “Following on the heels of our recent PrintMe enhancements, this unique offering enables business 
professionals to easily and quickly print from any application on their Apple device to almost any Fiery printer. No existing corporate printer fleets out there today 
work with the new iOS 4.2 software – until now.”

With AirPrint and the iOS 4.2 software, people using Apple devices will find a print function automatically enabled on their device and can select a printer 
on their network and print. Once installed by a corporate IT department, PrintMe Connect for AirPrint will show all available Fiery-driven printers* as 
destinations on a user’s printer list. There is no need for the individual user to download an application or for the enterprise to purchase a specific iOS-
enabled printer or upgrade or modify existing printers or MFPs. 

With the recent explosion of smartphones and tablets, now more than ever, mobile workers need to be able to access and print their documents on the go. 
EFI PrintMe and PrintMe Connect for AirPrint technology make this possible today. To install the software on the printer network, IT managers can 
download PrintMe Connect for AirPrint software for free at www.efi.com/printmeconnect.

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EFI - 9/1/2010

EFI Announces First Digital Inkjet Printer with Full UV LED Curing System for the Labeling/Flexible Packaging Market

EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today was the first to introduce a digital inkjet label printing system with full 
LED UV curing technology for printing on flexible packaging materials. EFI’s Jetrion® 4830LED UV Inkjet System and a newly-developed, flexible ink set allows 
printing on unsupported and heat sensitive materials, including shrink sleeve, opening up new opportunities for label converters in the flexible packaging market.
 Current and future Jetrion 4830 users can fully upgrade their presses to utilize the flexible ink set by retrofitting their systems with the new LED lamp technology. 

The low heat and targeted wavelength benefits of LEDs allow full UV ink curing on heat sensitive and other flexible packaging materials that were previously 
unsupported with traditional UV-curing methods. Unlike other digital printing systems, there is also no need to pre-coat or pattern-coat flexible substrates when 
using the new 4830LED system. Dr. Kenneth Stack, Jetrion’s senior vice president and general manager said, “The system was designed to expand short-run 
printing opportunities beyond traditional label stock to a broader range of flexible packaging materials supported only by UV LED curing technology. And in 
keeping with our commitment to providing our customers with a clear technology migration path, the new flexible ink set and LED lamp technology can be 
retrofitted on any existing Jetrion 4830, eliminating customer concerns about digital obsolescence.” 

The Jetrion 4830LED uses a new flexible ink set that produces durable, shrinkable and flexible, and peel-resistant images. “The development of our flexible UV 
LED-curing inks demonstrates EFI Jetrion’s ongoing core competency in ink design, formulation and manufacture. We’re committed to bringing innovative ink 
solutions to market as a result of customer requirements and changes in market dynamics,” continued Dr. Stack.

The Jetrion 4830LED is a full color digital label press that handles web widths of up to 9” (229mm) and prints up to 8.3” (210 mm) wide. With its grayscale printing
 capability and speeds of up to 120 fpm (37 mpm), the Jetrion 4830LED is ideal for meeting the most demanding labeling and flexible packaging production and 
image quality requirements.

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EFI - 6/30/2010

EFI Innovations Take Center Stage at Munich Show

EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII) reported today that customer demand for its award-winning digital printing technologies and 
innovative solutions on display in Munich (Germany) last week, make this year’s Fespa the most successful 
European wide-format exhibition the company has attended in years. Visitor numbers were up, VUTEK®, 
Rastek™ and Jetrion® stations were busy throughout the five days of the show, and attendance for product 
demos peaked at more than 200 per day.

“Fespa Munich was a fantastic show,” said David Hocquet, CEO of Deltenre, a Belgian printing company. “It 
was energetic and busy and the EFI stand was the busiest of them all as everyone wanted to see the latest 
VUTEk machines. We have two of them installed already and certainly for future investments in superwide 
format, we’ll look to EFI VUTEk and no one else.”

“We not only exceeded digital inkjet targets for VUTEk and Rastek that we had set for this show, we also 
surpassed goals set for our software products,” said EFI EMEA’s managing director Paul Cripps “Proof that EFI’s 
customers in Europe are doing well and continue to require cost saving solutions to optimize, automate and 
streamline operations.”

Attendance up from North and South America, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific

EFI tracked a significant increase in visitors from high-growth markets such as Asia Pacific, the Americas and 
the Middle East, adding to vast numbers from Western, Central and Eastern Europe.

Products on display included the VUTEk GS3200 with the new MediaMaster fully automated media handling 
system, the GS5000r, the high-productivity QS3250r UV roll-to-roll superwide printer, the versatile Rastek T1000 
and the H650 wide-format UV printers, and the Jetrion 4830 digital label press. Pace™ print management system, 
Digital StoreFront® web-to-print solutions and Web Control Center for remote proofing completed the portfolio. 
Together, they offered a practical demonstration of EFI’s integrated workflow from order taking to printing and 
shipping.

Eighty VUTEk GS Series Sold in One Year

EFI announced that it had sold the 80th VUTEk GS printer since the product’s European introduction at Fespa 
2009.

Leading its category in installations worldwide, the VUTEk GS3200 flatbed and roll-to-roll hybrid UV printer delivers 
photorealistic quality, superwide speed, and innovative applications that expand the reach of superwide into new 
industries.

Debuted for the first time in Europe, the MediaMaster is a fully-automated material handling system for the 
GS3200 that continues to increase productivity and economics of digital superwide printing. Equipped to handle 
full-size 1.5 x 3 meter boards at up to 50 beds per hour, and also master as many as 3-up smaller boards across 
the width of the printer, for over 150 boards per hour with precision. This enables the material handling system’s 
hands-free productivity: a single person can operate two GS3200 printers with MediaMasters, reducing cost and 
optimizing production time. 

Now commercially available, the VUTEk GS5000r offers exceptional quality and roll-to-roll speed that allow users 
to tap into premium-margin markets that demand point-of-purchase (POP) quality graphics. 

Rastek T1000 makes European Debut at Fespa 2010 

EFI’s new Rastek T1000 wide-format printer was also shown for the first time in Europe. This new flatbed printer 
offers class-leading print speed, including white running the same speed as CMYK – all with stunning 8-level 
greyscale, up to 1200 dpi print quality. With a stationary vacuum table and retractable media registration pins, it 
has the versatility to handle a wide range of rigid media quickly and easily.

Jetrion 4830 Demonstrates Next-Generation Label Printing 

The new award-winning Jetrion 4830 UV Inkjet System from EFI offers wider web widths and faster linear speeds 
to increase label printing throughput more than twofold over the company’s market-leading Jetrion 4000. The Jetrion 
4830 prints 21 cm wide, enabling two-up 10 cm labels. Its wider print zone lets label converters efficiently take on 
more print jobs. With its higher speed print mode of greater than 36.6 meters per minute, the system increases 
productivity significantly. The new Jetrion also has an optional white printing station with the most opaque digital 
white print available.

Web Control Center Remote Proofing 

EFI’s Web Control Center web-based application connects, monitors and controls proofing and printing at all 
remote sites in a production workflow. Web Control uses JDF communications to interact with Fiery® RIP 
solutions (EFI Colorproof™ XF and Fiery XF v4.0) at any location via EFI proven web hosting capabilities.

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EFI - 6/22/2010

EFI to Feature Industry-Leading Print Products at FESPA

EFI™ today announced that it will be displaying its most advanced UV printers in stand B1/120 at Fespa 2010, 
22-26 June (Munich, Germany). This will include the VUTEk® GS3200 with the new MediaMaster automatic 
media handling system, the GS5000r, the high-productivity QS3250r UV roll-to-roll superwide printer, the versatile 
Rastek™ T1000 and the H650 wide-format UV printers, and the Jetrion® 4830 digital label press. EFI will also 
feature Pace™ print management system, Digital StoreFront web-to-print solutions and Web Control Center for 
remote proofing.

“We have been exhibiting at Fespa for 15 years and EFI continues its commitment of bringing award winning 
end-to-end solutions to its attendees. As technology improves, industry leaders must deliver offerings that can
harness turn-key solutions and provide new revenue opportunities. We look forward to showing our enhanced 
portfolio to our worldwide customers, prospects and partners in Germany this year,” said EFI president, Fred 
Rosenzweig.

EFI shows VUTEk GS5000r printing POP quality at billboard speeds

The VUTEk GS5000r offers exceptional quality and roll-to-roll speed that allow users to tap into premium-margin 
markets that demand point-of-purchase (POP) quality graphics. The printer produces high-impact graphics with 
its eight-colour switchable to Fast 4™ and dual resolution of true 600 or 1000 dpi capabilities for superior quality 
and billboard speed. It also offers flexible inks to increase the application range and to produce consistent images 
on an expanded range of substrates.

Its unmatched, quick-turn capability reduces inventory, increases customer satisfaction by eliminating lengthy lead 
times, and accommodates last-minute changes.

“We have been working with the new GS5000r for a few weeks now and we are amazed by the truly impressive 
print quality we can get from a 5-metre printer,” said Thomas Ellmer, director at Ellmer GmbH in Bad Salzuflen, 
Germany. “The new UV inks are, in comparison to UV inks offered by other vendors, a big step forward toward 
a more pleasant working environment. Our customers also appreciate the fact that prints delivered to them are 
nearly without any odour.”

EFI’s demonstrates proven quality and high productivity of VUTEk GS3200

With dozens of units installed already since its first launch at Fespa 2009, the VUTEk GS3200 flatbed and roll-
to-roll hybrid UV printer from EFI delivers photorealistic quality and superwide speed, and delivers innovative 
applications that expand the reach of superwide into new industries. It extends capabilities by offering a wider 
range of applications for exhibition graphics, fine art, photographic reproduction and Point-of-Purchase displays.

The VUTEk GS3200 comes with 1000 dpi for high-precision quality and 12-picolitre droplet technology for all 
colours, including white. The printer also, offers advanced three-layer white ink capabilities for printing exceptional 
quality on a wider range of materials.

“Not being restricted to white material is a tremendous advantage (of the GS3200),” said Andy Williams, managing 
director of Andesign (Sutton Coldfield, UK). “The good opacity of the white is enhanced by the way it can be 
incorporated into the work-flow, making it a simple addition to the existing colours and enabling greater creativity in 
designs and how they can be implemented in a digitally printed format.”

VUTEk MediaMaster shown for the first time in Europe

Introduced in the United States at ISA International Sign Expo in April 2010, EFI’s VUTEk MediaMaster will make 
its European debut at Fespa. It will be featured with the GS3200. The MediaMaster is a fully-automated material 
handling system that drives the economics of superwide printing even further for greater profitability. Equipped to 
handle full-size 1.5 x 3 metre boards at up to 50 beds per hour and also master as many as 3-up smaller boards 
across the width of the printer, for over 150 boards per hour with precision, enabling the material handling system’s 
hands-free productivity that optimises production time. 

The MediaMaster system also lowers overhead costs by allowing one operator to efficiently run two VUTEk 
printers simultaneously, or focus on maximising the output capabilities of the GS3200 in high-speed modes. The 
easy cart system streamlines the print-to-finishing workflow, allowing the operator to wheel the printed product to 
a cut or shipping station. The material handling system enables customers to fully utilise the maximum speed of 
the GS3200, and will help drive the analogue to digital transition in the screen print market where productivity is 
crucial.

High-productivity VUTEk QS3250r 

The VUTEk QS3250r is the second-generation roll-to-roll UV-curing superwide printer from EFI to combine High-
Definition Print (HDP) capability and high production speeds in a single UV roll-to-roll device. It is the ideal printer 
for sign shops and commercial printers looking to upgrade to UV output with enhanced productivity, quality and 
versatility. 

Rastek T1000 makes European Debut at Fespa 2010 

EFI’s new Rastek T1000 wide-format printer is shown for the first time in Europe. This new flatbed printer offers 
class-leading print speed, including white running the same speed as CMYK – all with stunning 8-level greyscale, 
up to 1200 dpi print quality. With a stationary vacuum table and retractable media registration pins, it has the 
versatility to handle a wide range of rigid media quickly and easily.

The Rastek H650 wide-format UV hybrid flatbed printer from EFI delivers best-in-class image quality at an 
affordable price. It is the perfect choice for production and print shop environments where quick service, superior 
image quality and smaller footprints are the keys to customer satisfaction and increasing profit. The printer 
expands businesses' portfolios and profits with its four colour and optional white ink support for spot colour and 
under and overprinting. The Rastek H650 can handle materials up to 165 cm wide and 4.5 cm thick.

Jetrion 4830 Demonstrates Next-Generation Label Printing 

The new award-winning Jetrion 4830 UV Inkjet System from EFI offers wider web widths and faster linear speeds 
to increase label printing throughput more than twofold over the company’s market-leading Jetrion 4000. The 
Jetrion 4830 prints 21 cm wide, enabling two-up 10 cm labels. Its wider print zone lets label converters efficiently 
take on more print jobs. With its higher speed print mode of greater than 36.6 metres per minute, the system 
increases productivity significantly. The new Jetrion also has an optional white printing station with the most opaque 
digital white print available.

Web Control Center Shows Remote Proofing 

EFI will also show Web Control Center, a web-based application that connects, monitors and controls proofing 
and printing at all remote sites in a production workflow. Web Control uses JDF communications to interact with 
Fiery RIP solutions (EFI Colorproof XF and Fiery XF v4.0) at any location via EFI proven web hosting capabilities.
Web Control Center uses EFI technology to combine colour measurement, distribution and communications, 
resulting in real-time accurate data combined with two-way colour management communications. The system is 
designed to provide the most efficient and flexible way of managing and controlling remote sites, to streamline 
and automate the production workflow, and to significantly reduce job turnaround time and costs. 

EFI VUTEk Inks Station

EFI's VUTEk UV curable inks provide the highest quality of colour on a variety of flexible and rigid media 
substrates. These inks reduce printer downtime by virtually eliminating print head clogging. EFI’s UV inks contain 
up to 50% monomers and oligomers that are naturally derived from renewable resources, such as plants or 
biomass, significantly lessening their impact on the environment. These inks contain virtually no VOCs and do not 
contain heavy metals, such as antimony, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury and selenium. 

As part of the total solutions approach, EFI's VUTEk support team also tailors the ink to ensure precise colour 
quality every time using fully optimised printer settings and colour profiles.

EFI Features End-to-End Integrated Workflow Solutions

EFI will be demonstrating integrated digital workflow solutions from job acquisition and management to preparation 
and production. Included in the workflows will be the award-winning EFI Digital StoreFront web-to-print solution, 
the integrated, browser-based EFI Pace Print MIS solution and the professional-level RIP, Fiery XF with the Cut 
Server option for efficient colour management and finishing.

“According to Pace’s activity-based method every transaction has a cost price. For example, setting up a new 
roll on the machine has a certain cost. There is nothing spectacular about this so far, but what’s different is that 
the software also takes account of the weight of the roll. In fact, you cannot set up a 100 kg roll alone, so there 
is an additional wage cost for a second person. It is quite a complex method, but much more precise. In addition,
Pace naturally has everything, such as JDF support, that a modern MIS system has to fulfil. We are still in the 
start-up phase at present, but just like with our other VUTEk solutions it looks very promising,” explains Christian 
Pelegrie of Pelegrie in Hoboken, Belgium.

“Our VUTEk, Rastek and Jetrion printing systems help customers all over the world transition to UV printing and 
tap into more profitable and niche markets with new applications.  In addition to having the ability to select print 
output resolution and speed capabilities, customers need new ways to automate operations, by using products 
like our new MediaMaster for operational savings.  The Rastek T1000 UV flatbed printer is another example of 
EFI continuing to innovate, as we continue to expand our hardware, ink and software portfolio.   At the show 
our customers will have a great opportunity to see EFI Pace and Digital Storefront, both of which offer unlimited 
options for external connectivity with the customer, and streamline internal operations.  Overall, EFI provides the 
product portfolio for our customers to profitably transition from analogue to digital, said Fred Rosenzweig, EFI 
president.

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EFI - 3/16/2010

EFI’s VUTEk QS Series r Ink Approved by Nordic Ecolabelling Board

EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, is happy to announce that 
EFI’s VUTEk® QS Series r Ink has been approved by the Nordic Ecolabelling Board, and print companies may 
now refer to the approved ink when documenting their application for a Nordic Ecolabelling license. In order to 
achieve Nordic Ecolabelling status, printing companies agree to follow a certain criteria set, which includes the 
use of approved media and ink including the VUTEk QS Series r Ink. 

Established in 1989 by the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Nordic Ecolabel’s goal is a sustainable society through 
sustainable consumerism. Commonly known as the Swan logo, it is the official ecolabel of the Nordic countries, 
and it covers 66 product categories, including cleaning products, furniture, toys, hotels, restaurants and printing 
businesses. Over 200 printing companies throughout Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark and Finland are 
ecolabel-licensed, meaning they have shown that they and their entire supply chain meet a number of 
environmental requirements, which make them some of the least polluting businesses in the printing industry. 

The voluntary approval process for inks consists of tests for environmentally harmful substances, health hazards, 
problematic chemicals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and heavy metals such as lead and mercury. The 
VUTEk QS Series r Ink is one of the industry’s first inks to be approved for referencing within a print business’s 
application for a Nordic Ecolabelling license. 

“The QS Series r Ink is a great example of the company’s long-held commitment to the environment,” says Scott 
Schinlever, vice president/general manager EFI Rastek and EFI Ink Business. “EFI wholeheartedly agrees with 
the Nordic Ecolabel’s goal of sustainable society through sustainable consumerism, and we’re proud to offer yet 
another eco-friendly product to our customers.”

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EFI - 1/25/2010

EFI’s New VUTEk QS3250r Continues to Advance Popular QS Series

EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today introduced a new 
member of its award-winning VUTEk® QS family of industry-leading superwide format UV printers, the 3.2-meter 
UV roll-to-roll QS3250r, which utilizes new technology to expand applications, enhance media handling and 
simplify workflows. The new QS3250r packs dozens of innovations that customers will immediately recognize 
as keys to making their print businesses more profitable with a wider range of materials and applications.

“Aside from constantly growing, the superwide printing market is also evolving, and the QS3250r is the latest 
generation of VUTEk printers to address this changing market,” said EFI VUTEk senior vice president/general 
manager Dick Wissenbach. “Leading the industry in resolution and speed, the QS3250r has expanded the 
number of capable applications for UV roll-to-roll printing at a very cost-effective price. EFI customers expect to 
be on the cutting edge of printing technology, and the next-generation advancements we’ve made in the 
QS3250r give our customers a clear advantage over their competition.”

EFI customer Georgia Printco, LLC in Lakeland, Georgia was among the first to experience the QS3250r in action. 
“A national print brokerage firm asked us to print 500,000 square feet of banner material in a very short amount 
of time. EFI delivered and installed our VUTEk QS3250r and had us printing in 48 hours,” says Drew Barry, 
director of marketing for Georgia Printco. “The printer has been printing around the clock for almost a month, 
and EFI’s tech support has been responsive and helpful. So far we have produced over 295,000 square feet, 
and we’re still going strong. The quality and reliability from VUTEk have both been superb.”

Expanded Applications

The QS3250r 3.2-meter UV roll-to-roll printer expands applications with new features that include automated 
laser-aligned double-sided printing and platen temperature control. The automated laser system simplifies the 
process of printing double sided images, enabling enhanced registration for double-sided banners, while 
reducing production time and minimizing waste. The new platen control unit accommodates printing on low-cost 
and heat-sensitive materials, giving customers the ability to improve profits by reducing costs and expand their 
print capabilities. Providing near-perfect panel matching, the QS3250r enables worry-free printing on a wide range 
of flexible media up to .125 inches thick at speeds up to 1,850 square feet per hour. Plus, with resolution up 
to 1080 dpi, this printer is ideal for producing superior quality Point-of-Purchase displays, indoor and outdoor 
posters and signage, fleet graphics and high-margin wallpaper applications.

Advanced Media Handling & Impressive Workflows

Although the QS3250r takes advantage of many advancements, its media-handling equipment is truly ahead 
of the curve. A temperature control system eliminates stress on the media to ensure smooth travel through the 
print area, which is especially important for thin, unsupported media, and a new encoder design increases 
accuracy without media distortion. Workflows are also more sophisticated with the inclusion of interior lights, a 
media alignment scale and a platen vacuum gauge, all of which contribute to the incredible usability of the 
machine and reduce set-up time. 

All EFI VUTEk superwide printers are optimized for use with Fiery® XF, EFI’s production RIP solution for 
superwide and wide-format printers. The fast RIP achieves the best performance and speed and its automated 
workflow increases production and improves output quality for the most accurate, vibrant colors.

“The new VUTEk QS3250r will be shipping in first quarter 2010,” added Wissenbach. “EFI has a long history 
of product innovation, and the VUTEk QS3250r is another strong example of that innovation at work.”

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EFI - 1/14/2010

EFI Announces New Two-Meter VUTEk Superwide Printer

EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today unveiled the VUTEk® 
QS220, a direct-to-substrate, two-meter UV-curing flatbed printer with High-Definition Print (HDP) quality and 
superwide productivity that boasts lower ink running costs than traditional wide-format printers and unique 
application abilities that allow print businesses to expand into higher-end, premium-margin applications. The 
QS220 is ideal for businesses that want to fuel profitability by adding flexible, production-level equipment that 
will support their growth.

“More and more businesses are exploring out-of-home advertising as a way to reach customers, but unfortunately 
many print businesses are forced to choose between high production speeds and high image quality,” said EFI 
VUTEk senior vice president/general manager Dick Wissenbach. “The QS220 is an all-in-one printer; it has the 
speed to print 16 4’x8’ boards per hour as well as the ability to print in high definition. This is a great time to be 
involved in superwide format printing, and with pricing comparable to wide format printers, the QS220 is not only 
affordable, it’s a smart investment for any print business.”

Breakthrough Technology

VUTEk’s HDP technology provides resolution up to 1080 dpi for dazzling graphics and sharp text. It produces 
four- or six-color images, and features a special seventh channel for six variations of white ink. This configuration 
is unique to EFI and means the QS220 is capable of printing color and white in three independent layers all in 
one pass for perfect registration and more advanced printing applications, which results in graphics that really 
pop. This in-line, three-layer white printing capability grants the ability to produce new, high-margin applications 
that other businesses cannot provide, such as enhanced-definition back-lit displays or layered, art-quality 
graphics printed on dark substrates. 

The advanced technology of the QS220 allows it to effectively replace multiple wide-format printers. Its small 
footprint and optional roll-to-roll capability fulfill the functions of multiple printers, especially with its production 
speeds of up to 750 square feet per hour, outstanding resolution and lower ink running costs than other 
superwide printers. With this one two-meter printer, print businesses can produce the high-resolution images 
required for Point-of-Purchase applications, without forgoing the high-production abilities that has become an 
industry benchmark for leading print shops.

EFI, a manufacturing leader of digital UV inks, specifically designed the QS220 inks for the applications that 
enable businesses to increase production and profitability. By utilizing one ink set, the QS220 delivers enhanced 
reliability and performance on a wide range of substrates, with brighter, more durable automotive-grade pigments 
and greater flexibility, all at per-liter costs that are much lower than most wide-format printers. This ensures that 
businesses not only expand their capabilities, but also increase profitability. 

Streamlined Workflows
A cohesive, intelligent and efficient workflow solution from one supplier is the secret to truly maximizing the 
profit potential of every job printed. From online job acquisition to internal shop management and job preparation 
and production, EFI’s award-winning solutions streamline customer interaction and management of the entire 
print business. EFI Digital StoreFront® delivers a world-class, print-centric e-commerce solution for print service 
providers, while EFI’s Print MIS products, PrintSmith™, and Pace™ automate business processes from estimating to 
invoicing. All VUTEk printers are optimized for use with EFI’s Fiery® XF RIP, EFI’s color management solution for 
accurate, vibrant colors on superwide and wide-format printers.

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EFI - 10/7/2009

Sign Version of EFI PrintSmith Management Solution Now Available

Sign Shops Now Have Powerful System to Streamline Processes and Speed Production; Solution also 
Handles Digital and Wide-Format Work

EFI, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today launched EFI PrintSmith™ Sign, 
a system that will enable sign and print providers to more easily manage their operations, save time, 
reduce waste and help generate more profits. PrintSmith Sign is built on the foundation of PrintSmith, a 
flexible, feature-rich print management information system and the market-leading solution for on-demand, 
copy shop, quick printer and small commercial shops. 

“As the sign segment of the printing industry continues double-digit growth, as we’ve seen with the market 
demand for our VUTEk® and Rastek™ printers, and as many printers look to diversify by adding or enhancing
their sign making capabilities, the time is right to introduce a special version of PrintSmith tailored to this market,” 
said Marc Olin, senior vice president/general manager, EFI Advanced Professional Print Software (APPS). 
“PrintSmith Sign is the only offering of its kind to address wide format, digital page production, and screen 
printing operations in a single system, so it has broad appeal to sign shops as well as print providers looking 
to capitalize on new customer niches and growth opportunities.”

PrintSmith Sign is a complete sign shop management system that offers powerful estimating, point-of-sale, 
account management, production management, receivables and sales analysis tools. It supports square area 
print pricing, square area and linear finishing, and roll and rigid substrates. 

PrintSmith Sign integrates directly with EFI Fiery® XF, the award-winning inkjet RIP and color management 
solution for accurate, vibrant colors on VUTEk superwide and Rastek wide-format printers, along with a 
number of other devices. PrintSmith Sign is integrated with Digital StoreFront®, adding the power and flexibility 
of EFI’s award-winning web-to-print platform to give clients and prospects a new front door to the print service 
provider’s business. PrintSmith Sign also integrates directly with EFI Fiery-driven output devices for job ticketing 
and data collection, allowing even greater productivity improvements.

Availability
PrintSmith Sign is available now. For more information, please visit EFI at SGIA (booth 1901).

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EFI - 7/10/2009

EFI to Show Popular VUTEk GS3200 Superwide Format Printer and Integrated Workflow

EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that 
demonstrations of the revolutionary 3.2-meter hybrid VUTEk GS3200 superwide printer will be given at the 
company’s 10th annual Connect users’ conference from August 2 to 5 at the Wynn Las Vegas. This year, 
EFI is demonstrating the new VUTEk GS3200 superwide format UV printer along with integrated workflow 
solutions from EFI, and inviting customers to join presentations given by product experts that will focus on the 
technology of VUTEk printers and the exciting economics of how these superwide format printers are driving 
record profitability for EFI’s customers.

"EFI Connect attracts existing customers and potential buyers from around the globe and this exclusive EFI 
summer event is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the newly introduced VUTEK GS3200," said Chuck 
Dourlet, vice president of marketing, EFI VUTEk. "This is an incredible, uncompromising product that has 
speeds up to 2400 square feet per hour, resolution up to true 1000 dpi and the versatility to address just about 
any wide-format application you can dream of. The GS series printers have been received with incredible 
enthusiasm from the industry, and our prospective buyers have been clamoring to see one in action. We’re 
really looking forward to showing off the GS3200 alongside of EFI’s industry leading print management and 
workflow solutions in Las Vegas."

"High performance equipment and solid processes both are essential to grow and sustain profitability. EFI’s 
VUTEk superwide and Rastek wide format color imaging equipment, driven by EFI’s Fiery XF software for 
advanced color management, can provide our customers a strong competitive edge," said Frank Mallozzi. 
"Additionally, tying in EFI’s Digital StoreFront provides our customers an Internet-based virtual front door for 
their business, giving them extra ways to acquire more customers and provide superior customer service to 
their clients. And, when integrated with EFI’s Advanced Professional Print Software, their business has the 
foundation it needs to optimize the VUTEk & Rastek printers and maximize the profit potential of virtually every 
job."

The VUTEk GS3200’s versatility expands the reach of superwide printing into new industries and applications 
with breakthrough speed and incredible quality in the same printer. VUTEk’s Dual-Resolution Capability enables 
true 600 dpi and true 1000 dpi output with selectable 24pl or 12pl drop sizes, and produces eye-catching, 
photorealistic graphics in 8-color (plus white) mode at speeds up to 1200 feet per hour and in its Fast-5™ mode 
with speeds up to 2400 square feet per hour. The GS3200 easily competes with high-volume commercial 
production printers and is the perfect replacement for a wide range of wide-format and superwide printers in 
one shop, as it exemplifies flexible, versatile production with its ability to transition from rigid to roll-to-roll in less 
than one minute, and its capacity to print on a broad range of substrates. It delivers unique, in-line, three-layer 
white-printing capability, allowing access to a whole new range of creative, high-value applications and is 
perfect for long runs or short runs in high quality and at high speeds, offering the highest return on investment 
(ROI) in the industry.

In addition to live, hands-on product demonstrations, EFI’s VUTEk product experts will also be conducting a 
special track for prospective buyers. These presentations will address the ROI and economics of superwide 
printing, profit opportunities in traditional and new superwide format applications, market conditions and outlook 
for superwide format printing, as well as a technology deep-dive with the VUTEk product managers. These 
presentations will complement the live product demonstrations, and will be of great value to EFI customers and 
prospective buyers who want to learn more about the advantages of VUTEk printers and superwide printing.

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EFI - 6/30/2009

EFI Enters Agreement with Nazdar for Solvent Ink Manufacturing

EFI, the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced entry into a manufacturing 
agreement with Nazdar®, wherein Nazdar will produce EFI’s VUTEk and Inkware solvent inks, which are 
renowned for their phenomenal color quality, fantastic durability and superior printer performance. Nazdar is 
a longtime partner of EFI who distributes VUTEk® printers and inks to the North American screenprint market. 

"Nazdar has been a trusted partner of EFI for many years, and we are thrilled to be expanding our relationship 
with a company that has such a deep knowledge of solvent-based digital ink manufacturing," said Scott 
Schinlever, vice president and general manager of EFI’s ink business. "EFI’s ink customers will continue to 
receive superior products and service that they have come to expect over the last two decades, including 
the most consistent and durable inks that have been developed and optimized for their printing systems. EFI 
selected Nazdar to be their manufacturing partner due to their commitment to quality, consistency and reliability, 
which are cornerstones of EFI inks."

Though EFI’s VUTEk and Inkware solvent ink will be manufactured by Nazdar, the inks will use current EFI’s 
VUTEk and Inkware formulations, with the same warranty coverage offered, and will be manufactured to the 
same stringent quality-control requirements. VUTEk superwide inkjet printers provide the best image quality, 
most vibrant colors and finest consistency when printing with VUTEk and Inkware inks. VUTEk customers can 
run a multitude of jobs for indoor and outdoor applications with confidence, knowing that EFI has been an 
industry-leader for twenty years.

Nazdar has been producing inks and coatings since 1922, and for the digital printing industry since 1998, and 
received word in the year 2000 that their Quality Management System exceeds the International Standard ISO 
9001. This is an industry-wide signal that Nazdar has achieved a standard of quality that extends from operations 
and manufacturing to customer service and product delivery.

"Nazdar is pleased to have this opportunity to expand our relationship with EFI", said Richard Bowles, vice 
president and general manager of Nazdar’s inks and coatings division. "Nazdar can focus on what we do best - 
manufacturing excellent digital inks to the exacting standards developed by VUTEk and Inkware."

The announcement of the extended partnership between EFI and Nazdar Inks and Coatings comes along with 
word that EFI expects to cease ink manufacturing at its Meredith, NH facility as part of its ongoing consolidation 
of its ink business, and will be manufacturing its UV-based and specialty digital inks at EFI’s facility in Ypsilanti, 
Michigan.

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EFI - 5/12/2009

Extend Application Ranges with New VUTEk Printers from EFI

EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced two new 
additions to their line of industry-leading VUTEk® superwide format UV printers, the GS2000, a revolutionary 
2-meter hybrid that delivers photorealistic quality at incredible speeds without compromise, and the QS3220, a 
3.2-meter hybrid printer with High Definition Print (HDP) technology and an extended application range.

The EFI VUTEk GS2000 -- No Compromises

Photorealistic Quality

The GS2000 delivers incredible photorealistic quality, extending the application set of superwide printing. EFI 
VUTEk’s Dual Resolution Capability enables true 600 dpi with 24-picoliter drops and true 1000 dpi with 12-picoliter 
drops, and can print in eight colors plus two channels for white. The GS2000 is perfect for traditional 2-meter 
applications such as banners and signs, as well as detail-intensive applications such as stunning Point-of-Purchase 
(POP) displays.

Incredible Productivity

In its Fast-5 mode, the GS2000 prints eye-catching four-color plus white graphics at speeds up to 2,000 square 
feet (186 square meters) per hour. This EFI VUTEk-exclusive printing mode positions owners of the GS2000 to 
compete with commercial production printers, as it makes same-day order-to-delivery a reality. For more 
demanding POP applications, switch to the GS2000’s eight-color plus white mode and print absolutely stunning 
images at speeds up to 1,000 square feet (93 square meters) per hour.

Uncompromised Versatility

The GS2000 prints on a broad range of flexible and rigid substrates, and its hybrid belt design enables effortless 
changeover from rigid to roll-to-roll in minutes. The flexibility and application range provided by this printer make it 
the perfect substitute for wide and superwide format printers in print shops, and the options for shorter runs, higher 
speeds and superior quality give the GS2000 the highest return on investment in the industry.

"EFI VUTEk printers have set the standard for superwide printing for over 20 years, and these two new printers 
continue that tradition," said Chuck Dourlet, vice president of marketing, EFI VUTEk. "The GS2000 is a 2-meter 
addition to the industry leading GS family of printers, which was announced in March with the GS3200 3.2-meter 
hybrid UV. The GS2000 delivers the same photorealistic quality, revolutionary productivity and uncompromising 
versatility in a 2-meter table width. The QS3220 is a major advancement from our popular QS3200 printer, with 
many improvements including increased vacuum pressure and enhanced media handling for expanded media 
choices, and standard QS Series 2 inks for incredible quality and durability."

The EFI VUTEk QS3220 -- More Applications for Greater Profits

High Definition Print Quality

Using EFI VUTEk’s innovative HDP technology, the QS3220 prints eye-popping images up to 3.2 meters wide 
at 1,080 dpi. Text is printed cleanly and crisply, and EFI’s Fiery® XF RIP solution ensures consistent, accurate 
color and reliable output. Perfect for Point-of-Purchase (POP) and high quality retail signage, the new QS3220
delivers the same unmatched quality that VUTEk customers have come to depend on, with expanded opportunities 
for new applications on new materials.

Blazing Speeds

For stunning images of the highest quality, the QS3220 prints in six colors plus white at speeds up to 900 square 
feet (84 square meters) per hour. The QS3220 improves businesses’ reputations for excellence as it accomplishes 
fast, high definition printing that increases the amount and quality of work that a business can accomplish. 

Extended Application Range

The QS3220 uses specially developed QS Series 2 UV inks, which provide more durability and improved flexibility 
for brilliant inks that won’t crack or chip and are optimized for a wider range of substrates. Improved input and 
output tables with increased vacuum pressure for more flexibility in media choices, and the optional heavy duty 
unwinder give the QS3220 the power and flexibility to print to problematic media.

"We provide our customers with the opportunities for business growth, no matter what the economy looks like," 
added Dourlet. "Based on the speed, quality, and wide range of applications that these new VUTEk printers can 
produce, customers that invest in these new systems will see those opportunities."

The 3.2-meter GS3200 and QS3220 and the 2-meter GS2000 are available for order now. Visit EFI’s stand, 
Hall 1-A20, at FESPA Digital Europe, Amsterdam, Netherlands to see how these printers can jump-start your 
economic engine.

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EFI - 4/16/2009

EFI Announces Stimulus Package for VUTEk Superwide Printers

EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced the 
innovative EFI Stimulus Package, financing program for its VUTEk® line of superwide printers. The EFI Stimulus 
Package helps qualified print service providers grow their businesses and protect their cash flows. The program 
provides for zero out-of-pocket costs for the first six months of ownership followed by 50% off of the normal
lease payments for the next six months on new qualifying printer purchases dramatically lowering the first full year 
cost of ownership This new program is expected to boost businesses’ abilities to expand their product portfolios 
and reach larger revenue-generating customer bases with minimal impact on cash flow for the first year of 
ownership.

"In this challenging economic climate EFI is focused on finding creative financing solutions that will allow our 
customers to own the industry’s best printing solutions," said EFI president Fred Rosenzweig. "The EFI Stimulus 
Package for VUTEk superwide printers allows print businesses to position themselves ahead of the competition 
by expanding their product portfolio and customer base, all while spending less cash."

EFI’s line of award-winning VUTEk superwide printers has a reputation for speed, high productivity and 
exceptional color-quality. VUTEk’s stunning white ink capabilities open the doors to a whole new world of 
applications that drive demand by delivering jobs faster and at a higher quality than the competition. 
Companies can take advantage of all the benefits of digital printing, including the ability to customize messaging, 
print shorter runs and dramatically reduce production times with VUTEk superwide printers.

"The EFI Stimulus Package allowed us to economically acquire new VUTEk QS3200 technology that will help 
grow our business with new and more lucrative revenue opportunities without the immediate financial pay back 
pressures," said Chris Wilson, Venture Printing chairman.

The EFI Stimulus Package is currently being offered exclusively in the United States, with global finance 
programs becoming available in the near future. To take advantage of the EFI Stimulus Package, including 
zero payments for the first six months, and half-payments for the following six months, or to learn more about 
approval process and the various degrees of relief for all credit strengths, contact Todd Verebey at EFI 
Financial Services at 1-201-690-6133. To learn more about EFI VUTEk superwide printers, call 1-800-875-7117
or visit www.efi.com/vutek.

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EFI - 4/16/2009

EFI to Showcase Latest Breakthroughs in Superwide and Wide-Format Printing at ISA International Sign Expo

EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that it 
will be exhibiting an array of new products, including the revolutionary new VUTEk® GS3200 and GS5000r 
superwide printers and the flexible new Rastek™ T660 wide-format UV flatbed, in Booth #1943 at the ISA 
International Sign Expo, scheduled for April 16-18, 2009 in Las Vegas. Reaffirming its commitment to the ISA, 
this year EFI will be hosting the largest booth at the International Sign Expo.

"We are very excited to be returning to Las Vegas for the International Sign Expo. EFI continues to make 
innovations in the superwide and wide-format printing markets through its VUTEk and Rastek lines of inkjet 
printers, and we are showing some great new products this year," said EFI president Fred Rosenzweig. "Some 
of our new products on display include two fantastic new VUTEk superwide systems, the GS3200 and 
GS5000r; new VUTEk QS Series 2 UV-curable inks; and the just-announced, state-of-the-art wide-format Rastek 
T660 printer."

EFI’s Brand-New VUTEk Superwide Printers on Display for the First Time

The VUTEk GS3200 delivers revolutionary photorealistic quality and superwide speed without compromise, 
and is set to expand the reach of superwide into new industries and innovative applications. This machine 
offers the highest return on investment (ROI) in the industry with its incredible flexibility to print long or short 
runs in high quality and high speeds.

The VUTEk GS5000r offers unparalleled quality and speed that redefines productivity and allows EFI’s customers 
to tap into the premium-margin markets that demand point-of-purchase (POP)-quality graphics. Its unmatched 
quick-turn capability reduces inventory, increases customer satisfaction by eliminating lengthy lead-times, and 
accommodates last-minute changes.

EFI’s VUTEk QS Series 2 Inks Significantly Improve Performance and Flexibility 

The award-winning VUTEk QS2000 will be printing with new QS Series 2 Inks, EFI’s next generation of 
UV-curable inks for the QS Series, which expand and optimize the current range of applications for rigid and 
flexible substrates. The durability and quality enhancements of the VUTEK QS Series 2 inks enable output 
with improved flexibility and adhesion, generating advancements in applications such as day/night backlits, 
window graphics and static clings. 

EFI Announces New Rastek UV Printers

The Rastek T660 5’x4’, UV flatbed provides best-in-class image quality and price-performance, and can print 
on a wide range of coated and uncoated flexible and rigid media, including glass and aluminum. This printer 
stands out from other entry-level wide-format systems because of its white ink capability and crisp four-point text.

Also on display will be the Rastek H700 UV combo flatbed, which delivers high ROI by increasing productivity 
and allowing print shops to run more efficiently. This flexible system generates photographic-quality indoor and 
outdoor prints up to 1.8 meters wide in four colors plus white, and meets EFI’s stringent quality and reliability 
requirements.

Digital Workflow Demonstrations at ISA International Sign Expo

EFI will also be demonstrating end-to-end integrated digital workflows from its Advanced Professional Print 
Solutions (APPS) to both Rastek and VUTEk devices. Included in the workflows will be EFI Digital StoreFront®, 
its award-winning Web-to-Print solution, Fiery® XF, its large-format RIP solution, and EFI Pace™, the fully 
integrated, browser-based print management system for the printing and graphic arts industry. 

"With EFI’s integrated solutions, customers have the foundation they need to maximize the profit potential of 
virtually every job," added Fred Rosenzweig. "Our customers attain not only superior production in quality and 
volume, but optimized resource allocation from creation to print. EFI’s eco-friendly workflows take advantage 
of electronic forms, automated preflight, color management and processing that eliminates paper tickets, and 
production that uses bio-friendly inks substrates. Examples of EFI’s powerful workflow solutions are on display 
in our booth at the International Sign Expo."

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EFI - 3/6/2009

EFI’s VUTEk GS3200 and GS5000r Revolutionize Superwide Printing

EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today introduced two new 
members of its award-winning VUTEk® family of industry-leading superwide format UV printers, a 3.2-meter
hybrid VUTEk GS3200 with eye-popping image quality and incredible speeds up to 2400 square feet (223 
square meters) per hour, and a 5-meter roll-to-roll VUTEk GS5000r, uniquely combining enhanced Point-of-
Purchase (POP) quality capability with stunning billboard production speeds up to 3100 square feet (288 
square meters) per hour.

“For 20 years, VUTEk has been the leader in superwide format digital inkjet printers, and the new VUTEk 
GS3200 and GS5000r superwide UV printers represent unprecedented industry leading capabilities in speed, 
print quality  and value,” said Chuck Dourlet, vice president of marketing EFI VUTEk. “The GS3200 revolutionizes 
superwide format printing with superior photorealistic image quality at speeds previously unattainable from a 
superwide UV digital printer. The GS5000r redefines the 5-meter roll-to-roll segment, providing exceptional 
POP-quality graphics and billboard speed, without compromise. These new VUTEk GS family printers extend 
the range of applications that can be produced with superwide format and enable our customers to be more 
competitive as they further differentiate themselves. In this economic landscape, businesses are looking for 
new opportunities, and EFI continues to provide the tools that help our customers profitably expand into new 
premium-margin markets that will grow their businesses.”

EFI’s VUTEk GS3200 – Photorealistic Quality and Revolutionary Speed without Compromise
Photorealistic Quality:
The GS3200 delivers category-defining, photorealistic quality and expands the reach of superwide printing into 
new industries and applications. VUTEk’s Dual Resolution Capability enables true 600 dpi and true 1000 dpi 
output with selectable 24pl or 12pl drop sizes. The GS3200 is ideal for beautiful fine art replication, detailed 
photography, and stunning high-definition POP displays, as well as traditional 3.2 meter banner and signage 
applications. Reach higher profit margins and set new quality standards with the GS3200. 

Revolutionary Productivity:
The GS3200 produces eye-catching, photorealistic graphics in 8-color (plus white) mode at speeds up to 1200 
feet (111.5 meters) per hour. In its exclusive, 4-color plus white, Fast-5 mode, with incredible speeds up to 
2400 square feet (223 square meters) per hour, the GS3200 easily competes with high-volume commercial 
production printers. With such impressive throughput, same day Order-to-Delivery is a reality. Unlike wide-
format printers that sacrifice speed for high-quality imagery, or grand-format printers that compromise quality to 
deliver speed, the GS3200 delivers exceptional photographic quality at high-production speeds, with zero 
compromises.

Uncompromised Versatility:
The GS3200 hybrid UV printer exemplifies flexible, versatile production with its unmatched ability to transition 
from rigid to roll-to-roll under one minute, and its capacity to print on a broad range of substrates. It delivers true, 
in-line, three-layer white-printing capability, allowing access to a whole new range of creative, high-value 
applications. This multifaceted printer is the perfect replacement for a wide range of wide-format and superwide 
printers in one shop, and has a much smaller footprint. With easy switching from 8-color (plus white) to Fast-5 
color mode, increased media handling capabilities, and Dual Resolution (600 or 1000 dpi selectable), the 
GS3200 is perfect for long runs or short runs in high quality and high speeds, offering the highest return on 
investment (ROI) in the industry.

EFI’s VUTEK GS5000r – Unparalleled Quality and Speed that Redefines Productivity 
POP Quality:
The GS5000r is a game-changing 5-meter printer with VUTEk Dual Resolution Capability enabling true 600 dpi 
and true 1000 dpi output with selectable 24pl or 12pl drop sizes. The GS5000r enables EFI’s customers to 
differentiate on quality, beat the competition and expand profitability by tapping into those premium-margin 
applications that demand POP-quality graphics. With 1000 dpi, 8-color printing, the GS5000r produces 
phenomenal backlit and display graphics with amazing image detail and crisp four-point text in addition to 
applications such as billboards and building wraps that you would expect from a 5-meter printer. 

Billboard Productivity:
The GS5000r prints an extensive range of high-quality applications in 8-color mode at speeds of 1600 square 
feet (148.6 square meters) per hour, and also produces billboard and signage-quality four-color graphics at 
3100 square feet (288 square meters) per hour in Fast-4™ mode. With unparalleled quick-turn capability that 
reduces inventory, increases customer satisfaction by eliminating lengthy lead-times, and accommodates 
last-minute changes, the GS5000r meets the needs of every business. Unlike traditional, low-resolution, 
5-meter printers that focus only on speed, the GS5000r offers high-quality modes that address POP and 
display markets without compromising the speeds necessary for traditional billboard markets.
 
One-of-a-Kind Versatility:
The GS5000r was specifically designed for mid- to high-volume print service providers and commercial printers 
who want to grow their businesses and differentiate themselves from the competition by extending their range 
of applications and capabilities. This is the only 5-meter printer that not only meets the speed requirements to 
produce high-quality billboards, building wraps and large banners, but also the precision output necessary for 
POP, exhibition and display graphics. Dual Resolution modes, eight-color to Fast-4™ switchable, and media 
handling that can accommodate a single 5-meter roll or 3-up 60-inch (153.5 cm) rolls are some of the features 
that extend the versatility of the GS5000r beyond that of typical 5-meter printers. The comprehensive abilities 
of the GS5000r go beyond the printer itself. The printer is optimized by EFI’s industry-leading solutions that include 
seventh-generation VUTEk UV inks that adhere to a wide range of flexible substrates, including Tyvek, 
polybanner and textiles, EFI’s powerful Fiery® XF RIP and the Enhanced Service Program (ESP), EFI’s 
industry-leading warranty and service plan.

“The VUTEk GS3200 and GS5000r will be available for demonstrations at industry tradeshows and in our 
corporate demo centers.” added Dourlet. “We are very proud of these revolutionary products, and we look 
forward to showing them to current and prospective customers.”

EFI’s VUTEk GS3200 and GS5000r are available for order now and will be shipping in the second quarter.

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EFI - 2/19/2009

EFI Ships Next Generation VUTEk QS Series 2 Ink

EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced the 
availability of QS Series 2 Ink, the next generation of UV inks for the company’s successful QS2000 and 
QS3200 superwide format printers. These inks are available for use with all newly purchased QS2000 and 
QS3200 printers. Installed printers can be upgraded in a phased conversion roll-out.

"EFI is committed to continuously expanding the business opportunities for its VUTEk customers, and the QS 
Series 2 Ink is an example of that commitment in action," said Scott Schinlever, general manager and vice 
president of EFI Ink Business. "Extensive pre-launch testing by customers, printing revenue-generating jobs, 
reflects significantly improved performance and flexibility on a wide range of materials as compared to traditional 
QS UV-curable inks. In a challenging economic environment, such as we face today, customers are looking 
for new sources of revenue, and these next generation inks add new capabilities that will enable them to 
develop those new sources."

The result is finished output with incredible quality and durability, including brilliant flags and banners that will hang 
more uniformly and consistently, and eye-popping rigid output that will not chip or crack during post production 
cutting and routing steps. These enhancements will enable an expanded list of substrates as new materials are 
tested in the future.

"The new QS Series 2 Ink is phenomenal," said Rick Bachelder, president of Pennsylvania-based Filmet Color 
Laboratories, Inc. "It is everything we hoped for and then some. These new inks have opened up new market 
opportunities that we never dreamed possible before."

Recognized as 2007’s best superwide format printer of the year by the EDP (European Digital Press Association), 
the versatile QS3200 is a 3.2 meter printer that offers superior image quality on both rigid and flexible substrates 
up to 126 inches (3.2 meters) wide and up to two inches (5.08 cm) thick, with changeover from flexible to rigid 
substrates in less than a minute. The QS2000 offers the same characteristics in an 80-inch (2 meter) printing width.

For information about pricing and availability of QS Series 2 Ink or for printed samples, contact 1-877-EFI-INKS. 
For more information about other EFI products, please visit www.efi.com.

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EFI - 11/11/2008

EFI Concludes Successful SGIA 2008 in Atlanta

EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today reported that its 
participation in the 2008 SGIA Exposition and Conference, held at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center 
during October, yielded results that exceeded expectations. Central to EFI’s exhibit was the North American 
unveiling of the VUTEk DS8300 printer. This full-width array flatbed UV printer closes the gap between analog 
and digital technologies and is redefining the superwide format industry by providing a digital solution for the 
production of photo quality graphics at breakthrough speeds with digital economics and the advantages of UV 
technology.

Intent to Acquire Raster Printers 

At the show, EFI also announced its intent to acquire Raster Printers as a demonstration of its dedication to 
bringing the broadest array of innovative products to the printing industry, especially in the growing display 
graphics market. Raster printers, currently marketed under the Daytona brand, will be rebranded as Rastek 
under EFI ownership and offers sign and display graphics companies an ease-of-entry strategy into the roll-to-roll 
and rigid substrate UV printing of display graphics. 

Raster Printers’ Rak Kumar Quote
 
"We are delighted to be joining the EFI family," said Rak Kumar, founder of Raster Printers.  "It provides us 
with access to EFI’s marketing and technology know-how and will enable us to advance the product line more 
quickly than we might otherwise have been able to."

Chuck Dourlet Quote

"SGIA is always a terrific venue for us," said Chuck Dourlet, vice president of marketing, EFI VUTEk.  "This 
year, an even higher excitement level was driven by the presence of the DS8300 in our booth.  While we did 
show this breakthrough product to attendees at our August open house in Meredith, this was the first time the 
North American public at large had an opportunity to experience it. As a testament to the quality and capability 
of the broad EFI VUTEk product portfolio, we inked key 4Q business as a result of this show.  Especially 
considering the current economic situation, we are thrilled with these results."

DS8300:  A New Category of High-Speed Digital Flatbed Printers 

The DS8300 defines a new category of high-speed digital flatbed printers representing a tipping point in 
productivity, image quality and flexibility. Its new digital economics and capabilities will be attractive to analog 
screen printers, commercial printers, and leading-edge digital printers. The innovative DS8300 design and 
architecture enables the cost-effective production of higher volume jobs using a digital press than ever before 
possible. The incredible speed and resolution made possible by the DS8300’s innovative full-width print array 
sets this VUTEk printer apart from all other competitive offerings available in the market today.  
 
The DS8300 offers:

·         Breakthrough Speed, producing sellable output at up to 6,000 square feet (557 square meters) per hour 
and using a unique high productivity UV curing system, newly engineered from the ground up to provide full 
curing at the fastest speeds.

·         Digital Economics, removing costly and time-consuming screen manufacturing, screen removal and 
reclamation. This quick turnaround makes it possible to go straight to high volume production for same day 
order-to-delivery capability.

·         UV Advantages, eight ink channels, up to 1200 dpi quality and fast make-ready times. The DS8300 
prints to a wide range of substrates while minimizing the health and safety issues normally associated with 
analog workflows, and extends the digital crossover point with traditional screen print by a factor of 4X to 5X. 

Other Award-Winning EFI Solutions Exhibited

·         The Raster Daytona H-700 was on display in the EFI booth. This ease-of-entry hybrid roll-to-roll/flatbed 
UV wide format printer prints photographic image quality at up to 320 square feet per hour at up to 1,200 dpi 
on materials up to 73" wide and 1.8" thick. 

·         The Raster T1000 was introduced at SGIA.  The 4’ x 8’ flatbed printer is capable of printing photographic 
images at speeds up to 600 square feet per hour and supports white ink printing.

EFI also exhibited a number of its award-winning superwide format, web-to-print and MIS solutions at SGIA, 
giving show attendees a first-hand look at the industry’s leading product portfolio. This included: 

·         VUTEk QS3200r.  This innovative roll-to-roll UV printer was recognized as the 2007 grand format UV 
product of the year by the Digital Printing & Imaging Association (DPI).  New at SGIA was a heavy-duty media 
handling option and a kit that enables two-sided printing, both designed to increase the productivity of this 
already outstanding printer.

The QS3200r is an exceptionally high quality, high-speed printer that produces images up to 3.2 meters wide 
at 1,080 dpi with High Definition Printing (HDP), at the rate of up to 1,850 square feet per hour. VUTEk quality 
means that even four-point type is rendered crisply, and the printer’s EFI Fiery® XF RIP ensures consistent, 
accurate color output every time for superior unmatched quality from a UV printer. The QS3200r uses specially 
developed VUTEk QS Series r UV inks that are highly flexible and ideally suited for roll-to-roll applications.

·         VUTEk 3360 with the Fusion Option.  The VUTEk 3360, a three-meter roll-to-roll solvent printer, was 
recognized as the 2007 DPI grand format solvent product of the year. It is available in four-, six- and eight-
color versions, switchable to Fast-4 and is field upgradeable, allowing owners to add capabilities as their 
businesses develop. The 3360 prints up to 1,622 square feet per hour at up to 720 dpi apparent resolution 
for brilliant photographic color reproduction on roll-to-roll substrates.

The versatile VUTEk 3360 is also available with the Fusion option, which enables a clean and rapid changeover 
between traditional solvent and textile applications in approximately two minutes, without the need to flush the 
entire system. Hilord Chemical Company, an EFI partner, demonstrated the 3360 printing dye sublimation 
applications in Booth #2607 using VUTEk UltraTex™ dye sublimation ink. This is an extremely versatile ink solution
that is wash-resistant and dryer-resilient for reusable indoor/outdoor graphics.  UltraTex ink infuses into fabrics 
to produce vibrant colors with excellent draping capabilities.

·         VUTEk QS3200. Recognized as 2007’s best superwide format printer of the year by the EDP (European 
Digital Print Association), this versatile 3.2 meter printer offers superior image quality on both rigid and flexible 
substrates up to 126 inches (3.2 meters) wide and up to two inches (5.08 cm) thick, with changeover from 
flexible to rigid substrates in less than a minute. 

The VUTEk QS3200 and QS2000 are certified for use with 3M’s Matched Component System (MCS).  3M 
Piezo Inkjet Inks and 3M media ensure vibrant, long-lasting four, six, or six plus white color graphics when 
used with VUTEk QS2000 or QS3200 printers.  These UV-cured inks are durable, weather resistant and 
have excellent color retention.  Their flexibility makes them suitable for use on curved, corrugated or flat surfaces, 
with or without rivets, when producing fleet and vehicle graphics, indoor and outdoor signs, banners and 
flexible sign faces. They have a wide color gamut and excellent adhesion to 3M media. 

·         Fiery XF.  The EFI® Fiery® XF RIP supports the full line of award-winning solvent and UV VUTEk 
superwide format printers from EFI. It provides leading-edge technology for superwide format printing for both 
production and proofing requirements, delivering high-speed processing, exceptional color quality and 
increased productivity. It also offers exclusive connectivity to the EFI product portfolio, allowing Fiery XF 
customers to profit from current and future integration with other EFI products to streamline production 
workflows and increase productivity.  

·         EFI Digital StoreFront Web-to-Print.  This popular web-to-print solution has been deployed to more than 
2,500 sites worldwide and is available in either hosted or licensed software versions.  New at SGIA are a large 
file submission process designed to meet the needs of the sign and display graphics market, as well as 
integration with EFI Fiery XF for a streamlined order-to-production workflow.

·         EFI Pace.  This modular, fully integrated and scalable print shop management solution has already been 
adopted by a number of superwide format users.  Its browser-based architecture makes it device independent,
 operating equally well with Macs, PCs and Linux-based devices.  Because it is delivered in a turnkey 
hardware/software configuration, implementation is faster and easier than many other print management 
solutions.  In addition, this highly configurable solution can be customized to meet the needs of even the 
most unusual requirements in the sign and display graphics market.  EFI Pace will seamlessly integrate with 
Digital StoreFront and PrintFlow dynamic scheduling for a complete solution.

·         EFI PrintSmith.  For smaller shops, EFI PrintSmith offers turnkey end-to-end management for wide format 
operations, commercial shops and copy centers. This entry-level solution operates in both Mac and PC 
environments, and includes estimating and pricing, scheduling, real-time data tracking and costing, point-of-sale, 
and e-commerce capabilities.  It is also integrated with Fiery XF and can leverage the capabilities of Digital 
StoreFront for a more sophisticated customer-facing web presence.

"With a successful SGIA show under our belt, we are already planning for next year," added Dourlet. "We will 
undoubtedly have even more new things to show by that time.  Meanwhile, sign and display graphics printers, 
as well as commercial printers looking to diversify their businesses, can continue to look to EFI for the broadest 
superwide format portfolio of products in the industry, as well as the all-important workflow and MIS solutions 
that will make their businesses more productive and competitive in the marketplace."

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EFI - 8/2/2008

New Workflow Option for EFI Fiery XF Delivers Powerful Tool to Graphic Arts Professionals

EFI, the world leader in customer focused digital printing innovation, today launched a new option for EFI Fiery
XF and EFI Colorproof XF. The XFlow option is a powerful prepress and production workflow tool to process 
digital documents easily, automatically and accurately on large to superwide format devices.  A big challenge for 
print businesses’ today is handling the variety and quality of file formats coming from customers. The new option 
for XF is designed to give professionals in large format inkjet production and graphic arts a powerful PDF-based 
workflow tool to streamline production processes for consistent, accurate printing with Fiery XF and Colorproof XF 
every time. 

"The XFlow option for XF eliminates the headaches and security issues associated with digital document 
preparation," said Stefan Spiegel, general manager, EFI Graphic Arts Solutions.  "XFlow automates pre-flight to 
reduce make-ready work to a minimum and frees up time to focus on more value-add tasks.  In addition, the 
advanced color management tools give accurate color control automatically.  Printing professionals using digital 
inkjet, large format and superwide printing will use the new workflow option to optimize document make-ready, 
increase efficiency and manage color accuracy."

"In the printing industry, prepress and production errors slow down an operation, result in customer frustration 
and impact the bottom line," said Alex Kattner, product manager, EFI Graphic Arts Solutions. "The new XFlow 
option for XF is unmatched for the impact it has on prepress workflows.  It enables print professionals to deliver 
accurately printed documents regardless of file formats, print data quality or print size, resulting in effortless job 
processing while saving precious time and money on every print."

The XFlow option adds to Fiery XF and Colorproof XF as a powerful workflow. It automates pre-flight by 
checking images, graphics and fonts for correct embedding - errors are reported and rectified automatically 
with the Correct module.  For precise color management on even the most complex of documents, ColorWise 
gives print professionals control over specific and independent treatment of images including text and vector 
graphics in different color spaces.

EFI’s XFlow option for XF integrates seamlessly with other award-winning EFI products such as Fiery driven 
printing devices, and a variety of printers driven with the XF-RIP.  For printing flexibility, XF’s XFlow UniDriver 
enables print professionals to print directly into the workflow from Macintosh OS X and Windows-based 
applications and adjust workflow settings to suit a specific print job. Within the network, a browser-based 
RemoteJobTracker gives an overview to check job status, submission and job approval, while Hot Folders 
increases productivity and efficiency.

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EFI - 7/30/2008

EFI MIS Systems Achieve Industry First "Lights Out" Prepress Integration with KODAK PRINERGY Workflow System

Connect - Las Vegas - July 30, 2008 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing 
innovation, today announced that EFI Prepress Integration will soon be commercially available, commencing 
with integration between EFI Prograph and the KODAK PRINERGY Workflow System. This integration is on 
display at Connect 2008, one of the printing industry's largest user conferences, taking place through August 
1st at the Wynn in Las Vegas. 

"EFI continues to strengthen its portfolio of workflow products both organically and through alliances with 
important industry leaders such as KODAK," said Jeff Palser, EFI Prograph product manager. "In the highly 
competitive and fast-paced world of commercial and high-volume printing, the more automated and streamlined 
the workflow and the faster the time to market, the more profit a printer sees in the bottom line. Integration 
between EFI Prograph and KODAK PRINERGY System represents an industry first and is only the first iteration 
of the JDF-compliant EFI Prepress Integration Suite. We will continue to add components over time to extend 
compatibility with a wide range of products and solutions." 

One of the most powerful results of this innovative offering is the ability to support true "just in time" plating. 
Prograph begins the process by receiving content links and images from KODAK PRINERGY System and 
KODAK INSITE Unified Workflow System. The content is automatically linked to pages in the Prograph 
Planner, where the user can view spreads and imposed layouts on-screen. The Planner provides a workflow 
system with a detailed layout showing content page positions and all process marks - including folding, color 
bars, punch, and side guides - necessary for automated plate creation. This automated process creates a 
comprehensive set of manufacturing instructions for all steps of the production process, including reconciled 
distribution planning and detailed instructions for page-level version assignments. Additionally, when the client 
makes changes requiring a new page count, a different press, new paper sizes or new positions, the Planner 
will automatically rebuild the plate file(s) without user intervention. 

One of the most revolutionary elements of this solution is the elimination of the requirement to build fixed 
imposition templates based on the press and dimensions of the imposition. In Prograph, impositions dynamically 
scale to the size of the product being produced and the press being used. Changes are implemented instantly 
and the time required for imposition maintenance is dramatically reduced. 

"Prograph connectivity is a new complement to our PRINERGY Workflow System that delivers increased 
automation," said Jon Bracken, vice president of marketing, Enterprise Solutions, for Kodak's Graphic 
Communications Group. "We are pleased to collaborate with EFI in adding this extra element of workflow 
efficiency for our customers." 

EFI Prograph is a comprehensive planning solution for high-volume and large commercial operations. This 
globally optimized Print MIS solution compares the necessary manufacturing processes with companies' internal 
equipment and resources to determine discrepancies. Prograph enables more informed decision making and 
facilitates contingency planning. Starting in Q3, Prograph will integrate seamlessly with the KODAK PRINERGY 
Workflow System, making it an ideal planning solution for the large installed base of KODAK PRINERGY 
customers.

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EFI - 6/26/2008

EFI Continues Strategic Inkjet Investments with Jettable Ltd.

Foster City, CA.- June 26, 2008 - EFI, the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today 
announced that it has completed a strategic investment in Jettable, an inkjet technology company specializing 
in digital printing onto ceramic substrates. Based out of Netanya, Israel, Jettable's product portfolio will add to 
the ever-expanding suite of inkjet solutions offered by EFI, including the VUTEk (superwide inkjet for the display 
graphics market), and Jetrion (digital inkjet for the labels and packaging market) products, as well as investments 
in Kornit (textiles market) and Raster Printers (which compliments VUTEk by specializing in the midrange wide 
format space.) Jettable, founded in 2003, offers a line of ceramic inks and unique ultra-fine ceramic pigments 
with distinct benefits that create a sustainable competitive advantage.

Building on the success of the VUTEk, inkjet continues to be the strategic high-growth engine for EFI. This 
new product offering reaffirms EFI's commitment into inkjet printing solutions, offering new market penetration 
for EFI's customer base into the architectural and design markets.

EFI will provide equity capital toward the development of the next generation high-speed, single pass production 
inkjet printer for ceramic tiles. Jettable is currently working with Kornit (another EFI investment) to offer a modified 
platform for the specialty tile decoration market.

The inherent characteristics of ceramic composition inks create the need for a specialized flatbed inkjet printer 
with color management tuned to the distinctive ceramic colors in order to generate the widest and most attractive 
color gamut. Jettable has designed a modified print engine capable of high-quality printing onto numerous types 
of porous and non-porous ceramic surfaces.

This breakthrough digital print technology will replace current methods of printing such as screen and roller 
printing with their high levels of waste inks and is designed for both short-run and in-line production. The main 
advantages of the Jettable ceramic decoration technology are variable run length and non-contact printing with 
the ability to handle uneven surfaces. The introduction of digital printing enables new applications of color-rich 
ceramic tiles while providing a reduction in waste. This continues to support EFI's green initiative while providing 
lessened set-up costs. Our customer's will benefit duo fold, said Ghilad Dziesietnik, EFI's CTO.

We are pleased that EFI has identified our breakthrough technology as a true asset to their best-in-class 
product offering. We are delighted to join forces with EFI, our vision for industry-leading digital inkjet technologies 
can now fully be realized, said, Warren Green, Director and Founder of Jettable.

The investment into Jettable and their breakthrough technologies displays EFI's continued commitment and 
dedication to the digital inkjet market and their mission to provide customers with a logical migration path from 
analog to digital throughout all market segments.

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EFI - 5/29/2008

EFI’S VUTEk to Preview Digital Screen Printer at drupa 2008

Foster City, CA - May 29, 2008 - EFI, the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today 
announced that it will be previewing the VUTEk® DS Series digital screen printer at Drupa 2008, May 29th 
through June 11th in Düsseldorf, Germany. EFI can be found in Hall 5, Stand C01 at the show. This high speed, 
flatbed UV printer provides a digital solution for the production of POP-quality graphics at breakthrough speed 
with the advantages of UV technology and digital economics.
 
The DS Series is a new category of high-speed digital flatbed printers representing a tipping point in productivity, 
image quality and flexibility. It signifies a call to action for both analog screen printers and leading edge digital 
printers in terms of new economics and capabilities now available with digital print. The innovative DS Series 
design and architecture enables the cost-effective production of higher volume jobs than ever before possible 
using a digital press. The incredible speed and resolution made possible by the DS Series’ innovative high 
density print array sets this VUTEk printer apart from all other competitive offerings available in the market today.

Breakthrough Speed
 
VUTEk’s super high-speed digital flatbed DS Series produces sellable output at up to 557 square meters 
(6,000 square feet) per hour and uses a unique high productivity UV curing system, newly engineered from 
the ground up, to provide full curing at the fastest speeds. The unique VUTEk user controllable zoned 
vacuum table is optimized for European and North American standard single sheet graphic printing and also 
supports the simultaneous printing of multiple various sized substrates. With the addition of an optional 
advanced material handling system, automatic loading and unloading of substrates delivers productivity 
improvements of up to 100%.

EFI Quote

"This groundbreaking product will print up to 557 square meters per hour - representing a new productivity 
frontier in the superwide format market," said Chuck Dourlet, vice president of marketing, EFI VUTEk. "With its 
eight ink channels, up to 1200 dpi quality and fast make-ready times, the DS Series is the first digital UV 
superwide format flatbed printer capable of cost-effectively producing high volume runs extending the digital 
crossover point with traditional screen print by a factor of 4 to 5 times. We expect the DS Series to be attractive 
to large screen printers and digital print providers everywhere who are looking for a way to step up to the next 
level of production and efficiency."

Digital Economics

Digital printing not only reduces prepress time and complexity but also removes costly and time consuming 
screen manufacturing, screen removal and reclamation. This quick turnaround makes it possible to go straight 
to high volume production for same day, order-to-delivery capability. With digital printing, jobs can easily be 
customized or regionalized and last-minute changes can be efficiently accommodated. Because every image 
off the press can be different, samples and one-offs can be produced with the same cost dynamics as high 
volume work. In addition, the use of digital technology greatly reduces required inventory levels associated 
with consumables such as ink, screens and films.

UV Advantages

The DS Series captures all of the advantages of UV technology, including superior UV quality, print resolutions 
up to 1200 dpi, and up to 8 colors for clear, stunning images. Additionally, an extended application range of UV 
ink and compatibility with key industry substrates enables printing on paper, film, rigid boards and a variety of 
other specialty materials. Unlike analog screen printing, digital printing requires no chemicals for screen recovery. 
In addition, the fully contained ink delivery and auto printhead maintenance systems in the DS Series results in 
a safer working environment by eliminating the unnecessary handling of UV inks.

The DS Series accommodates a wide range of rigid and cut-sheet materials with a maximum media size of 
1.6 meters by 2.4 meters (63 inches by 96 inches), up to 5.08 cm (two inches) thick. A large ink reservoir 
and optional automated media handling for both input and output enable near-lights-out operation for up to 
eight hours. The DS Series is designed with a fixed array of printheads and a bed that moves back and forth, 
enabling much faster speeds than existing technology that utilizes moving printheads. The system can print in 
four- or eight-color mode and initial ink sets will include CMYK, as well as Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Light 
Yellow and Light Black. EFI is planning to expand the range of available inks in the future to include White 
and Clear.

Other advantages of the DS Series, which is expected to be available in 2009, include:

·         An optional advanced material handling system capable of loading and unloading a pallet of rigid media 
material. Rolling carts make it fast and easy to stage new input media and accommodate additional output 
product;

·         Printer and inks that are optimized for use with a wide range of rigid and cut sheet materials including key 
industry substrates;

·         Reduced prepress and set-up times when compared to screen printing. While conventional screen printing 
set-ups could take up to a day including prepress, burning screens and setting up the screen press, with the DS 
Series, the file is simply sent to the RIP, media is loaded, and printing can begin;

·         Support for both stochastic and rosette screening;

·         Accurate front-to-back registration;

·         Zoned vacuum table that reduces the amount of masking required for unused vacuum areas;

·         Elimination of acids and other hazardous materials used in the screen printing process during screen 
cleaning and other operations;

·         Continuous ink supply with a secondary ink reservoir resulting in the ability to operate continuously for an 
entire 8-hour shift.

"With the preview of the DS Series, VUTEk has defined a new category of superwide format printers that 
complements and extends today’s VUTEk systems for the production of large rigid and flexible applications 
such as POP graphics, billboards and building wraps. The DS Series is ideal for the vast majority of high volume, 
quick turnaround screen print applications, POP or indoor and outdoor display graphics," added Dourlet. "This 
announcement further demonstrates EFI VUTEk’s ongoing commitment to UV product leadership and its 
unmatched innovation within the superwide format market."

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EFI - 2/22/2008

EFI and 3M Team to Deliver Exceptional Display Graphics Quality

Foster City, CA - February 22, 2008 - EFI, the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, 
today announced the commercial release of its new 3M Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 2800 UV for use with EFI’s 
VUTEk QS2000 and QS3200 superwide printers and a wide range of opaque, clear and translucent 3M media.

EFI Comments
"The release of this new ink builds on EFI’s relationship with 3M, bringing increased value to owners of VUTEk 
QS2000 and QS3200 superwide printers," said Chuck Dourlet, vice president of marketing, EFI VUTEk. "With 
these new inks and 3M media, printers and their customers will have peace of mind derived from using products 
that are tested and backed by industry leader 3M, and will be able to take advantage of 3M’s MCS Warranty, 
the strongest warranty in the industry, warranting most finished graphics for up to five years."

3M Inks and Media Impact on VUTEk QS2000 or QS3200 Printers 

Acting as a system, 3M Piezo Inkjet Inks and 3M media ensure vibrant, long-lasting four- or six-color graphics 
when used with VUTEk QS2000 or QS3200 printers.  The inks are specifically designed for use with 2- and 
4-mil 3M Controltac Graphic Films, and 3M Scotchlite Reflective Graphic Films, as well as with a wide range of 
rigid materials. These UV-cured inks are durable, weather resistant and have excellent color retention.  Their 
flexibility makes them suitable for use on curved, corrugated or flat surfaces, with or without rivets, when 
producing fleet and vehicle graphics, indoor and outdoor signs, banners and flexible sign faces. They have a 
wide color gamut and excellent adhesion to 3M media.

3M Comments

"The release of the Series 2800 UV inks follows an earlier collaboration to deliver UV inks for EFI’s VUTEk 
PV200," said Robert Doughty, division vice president for 3M Commercial Graphics.  "We are delighted to 
partner with EFI to deliver these unique imaging systems, comprised of the inks, 3M media and EFI’s print 
engines and enhanced by the 3M MCS Warranty."

3M Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 2800 UV comes in Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Light Magenta, Light Cyan and 
White and is available immediately.

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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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EFI - 2/19/2008

EFI Expands Popular VUTEk QS Family of Superwide Format Printers

Foster City, CA - February 19, 2008 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital 
printing innovation, today announced the availability of two new models in the award-winning QS superwide 
format printer family. The addition of 4- and 6- color configurations to the industry leading QS2000 and QS3200 
family of printers offers ease-of-entry options for sign printers and graphic display manufacturers who wish to add 
digital UV production to their product mix.

EFI Quote

"On the heels of installing our 300th QS-series printer," said Chuck Dourlet, vice president of marketing EFI
VUTEk, "we are expanding options for our customers even more. By introducing ease-of-entry options for the 
QS family, we are offering greater flexibility to the graphic communications market enabling more service providers 
to migrate to digital production using a proven UV platform."

Image Quality at 1080 DPI

The QS2000 and QS3200 offer superior image quality at 1080 dpi on both rigid and flexible substrates up to 
3.2 meters wide and up to two inches thick, with changeover from flexible to rigid substrates in less than a minute, 
and uses EFI’s industry leading QS Series UV inks. With this expanded offering, customers can now choose 
from systems with four colors, six colors, or six colors with white ink for a superwide format printing solution that 
best meets their financial and production needs. Additionally the QS 4C and 6C models are field upgradeable 
enabling customers to enhance printer capabilities as needed.

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EFI - 1/17/2008

EFI Fiery XF Available Large Format Market

Foster City, CA - Jan. 17, 2008 - EFI, the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today 
announced the release of the production printing solution Fiery XF, providing leading-edge technology for the 
wide and superwide format printing market for both production and proofing requirements.  Designed for print 
service providers, especially manufacturers of signs, displays and décor for indoor and outdoor use, Fiery XF 
delivers high-speed processing, exceptional color quality and increased productivity, as well as seamless 
connectivity to the broad EFI product portfolio. Fiery XF customers profit from current and future integration 
with other EFI products to streamline production workflows and increase productivity. 

"In the wide and superwide format markets today, many service providers drive their large format printers with 
Windows-based PCs," said Stefan Spiegel, general manager, Graphic Arts Solutions, EFI. "This limits their ability 
to take full advantage of the capabilities of their large format output devices. By switching to Fiery XF, users 
print to win accessing EFI's industry-leading server technology, and a proven solution that delivers the best 
possible output from printing devices from a wide variety of manufacturers, including Epson, HP, Mimaki, 
Mutoh, Roland, and EFI's VUTEk solutions."

Based on EFI's industry-leading and award-winning proofing solution Colorproof XF, and Bestcolor Technology, 
Fiery XF leverages EFI's proofing competence for perfect colors. 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 directly addresses the specific color needs of the display graphics market 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 of a 
wide range of printing equipment from leading manufacturers. 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.

To maximize productivity, Fiery XF also includes:

Multitasking capabilities that allow RIP-while-print, print-while-profile and profile-while RIP;

The Proofing Option to proof to international standards. In addition, this feature offers full Mac OS X Support for 
Client and Server;

Monitor Profile Selection tool, turning every client workstation with a calibrated and profiled monitor into a soft 
proofing device;

A full set of production tools unique to the wide and superwide format market, including step & repeat, tiling and 
nesting for printing various files, file formats and color spaces simultaneously on one device;

Superior color management for the most vibrant colors in the market and maximum color consistency, speeding 
the production process and minimizing waste;

A modular structure to allow users to grow the solution as their businesses grow, including integration with other 
leading-edge solutions from the broad EFI product portfolio, such as Print MIS and Web-to-Print products.

"Also important in this market is the ability for designers and prepress staff to operate the RIP from their preferred 
operating system environment," added Spiegel. "To address this important requirement, Fiery XF offers both Mac 
and Windows clients.  In addition, wizards enable easy creation and optimization of media profiles, saving 
operators time and reducing training requirements."

Fiery XF is available in three versions - Essential, Advanced and Premium - allowing users to select the level of 
functionality that best meets their needs today and to seamlessly add functionality as their requirements and 
their businesses grow and change.

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EFI - 1/2/2008

EFI Announces Enhanced Service Program For VUTEK Superwide Printers

Foster City, CA - January 2, 2008 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing 
innovation, today announced an Enhanced Service Program (ESP) designed to customize support to meet a 
wide range of customer needs for its VUTEk product line of superwide dye sublimation, solvent and UV inkjet 
printers.  This three-tiered contractual program is available, beginning in January 2008, to both existing and 
new VUTEk customers. 

EFI Quote

"As we continue to provide industry leading support to a growing VUTEk installed base we are working to 
enhance the service options available to our customers and to continue to drive high levels of customer 
satisfaction," said Bart Kulesz, vice president of customer support, EFI VUTEk.  "Historically, customers using 
grand or superwide format printers have primarily relied on self-service to maintain their printing equipment. This 
makes it difficult to predict costs and can have an impact on productivity."

"By implementing these innovative service offerings, EFI is once again demonstrating industry leadership. The 
Enhanced Service Program for the VUTEk product line enables us to customize service programs to meet 
specific customer needs, maximizing uptime and productivity, while better controlling costs for EFI and its 
customers. This unique program is another example of innovative EFI customer solutions that deliver real 
value in the superwide printing industry."

The New Program

The new Enhanced Service Program will offer three tiers of service response time to better align service levels 
with customer requirements and geographic locations:

·         Critical, which offers a service response time within 8 business hours;

·         Proactive provides service within 16 business hours;

·         Essential ensures that a service technician will arrive within 24 business hours.

ESP contracts will include parts, labor and travel, as well as preventative maintenance.  At the same time, EFI 
is implementing new service coverage strategies to increase the number of service actions that are can be 
resolved within the first call, including expanded trunk stock for service technicians and localized Field Service 
Engineers who will provide faster response times and customized service for VUTEk customers.  In addition, 
Enhanced Service Programs will include one training seat per year for operator training and expanded opportunities 
for a number of other EFI VUTEk programs and services.

Additional Quotes

Kulesz  added, "Although we will continue to provide time and materials (T&M) service, customers taking 
advantage of our Enhanced Service Program will not be responsible for parts, travel or labor and will benefit 
from extended telephone support hours and shorter, more predictable response times"

"By launching this program, EFI continues to raise the bar for service standards in the superwide printing 
industry," said Chet Pribonic, senior vice president and general manager, EFI VUTEk. "We believe this 
approach will improve overall service levels across the board, improving customer productivity and profitability. 
It also establishes an organizational framework for the advanced professional services we plan to make 
available in later 2008, including color management, custom application development, customer business 
development and extended operator training. This breadth of new offerings strengthens our ‘Print to Win’ 
strategy for our superwide printing customers."

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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.

EFI VUTEk Quote

"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. 

Raster Printing Quote

"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."

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EFI - 11/19/2007

EFI Advances Award-Winning, BestColor Technology-Driven Colorproof XF Proofing and Production Solution

Foster City, CA - Nov. 19, 2007 - EFI (NASDAQ: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing 
innovation, today announced significant advancements, including an innovative new configuration, of its 
award-winning BestColor® Technology-driven Colorproof XF proofing and production solution. To improve 
efficiencies, increase productivity, and deliver higher accuracy and greater flexibility for Colorproof XF customers 
as they communicate color, EFI has focused on remote proofing, support of newly launched printers and 
Pantone® Goe System support with Colorproof XF Service Pack 4, immediately available. 

"We constantly examine the market and our customers’ changing needs to deliver the solutions they need to 
achieve higher productivity, significant time-savings and greater profit potential," said Stefan Spiegel, general 
manager, Graphic Arts Solutions, EFI. 

"The integration of the most up-to-date Pantone Libraries and new printer drivers enhances our product free of 
charge to our customers, delivering high-value and advancements that drive their ability to print to win."

Awarded a coveted "Must See ‘Em" award at the 2007 Graph Expo conference, and the 2007 BERTL's Best 
Award, Best Wide Format Prepress/Proofing Solution, Colorproof XF is designed for print and prepress 
professionals, publishers and creatives.  Colorproof XF transforms 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. Service Pack 4 delivers 
significant advancements free of charge to Colorproof XF customers deploying the latest version.

Introducing EFI Colorproof XF Satellite 

EFI now offers a new configuration for customers working across multiple locations who have the sole and 
specific need to process, print and verify RPF (remote printing file) formats or "remote containers." Specifically 
designed for the task of remote proofing, with XF Satellite RPF are files that are sent to the remote proof job 
recipient to produce real remote proofs. XF Satellite packages installed in remote locations provide full flexibility 
in processing RPF files, and are dedicated to that function. 

Pantone Goe System Support

EFI supports the new Pantone Goe System across its product line, in addition to EFI’s already comprehensive 
support of Pantone Libraries. The direct path to Pantone from Colorproof XF delivers increased accuracy and 
flexibility across a wide range of print media.  By incorporating the Pantone Color definitions into EFI Colorproof 
XF, EFI has enabled print service providers and graphic arts professionals to simply process print jobs containing 
Pantone Color separations and automatically produce a color-accurate output of the complete print job. 
Colorproof XF customers are more efficient and accurate, saving time by eliminating manual input of color 
definitions, and reducing inaccuracies in the final output.

Availability

EFI Colorproof XF including Service Pack 4 is available today from certified EFI dealers and distributors worldwide. 
Service Pack 4 is immediately available free of charge to current Colorproof XF v3.1 customers via Online Updater.

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EFI - 10/23/2007

EFI Images in Technological Splendor at SGIA Conference and Exhibition

Foster City, CA. - October 23,  2007 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing 
innovation, today announced that it will be showcasing a full range of superwide format solutions at SGIA '07, 
October 24-27 in Orlando, Florida.

EFI Quote

"This year's SGIA theme is 'Imaging in All Its Technological Splendor'," said Chuck Dourlet, vice president of 
marketing, EFI VUTEk®.  "And that is exactly what EFI will be demonstrating at the show. With both existing 
products and new product announcements, there will be something for everyone in the EFI booth (#1800)."

User Quote

"As we encounter growing demand for UV signage, we have been looking for a solution that can give us 
breakthrough differentiation," said John Ryan, Director of Operations, Andrés Imaging and Graphics. "The EFI 
VUTEk QS3200r roll-to-roll UV printer is that breakthrough product.  Its quality is amazing and the speed is 
unmatched in the marketplace. We expect to be able to develop a whole range of new applications with this 
printer."

On the Floor

EFI solutions that will be demonstrating at the show include:

-- The brand-new QS3200r, an exceptionally high quality, high-speed roll-to-roll UV printer that produces images 
up to 3.2 meters wide with High Definition Print (HDP) at 1,080 dpi, and speeds up to 1,850 square feet per hour. 
SGIA will be the first public showing of this breakthrough product. Its combination of quality, speed and application 
versatility in a UV platform makes the QS3200r unique in the industry;

-- The QS3200r will be printing with specially developed VUTEk QS Series r UV inks ideally suited for roll-to-roll 
applications. These highly pliable inks have unique properties that allow printing on fabric, backlit materials, 
banners, adhesive backed vinyl, static cling, and a variety of different substrates and are suitable for projects 
with complex curves, such as kiosks, vehicle wraps, even conforming to rivets, and more;

-- The QS3200, offering superior image quality on both rigid and flexible substrates up to 126 inches (3.2 meters) 
wide and up to two inches (5.08 cm) thick, and changeover from flexible to rigid substrates in less than a minute. 
The QS3200 will be printing with EFI's industry leading QS Series  ink;

-- The VUTEk 3360, a three-meter roll-to-roll solvent printer with EFI's breakthrough BioVu ink, a corn-based 
solvent ink and the only ink recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). BioVu ink has no 
harmful VOCs and delivers a wide range of brilliant colors, extreme durability, strong bonding to uncoated surfaces, 
and excellent resistance to UV light and mechanical wear;

-- The versatile VUTEk 3360 will also be shown with its Fusion option which unlocks new opportunities by 
enabling the printing of solvent and dye-sublimation solvent inks with one printer. Fusion's unique ink delivery 
system enables a clean and rapid changeover between traditional solvent and textile applications that is achieved 
without the need to flush the entire system and the switch takes only two minutes.

-- EFI has formulated the new UltraTex dye sublimation ink for use with its VUTEk 3360 Fusion option. UltraTex 
is an extremely versatile ink solution that is wash-resistant and dryer-resilient for reusable indoor/outdoor graphics.  
UltraTex ink infuses into fabrics to produce vibrant colors with excellent draping capabilities;

-- The PV200, an affordable flatbed production printer that produces the highest image quality up to 80 inches 
(two meters) wide, the most versatile printer available today. The PV200 press will be printing with EFI's new UV 
Series 50 specialty ink, the next generation of UV curable ink that widens the range of compatible rigid materials 
including acrylic, coroplast and glass that can be printed without the need for a UV glass primer or other special 
pre-coating method.

In addition, the VUTEk QS2000 will be shown in the Pitman booth (#900). This UV-curing printer produces 
superior image quality on rigid and flexible substrates up to two inches thick and 80 inches (two meters) wide.  
Plus, it offers crisp four-point text for demanding Point-Of-Purchase displays. All VUTEk printers will be running 
the EFI Fiery® XF RIP.  EFI supports an open architecture for both its RIPs and VUTEk printers.

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EFI - 10/8/2007

EFI's VUTEk QS3200r Brings New Capability to Roll-to-Roll UV Printing

Foster City, CA.- (BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 8, 2007--EFI (Nasdaq:EFII), the world leader in customer-focused 
digital printing innovation, today introduced a new member of its award winning VUTEk(R) QS family of industry 
leading superwide format UV printers, the QS3200r, an exceptionally high quality, high-speed roll-to-roll UV 
printer that produces images up to 3.2 meters wide at 1,080 dpi with High Definition Print (HDP), at the rate of 
up to 1,850 square feet per hour.

"The demand for roll-to-roll UV printing is heating up," said Chuck Dourlet, vice president of marketing EFI 
VUTEk. "The QS3200r is ideal for the print service provider who wishes to migrate from roll-to-roll solvent 
printing to UV, or to add a high productivity UV roll-to-roll solution to the mix. The QS3200r merges the 
exceptional image quality of UV, the high speed achievable in a roll-to-roll format and the DNA inherent in a 
VUTEk printer. This combination of quality and speed in a UV platform makes the QS3200r unique in the industry."

Quality:

The QS3200r incorporates VUTEk's exclusive High Definition Print technology combining rich 8 color printing, 
high 1080 dpi image output, VUTEk Smoothing, a quality optimized bi-directional printing mode, and the power 
of the EFI Fiery(R) XF RIP. Best of all VUTEk quality means that even four-point type is rendered crisply, and 
the printer's EFI Fiery XF RIP ensures consistent, accurate color output every time for superior unmatched 
quality from a UV printer.

Speed:

The QS3200r can produce stunning high quality images in an 8-color mode at speeds exceeding 900 square 
feet per hour. For even greater throughput, the printer easily changes from 8 color to a Fast-4(TM) color mode 
with quality output up to 1,850 square feet per hour. Using this new VUTEk roll-to-roll superwide format printer, 
fast, affordable, high definition printing to a wide variety of substrates is now within reach of any print service 
provider.

Extended Application Range:

The QS3200r uses specially developed VUTEk QS Series r UV inks ideally suited for roll-to-roll applications. 
The inks are available in eight colors (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Light Yellow 
and Light Black; alternatively, the printer can be operated in the VUTEk exclusive Fast-4 mode with two CMYK 
banks for faster speed. The new VUTEk QS Series r inks have unique properties that allow printing on fabric, 
backlit materials, banners, adhesive backed vinyl, static cling, and a variety of different substrates. In addition, 
the VUTEk QS Series r inks are designed to be flexible, making them especially suitable for projects with complex 
curves, such as kiosks, vehicle wraps and more. This new, highly pliable ink can conform to intricate shapes 
without damaging the image, including conforming to rivets. Finally UV offers superior ink yield, or square feet per 
liter, resulting in lower ink usage relative to solvent alternatives.

"We will be showing the QS3200r at the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo and Conference in 
Orlando, Florida, October 24-27," added Dourlet. "It aligns perfectly with the conference theme: Imaging in All Its 
Technological Splendor, and we are excited to see the reaction of conference attendees to this breakthrough 
product."

The EFI's VUTEk QS3200r will be available for shipping in fourth quarter 2007.

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EFI - 9/10/2007

EFI Showcases Powerful PrintFlow Scheduling Solution for Prograph Customers

Graph Expo - Chicago - Sept. 10, 2007 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing 
innovation, is showcasing PrintFlow for Prograph in booth 3000 at Graph Expo (Sept. 9-12, McCormick Place), a 
solution that supplements the detailed production planning offered by EFI Prograph with the power of PrintFlow 
Dynamic Scheduling and a host of features designed specifically for the publication and high-volume printer. 
The PrintFlow/Prograph combination of planning, imposition, dynamic scheduling, and real-time shop floor data 
collection is unique in the print industry. In addition to working with Prograph standalone solutions, the PrintFlow 
version also greatly enhances the functionality of PrintFlow when used with Hagen Prograph, the complete MIS 
and production planning solution for large commercial and publication printing companies.

The challenges of the publication and high-volume commercial printer are distinctive, and this toolset addresses 
these challenges at a whole new level. The ability to synchronize production, to optimize resource utilization, to
more accurately forecast production speeds and changeover times, and to reduce waste throughout the process 
will have a significant impact on performance and profitability. 

"A single error in the planning and execution of a publication or high-volume job can cost a business tens of 
thousands of dollars," said Udi Arieli, director of product management, EFI Advanced Professional Print Software 
(APPS). "Likewise, the inability to manage jobs and job components at the highest level causes inefficient 
capacity utilization, delays, non-chargeable return-to-press incidents, and cost overruns. PrintFlow for Prograph 
addresses these issues head-on." 

Major features of PrintFlow for Prograph include:

Capacity Maximizing Job Sequence Planning: Improves workflow management and capacity utilization by 
sequencing jobs using smart, rules-based production and delivery priorities. 

Advanced To-Do List: Detailed tasks for new jobs are held in a queue for review and scheduling with computer 
assistance that suggests the best placement of those jobs to optimize production and delivery for all jobs in the 
entire plant. 

Multi-Run Functionality: PrintFlow for Prograph "bunches" tasks for effective management of multiple versions, 
letting the scheduler sequence, bump, merge, or "unbunch" them on the fly. 

Routing and Tandem Run Capabilities: PrintFlow for Prograph is equipped to maximize Prograph's job routes 
with special tandem (simultaneous) work center assignments and automatic creation of all inter-process 
dependencies down to the version level. 

Advanced Split, Drag and Drop: This feature lets the scheduler - working directly on the Gantt chart - select, 
split, drag and drop tasks with automated setup and switchover calculations.

In addition to these capabilities, PrintFlow for Prograph includes a multi-plant option and long-term versus short-
term scheduling, can be accessed via the Web, and provides a highly customizable, powerful ad-hoc reporting 
feature. 

PrintFlow for Prograph serves as an operational umbrella for the print company's management and production 
processes. When combined with EFI Prograph's planning capabilities, EFI PrinterSite (Internet) desktops, and 
EFI Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) tools (Auto-Count Direct Machine Interface and JDF-based 
integration), the publication and high-volume commercial printer are afforded their best chance to streamline 
workflows and maximize profit potential. For more information please contact 1-800-875-7117.

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EFI - 9/10/2007

EFI Digital StoreFront 3.0 Sees Rapid Customer Adoption

Graph Expo - Chicago - Sept. 10, 2007- EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing 
innovation, today announced it has had the most successful launch of its leading web-to-print platform, EFI 
Digital StoreFront 3.0, in the history of the product, with adoption taking place throughout North America, Europe 
and Asia even in advance of the official launch of the international version. As of today, Digital StoreFront® is
 now available for shipment in all 13 supported languages. The solution is on display in booth 3000 at Graph 
Expo (Sept. 9-12, McCormick Place).

Digital StoreFront (DSF) provides EFI customers with an intuitive e-commerce interface and powerful back-end 
automation. The recent enhancements to the product included a completely redesigned and highly customizable 
user interface, easier and faster web-based administration, new VDP choices, and hundreds of new features 
across the entire system. The languages now supported are US English; UK English; French; Italian; German; 
Spanish; Dutch; Norwegian; Swedish; Danish; Brazilian Portuguese; Japanese; and Chinese.

Already in use at more than 2000 locations - leading the way worldwide in this category of product offering - 
DSF enables print service providers to create a unique, loyalty-building user experience for their customers, 
allowing them to easily navigate through a full suite of print products and services all in one place, including 
personalized print items and managed catalogs. Print buyers can shop, specify, proof and buy print products 
using familiar e-commerce tools. Inside the print operation, DSF acts as an on-ramp to the digital production 
workflow and print management systems, reducing manual data entry, decreasing the likelihood of print errors, 
and reducing labor costs. 

Bennett Graphics is one of Georgia's premier commercial sheet-fed and digital printers. David Bennett, president, 
said: "Using Digital StoreFront makes it easier for customers to do business with us, while enabling us to 
better manage our production workflow - with integration to the Fiery and our Hagen system. With DSF 3.0, 
the web site has become comparable to the web's most popular business-to-consumer (B2C) sites, in terms of its 
graphically rich look and ease of use. All told, that's an important breadth of functionality that other web-to-print 
offerings can't match."

The solution's international appeal continues to grow. Canon Europe has been successfully offering Digital 
StoreFront to their customers for several years, and is the leading European distributor with installations across 
Europe. 

"There is growing adoption of web-to-print in Europe as print providers seek new ways to increase service levels, 
reduce costs and gain competitive advantage. As one of the leading platforms, we expect great continued 
success with EFI Digital StoreFront," said Antony White, European Solutions Professional of Canon Europe. 
"The newly enhanced DSF has been very well received by our account managers, solutions business 
consultants and most importantly, our customers in many countries. The availability of the software in 'local' 
language is a further enhancement which is proving to be an important differentiator for us in the European
market." 

Based in Ljungby, Sweden with more than 2,000 employees, Strålfors is an IT-focused business-to-business 
company with a print heritage, providing total solutions within the field of information transfer. Strålfors can 
handle more than 373 million pieces per year with production facilities at five sites in Scandinavia.

"Digital StoreFront has been a key part of our business strategy for printing marketing communications with our 
digital presses since the day it went live, and we now have three sites deployed in Scandinavia with five 
installations handling thousands of jobs per day and increasing rapidly," said Tommy Morin, team manager/senior 
project manager at Strålfors. "The local language support is critical to our customers' success, particularly with 
the high-volume of VDP work they produce."

Chuck Gehman, director of product marketing, EFI Advanced Professional Print Software (APPS), said: "The 
most recent upgrade to DSF included hundreds of customer-requested enhancements, and now we're able to 
meet the needs of our growing global customer base with diverse language offerings. We're proud of the fact 
that DSF supports the most language choices of any web-to-print product, as well as many other unique features, 
including a choice of leading VDP solutions."

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EFI - 9/9/2007

Powerful Enhancements to EFI PrinterSite Fulfillment Unveiled at Graph Expo

Graph Expo - Chicago - Sept. 10, 2007 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital 
printing innovation, today previewed the upcoming version of its popular PrinterSite® Fulfillment solution at Graph 
Expo (booth 3000, Sept. 9-12, McCormick Place). PrinterSite Fulfillment continues to lead the industry with a 
complete Web-based storefront for fulfillment ordering that integrates to EFI Hagen, EFI Logic and EFI PSI 
print management systems.

The upcoming release provides even more visually appealing customer-facing web sites for ordering pull-from-
inventory, print-on-demand and VDP items, as well as non-print items. The new shopping experience helps 
printers sell with compelling new "merchandising features," like rotating banner ads and category graphics, as 
well as much-requested features such as real-time shipping and taxes, and new payment methods such as 
"spending accounts," gift cards and coupons. 

Major new features in the upcoming version of PrinterSite Fulfillment are: 

All new user interface, with more graphics and merchandising opportunities. 
New XMPie features. The only fulfillment ordering site to include XMPie's world-class personalization technology, 
the product now allows users to manipulate their databases through the web interface. Auto-Fills let users store 
frequently used information in an online database. 

A new "image picker" lets users compose sophisticated VDP items in the web interface, using a library of 
pre-stored images and graphics. 
New "product matrix" functionality allows items like apparel and logo merchandise to be seamlessly marketed 
on the site, just like on business-to-consumer sites.

Benson Media, Inc., of Ball Ground, Georgia, is a media solutions company offering creative services, design, 
offset and wide format printing, and fulfillment to the multifamily industry. Brian Benson, CEO, said: "PrinterSite 
Fulfillment has been an indispensable tool in building stronger customer relationships. We are very excited 
about the capabilities and opportunities afforded us in the upcoming release - in particular the new product 
matrices and image picker functionalities will allow us to provide enhanced customer experiences. Since the 
release of the XMPie integration, our Web Technologies department has increased to three full-time employees, 
fully dedicated to product publishing and website maintenance. Because of the system, we have increased 
sales without investing in additional sales personnel."

"PrinterSite Fulfillment is still the most robust online fulfillment application for customers who have limited or no 
technical expertise, enabling them to order print and other products successfully," said Chuck Gehman, director 
of product management, EFI Advanced Professional Print Software (APPS). " What really sets the offering 
apart is the integration with EFI's world-class Hagen, Logic and PSI management systems along with integration 
with partner technologies."

The integration with EFI's management systems enable both clients and staff to accurately track quantities and 
order status in real-time. As orders are placed and new work is produced for clients, inventory updates from 
Hagen, Logic or PSI are automatically reflected in the online product catalog.

And PrinterSite Fulfillment's integration with partner technologies, including Manhattan Associates warehouse 
management system, Window Books mailing software, USADATA, and XMPie Personalization offerings, make 
it a complete fulfillment and mailing solution that can scale to tens of thousands of users and to thousands of 
orders per day.

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EFI - 9/9/2007

Hundreds of Updates to EFI PrinterSite Internal on Display at Graph Expo

Graph Expo - Chicago - Sept. 10, 2007 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing 
innovation, debuted the upcoming version of its PrinterSite® Internal solution at Graph Expo (booth 3000, Sept. 
9-12, McCormick Place). PrinterSite Internal is part of EFI's PrinterSite suite, a set of Internet applications
designed to leverage EFI Print management products to increase customer loyalty, provide access into larger 
accounts, streamline the order process, achieve seamless workflow integration, and increase businesses' revenue 
streams.

PrinterSite Internal is a powerful tool for the print service provider's team that allows them to collect and share 
vital information in real-time, from anywhere in the world via a standard web browser. The application provides 
the sales force, customer service representatives, and managers with secure, direct access to information in 
EFI Print MIS systems, from outside the plant. PrinterSite Internal lets them submit and review requests for quotes, 
place and monitor orders, and review job status.

The upcoming release has more than 100 enhancements, primarily for performance and compatibility with new 
versions of EFI's popular Hagen, Logic and PSI print MIS systems. There are also search and filtering 
enhancements, with results paging. The new Form Designer 7, which allows custom web-based forms to be 
created and deployed for use with PrinterSite Internal, similarly has a large number of enhancements, focused 
on building more sophisticated forms-while at the same time making it easier to use. 

J.S. McCarthy is one of New England's oldest and largest sheetfed printing operations. Judi Hansen, director 
of Information Technology, said: "PrinterSite Internal is an integral part of our production workflow. Our request 
for quotes generated from PrinterSite Internal feed directly into our Hagen estimating module and pre-build 90% 
of the estimate. This product has allowed us to merge our estimating and customer service departments and 
still respond quicker to our customers' requests. With the new paging feature in PrinterSite Internal the program 
is easier to use and navigate. And Form Designer 7 is a key tool to allow us to create and modify forms needed 
for the site. Overall the new options and features give us more flexibility in updating the site. We look forward to 
the continued development of PrinterSite Internal and how it can help us optimize our workflow."

"This is the most significant release of PrinterSite Internal to date, and the hundreds of enhancements - many 
the result of customer requests - will make it an even more powerful tool for print service providers," said Chuck 
Gehman, director of product management, EFI Advanced Professional Print Software (APPS).

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EFI - 9/9/2007

EFI PrintSmith Scheduling Module Receives Top Marks from Customers

Graph Expo - Chicago - Sept. 10, 2007 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing 
innovation, has received early acclaim for its newly released Scheduling Module for PrintSmith (on display in 
booth 3000 at Graph Expo, Sept. 9-12, McCormick Place).

EFI PrintSmith is a flexible, feature rich print management information system and the market leading solution for 
offset and digital production shops. The system's new electronic scheduling option is designed to replace 
whiteboard and/or spreadsheet-based production management solutions. This new scheduling capability 
provides real-time information on production load, downtime, overtime, and milestones for business-critical 
activities. It has easy to use, highly visual "drag and drop" functionality, and integrates with the PrintSmith 
Tracker module, which provides users with real-time shop floor data collection and job costing.

AlphaGraphics is a visual communications franchisor providing a wide range of solutions for design, digital 
copying, printing, one-to-one marketing, digital archiving and mailing services for small- to medium-sized 
businesses as well as corporate entities.

"The initial reaction to the new PrintSmith Scheduling Module has been fantastic - there was standing room 
only in a session I gave at our recent Annual Conference," said Danny Wilson, regional manager of 
Alphagraphics. "We believe there is much efficiency to be gained with the software, including faster turn-around 
times and fewer errors on jobs. In addition, we think this tool will improve the customer experience with 
Alphagraphics. Our franchisees are already satisfied PrintSmith customers, and now PrintSmith Scheduling offers 
them another powerful tool in today's competitive marketplace."

Mid-size commercial printer Holmes Printing, of Springfield, Ohio, recently began using the Scheduling Module; 
they have been a PrintSmith user for 15 years. Brian Holmes, Production Manager, said: "The biggest benefit 
the new module has brought us is the ability to gather more real-time production information for each department, 
which allows us to see any potential bottlenecks in advance and be able to adjust the schedule as needed, 
before a problem occurs. That's huge. And when we do have to make changes it's as simple as dragging and 
dropping jobs to a new timeslot or day. It's also great that every PrintSmith user can now view the schedule 
and see the workflow without having to pull an actual job ticket."

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EFI - 8/20/2007

Leading FASTSIGNS Store Grows Business With Superwide Format Printing

Foster City, CA - August 20, 2007 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in color digital print servers, superwide 
format printers and inks, and print management solutions, reports that the FASTSIGNS® center located in 
Nashville, Tennessee, has leveraged its investment in superwide format printing to drive significant business 
growth.

FASTSIGNS Quote
"We first implemented superwide format flatbed printing about two years ago," says Scott Snoyer, owner of the
Nashville FASTSIGNS center. "Adding flatbed technology radically changed our business, and we quickly 
outgrew our first piece of equipment. Replacing it with EFI’s VUTEk QS2000 has given us increased capacity, 
flexibility, speed and unbelievable quality that has put us on track to 20% year-over-year growth and ranked us 
at the very top of the Fast Signs network in terms of performance."

VUTEk QS2000 
The VUTEk QS2000 offers superior image quality on both rigid and flexible substrates up to 80 inches (2 meters) 
wide and up to two inches (5.08 cm) thick, with changeover from flexible to rigid substrates in less than a minute.
 It features High Definition Printing at speeds of up to 750 square feet (70 square meters) per hour. The QS2000’s 
six-color printing offers outstanding clarity and its seventh color presents new opportunities using white ink.  

EFI Quote
"FASTSIGNS is a great example of how a small business can leverage technology to attain accelerated 
growth," said Chuck Dourlet, vice president of marketing, EFI VUTEk.  "With just 5,000 square feet of 
production space and 14 employees, Snoyer has taken his business to the next level with a combination of his 
vision and the capabilities he has acquired with the QS2000, especially the ability to broaden the range of 
applications he can efficiently produce by using white ink in the production process."

Superwide Applications
The applications Snoyer and his team are producing include:
·         Signage for Goodwill stores: "When Goodwill opens a new store," says Snoyer, "there are 400 to 600 
small promotional signs that need to be produced, carrying messages such as ‘20% off,’ ‘buy one, get one free,’ 
etc. Previously, these were cut-out vinyl letters mounted on white plastic.  Now we print them in bright, primary 
colors with a lot more style."
·         Mall Signage: Snoyer produces a significant amount of mall signage for special events, holidays and 
other uses.  He is provided with preprinted offset shells, and prior to acquiring the QS2000, vinyl lettering was 
mounted on white plastic in the center of the sign to provide the special messaging. "Now that we can use 
white ink," adds Snoyer, "we overprint the offset shells and include more color, including logos and images, in 
one step for a more attractive sign that is still very cost-effective."

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EFI - 8/20/2007

EFI Connect User Conference Returns to Wynn Las Vegas in 2008

Foster City, Calif. - Aug. 20, 2007 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in color digital print servers, superwide 
format printers, and business management software, today announced it will hold the ninth annual Connect user 
conference July 29 to August 1, 2008 at the Wynn Las Vegas. This year’s event received trade media praise 
including the comment by Patrick Henry in the July issue of American Printer that EFI Connect is in a class by itself.

Marc Olin, senior vice president/general manager, EFI Advanced Professional Print Software (APPS), said: "We’re 
pleased to announce the date and venue for next year’s Connect conference. Even with the focus on drupa, 
customers spoke loud and clear that they also want to attend Connect, so we’re gearing up to bring them 
another information-packed conference at the wonderful Wynn Las Vegas."

"The time I spend at EFI Connect is critical to my business success," said Jim Rosenthal, vice president/COO 
of Digital Color Graphics and an attendee at nearly every Connect conference. "The classes ensure that we’re 
using our EFI solutions to their fullest, while giving me the opportunity to provide input into future features and 
capabilities. And I always come away with a renewed perspective on the challenges and trends facing the print
industry."

The print industry’s largest user conference, Connect enables leaders from around the world to attend educational 
sessions (more than 160 of them in 2007), test drive the latest EFI products, discuss industry trends, and network 
with peers. EFI will be introducing a number of new ideas into next year’s Connect including longer classroom 
sessions, more time in the computer lab, training on upgrade releases, and some specialty tracks within the 
conference so that clients will be able to have a focused day on a specific discipline within the industry. In 
addition, EFI will be setting up a Connect focus group with prior attendees to help us come up with other ways 
to ensure the conference continues to drive value to the printing industry.

www.efi.com


EFI - 6/11/2007

Next-Generation EFI Fiery PDF Workflow to Integrate Adobe PDF Print Engine

Connect - Las Vegas - June 11, 2007 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in color digital print servers, 
superwide format printers, and print management solutions, today announced plans to integrate Adobe® PDF 
Print Engine into its next-generation Fiery® System Software. Upon integration completion, Fiery technology 
customers will be able to output Portable Document Format (PDF) files with greater accuracy of rendering (i.e. 
transparencies), faster processing, and improved consistency with Adobe desktop applications, resulting in 
greater efficiencies that lead to improved profits for EFI customers.

Fiery customers, particularly graphic arts professionals, commercial printers, and pre-press companies in hybrid 
offset/digital environments, deploying the Adobe PDF Print Engine will benefit from greater compatibility between
Adobe Acrobat and Fiery RIPing (raster image processor) capabilities. Also, device-independent workflows will 
be enhanced via seamless JDF (Job Definition Format) integration and common technologies in the PDF Print 
Engine and Adobe Creative Suite.

More than 14 million users worldwide benefit from EFI Fiery power, performance, and speed, as well as its 
unmatched color output, extensive variable data printing support, and superior workflow management, which 
won the leading industry analysts BERTL's Best Award for Innovation for 2007. EFI's integrating Adobe PDF 
Print Engine, with its PDF content definition strengths, will allow PDF print jobs to stay device-independent 
across the workflow. The Fiery workflow integrating the Adobe PDF Print Engine will streamline offset/digital 
hybrid environments, allowing easy late-stage content corrections, enabling job repurposing for output on 
different printing systems and providing Fiery-driven on-screen, high-resolution previews.

"Our close working relationship with EFI ensures that new, flexible high quality print workflows are being 
enabled by the seamless integration of Adobe PDF Print Engine software with Fiery technology," said Don 
Walker, senior director of Print Publishing at Adobe.

"The Adobe PDF Print Engine is the first PDF RIP we've seen that natively integrates the content, PDF, with 
the job ticket, JDF," said Mehran Farimani, senior vice president and general manager, Fiery Products, EFI. 
"EFI is incorporating Adobe's newest technology into the Fiery, the industry's most advanced print server that 
turns digital production print engines into most effective competitive advantage, to provide our customers with 
greater efficiencies that help them profitably grow their digital printing business."

This new development is the most recent in the long-standing, successful EFI/Adobe relationship, which spans 
more than ten years. EFI is one of the largest licensee of Adobe PostScript® printing technology for high-
performance print workflow solutions. The Adobe Creative Suite to EFI Fiery JDF Connector, which provides 
JDF connectivity between Fiery color digital print servers, EFI's powerful print management information systems 
and Adobe® Creative Suite is available via download at efi.com.

www.efi.com


EFI - 6/11/2007

EFI Ships Powerful New Version of PrintSmith MIS

Connect - Las Vegas - June 11, 2007 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in color digital print servers, 
superwide format printers, and business management software, today announced it is shipping EFI PrintSmith 
version 8.0, with new product features to improve efficiency and save customers time and money. EFI 
PrintSmith is a flexible, feature rich print management information system and the market leading solution for print 
and copy shops.

As part of our efforts to expand the devices our clients can support, PrintSmith 8.0 can now help manage roll-fed 
presses, wide-format and super-wide format printers.

Material calculations for roll-fed presses can be done by weight to support how paper rolls are typically ordered. 
For wide-format and super-wide format printers, materials and labor calculations can be done as a function of the 
area being printed, while pricing can be done by run or finished size with multiple calculation methods to determine 
price (including area). PrintSmith users can define each roll-fed press or wide-format printer within the system, 
entering machine costs, speed capabilities, minimum/maximum width of rolls, etc. The software also supports 
finishing capabilities for these processes. These significant enhancements represent a large opportunity for 
PrintSmith clients to take advantage of this rapidly growing segment of the industry.

Other highlights of 8.0 include a "Quick Access Panel" that enables each user to customize the functions they 
see in this special window for faster access to commonly used features; paper calculator templates for quicker 
job set-up; automated security back-up of the software; and full "cost plus" system capabilities.

Additionally, a new powerful electronic scheduling module is available for purchase. This module provides 
information on load factor, downtown, overtime, milestone activities, and more. It has easy to use "drag and 
drop" functionality, and integrates with the Tracker module, which provides users with real-time shop floor data 
collection and job costing.

Ron Woodruff is general manager, commercial division, of Relevant Works, a strategic marketing company in 
Ohio. He said, "I've had a 'wish list' of features for PrintSmith for years and 8.0 answers almost all of them. I 
haven't been this excited about new features since Report Writer. I'm especially pleased with the new Quick 
Access Panel and Scheduler."

"PrintSmith is already indispensable for small print shops, copy centers and other on-demand digital environments, 
and the latest version goes another step further in automating the business process so our customers can improve 
productivity and increase profits," said Marc Olin, senior vice president and general manager, EFI Advanced 
Professional Print Software (APPS).

Integration Expansion
PrintSmith integrates directly with EFI Fiery-driven output devices for job ticketing and data collection, allowing 
even greater productivity improvements. And 8.0 now enables digital assets to be attached within PrintSmith 
and sent directly to the Fiery.

Version 8.0 is also integrated with EIS, EFI's visual tool for business analysis which provides an interactive 
"command center" that instantly recaps the state-of-the-business and links to other key data.

PrintSmith Site Enhancements
PrintSmith Site enables printers to offer online products and services with complete integration into the PrintSmith 
system for faster job turnaround and a more streamlined workflow, from the ordering user's desktop through to 
production. Version 2.5 of PrintSmith Site has a completely redesigned, professional looking, and intuitive user 
interface that is similar to EFI's Digital StoreFront product, and adds award-winning personalization technology 
from XMPie.

Availability PrintSmith 8.0 is available now and will be offered free to customers currently on EFI's maintenance 
program. For more information, please contact 800-875-7117.

www.efi.com


EFI - 6/11/2007

EFI Previews Forthcoming Hagen MIS Enhancements

Connect - Las Vegas - June 11, 2007 - (EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in color digital print servers, 
superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions, is previewing the upcoming version of its 
industry-leading EFI Hagen OA management information system at Connect 2007, the printing industry's largest 
user conference taking place through June 13th at the Wynn. The next release of Hagen OA includes many 
core enhancements for all clients and several key integration changes to add-on products.

Created by EFI's Advanced Professional Print Software (APPS) group, Hagen OA is an MIS solution designed 
to effectively support technology-driven printing operations, from medium-sized commercial printers to multi-plant 
enterprises. Providing a robust and advanced accounting package with high-end applications for estimating, 
ob management, scheduling, purchasing, inventory and fulfillment, EFI Hagen OA allows users to collect, share, 
analyze and respond to information in real- time.

"We're excited to preview the upcoming release of Hagen OA to our customers at Connect," said Jay 
Katzenberger, EFI Hagen OA product manager. "Core enhancements, many in direct response to client 
suggestions, continue to build on features centered on our client's processes, while we've also improved the 
integration with add-on products such as PrinterSite® Exchange and Manhattan Associates' ILS."

Some key core Hagen OA enhancements in the release include: improved functionality around the mailing 
module to better support the postage deposit workflow; user security copy features which support copying 
security profiles between companies; new estimating wide-format finishing standards to assist in the quoting of 
finishing operations such as grommeting or sewing; a new Finished Goods order import utility; and the expansion 
of the work center and operation ID fields. These enhancements have been requested by many clients and will 
be widely accepted by the user base.

The upcoming version of Hagen OA provides greater interoperability with the JDF initiative. Beginning with 
version 8.5, Hagen OA has been adding functionality to the JDF workflow in regards to sheetfed and prepress 
devices, as well as digital device support. The future version will better support digital devices through 
compliance with JDF for price list estimating and production processes, among other JDF enhancements.

As for add-on products, the release includes tighter integration to Manhattan Associates' Integrated Logistics 
Solutions (ILS) for advanced warehouse management and inventory control. Enhancements to the integration 
between Hagen OA and ILS allow for greater flexibility in implementing and maintaining the interface, and also 
offer improvements in the customer's ability to automate data movement within the end-to-end workflow.

The upcoming version also has improved integration to PrinterSite Exchange, EFI's web-to-print solution. The 
integration lets printers' customers submit jobs from the popular web application, and enables the printing plant 
to manage the planning, production, scheduling, invoicing and accounting of those jobs from within the Hagen 
MIS environment. This integration has been improved to better support the sending of data between the website 
and Hagen, including customer details, contacts, shipment methods and expense codes to more completely 
create quotes and other job documents. For more information, please contact 1-800-875-7117.

www.efi.com


EFI - 6/11/2007

Upcoming Release of PSI Management System Includes Customer Requests and Stronger EFI Product Integration

Connect - Las Vegas - June 11, 2007 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in color digital print servers, 
superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions, is previewing the upcoming version of its 
PSI print management software at Connect 2007, the printing industry's largest user conference taking place 
through June 13th at the Wynn. The release includes numerous customer-requested updates to the core product, 
greater web-to-print and Auto-Count® integration, and accounting API improvements.

EFI PSI is one of the industry's leading MIS systems designed for the growing commercial printer with sheet, 
web and/or flexo equipment, providing modules for estimating, quoting, job management, shop floor data 
collection, inventory and purchasing.

The upcoming release of PSI will be compatible with the latest operating system offerings from Microsoft® - 
including SQL 2005, Server 2003 R2, Small Business Server 2003 and Windows Vista - and Crystal v11. It 
also includes streamlined installers for both the network and client installations which have been very well 
received by the beta site network administrators.

The release also includes over 25 enhancements as a direct result of input from the PSI User Advisory Council, 
primarily usability, search and reporting features. In addition, an all new accounting API supports Macola ES, 
with upcoming support for other accounting packages including QuickBooks.

The future version of PSI has stronger integration to EFI PrinterSite® Internal and PrinterSite Fulfillment solutions. 
For PrinterSite Internal users, a new "Custom Order Form" allows for job level data to be added to the RFQ 
when submitting a job, streamlining the process. PSI users of PrinterSite Fulfillment now have tighter integration 
between this Internet-based fulfillment desktop and the management system workflow, including a new job notes, 
new ship-to address management, and new unit-of-measure flexibility.

Another highlight of the upcoming version is integration to EFI Auto-Count Lite, a foundation version of the full 
Auto-Count DMI shop floor data collection solution available as an add-on module. Auto-Count Lite automatically 
logs material usage, collects, and counts business critical information such as press status and speeds directly 
from equipment, greatly improving capacity utilization while reducing waste and increasing profitability by enabling 
companies to more effectively manage their business operations. Now information from Auto-Count Lite will flow 
seamlessly into PSI, reducing data re-entry and improving reporting capabilities.

"The next version of PSI is focused on customer-requested enhancements and integration improvements that 
will make using the product more efficient while increasing the quality of the data and reports," said Clay Horsley, 
EFI PSI Product Manager. "As with our last version, customer input was an important consideration in determining 
what feature changes were made, and we're sure our users will be pleased with the improvements."

For more information, please contact 800-875-7117.

www.efi.com


EFI - 6/11/2007

EFI Debuts Next Version of Logic MIS Software

Connect - Las Vegas - June 11, 2007 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in color digital print servers, 
superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions, is debuting the upcoming version of its 
Logic SQL print management software at Connect 2007, the printing industry's largest user conference taking 
place through June 13th at the Wynn. The next version of Logic SQL will offer estimating improvements, tighter 
integration with the PrinterSite® portfolio, integration to Manhattan Associates warehouse and fulfillment 
solutions, and first-time super-wide format support.

EFI Logic SQL combines end-to-end integration of the print production process with a powerful set of data 
collection tools, with applications covering every business function from estimating to billing, order entry to 
shipping, purchasing, inventory control, finished goods, accounting and more.

In the upcoming release, several changes have been made to Estimating 3 that have been positively received 
by beta users. Primarily, the main screen has been re-designed to display all key information, making it much 
easier to understand what is happening with the progression of the estimate and easier to spot mistakes. And a 
new component type to handle super-wide format estimates has been added. In addition to estimating changes, 
another core system enhancement has been made in JobVista to allow for Tracking Revisions, which has been 
a longstanding customer request.

J & A Printing is a full-service commercial printer and mailer, and has been beta testing the upcoming Logic 
release. "We're particularly excited about the estimating changes - the new user interface is a big improvement 
and is already impacting our efficiency," said Randy Boyle, General Manager. "We're also pleased with the 
finished goods enhancements that give us greater control in PrinterSite Fulfillment."

As part of the ongoing integration of all EFI MIS solutions with add-on products, Logic customers using web-to-
print PrinterSite solutions will gain added capabilities and time-saving features - many the direct result of 
customer requests.

    * For PrinterSite Fulfillment users, they can now use lists from USADATA, view backorder workflows, and 
upload multiple files. PrinterSite Fulfillment is EFI's web-based, client-facing module that helps printers streamline 
inventory management and offer value-added online fulfillment ordering services to customers.
    * PrinterSite Internal delivers a powerful Web-based tool for the "internal" team, enabling them to submit 
specifications, receive and review quotes, submit and monitor orders, and review job status and invoices. Logic's 
PrinterSite Internal customers will now be able to produce custom order forms, provide multiple letters of quote, 
and generate improved status e-mail messages.
     *PrinterSite Exchange provides Logic users with a customer-facing digital desktop for specifying, ordering, 
planning and invoicing jobs. This release of Logic provides full integration with PrinterSite Exchange 3.0.

In addition to PrinterSite integration enhancements, the future release of Logic includes phase-one integration 
with Manhattan Associates' ILS Warehouse and Fulfillment solutions. This integration expands Logic's ability to 
streamline the management of large finished goods inventories, providing new support for complex warehousing, 
picking, shipping, costing, invoicing and updating of inventory records.

The upcoming release includes support for super-wide format estimating and job costing including enhancements
to the Logic Quick Quote module.

The future version also enhances the digital workflow with the EFI Fiery® print server. The content file is now 
carried by Logic, allowing seamless communication with the Fiery, providing an automated link between the
management system and the Fiery production engine. This link streamlines the communication process, improving 
workflow speed and accuracy. This workflow was demonstrated recently as part of a GATF "Implementing 
Process Automation" event.

Maureen Sheldon, EFI Logic product manager, said: "The upcoming release of Logic focuses on customer
-requested features and builds on the integration work of the past several versions to ensure users have the 
most robust and reliable business management system in the marketplace."

For more information, please contact 800-875-7117.

www.efi.com


EFI - 6/6/2007

EFI Fiery XF with New Color Rendering Technology Delivers Improved ROI for Superwide Print Providers

Foster City, CA - June 6, 2007 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in color digital print servers, 
superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions, today announced the new EFI® Fiery® XF 
RIP, version 3.1, supporting the full line of award-winning solvent and UV VUTEk® superwide format printers 
from EFI. The new Fiery XF 3.1 provides leading-edge technology for superwide format printing for production 
and proofing requirements, delivering high-speed processing, exceptional color quality and increased productivity. 
The Fiery XF software already offers exclusive connectivity to the EFI product portfolio. Fiery XF customers profit 
from current and future integration with other EFI products in terms of streamlining production workflows, thus
increasing productivity.  

For the first time, EFI Fiery XF 3.1 offers Clean Color and Full Gamut Technology for brilliant print results for both 
production and proofing purposes in a complete cross-platform application.  The new Clean Color feature directly 
addresses the production market’s specific needs for vivid, saturated color with pleasant modulation and clean 
appearance. Clean Color Technology provides both 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. 
The feature can be run in automatic or custom mode and can even be switched off completely. Fiery XF’s color 
management also offers a Full Gamut profile, exploiting the maximum color gamut of printing equipment. Primary
colors are reproduced perfectly and color rendering is not limited by profiles. Based on EFI’s Bestcolor 
Technology and its Clean Color capability, Fiery XF version 3.1 delivers the perfect combination of correct 
color reproduction and color optimization.

Additionally, Fiery XF 3.1 serves a wider range of printing establishments with the new XF Server on Macintosh® 
OS X, providing a complete cross-platform application for Windows® and Mac environments. Fiery XF 3.1 
eliminates the need to change to a mixed environment and reduces training time associated with learning new 
platforms.

To maximize productivity, Fiery XF 3.1 also includes: 

Font Checker to detect missing fonts and thus prevent type mismatches; 
Monitor Profile Selection tool, turning every client workstation with a calibrated and profiled monitor into a soft 
proofing device; 
Pre-defined Workflows to simplify set-up and reduce set-up time; 
Advanced Back-up and Restore mode to save reference, monitor profiles and the server configuration to enable 
quick restoration of the system if needed. 
 
EFI Fiery XF software’s modular structure offers an easy migration path to increased functionality. Users can 
add the Color Verifier Option to ensure consistent color quality even on remote sites or use the EFI Fiery XF 
software to connect xerographic devices for concept proofs or digital print runs. 

EFI Fiery XF will also be the pathway for integrating EFI’s industry-leading Print MIS solution and Web-to-Print 
products into superwide format operations in the future.

www.efi.com


EFI - 4/11/2007

EFI Adds Symantec's Visionary CEO to its Connect Users' Conference Agenda

Foster City, Calif. - April 11, 2007 - EFI (NASDAQ: EFII), the world leader in color digital print servers, superwide 
format printers and inks, and print management solutions, today announced that John W. Thompson, chairman 
and  CEO of Symantec, will participate in a special session at Connect 2007. 

The print industry's largest user conference, EFI Connect takes place June 10-13, 2007 at the Wynn Las Vegas 
and the Thompson session will be held on Wed., June 13 at 11 a.m.

"Connect is unmatched among print industry events for its expert-level sessions on print topics, ground-breaking 
technologies and keynote sessions by the industry's top influencers," said EFI CEO Guy Gecht. "John Thompson 
is one of the most engaging and inspiring CEOs in business today.  I look forward to this session where we'll cover 
an array of subjects from leadership to the importance of data and Internet security, an increasingly critical topic 
as the web plays a growing role in the print business."

Under Thompson's leadership, Symantec has grown from a small consumer software publisher to a global leader 
in infrastructure software, enabling businesses and consumers to have confidence in a connected world. With 
global operations in 40 countries and more than 17,500 employees, Symantec helps customers protect their 
infrastructure, information, and interactions by delivering software and services that address risks to security, 
availability, compliance, and performance.

In addition to keynotes from EFI executives and Thompson, Connect attendees can hear a Tuesday morning 
session from one of the world's foremost authorities on innovation, Guy Kawasaki.  Kawasaki is a managing 
director of Garage Technology Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm, and a columnist for Entrepreneur 
Magazine.

Connect participants have the opportunity to attend more than 160 educational sessions, test drive the latest 
EFI products, discuss industry trends, network with peers, and see the newest technologies from leading vendors 
in the exhibit area. For more information and to register, visit www.efi.com/connect07/  . Early Bird registration of $875 ends April 15.

www.efi.com


EFI - 3/12/2007

EFI Raises the Bar on First-Time-Perfect Digital Inkjet Color

Foster City, CA - March 12, 2007 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in color digital print servers, superwide 
format printers and inks, and print management solutions, today launched Version 3.1 of Colorproof XF, the 
company's industry-leading proofing and large-format production solution. Significant enhancements and 
innovative new functions deliver increased automation, efficiency, cost savings, and include: the new XF Server 
on Macintosh® OS X, delivering a complete cross-platform application for Windows® and Mac environments; an 
enhanced Dot Creator Option for screening contone data; and a superior Fiery® Option, which seamlessly integrates 
Fiery-driven devices into the Colorproof XF workflow. 

"R20;EFI Colorproof XF 3.1 is the unbeatable solution, considering its output quality, performance and flexibility 
in use on different operating systems, and is a milestone for our Mac-based production," said Daniel Ries, 
production manager at Ulrich Studios, an early customer based in Germany, where EFI maintains an engineering 
development center. "The new version of Colorproof XF can be entirely used on Mac OS X and even natively on 
Intel-Macs. Our ability to deploy Colorproof XF on Mac OS X and work in a consistent operating environment 
throughout the whole process is a significant benefit for us."

Using EFI Bestcolor® Technology, the award-winning EFI Colorproof XF transforms inkjet and laser printers into 
powerful proofing and production systems and is renowned for its outstanding performance, color quality, flexibility 
and intuitive interface.  The new XF Server on Mac OS X makes the system a complete cross-platform solution. 
Combined with its client/server architecture and modular concept, Colorproof XF offers an unprecedented level 
of customization to fit individual needs.  

"R20;Supporting EFIR17;s commitment to deliver increased automation, efficiency, and cost savings for our 
customers, Version 3.1 of our industry-leading Colorproof XF solution ensures greater freedom in work style and 
access to more applications," said Stefan Spiegel, general manager, Graphic Arts Solutions, EFI.  "Our technical 
advancements make the system more powerful to achieve higher productivity and significant time-savings; our 
customers will benefit from enhanced ease-of-use, increased customer satisfaction and greater profit potential."

Powerful new features include:

- Support for Mac OS X increases Colorproof XF's flexibility and customer requirements for consistent operating 
environments 
- Simple server/printer balancing increases the processing capability and output volume, resulting in increased 
efficiency and profitability
- Soft proof capabilities ensure that colors look the same on all monitors, reducing the costs and time associated 
with unnecessary printouts
- New functionalities, such as font checker and crop to fit, prevent incorrect output, while saving material and 
production time
- Support for the latest UGRA/Fogra media wedge v2.2, including the new media wedge for HP Z Series 
embedded spectrophotometer, and the support of the new ISO profiles (ISO Coated v2/ISI Coated v2 300/ISO 
Coated SC (ECI)) give customers access to the industry state of the art 
- Enhanced Fiery Option delivers increased functionality, productivity and output volume, allowing customers to 
benefit from a multifunctional printer pool with centralized color management
- Improved File Export Option provides an automated workflow to set up a Color Server
- Extended Dot Creator offers an alternative screening method for new application areas
 
Availability

EFI Colorproof XF 3.1 will be available from March 12, 2007, from certified EFI dealers and distributors. Additional 
information is available at http://www.efi.com/bestcolor.

www.efi.com


EFI - 2/26/2007

EFI Premium Proofing Media Earns IDEAlliance's SWOP and GRACoL Certifications

Grand Rapids, MI and Foster City, CA - Feb. 26, 2007 - Chromaticity,  Inc., the recognized leader in distribution 
and deployment of color  management and inkjet technologies, and EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in color 
digital print servers, superwide format printers and print  management solutions, today announced that standards 
organization IDEAlliance has awarded SWOP® and GRACoL® certifications to EFIT Validation 250 Premium 
Satin ink jet proofing media for the graphic arts and design markets. Chromaticity is the authorized distributor of 
EFI Validation proofing media in North America.

Validation 250 Premium Satin from EFI is a 250 gram/square meter premium grade proofing media designed for 
use with Epson UltraChrome K3T and similar ink sets. This media features a white point and gamut capacity that 
meets the requirements of high-end commercial proofing as defined by GRACoL(General Requirements and 
Applications for Commercial Offset Lithograph) 7 (G7T), the latest guidelines for quality color printing. Currently 
being applied to many types of printing, including commercial, publication, newsprint and flexo, G7 is the new 
IDEAlliance proof-to-print process based on principles of digital imaging, spectrophotometry, and computer-to-plate 
(CTP) technologies

"Gone are the days of the $400 roll of 24" media," says Bruce Bayne, president of G7-certified color management 
training and solutions consultancy Alder Technology. "With EFI Validation media, my customers hit G7 specs on 
proofs easily and consistently - especially with the EFI ColorproofT XF ink jet client/server-based proofing solution. 
This represents a quantum leap in cost savings and quality."

IDEAlliance SWOP (Specifications for Web Offset Publications) certification of EFI Validation proofing media 
assures graphics, publishing and production professionals that their color output represents consistent and 
accurate color to match the appearance of certified press proofs used in publication production.

Chromaticity is the authorized distributor of EFI Validation proofing media, including the Validation 250 Premium 
Satin media as well as the Validation 155 offset media, in North America. EFI Validation 155 Offset Premium 
Proofing Media is a competitively-priced, 155 gram premium offset proofing media for use with both pigmented 
and dye-based inksets. This media offers the look and feel of an actual offset press stock while demonstrating 
sufficient gamut to accurately proof commercial and publication print. EFI Validation proofing media provides 
users with simplified installation, improved productivity, increased profitability and ease of use - all with the 
consistency and reliability sealed by SWOP and GRACoL certification and the support of EFI and Chromaticity.

All grades of EFI Validation media offer customers an unprecedented price/performance combination. While 
being priced competitively with stock  media, EFI Validation meets the industry's most stringent quality and 
consistency requirements.

"Reliable and consistent color remains a critical issue and, despite rapid changes in our industry, we're committed 
to providing our customers with products of the highest standards," said Ian Mackenzie, Chromaticity's vice 
president of marketing and business development. "SWOP and GRACoL certifications are the gold standards 
in our business and we're proud to offer EFI Validation proofing media to our dealers, partners and customers."

"Our customers greatly benefit from interoperability among the solutions they use, so EFI is a driving force for 
industry standards adoption," said Stefan Spiegel, general manager, Graphic Arts Solutions, EFI. "EFI Validation 
proofing media earning SWOP and GRACoL certifications affirms its high caliber and underscores the fact that 
EFI consistently delivers state of the art solutions."

Validation joins several EFI products Chromaticity distributes to the North American graphic arts reseller channel, 
including EFI's industry-leading, color management software Color Profiler Suite, pre-press workflow solutions 
and the scalable and versatile client/server-based ink jet proofing solution driven by Bestcolor® Technology, 
EFI Colorproof XF.

www.efi.com


EFI - 2/7/2007

Industry-Leading EFI Proofing Solution Offers Customers Greater Range of Choices

Foster City, CA - Feb. 7, 2007 -  EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in color digital print servers, superwide 
format printers and inks, and print management solutions, today announced the availability of a new service 
pack that enables users of EFI Colorproof(tm) XF to benefit from the latest developments in the wide-format, 
proofing and photo markets. Including EFI Bestcolor(r) Technology and designed for print and prepress 
professionals, publishers, creatives and photographers, the industry-acclaimed, scalable and versatile client/
server-based proofing solution transforms inkjet and laser printers into powerful proofing and production systems 
and is renowned for its outstanding performance, color quality, flexibility and intuitive interface.  

EFI's proofing solutions have long been the key to achieving first-class and consistent color quality, elements 
that are crucial in wide-format applications such as posters, banners, trade fair graphics or POS (point of sale) 
material.  By harnessing Colorproof XF's intuitive interface and powerful production functions, users can achieve 
top results in record time.

Available via the Colorproof XF automatic Online Updater function, Service Pack 3 enables Colorproof XF to 
support a range of new printers.  In the wide-format market, these include the HP Designjet 8000 and 1000 
series, the Mutoh(r) Falcon II RJ-8000 50/64/87, the Mutoh Rockhopper(tm) 3 65/90, the Mutoh Spitfire 65/90, 
and the Mutoh Spitfire 100.  In the proofing and photo market, these include the Epson Stylus(r) Pro 3800, the 
HP Designjet Z2100 and Z31000. 

Colorproof XF is now also compatible with additional measuring devices, such as the embedded 
spectrophotometer of the HP Designjet Z series, the X-Rite Eye-One iSis, and the Barbieri Spectro LFP RT.  
Service Pack 3 also includes the UGRA/fogra media wedge v2.1, which supports additional spectrophotometers 
such as the X-Rite Eye-One iSis and DTP70.  Other product enhancements allow customers to achieve even 
better results with maximum color gamut and accuracy.  

Stefan Spiegel, general manager, EFI Graphic Arts Solutions, comments: "The new Service Pack supports EFI's 
objective to empower customers with increased automation, efficiency, cost savings and help them tap new 
revenue stream opportunities. Now, EFI Colorproof XF can turn an even wider range of inkjet and laser printers 
into powerful proofing and production devices, and offers even greater color quality.  This significant upgrade 
allows customers to leverage the industry-leading proofing technology offered by Colorproof XF to address the 
lucrative wide-format market."

www.efi.com


EFI - 1/31/2007

EFI Joins Brand Protection Alliance Through Line Of Jetrion Industrial Inkjet Systems

Graham, NC -  Jan. 31, 2007 - The Brand Protection Alliance, LLC continues to grow as companies around the 
globe band together to give brand owners and converters much needed resources in the areas of brand 
authentication, protection and security.  Jetrion, now a part of EFI, is the newest company to join this organization. 

"The Brand Protection Alliance is pleased to have EFI's Jetrion on board with us.  Jetrion's unique fit in the 
inkjet arena is absolutely complementary to our other members' products and represents yet another piece in 
our program of offering comprehensive brand protection solutions," said BPA President Lynn Crutchfield.  "We 
believe that Jetrion's involvement in the BPA is not only a plus for our organization but will also provide strong 
benefits to our converter customers who employ inkjet printing as an integral part of their package converting 
processes."

Jetrion products are focused on digital printing, providing a complete spectrum of industrial inkjet systems, 
custom high-performance integration solutions and specialty inks to the converting, packaging and direct mail 
industries. Jetrion is a pioneer in hybrid digital printing systems in several high-growth digital print segments, such 
as labels and packaging, which require variable printing capabilities, and recently launched a full color UV 
inkjet label press.

"As a leading innovator of inkjet printing systems in the labels and packaging markets, Jetrion is ideally 
positioned to collaborate with other BPA members to solve customers' most challenging brand protection issues," 
said Sean Skelly, director of marketing, Jetrion industrial inkjet systems, EFI. "Through a custom ink program, 
our experienced chemists can incorporate advanced components such as fluorescent dyes and nanotechnology 
markers into our formulations.  Combined with our inkjet systems' native ability to provide full variable data printing, 
customers now have an effective brand authentication and protection solution."

The Brand Protection Alliance was formed in 2005, and was established to serve as a resource organization 
that will assist brand owners in designing, developing and implementing customized, secure solutions against 
consumer product counterfeiting and diversion. The BPA is equipped through its wide range of membership and 
available technologies, to provide a comprehensive range of authentication, prevention and security solutions 
to global consumer products manufacturers.  The solutions offered by the BPA member companies will incorporate 
confidential covert or overt identifiers to positively authenticate genuine brand items versus counterfeits and 
provide a verifiable return on investment to the brand owner.

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EFI - 12/20/2006

EFI Announces New, Expanded Distribution Agreement with Pitman / Charrette Company for Commercial Print Market

Foster City, Calif. - December 20, 2006 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in color digital print servers, 
superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions, formally announced a new distribution 
agreement with the Pitman/Charrette Company, the leader in packaging and commercial print. This new 
agreement will enable Pitman /Charrette to market and sell VUTEk® superwide digital format printers and the 
Fiery® XF production RIP in the North American commercial print and display graphics marketplaces. 

The Pitman Company, with more than a century of service, is the leading independent North American graphic 
arts industry supplier. In July of 2006, Pitman acquired Charrette, the leading provider of digital and traditional 
imaging supplies, equipment, and services to the graphics, corporate, and technical design marketplaces, and 
the largest provider of wide-format inkjet equipment, supplies, and services in the U.S. The Pitman sales force 
will focus on introducing these offerings to the commercial print market, long its stronghold, while its subsidiary, 
Charrette, will be able to expand its offerings in the graphics, corporate, and technical design marketplaces 
where it already has a significant presence. By leveraging the consolidated Pitman/Charrette team, EFI will 
significantly expand its ability to address these markets.

"This is a natural fit for us. The combination of EFI's VUTEk printers, their industry-leading Fiery RIPs, color 
management and color profiling software, coupled with our sales and technical ability in both Pitman and 
Charrette, will provide a strong offering for customers moving into wide format digital printing," stated Pitman's 
president, Joe Demharter. "The powerful blend of Pitman, Charrette and EFI stands to bring significant new 
revenue generating opportunities to our broad customer base, particularly among commercial printers looking to 
meet their customers’ growing need for superwide format output."
 
EFI's VUTEk product line is recognized as best-in-class superwide format printer technology. EFI offers 15 
different VUTEk printer models, ranging from 5 feet wide to 16.5 feet wide, to meet the needs of almost any 
wide or superwide format application. 

Fred Rosenzweig, EFI president, stated, "We are delighted to expand our relationship with Pitman/Charrette to 
include our portfolio of VUTEk superwide format inkjet printers and inks. Together, we can help commercial 
printing and sign companies more easily accommodate their customers’ growing need for sign and display work. 
We look forward to building on our long-term relationship."
 
Jim Lally, Charrette’s director of marketing, added, "Charrette has placed a large number of solvent-based printers 
in the marketplace, and VUTEk printers are a natural transition for many of these customers as they look to 
upgrade their capabilities. In addition, with EFI’s recent release of VUTEk BioVu ink, the first solvent-based ink 
made from a renewable resource (corn) and the only one recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA), we can now offer our customers a high speed, high quality solvent solution that is completely 
environmentally friendly."

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EFI - 12/13/2006

Breakthrough VUTEk BioVu Inks from EFI

Foster City, Calif. - December 13, 2006 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in color digital print servers, 
superwide format inkjet printers and inks, and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, 
today announced commercial availability of its VUTEk® BioVu(TM) inks - the first environmentally friendly solvent 
inks made with totally renewable resources.

BioVu is another of EFI's "Green" initiatives and part of the company's long-held commitment to improving the 
environment and benefiting its global customers. "Unlike many new products, which are step change improvements, 
BioVu ink is a revolutionary advancement that will improve not only our customers' environmental footprint, but 
also their bottom lines," said Guy Gecht, EFI CEO. "It represents our commitment to protecting an increasingly 
fragile Earth, one we hope others in the industry will follow."

"We have been testing the inks in the U.S. and Europe for nearly a year, with the final formulation in the field for 
the last 60 days," said Scott Schinlever, vice president and general manager of EFI's ink division. "The results 
have exceeded expectations, and we are very excited about making this unique ink commercially available to 
the superwide format industry."

VUTEk BioVu from EFI is the first solvent-based ink made from a renewable resource (derived from corn), and 
the only ink recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), thereby establishing an entirely 
new category of truly environmentally friendly inks. EFI's BioVu ink is made from food-grade ingredients yet 
delivers the benefits of traditional solvent inks without the compromises inherent in eco-solvent and aqueous 
inks. This includes the same color gamut as traditional solvent inks so that users can seamlessly switch to these 
environmentally conscious inks with no workflow or prepress process modifications.

Like other solvent-based inks, VUTEk BioVu provides extreme durability, strong bonding to uncoated surfaces 
and great resistance to UV light and mechanical wear. But unlike other solvent inks on the market, BioVu inks 
are designed specifically to run in high-production environments and provide high print quality while delivering 
the best health and environmental profile in the marketplace. Although water-based inks are also environmentally 
friendly, they have significant limitations in terms of the applications for which they can be used. And other 
solvent-based inks positioned as environmentally friendly still offer poor health and environmental profiles and 
contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), a component deemed by the 
U.S. EPA to have a particularly poor toxicological profile when released to the environment through evaporation.

"Each year, commercial formulators use millions of pounds of chemical ingredients that one way or another find 
their way into the environment," said Schinlever. "Our customers have made it clear that they want the ability to 
print superwide graphics without bothersome fumes or expensive ventilation systems. Our environmentally friendly
BioVu ink, made from renewable resources, is the only ink that effectively addresses these concerns."

One such customer is The Big Print of San Francisco and Seattle. "In developing our BioGraphix environmentally 
friendly printing platform, we have sourced a variety of environmentally friendly materials, including fabrics 
manufactured in VOC-free factories and pressure sensitive vinyl  alternatives," said Jon Zinsmeyer, founder and 
president and one of the VUTEk BioVu test sites. "Until now, the missing link has been  environmentally friendly 
solvent inks for superwide format printers. VUTEk BioVu inks from EFI have filled that gap."

Other business benefits of VUTEk BioVu inks include lower disposal costs since there are no hazardous 
materials (hazmat); reduced odor on final printed materials; and a more comfortable working environment for 
employees. In new shops or installations, no ventilation and burner systems are required to meet OSHA regulations 
since there are no harmful VOC emissions.

The patent-pending, preferable chemistry inks include VUTEk's BioVu in Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black and 
BioVu Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Light Yellow and Light Black for superwide format inkjet printing operations. 
BioVu inks are manufactured for use on EFI's VUTEk 3360 solvent printer. EFI plans to extend BioVu inks to its 
currently offered superwide format solvent printer models in 2007.

In addition to the development of environmentally friendly VUTEk BioVu inks, EFI has been leading by example 
with other environmentally conscious initiatives. EFI Fiery® digital print servers were among the first to ship as 
RoHS (Restriction of the use of Hazardous Substances)-compliant, representing an unprecedented engineering 
development effort and manufacturing implementation. Additionally, EFI's 10 story, 300,000 square foot corporate 
headquarters is designed to harness the Earth's natural resources to aid in heating and cooling the space. EFI's 
energy conservation measures save the equivalent of 783 kilowatts of energy per day, which is enough to 
power approximately 600 homes.

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EFI - 11/7/2006

SPG Graphics Deploys Suite of EFI Solutions

Foster City, Calif. - Nov. 7, 2006 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in color digital print servers, superwide 
format printers and inks, and print management solutions, today announced that its integrated solutions play a 
critical role in the success of Indianapolis-based commercial printer SPG Graphics, a member of the Harding 
Poorman Group.  A PSI management system user since 1994, the company was seeking ways to improve 
efficiencies and put more tools in the hands of its customers. SPG Graphics worked with EFI to enhance its 
data infrastructure by integrating a series of applications with PSI, including MyDC for shop floor data capture, 
PrinterSite® Internal to streamline job estimating and order entry, PrintFlow® for dynamic job scheduling, 
PrinterSite Exchange to make it easy for customers to access and customize a catalog of materials, and 
PrinterSite Fulfillment to better manage its growing fulfillment operation.

Having deployed a suite of EFI solutions, SPG Graphics has full access to real-time data which allows it to 
better manage its business on multiple levels: Employees have the information they need to excel in their jobs;
managers can quickly assess a wide range of metrics to make informed decisions; and customers can follow 
the progress of their jobs online 24/7, eliminating the need for multiple phone calls and taking away the mystery I
n the job production process.  As a result, the company has doubled its sales in the last three years and is 
growing same store sales at 30 percent year-over-year, well in excess of industry averages.  Because of its 
ability to efficiently manage every aspect of its operation with the EFI suite of solutions, SPG Graphics is 
comfortable standing by its commitment of on time or it’s free, a truly unique value proposition in the graphic 
communications industry.

David Harding, president and CEO of Harding Poorman Group, comments on the type of customer who can 
benefit from their innovative operations: "The best customers are those who are willing to let us help them sleep 
better at night.  If we have done that, they will be loyal. We believe our model is working as evidenced by our 
growth, and EFI is a big part of that.  EFI has been a great partner, is willing to let us stretch our wings, and is 
quick to resolve any issues that arise."

SPG Graphics points to the reengineering of its scheduling process as a key part of its current success. Mike 
O’Keefe, Harding Poorman’s Manager of Information Systems, says, "Like many shops, we were using a schedule 
board, posting printed or handwritten cards and shifting them every time we needed to make a schedule change.  
That was very labor intensive.  We first utilized PSI scheduling to get a feel for how electronic scheduling would 
work for us, and once we got an understanding, we migrated to EFI’s PrintFlow dynamic scheduling solution.  It 
is a great package from day one, we had no issues at all, and it improved our scheduling, on-time and capacity 
far more than we ever expected."

Harding Poorman Group has 130 employees and anticipates 2006 revenues of $18 to $19 million.  For more 
information about EFI solutions, please visit www.efi.com or contact 800-875-7117.

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EFI - 10/31/2006

EFI Ensures the Best Color for Smithsonian Photography Exhibit

Foster City, Calif. - Oct. 31, 2006 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in digital color print servers, superwide 
format printers and inks, and print management solutions, today announced that Reston, Va.-based visual arts 
consultancy Prestige Graphics Inc. relied on Colorproof XF, EFI’s Bestcolor®-driven, scalable and versatile 
client/server- based proofing platform, to create the Nature’s Best Photography Awards Exhibit. At the 
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. from Nov. 10, 2006 through Mar. 25, 
2007, the 5000 square foot exhibit features 87 individual full-color photographs with dimensions ranging from 
two by three to four by six feet.

The quarterly Nature’s Best Photography magazine offers a showcase presentation of nature recorded by the 
world’s leading photographers, naturalists, and adventurers. For the 2006 Nature’s Best Photography Awards 
annual competition, photographers of all ages, cultures, and levels of experience from 28 countries submitted 
more than 12,000 images. Using Colorproof XF software and the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF9000 large format 
color production printer, Prestige Graphics showcases the 87 winning photographs with brilliant color fidelity at 
the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Last year, the museum welcomed more than 5.6 million 
people, making it the most visited natural history museum in the world.

"I rely on Colorproof XF to accomplish Prestige Graphics’ mission with every project - to provide a gateway for 
people to enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature by engineering a superior product to showcase the work of the 
most talented photographers and conservationists in the world," said Mark McCall, president and owner of 
Prestige Graphics. "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."

An adept professional, McCall has more than 19 years of direct hands-on experience in pre-press with an 
emphasis on color correction. He has produced some of the finest images and publications on the market today, 
utilizing his extensive background in color, combined with today’s color management technology. 

"This is the fourth consecutive year I’ve been contracted by Nature's Best Photography magazine to print the 
winning photographs for their Smithsonian exhibit, and I’m sure that Colorproof XF is a large part of the reason 
Prestige Graphics has been asked back," added McCall. "With strong features that enable us to accurately and 
efficiently control color profiles, Colorproof XF empowers us to meet the rigorous demands, and in fact exceed 
the expectations of, the world-class publication for this prestigious exhibit." 

Awarded a coveted Must See ‘Em award at the 2006 Graph Expo conference, Colorproof XF is designed for 
print and prepress professionals, publishers and creatives. Colorproof XF Version 3.0 includes a new output 
option for gravure printers, a new production option for wide format production environments and the Fiery 
Option, fully integrating Fiery controller technology, which is used by more than 14 million customers worldwide. 
The Fiery Option readily incorporates color values from Colorproof XF into a Fiery workflow, ensuring that 
consistent color is delivered across any Fiery-driven output device. 

Prestige Graphics found the Colorproof XF Color Manager Option invaluable as the company executed this 
project. This feature enhances RGB workflows for photographic applications and allows the creation of device 
link profiles based on up to three different ICC profiles (including Version 4 of the International Color Consortium 
standard). The Color Manager Option supports multi-color profiles for inkjet printers for example CMYK + orange + 
green, so McCall was able to accurately depict precisely the colors that the award-winning nature photographs 
captured.  Colorproof XF also allows printing an entire picture only in black ink. Using the pure black of the printer,
Colorproof XF achieves high quality greyscales, avoiding black shades from a mixture of cyan, magenta and yellow. 

Colorproof XF can also process six-color input and simulation profiles.  EFI Colorproof XF enabled Prestige 
Graphics to create proofs that closest match ‘real-world’ press output.  McCall was able to define the first 
printable dot, according to the characteristics of their specific press, and also simulate the ‘noise’ intensity 
arising from their particular ink/paper/press combination.  

"Prestige Graphics use of Colorproof XF technology to create the Nature’s Best Photography Smithsonian 
National Museum of Natural History exhibit, illustrating and celebrating the beauty of nature certainly supports 
EFI’s intent for the platform," said Stefan Spiegel, general manager, Graphic Arts Solutions, EFI. "Our goal is to 
continually empower our customers with increased automation, efficiency, and cost savings, and it’s gratifying to
be a part of Mark’s success as he delivers the highest quality for his clients."

Availability
Colorproof XF is sold through certified EFI dealers and distributors. Prestige Graphics works with Chromaticity, Inc., 
based in Grand Rapids, Mich., a value-added distributor specializing in providing best-in-class print technologies.  
More information about Chromaticity is available at www.chromaticity.com or 616-361-7773.

More information regarding Prestige Graphics Inc. is available at www.prestigegraphicsinc.com and 703-435-5540.

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EFI - 10/31/2006

EFI Completes Acquisition of Jetrion LLC

Foster City, Calif. - Oct. 31, 2006 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in color digital print servers, superwide 
format inkjet printers and inks, and print management solutions, today announced it has completed its acquisition 
of Jetrion LLC, a subsidiary of Flint Group Incorporated, for approximately $40 million in cash. The acquisition is 
an all cash transaction. Jetrion is a leading innovator of inkjet printers, inks and custom printing systems for the 
label and packaging industries. 

The acquisition is expected to add between $3 million and $5 million in revenues to EFI’s fourth quarter results 
with an immaterial impact on pro forma earnings.  For the full year 2006, Jetrion is expected to post revenues of
approximately $16 million to $18 million.  The Jetrion products are currently anticipated to show top line growth 
of 30-40 percent in 2007 and again have an immaterial impact to pro forma earnings as EFI makes investments 
to expand the Jetrion product line and distribution.

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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 
Digital Press

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 
Copier/Printer.

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.

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EFI - 10/11/2006

Newest Fiery, VUTEk, and Print MIS Innovations Empower Customers

Foster City, Calif. - Oct. 11, 2006 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in digital controllers, superwide format 
printers and inks, and print management solutions, will showcase at Graph Expo (Oct. 15 -18, Chicago's 
McCormick Place) its latest generation industry-leading solutions that help customers thrive in the dynamic, 
demanding print industry. Innovative EFI solutions and increased connectivity options shown at the company's 
booths 4212 and 4273, and in partners' booths throughout the exhibition, range from the most powerful Fiery(r) 
servers, VUTEk(r) superwide digital inkjet printers, and web-enabled collaboration tools to advanced print MIS 
solutions and EFI Bestcolor(r)-driven proofing and wide-format production solutions, including the new Fiery XF. 
Among the breakthrough solutions on display are the new Fiery System 8 Software for high-end digital color 
controllers, Color Profiler Suite profiling solution for graphic arts professionals, VUTEk QS2000 and VUTEk
QS3200 UV-curing digital inkjet printers, and VUTEk 3360 superwide solvent digital printing platform.

"Graph Expo is an important opportunity for us to meet with a great number of customers and potential customers 
and showcase our newest solutions designed to dramatically increase their profitability and productivity," said 
Guy Gecht, EFI CEO. "We'll introduce some of the industry's most advanced digital technology and workflow 
efficiencies with several EFI product launches and new third-party connectivity that drive improved competitiveness, 
efficiency and profitability for EFI customers."

(NOTE: Press and analysts are invited to attend the EFI press conference, hosted by Gecht, Sunday, Oct. 15 
at Noon, McCormick Place South, Room S501d. RSVP required: gayle.ledoux@efi.com)

With more than 14 million Fiery technology users, EFI is lauded for precision color, consistent high quality, and 
innovative output and workflow innovation. With the introduction of Fiery System 8 Software, EFI once again 
sets a higher industry standard for digital printing.  New Fiery System 8 Software launched at Graph Expo features
leading edge WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) job composition and imposition tools, workflow 
automation, professional quality color, advanced production tools, and flexible and open VDP capabilities. 
Powerful Fiery options address the 'extreme' needs of customers in commercial print environments and immediately 
integrate into their high-end workflow systems. Via the EFI Fiery JDF Connector, Fiery-driven systems integrate 
with EFI Print MIS Solutions and prepress solutions, providing commercial printers with a more accurate, more 
efficient production workflow - from capturing the designer's original intent to real-time estimating, accounting 
and billing, to producing brilliant digital output.  

EFI will also showcase the recently launched Splash RPX-i, the only Mac OS X-based workflow software option 
for the Fiery embedded server driving Xerox DocuColor 240/250 color multifunction systems; EFI Balance(tm), 
EFI's production color and B&W production management and sophisticated make-ready solution; and MicroPress, 
EFI's industry- leading, raster-based production color workflow solution.

At Graph Expo 2006, EFI will launch 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. 

EFI will have a significant presence in the Wide Format Pavilion, and feature the new VUTEk QS2000, VUTEk 
QS3200 and VUTEk 3360, and connectivity to Fiery XF, the EFI Bestcolor(r)-driven superwide printing and 
proofing solution. The VUTEk QS2000 and VUTEk QS3200 represent a new category of printers that combine 
EFI's production and workflow management technologies with the market-leading digital print capabilities of its 
VUTEk superwide format printers. These UV-curing digital inkjet printers bridge the gap between superior image 
quality, productivity and connectivity, delivering new applications and increased profitability for superwide digital 
print shops. EFI's VUTEk 3360 versatile superwide solvent printing platform features new field upgradeable 
entry-level configurations, and enables more print shops to deploy the renowned print quality, performance and 
reliability of a VUTEk digital inkjet printer. With an optional second ink delivery system, the VUTEk 3360 opens 
new market opportunities for solvent and dye-sublimation applications. Additionally, the VUTEk 3360 superwide 
digital inkjet printer has been optimized for VUTEk BioVu(tm) ink, offering print-for-pay shops greater opportunity 
for generating more revenue in environmentally-aware markets. 

Following are additional EFI product highlights at Graph Expo 2006: 

Fiery System Software and Servers 

*        EFI booth 4212 will showcase a compelling web-to-print VDP workflow that reduces expensive shipping 
and storage costs.  Among EFI's vast digital library of product literature, attendees choose their pieces, which 
can be then personalized and immediately printed. The one-to-one, on-demand solution features EFI's Digital 
StoreFront, a color Fiery print server driving production output, and the Fiery JDF Connector connected to an 
EFI Print MIS solution managing the entire process.

*        In addition to demonstrations in the EFI booth, industry-leading Fiery technology will be featured at several 
EFI partner booths. 

o       Canon, booth 1253, EFI and Canon will demonstrate an integrated JDF workflow that highlights collaborations 
with third-party prepress workflow providers and includes the Fiery-driven Canon imagePRESS 7000VP integrated 
with: EFI Balance, the Digital StoreFront(tm) web-to-print platform, and EFI Logic SQL, which combines 
end-to-end integration of the print production process with a powerful set of data collection tools with applications 
covering every business function from estimating to billing, order entry to shipping, purchasing, inventory control, 
finished goods, accounting and more.

o       FUJIFILM Graphic Systems U.S.A., Inc. (formerly known as Enovation), booth 4205, will feature a Fiery-
driven iGen3 digital press, and Fiery-driven DocuColor 8000, DocuColor 5000, and DocuColor 250 systems, 
with connectivity to EFI Digital StoreFront.

o       Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A, will exclusively demonstrate at Graph Expo in EFI's booth and 
feature a Fiery- driven color bizhub PRO C6500 system.

o       Oce North America, Inc. , booth 1263, will showcase a Fiery-driven Oce system with 
connectivity to EFI Balance.

o     Xerox, booth 1217, a Fiery-driven Xerox iGen digital color press, Fiery-driven  DocuColor  5000, DocuColor
250, and Xerox 4110 systems, and Splash RPX-i driving Xerox's DocuColor240/250 color multifunction systems. 

EFI and Xerox will also jointly host an educational event for customers, presenting the latest business diagnostic, 
digital printing and workflow trends to help them optimize their business's overall productivity and efficiency.  
Monday, Oct. 16, 8:00 a.m., at the Hyatt adjacent to the McCormick Center.

Superwide Digital Inkjet Printers

*        EFI will showcase the VUTEk QS2000 (booth 4212) and VUTEk 3360 and the VUTEk QS3200 (booth 
4273) with connectivity to Fiery XF production RIP and Colorburst RIP. 

*        EFI experts will provide information-rich presentations regarding superwide digital printing:  

o       Monday, Oct. 16, 12:30 p.m., McCormick Place Room S404BC  "Profitable Printshops Require the Best 
Printers and Processes," presented by Bob Raus, vice president, marketing, VUTEk Superwide Digital Printing,
EFI.

o        Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1:30 p.m., Wide Format Theatre (booth 4987) "Superwide Format Digital Printing, a 
Big Opportunity for Print Providers," presented by Michael Wozny, product marketing manager, VUTEk 
Superwide Digital Printing, EFI.

*         Graph Expo attendees will have the opportunity to win a banner of up to  10' x 10,' printed on a VUTEk 
printer with an image of the winners' choosing.

 EFI Bestcolor Technology-driven Proofing Solutions 

* Colorproof(tm) XF Version 3 will be showcased in EFI's booths as well as in partner booths, including Canon 
(booth 1253), Epson (booth 4815), HP (booth 4281), and Pitman Company (booth 4873). 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. 

* EFI will showcase Fiery XF software's high-speed processing, exceptional color quality and increased 
productivity for users of VUTEk superwide format printers. Fiery XF enables the addition of multiple proofing 
devices to the production equipment, and integration with EFI Print MIS and web-to-print solutions. 

Print MIS Solutions 

*        EFI will showcase the newest versions of its MIS solutions, including Hagen(tm), Logic, PSI(tm), 
PrintSmith(tm), Prograph(r) and Proteus(r); the family of PrinterSite(r) tools and also the latest versions of Enterprise 
Information System, PrintFlow(tm) Dynamic Scheduling and Auto-Count(r) Direct Machine Interface.  

*        EFI Auto-Count OpForma integrated to EFI Hagen will be on display for the first time. Auto-Count OpForma 
is a revolutionary new web-based production management solution that automatically collects, tracks, and reports 
workstation productivity, without manual record keeping or data entry.

*        Several JDF workflows will be on display in the EFI booth, including PSI, Logic and Hagen connected to 
Komori, and MAN Roland as well as PSI, Logic, Hagen, and PrintSmith integrated to Fiery and Balance.

*         JDF integration of Hagen OA to Agfa, Komori, MAN Roland and Standard Horizon will also be showcased 
in their respective booths.

Production Workflow Solutions 

* Digital StoreFront, EFI's web-to-print platform, provides a customer onramp into both the printer's digital 
production workflow (EFI Balance and MicroPress, and Fiery controllers) and the printer's business management 
tools. In addition to streamlining workflows, Digital StoreFront enables printers to add value to their product and 
services via online cataloging, VDP, and full e-commerce shopping tools. 

* Chuck Gehman, EFI director of product marketing, will discuss web-to-print technology at The Industry Measure 
(formerly TrendWatch Graphic Arts) Brunch, Monday, Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m., McCormick Place South Building, 
Rm S105A. 

EFI experts will present sessions on topics ranging from new revenue opportunities to how to achieve the greatest 
cost savings and profitability every 30 minutes in EFI booth 4212.

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EFI - 9/27/2006

EFI to Acquire Jetrion LLC

Foster City, Calif. - Sept. 27, 2006 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in digital controllers, superwide format 
inkjet printers and inks, and print management solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire 
privately held Jetrion LLC, a subsidiary of Flint Group Incorporated, for approximately $40 million in cash. Jetrion 
is a leading innovator of inkjet printers, inks and custom printing systems for the label and packaging industries.  
EFI expects the transaction to close in the fourth quarter of 2006, subject to certain closing conditions. 

"Jetrion’s advanced technology and very talented team are great additions to our inkjet business and are a key 
element in fulfilling our strategy to expand our presence in the industrial inkjet market," said Guy Gecht, EFI 
CEO.  "We are especially impressed with Jetrion’s packaging and label printing expertise, and we see this as 
an emerging market opportunity for digital printing given the increasing demand for short-runs, variable content 
and fast turn-around in these segments.  In addition, the Jetrion and VUTEk development capabilities 
complement each other quite nicely.  Combining EFI’s leadership in precision color and intelligent, high speed 
Raster Image Processing (RIP) technology with the market-leading innovation of the VUTEk and Jetrion product 
lines will give us multiple opportunities to share expertise, benefiting all of our products."

"We are excited to join the EFI team and be able to leverage their global reputation, vast industry relationships 
and financial strength to gain greater market reach and provide our valued customers with an even higher quality 
of service," said Dr. Kenneth Stack, president of Jetrion. "Our customers and employees will also benefit from 
EFI's culture of innovation and technical depth, allowing us to remain competitive and forward-thinking."

The acquisition is expected to add between $3 million and $5 million in revenues to EFI’s fourth quarter results 
with an immaterial impact on pro forma earnings.  For the full year 2006, Jetrion is expected to post revenues of 
approximately $16 million to $18 million.  The Jetrion products are currently anticipated to show top line growth of 
30-40 percent in 2007 and again have an immaterial impact to pro forma earnings as EFI makes investments to 
expand the Jetrion product line and distribution.

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EFI - 9/20/2006

EFI Introduces a Three-Meter Addition to Its Family of VUTEk High Definition Superwide Format Printers

EFI (NASDAQ:EFII) today announced the addition of the VUTEk(R) QS3200 to its newest family of UV-curing 
digital inkjet printers -- opening the door to wider printing applications and increased profitability for EFI customers. 
The VUTEk QS3200 joins the VUTEk QS2000 in a new category of printers that combine EFI's production and
workflow management technologies with the market-leading digital print capabilities of its VUTEk superwide 
format printers. The VUTEk QS family of printers from EFI will be demonstrated today to the general public for 
the first time at the VISCOM trade show at the Paris Expo Center, and showcased at the SGIA trade show in 
Las Vegas, Nev., September 26-29.

"The marketplace for 3.2 meter, UV superwide printers is experiencing significant growth worldwide. The 
VUTEk QS3200 delivers the highest possible image quality without the traditional trade-off in productivity for 
Point-Of-Purchase displays, signs and banners," said Robert W. Raus, Jr., vice president of VUTEk marketing 
for EFI. "The 3.2 meter VUTEk QS3200 superwide printer is packed with the same combination of High 
Definition Print (HDP) technology and high production speeds found in the recently announced VUTEk QS2000 
printer, making it the ideal choice for larger print shops with applications bigger than the recently announced 
VUTEk QS2000 can produce."

Recognizing customer needs for wider printer widths, the VUTEk QS3200 printer offers superior image quality on 
both rigid and flexible substrates up to 126 inches (3.2 meters) wide and up to two inches (5.08 cm) thick, offering
customers the opportunity for increased profit through a greater range of applications and services. Additionally, 
it features the ability to change between rigid and flexible substrates in less than one minute to produce output 
up to 900 square feet (84 square meters) per hour -- or up to 22 - 4' x 8' boards per hour -- allowing users to 
meet demanding turn-around times while producing greater quantities of high quality product than ever before.

Chicago-based P+R Group Inc. is currently beta testing the VUTEk QS3200. Craig Sigele, president of P+R, 
said, "The new VUTEK QS3200 produces great quality output at terrific speeds, and requires little maintenance. 
There is no more waiting around for the RIP to finish. The print is completed before you even walk around to 
the other side of the machine, and the image quality is impressive."

Key features of the VUTEk QS family of printers include:


High Definition Print comprised of: 
Print resolutions up to 1080 dpi 
Proprietary VUTEk image smoothing technologies 
Brilliant six-color imaging and a special seventh white ink channel for new and creative applications 
EFI Fiery(R) XF image processing 
The ability to print white ink in six different variations, including overprint, underprint, spot, underspot, fill and 
overspot, to provide new and nearly limitless application possibilities. 
Crisp, clear, four-point text to satisfy customers who demand the highest image quality for close viewing of 
applications such as Point-Of-Purchase advertising displays.

EFI offers the VUTEk QS printer family with the EFI Fiery XF production RIP or optional Colorburst RIP. EFI 
Fiery XF delivers high productivity and excellent color management today and allows the integration of 
additional business processes in the future through the extensive and proven EFI portfolio of software workflow 
products.

Other unique productivity features of the VUTEk QS printers include a feed-side control module to eliminate 
wasted operator steps by initiating print from both sides of printer, and a multi-job layout function through the 
VUTEk graphic user interface that allows users to combine separate jobs into one print run, reducing costly 
substrate waste. In addition, valuable floor space is saved by being able to perform roll-to-roll and rigid printing 
on one machine.

Availability

The VUTEk QS3200 will be commercially available starting on November 1, 2006. Additional information about 
the VUTEk QS3200 is available at www.efi-vutek.com/QS3200.

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EFI - 8/17/2006

EFI Introduces Ground-Breaking New VUTEk Superwide Format Printer

Foster City, Calif. - Aug. 16, 2006 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII) today introduced its new VUTEk® QS2000 UV-curing 
digital inkjet printer this fourth-generation UV printer bridges the gap between superior image quality, productivity 
and connectivity, opening the door to new applications and increased profitability for EFI customers. The VUTEk 
QS2000 is the first in an all new category of printers that combine EFI’s production and workflow management 
technologies with the market-leading digital print capabilities of its VUTEk superwide format printers. 

In today’s dynamic, highly competitive marketplace, quality and productivity are the critical success factors for 
print-for-pay superwide format print shops and commercial printers. As one of the world’s leading providers of UV 
printers, EFI has leveraged its expertise to meet these challenges. With the introduction of the VUTEk QS2000 
digital superwide printer, EFI introduces its High-Definition Print (HDP) capability with high production speeds, 
making it the superwide printer of choice for the real world of tight deadlines and demanding customers.

With HDP, EFI takes superwide printing to new levels of image quality by delivering:

- Print resolutions up to 1080 dpi 
- Proprietary image smoothing technologies
- Brilliant six-color imaging and a special seventh white ink channel for new and creative applications 
- EFI Fiery® XF image processing

Along with dazzling images, sharp text and impressive production speeds, the VUTEk QS2000 offers:

- Superior image quality on both rigid and flexible substrates up to two inches (5.08 cm) thick and up to 80 inches 
(2 meters) wide
- The ability to print white ink in six different variations, including overprint, underprint, spot, underspot, fill and 
overspot, to provide new and nearly limitless application possibilities
- Crisp, clear four-point text to satisfy customers who demand the highest image quality for close viewing of 
applications such as point-of-purchase advertising displays
- The ability to change between rigid and flexible substrates in less than a minute to produce output up to 800 
square feet (74 square meters) per hour or up to 16  4’ x 8’ boards per hour allows users to meet demanding 
turn-around times while producing greater quantities of high quality product than ever before

The VUTEk QS2000 printer will be available with the EFI Fiery XF production RIP or optional Colorburst RIP. 
EFI Fiery XF delivers high productivity and excellent color management today and allows the integration of 
additional business processes in the future through the extensive and proven EFI portfolio of software workflow 
products. 

"The introduction of the VUTEk QS2000 printer and Fiery XF production RIP combines full productivity, 
unmatched quality and a sophisticated, yet intuitive RIP," said Ghilad Dziesietnik, chief technology officer for 
EFI.  "This is the first step in realizing EFI’s vision of fully integrated business processes throughout the print shop."

"Focusing on the print engine as well as business processes has helped us deliver the industry’s most advanced, 
most innovative superwide format printers, and integrated business management systems that drive business 
success beyond the printer," Robert W. Raus, Jr., vice president of VUTEk marketing for EFI, said. "With our 
integrated print and workflow solutions, print shop owners will simplify business processes from job submission to 
job estimation, inventory and shop floor management through pre-press, RIP, proofing, and production."

Other unique productivity features of the VUTEk QS2000 printer enable print-for-pay superwide format print shops 
and commercial printers to produce and sell more premium-priced jobs faster than ever before. It includes a 
feed-side control module to eliminate wasted steps by initiating print from both sides of printer. A multi-job layout
function through the VUTEk graphic user interface allows users to combine separate jobs into one print run, 
reducing costly substrate waste. In addition, valuable floor space is saved by being able to perform roll-to-roll 
and rigid printing on one machine.

Availability
The VUTEk QS2000 from EFI will be featured at the VISCOM trade show in Paris, France, September 20-22, 
and at the SGIA trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 26-29. The VUTEk QS2000 will be commercially 
available at the end of September, 2006. Additional information is available at www.efi-vutek.com/QS2000.

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EFI - 8/2/2006

New Web Products User Advisory Council Forges Close Customer Relationships

Foster City, Calif. - Aug. 2, 2006 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in digital controllers, superwide format 
printers and inks, and print management solutions, today announced the formation of the Web Products User 
Advisory Council to facilitate a two-way dialogue with customers of its popular Web solutions, including the 
PrinterSite® suite of products and PrintSmith® Site.
 
The User Advisory Council was conceived at this year's EFI Connect conference, the largest annual user 
conference in the print industry, and plans were formalized soon after. "Connect provides an opportunity for 
unparalleled interaction between customers and EFI staff, but we wanted to provide a more focused venue 
for the fast growing web products portfolio, since they are increasingly mission-critical for our customers," said 
Marc Olin, senior vice president/general manager, EFI Professional Printing Applications.
 
The council meetings are open to all current EFI Web product customers. The first meeting, focused on 
PrinterSite users, took place in mid-June at EFI's Pittsburgh office, with 50 companies in attendance, and the 
PrintSmith Site council meeting took place last week, with 20 companies attending. 
 
"I was very impressed with how customer-focused the EFI organization is and the direct access we had to all 
the EFI people that are involved with making the web products better," said Peter Oostland, director of 
customer service at Hemlock Printers Ltd. (Burnaby, British Columbia), an EFI PSI and PrinterSite Internal and 
PrinterSite Fulfillment user. "It's the first time in my 30 years in the business that a printing software developer 
has asked for my input! The discussions about product direction were spirited, sometimes passionate. At the 
same time, we offered each other suggestions on solutions we developed in our own shops. A forum like this is 
really a win-win for our company, EFI and the industry in general."
 
Chuck Gehman, director of product marketing at EFI, said: "We knew it would be extremely valuable to form 
a strong relationship with a small, focused group of customers, and the initial interest in the Advisory Council has 
proven just that. Our main goal of the council meetings was to listen, listen, listen and engage in an interactive 
dialogue. We also shared our product road-maps for the web applications and went in-depth with customers on 
the very important topics of MIS and workflow integration. Going forward, we'll feed the group's comments and 
feature requests back into the product development process, where customers will see tangible results from the 
time they spend at the meetings."
 
EFI plans to hold three Web Products User Advisory Council meetings per year, with the next one slated for 
February 2007 on the West coast followed by a meeting during Connect 2007, taking place June 10-13 at the 
Wynn Las Vegas. For those customers who attend the meetings, there will be exclusive on-going communications 
from the company throughout the year. For more information, please contact Chuck Gehman at 
chuck.gehman@efi.com.

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EFI - 6/6/2006

EFI Announces JMD’s use of VUTEk PressVu UV to Support Innovative Launch of Costa Coffee Chain in India

Meredith, N.H. - June 6, 2006 - Delhi-based Indian digital printer, JMD, has installed a VUTEk® PressVu® UV
200/600 W+ digital print system. Its new rigid and flexible printing capabilities were recently used to print high 
quality images onto hessian (burlap) coffee sacks and other rigid POP substrates for the launch of Costa, the 
Italian coffee house chain, in India.

By using a local Indian print shop for the job, Costa was able to realize its creative ambitions, and print high 
quality interior wall graphics and POP signage on unusual substrates, while saving itself 60% over the cost 
of using a foreign supplier.

Producing 370 square meters of print for installation at 10 coffee houses across Delhi, one of the most 
challenging issues JMD faced was how to print photo quality images onto hessian bean sacks. The company 
solved this by using the flexibility of its PressVu UV 200/600 W+ to print to rigid substrates.

Anupam Gupta, managing director, JMD, comments, "The objective of this job was to tell the history of coffee in 
a unique and creative way. To achieve this, Costa needed to print images and text directly to hessian coffee 
bean sacks, traditionally used to transport coffee around the world. But due to the textile’s loose weave and
coarse fibers, hessian proved difficult to print to from a roll."

"By mounting the one square meter substrate to a three centimeter thick wooden frame, we were able to stretch 
the hessian flat and minimize the effect of fibers standing proud and distorting the print. Once mounted, the 
substrate was simply fed through the PressVu UV and the high-resolution graphics imaged to the surface."

In addition to the hessian graphics that adorned each wall, JMD also produced a variety of POP graphics. 
These included 7’ x 5’ (2 meter x 1.5 meter) menu boards printed on to rigid Sunboard, and menu cards printed 
on to 9’ x 2’ (3 meter x 1 meter) MDF (fiber board). The printing took half a day for each Costa coffee house, 
with onsite installations taking a further day. 

Due to the success of this job, JMD is currently in negotiations to print the graphics for another 280 Costa 
coffee houses across India, Europe and the Middle East.

Gupta continues, "As a progressive company, we quickly realized the market potential of a rigid and flexible 
printer, and looked at all available products. We chose the PressVu UV 200/600 W+ for its high quality print,
600 dpi resolution and wide color gamut. What’s more, when combined with the flexibility provided by its white 
ink capability, we believed that it offered phenomenal future market opportunities for us.

"This can be seen in our work for the residential building market, where the PressVu UV is enabling us to print 
durable, high quality color images directly on to glass."

In addition to its PressVu UV 200/600 W+, JMD has also installed a VUTEk UltraVu® II 3360. Driven by 
increased customer demand for frontlit applications, the company’s new three meter printer is being used to 
produce billboards, hoardings, fleet graphics and traditional signage.

Established in 1987, JMD currently employs 75 people. With an office in Delhi and one in Mumbai, JMD is one 
of India’s leading and fastest growing digital printers, providing a range of services from graphic design to 
superwide printing.

Gupta concludes, "Our biggest challenge is in educating the Indian market to the PressVu UV’s capabilities. 
We relish the opportunity to continue pushing the boundaries of the technology, and look forward to a bright 
future for JMD and our customers."

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EFI - 5/17/2006

EFI Boosts In-House Expertise and Partners with Leading Document Creation Provider

On Demand - Philadelphia - May 17, 2006 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in digital controllers, superwide 
format printers and inks, and print management solutions, today announced new Graphic Arts and 
Personalization Services designed to help EFI's print MIS users meet their customers' growing need for 
customized solutions. EFI has assembled a team of professionals who can quickly and economically provide 
a wide-array of services, from basic artwork creation, image editing and VDP template creation, to enabling 
printers to deliver complete VDP campaigns.

The company has partnered with Affinity Express, a global provider of document creation and production 
services, who works for over 2,000 clients daily, many of which are Fortune 500 companies. The new EFI 
service offerings in partnership with Affinity Express provide a complete solution that is cost effective for both 
small and large projects. Services can be provided via a combination of on-site, remote, and off-shore delivery 
to control costs and allow overnight turn-around in many cases.

"In today's competitive environment, having a time to market advantage is key to enabling our customers to 
grow their business," said Chuck Gehman, director of product marketing at EFI. "Whether they employ graphic
designers, or have an established relationship with a local creative services organization, EFI's new services 
can help our printer customers expand these types of offerings in a cost effective, scalable and quality way. 
Our relationship with Affinity Express is a big part of this, since they are highly experienced and can produce 
work in over 30 software packages, often in 24 hours. The combination of our web applications like PrinterSite 
Fulfillment, which includes XMPie technology, and our services portfolio including Affinity Express, means EFI 
customers can get their end customer's ordering sites up and running with less time, effort and expense."

"Affinity Express allows EFI customers to seamlessly outsource quick-turn, simple and semi-custom work so 
they can instead focus current staff on high-margin, complex projects and selling," said David Grant, executive 
chairman of Affinity Express. "By providing document creation services, printers increase customer loyalty, attract 
new customers, maximize ROI and achieve profit on both printing and document creation."

Besides document creation, artwork layout, image editing and typesetting services, EFI's Graphic Arts and 
Personalization Services team expect high demand for VDP services such as template and campaign creation, 
along with the development of printers' customer-facing web catalogs. EFI can also provide consulting services 
to enable customers to provide successful VDP campaigns to their customers.

A great example is a simple direct mail postcard featuring VDP. The printer receives a "static" direct mail 
postcard from their customer, who wishes to use it in a VDP direct response campaign. With EFI's new services, 
the printer is able to quote the graphic arts and template creation work from a price list, and have the item turned 
around and ready to be produced as a dynamic document, within a pre-established timeframe at a pre established 
cost. The printer can focus on customer service, production and mailing tasks, and not worry about building 
business rules and specialized programming for the VDP work.

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EFI - 5/16/2006

Latest-Generation EFI Fiery Server Drives New Xerox Color Mid- Production Digital Press

On Demand - Philadelphia - May 16, 2006 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in digital controllers, superwide 
format printers and inks, and print management solutions, today announced the availability of the Fiery® EXP50 
designed to drive Xerox Corporation’s new 50 ppm DocuColor® 5000 Digital Press. The Fiery delivers 
industryleading color management, consistent high quality output and workflow innovation to Xerox DocuColor 
5000 customers, including in-house print facilities, print-for-pay, and commercial printers with mid-range production 
needs. The DocuColor 5000 and Fiery EXP50 will be shown at the Xerox reseller Enovation’s On Demand Booth 
#3331.

"Our long-standing, successful relationship with EFI consistently produces solutions that become integral to 
our customers’ success," said Quincy Allen, president, Xerox Production Systems Group. "The DocuColor 
5000 with a Fiery color server gives customers the tools they need to expand in the digital color printing market."

Among the Fiery EXP50 features are professional tools including: the fastest, most open VDP workflow, 
WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) imposition, precision Graphic Arts tools to produce premium 
quality color, and the optional Production Printing Package, a set of advanced production management tools 
that optimize the Fiery’s power to deliver the fastest output in extreme print production.

EFI solutions comply with JDF, PDF, PPML and other open standards, The Fiery server features inherent 
connectivity to the award-winning EFI Digital StoreFront for job submission over the web, EFI Print MIS solutions 
for optimal print shop management, EFI Balance for B&W and color production management, and connectivity 
to most popular pre-press applications. EFI’s agreements with leading native pre-press workflow providers, 
including Agfa, Artwork Systems, Presstek, Rampage and Screen, ensure that the Fiery readily outputs proofs 
and short-run on-demand print production.

"The Fiery EXP50 provides Xerox’s DocuColor 5000 customers with a powerful yet flexible workflow that removes 
unnecessary complexity and unites multiple functions into a single, integrated, high-performance system," said 
Fred Rosenzweig, president, EFI. "Customers deploying the EXP50 will be empowered with exactly what they 
need to produce jobs with consistently high image quality at the highest speed possible on the DocuColor 5000."

Key features of the Fiery EXP50 designed for the DocuColor 5000 include:
- Fiery Command WorkStation, a 2005 BERTL’s Best Award winner, sets the standard in centralized print job 
management with an intuitive interface and a variety of sophisticated, productivity-enhancing tools. The Fiery 
Advanced Controller Interface kit enables Command WorkStation to be run locally at the Fiery, making it ideal 
for operator-centric environments.
- EFI Impose, Fiery Edition is a WYSIWYG client/server-based imposition application that enables entire 
documents to be imposed, edited and assembled quickly, before RIPping the files. Providing the unique ability 
to create an unlimited number of new custom imposition templates, this feature is independent of platform, 
application and file format, and supports a wide variety of source documents, including all VDP languages.
- Variable Data Printing - the Fiery EXP50 provides industry-leading VDP performance, enabling DocuColor 5000
customers to efficiently create customized marketing campaigns. The EFI VDP solution is open, flexible, 
scaleable, and includes the most comprehensive, proven range of VDP languages - Fiery FreeForm, industry 
standard PPML, Xerox VIPP, and a host of legacy proprietary languages. The EFI VDP solution enables the 
EXP50 to seamlessly integrate into existing variable data workflows and ensures consistency regardless of 
whether the job is VDP or non-VDP.
- Improved Security - Fiery security features for the Xerox DocuColor 5000 Digital Press include:
o Secure Erase to remove all traces of job data from the Fiery hard disk drive;
o IP Filtering to control access to the printing device;
o Port Blocking to control access to the Fiery through remote management;
o Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) provides the level of security required for government and 
large corporations and allows the Fiery administrator to prevents unauthorized users from accessing the Fiery
- EFI Hot Folders - improves productivity by automating the job submission process and batch processing 
PostScript and PDF files.
- Driver-based Imposition - this booklet maker offers comprehensive booklet imposition.
- New Text/Graphics Enhancement Technology - This new Fiery technology facilitates the printing of smoother 
lines and curves, as well as sharper text.

Powerful options available for the EXP50 Server include:
- The Fiery Production Printing Package delivers unprecedented production management capability, functionality 
that is exclusively provided by EFI. This Fiery Package is a set of job management and submission tools that 
enable the DocuColor 5000 to optimize output for the most elaborate, complicated print jobs
o Including automated native MS Office document job submission, the Package eliminates bottlenecks and 
minimizes downtime.
o The Fiery Production Printing Package also greatly abates the need for operator intervention and maximizes 
the full functionality of the DocuColor 5000’s finishing options.
o EFI Compose is integral to the Package as its advanced preview and editing capability readily handles 
complex composition.
o Paper Catalog is a system-based paper warehouse database included with the Package. Automating media 
control and easing operator intervention, Paper Catalog stores attributes of the entire media stock available at 
the warehouse of a production site.

The EXP50 joins the family of powerful Fiery solutions designed specifically for Xerox’s full line of color printers 
and digital presses, including the Xerox iGen3® 110 Digital Production Press, Xerox DocuColor 12, Xerox 4110 
Digital Copier/Printer and the Xerox Phaser® EX7750 color laser printer. Fiery external and integrated servers, 
as well as the Splash RPX-I workflow solution announced today at On Demand (see separate press release) 
are available for the Xerox DocuColor 240/250 Digital Color Printer/Copier.

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EFI - 5/16/2006

EFI Delivers Mac Workflow Designed for Graphic Arts and Light Production Customers

On Demand - Philadelphia - May 16, 2006 - 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 availability of the new EFI Splash® RPX-i Mac OS X-based workflow software option for Fiery® 
servers driving Xerox Corporation’s (NYSE: XRX) award-winning Multifunction Products (MFP), the 40- ppm 
DocuColor® 240 and the 50-ppm DocuColor 250 color multifunction systems. Building on the momentum of 
the popular Splash G-series servers, the only highperformance graphic arts color servers that run Mac OS X, 
the Splash® RPX-i Fiery option delivers high levels of color management and quality for graphic arts and 
workflow and production tools for light production environments.

According to the San Jose Mercury News (March 26, 2006). "Mac sales are exceeding industry growth rates. 
Apple shipped 38 percent more Macs in the fiscal year ended Sept. 24, 2005, than in the prior year, and 
shipments were up 20 percent in the last three months of 2005." Splash® RPX-i is ideal for Xerox customers in 
color-critical, highquality Mac-based environments such as Advertising (Ad Agencies and Corporate); Proofing 
for Commercial Printers; Newspaper & Creative Entertainment; and Proofing for Packaging.

"EFI Splash RPX-i delivers the same high level of innovation and customer value we’ve come to expect from 
EFI solutions, providing graphic artists with superior color and production tools," said Tim Williams, president, 
Xerox Office Group.

The EFI Splash RPX-i workflow solution is the option for the Fiery® Network Controller driving the Xerox 
DocuColor 240/250 that empowers customers with color management, document management and production 
features to meet the precision printing needs of their most demanding creative assignments. The Splash RPX-i 
allows users to choose either the Splash user interface or the Fiery Command WorkStation interface. Graphic 
designers and traditional Splash users can opt to take advantage of the Splash user interfaces. In a corporate 
environment with a mix of application requirements, power Office users can choose the Fiery interface while 
users in marketing/graphic arts departments can opt for the Splash interface. With either choice, engine utilization 
is maximized.

Other key features and customer benefits include:
- Mac OSX-based: establishes a consistent workflow from document creation through printing in a Mac client 
environment
- Splash RPX-i includes SmartRIP technology, the EFI software architecture introduced in next-generation 
Fiery servers that combines intelligent processing with the efficient utilization of the latest in hardware to 
significantly accelerate RIPing performance, ensuring the fastest possible processing speeds for all hardware 
configurations.
- ColorCal offers a closed-loop calibration system using a simple yet effective scan and print interface. ColorCal 
supports the EFI ES-1000 spectrophotometer.
- The significantly enhanced Color Tuner lets the user edit the output color of RIPped pages before printing all 
copies of the job thereby reducing costly rework.
- Hot Folders allow users to create unlimited folders and apply a specific set of job options to any Postscript, 
TIFF, TIFF-IT, EPS, PDF, CT/NLW or DCS 2.0 files placed in the folder, capturing recurring job settings and 
reducing operator error.
- Preflight Report and the Color Postflight tool gives users the power to review jobs for errors before their projects 
hit paper, saving time, eliminating waste, and reducing costs
- Standard Splash production features include Schedule Job to automate workflow and SetBuilder to group 
documents and print them with one set of commands increasing productivity at print time. Among its functions, 
the Tab Printing feature offers the unique ability to print colored images and vertical text on tab ears.

"Xerox and EFI have a successful history of providing, innovative high-value solutions," said Fred Rosenzweig 
president, EFI. "The new Splash RPX-i is well-positioned to continue that success as it provides graphic artists 
and other customers in light production Mac environments with the means to most efficiently create high quality 
color documents."

Availability
Splash RPX-i for the Xerox DocuColor 240/250 color multifunction system will be shown at Xerox Corporation’s 
On Demand Booth 2100 and available through Xerox direct sales, authorized sales agents and concessionaires. 
For more information, visit www.xerox.com.

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EFI - 5/16/2006

EFI Premieres Colorproof XF 3.0 for Proofing and Production at Fespa Digital 2006

Fespa Digital - Amsterdam - May 16, 2006 - 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 
EFI Colorproof XF Version 3.0. 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. Including Best Technology and 
designed for print and prepress professionals, publishers, creatives and photographers, the newest version of 
EFI’s industry-acclaimed, scalable and versatile client/server-based proofing solution will premiere at Fespa 
Digital Europe, Stand B450, Hall 9.

EFI Colorproof XF turns inkjet and laser printers into powerful proofing and production devices, and Version 3.0 
improves upon the solution’s unrivalled combination of color quality, power, flexibility and ease of use. A key 
component of Colorproof XF is the Fiery Option, fully integrating Fiery controller technology, which is used by 
more than 14 million customers worldwide. The Fiery Option enables these customers to deploy ColorProof XF 
to proof on an inkjet printer and then seamlessly utilize their Fiery for color management and workflow on a 
production laser-based printing system.

Among the more than 50,000 installations of Colorproof XF is the Leipzig, Germanybased advertising agency 
L-ARTS. L-ARTS and its subsidiaries depend on Colorproof XF to meet the high demands made by their clients, 
including BURGER KING®, and deploying EFI technology supports L-ARTS’ company philosophy of growth, 
innovation and reliability.

"The unique color quality of the products produced with Best Technology is indisputable and we’ve been 
consistently pleased over our many years of use. The client/server architecture and the unlimited number of 
printers enable us to adapt EFI Colorproof XF perfectly to our needs and it grows with our business," said 
Lorenz Ismer, CEO, L-ARTS. Stefan Spiegel, general manager, EFI Graphic Arts Solutions, adds, "EFI is 
committed to continuous R&D across our entire range of solutions in order to address our customers’ evolving 
needs. Colorproof XF 3.0 offers more output options and key feature enhancements, allowing print and prepress
professionals, publishers, creatives and photographers to produce even greater results."

Powerful new features include:
The new Production Option enables EFI Colorproof XF users to transform their largeformat printers into fast, 
flexible and productive sources of new revenues from posters, banners and similar added-value products.
Advanced step-and-repeat features not only print multiple copies of images by defining whether images are 
repeated horizontally, vertically or mirror-fashion, they create striking patterns quickly and easily. The Production 
Option also features a tiling function that prints images larger than the printer’s width. Overlaps, crop marks and 
tile numbering are freely definable to simplify reassembling of total image, which can be previewed before final 
output.

A new Gravure Output Option provides a cost-efficient solution to produce data needed for gravure cylinder 
production: users simply create anti-aliased and separated grayscale TIFFs to drive digital engraving machines.

An enhanced EFI Colorproof XF user interface delivers new levels of productivity. In the basic package, a new 
simplified interface is built around just two views Job Explorer and System Manager. Job Explorer offers new 
tools and selection criteria, while new functions such as copy-and-paste make setting up workflows in System 
Manager easier than ever. Other new features include the ability to create a virtual printer that prints directly 
into a hot folder facilitating hot folder technology and simplified sharing of networked printers and support of 
seven-color input and simulation profiles. 

All Colorproof XF packages now incorporate 3D Optimizer, a new easy-to-use tool embedded in the software to 
optimize printer output to a specific reference, whether a printing press or another printer. Optimizer supports the 
Gretag Macbeth Eye-One iO automated measurement device, providing fast, accurate reading of test charts in 
addition to supporting the linearization tool of the basic Colorproof XF package, along with the Color Manager 
and Color Verifier Option.

The functionality of the Color Manager Option - now also available for Mac OS X has been greatly extended, 
enhancing RGB workflows for photographic applications and allowing the creation of device link profiles based 
on up to three different ICC profiles. Also new in the Color Manager Option is support for multi-color profiles for 
inkjet printers for example CMYK + orange + green. Version 3 closes the loop for six-color proofing, since 
Colorproof XF can also process six-color input and simulation profiles. A number of new features in Version 3 
further improve Colorproof XF’s already outstanding color quality.

EFI Colorproof XF Version 3.0 also incorporates new functions for creating proofs that provide the closest match 
to ‘real-world’ press output. Users can define the first printable dot, according to the characteristics of specific 
presses, and also simulate the ‘noise’ intensity arising from particular ink/paper/press combinations.

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EFI - 5/16/2006

EFI Delivers the World’s Most Popular Production Color RIP To the Superwide Format Market

FESPA Digital, Amsterdam - May 16, 2006 - VUTEk®, a division of EFI (NASDAQ: EFII) and the recognized 
leader in superwide-format printer technology, is exhibiting the new Fiery® XF RIP software at FESPA Digital 
Printing Europe (Stand B450, Hall 9; 16-18 May, 2006, RAI, Amsterdam). EFI Fiery XF software delivers high-
speed processing, exceptional color quality and increased productivity. The Fiery XF software, using Bestcolor® 
Technology, enables the addition of multiple proofing devices to the production equipment, and integration with 
EFI Print Management Information Systems (MIS) and Web2Print products. EFI is the world leader in digital 
controllers, superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing.

EFI Fiery XF software provides users of VUTEk superwide format printers with advanced  production capabilities 
through an intuitive, easy-to-use graphic user interface and preview feature with sound zooming to simplify work. 
Drag-and-drop functionalities and wizards shorten the learning curve and make job start up easy.

"This is another great example of the synergy between EFI and VUTEk technology," states Andrew Brown, 
senior vice president/general manager, VUTEk. "With Fiery technology’s experience and know-how in color 
management and color quality coupled with VUTEk’s powerful, productive superwide-format printers, customers 
will benefit from best-in-class software and hardware solutions and be provided with the means to gain a 
significant competitive edge in the market."

Preliminary customer feedback indicates that EFI Fiery XF software and VUTEk printers are providing 
consistently impressive color quality, allowing users the ability to match colors and achieve a high degree of 
consistency.

The nesting function of Fiery XF software saves material and money by allowing users to output any number of 
files together in one single job, even files with different color spaces. A preview window simplifies work processes 
by showing the nesting layout and supports a wide range of functions such as moving, scaling, rotating, flipping 
and cropping. EFI Fiery XF also allows users to order, align and distribute multiple pages simultaneously.

Fiery XF software offers a step and repeat function that allows users to create any number of images, serving 
as an effective tool for producing tickets or labels. It quickly generates patterns by defining whether or not 
images are repeated horizontally, vertically or should be mirrored.

A tiling feature allows users to divide documents that are larger than the printer’s width into strips or tiles for 
individual printing. With features such as freely definable, overlapping crop marks and tile numbering, image 
reassembly is easy ideal for billboards, stage graphics, wall murals or bus wraps.

Fiery XF software provides sophisticated ICC-based color management and easy-to-use color adjustment 
functions to ensure consistent and excellent colors from VUTEk’s superwide format printers. International spot 
color tables are built in, ensuring correct reproduction of company colors and logos. Advanced features, such 
as generating ICC profiles and optimizing existing profiles, allow users to achieve appealing colors and tones that 
meet customer demands. EFI Fiery XF software also works seamlessly with spectrophotometers from 
GretagMacbeth or X-Rite. And, with the solution’s linearization tool, users can produce consistent, accurate color 
output every time. EFI Fiery XF software’s modular structure offers an easy migration path to increased functionality. 
Users can add the Color Verifier Option to assure consistent color quality even on remote sites or use the EFI 
Fiery XF software to connect xerographic devices to do concept proofs or digital print runs.

EFI Fiery XF will also be the pathway for integrating EFI’s industry-leading Print MIS solution in the future. The 
next release of Fiery XF will support the exchange of job information from the MIS to the Fiery and the return of 
job costing from the equipment back to the MIS. This will allow users to track materials usage, machine 
performance and labor utilization automatically all with the goal of making a printer’s operation more efficient 
and profitable.

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EFI - 5/16/2006

EFI Exhibits Industry-Leading Innovations from VUTEk at FESPA Digital

FESPA Digital, Amsterdam - May 16, 2006 - VUTEk®, a division of EFI (NASDAQ:EFII) and the recognized 
leader in superwide-format printer technology, is exhibiting several important innovations at FESPA Digital 
Printing Europe (Stand B450, Hall 9; 16- 18 May, 2006, RAI, Amsterdam). EFI (www.efi.com) is the world 
leader in digital controllers, superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions for commercial 
and enterprise printing.

- VUTEk printers now feature the new EFI Fiery® XF RIP, delivering high-speed processing, exceptional color 
quality and increased productivity.
- Visitors to the EFI/VUTEk stand are invited to learn more about BioVu, a unique, new environmentally friendly 
solvent ink the only superwide-format ink recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- VUTEk’s PressVu® UV 200/600 SC UV-curing flatbed printer will be on exhibit and is now being offered at a 
lower, limited time price.
- VUTEk will feature improvements to its PressVu® UV 320/400 flatbed printer with a new 600 dpi mode that 
delivers sharper text for applications requiring close viewing.
- With its exclusive partner Códice, VUTEk will also exhibit the unique Double System Control Visual (DSCV) 
Static and Dynamic technologies, specifically designed to create eye-catching graphic effects for interior and 
exterior advertising applications.

VUTEk Printers Feature New Fiery XF RIP
VUTEk printers now feature the new Fiery XF software with Bestcolor Technology, enabling the addition of 
multiple proofing devices to the production equipment, and integration with EFI Print Management Information 
Systems (MIS) and Web2Print products.

Fiery XF software provides users of VUTEk superwide format printers with advanced production capabilities 
through an intuitive, easy-to-use graphic user interface and preview feature with sound zooming to simplify work. 
Drag-and-drop functionalities and wizards shorten the learning curve and make job start up easy.

Fiery XF software provides sophisticated ICC-based color management and easy-to-use color adjustment functions 
to ensure consistent and excellent colors from VUTEk’s superwide format printers. International spot color tables 
are built in, ensuring correct reproduction of company colors and logos. Advanced features, such as generating 
ICC profiles and optimizing existing profiles, allow users to achieve appealing colors and tones that meet 
customer demands. EFI Fiery XF software also works seamlessly with spectrophotometers from GretagMacbeth 
or X-Rite. And, with the solution’s linearization tool, users can produce consistent, accurate color output every time.

BioVu Ink
VUTEk is exhibiting samples produced using their new BioVu ink the first solvent-based ink made from 
renewable resources, and the only one recognized by the U.S. EPA.

Created by VUTEk, BioVu ink delivers all the benefits of traditional solvent inks without the compromises 
inherent in eco-solvent and aqueous inks.

Like other solvent-based inks, BioVu ink provides extreme durability, strong bonding to uncoated surfaces, and 
great resistance to UV light and mechanical wear. BioVu inks are designed specifically to run in high-production 
environments and provide high print quality, without the need for ventilation.

PressVu UV 200/600 SC Limited Time Price Reduction
One of the two best-in-class printers on display at the show is the PressVu UV 200/600 SC UV-curing flatbed 
printer. Now available for a limited time at a new low price, the PressVu UV 200/600 SC printer offers the best 
image quality and is the most versatile printer in its class, and is loaded with features you would expect to find 
on more expensive models like stunning six-color, 600 dpi capabilities that deliver photographic color 
reproduction and crisp text reproduction.

Its virtually limitless versatility and industrial-strength construction allow operators to print on a variety of sheet-
fed or roll-to-roll materials around the clock, enabling owners to expand their services and satisfy a nearly infinite 
variety of long-term outdoor and indoor applications increasing value to customers and driving up profitability.

The PressVu UV 200/600 SC can print up to two meters (80 inches) wide at up to 33 square meters (350 
square feet) per hour, and prints on rigid materials up to 4.45 centimeters (1.75 inches) thick. Color gradients 
are smooth in the printer’s six-color/600 dpi mode, and the accurate and easily repeatable matching of target 
colors is now possible.

Enhanced PressVu UV 320/400 Performance
Also at the show, VUTEk will exhibit the PressVu UV 320/400 UV-curing flatbed printer with its new 600 dpi 
mode, providing improved text quality especially for applications that require close viewing.

The PressVu UV 320/400 is the most productive printer in its class and is designed to help digital print providers 
increase profitability. The PressVu UV 320/400 prints high quality, high resolution images on rigid substrates up 
to 4.45 cm (1.75 inches) thick and up to 3.2 meters (126 inches) wide. It offers productivity up to 93 square 
meters (1,000 square feet) per hour, equal to 14 - 2 meter x 3 meter (20 - 4’ x 8’) sheets per hour. It also features 
roll-to-roll capability, giving customers the flexibility to offer a full range of services, making it ideal for applications 
ranging from billboard to high quality P-O-P and everything in between.

New DSCV Technology
VUTEk, with their exclusive partner Códice, will exhibit both the Double System Control Visual (DSCV) Static 
and Dynamic technologies specifically designed for interior and exterior advertising applications. DSCV Static 
technology prints one-way see-through graphics on just about any rigid or flexible transparent substrate, useful 
for privacy, security, practicality or just visual interest applications. DSCV Dynamic offers the ability to display 
two or three images with exposure times of between 2 and 14 seconds, perfect for urban uses, restaurants, 
airports, undergrounds, transit areas, hotels, supermarkets, banks, service stations and more.

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EFI - 5/4/2006

EFI Concludes Largest Ever Connect User Conference

Foster City, Calif.- May 4, 2006 - A record number of printing industry leaders from around the world attended 
EFI Connect 2006 this week, the largest annual user conference in the print industry. During the conference, 
held at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, EFI (Nasdaq:EFII) launched enhancements to its suite of 
management systems and web-to-print solutions.

"EFI just concluded its most successful Connect users' conference to date, welcoming more than 1,300 people 
to Las Vegas for four days of expert-led classes and exposure to the newest technology and trends in the industry," 
said Marc Olin, senior vice president/general manager, EFI Professional Printing Applications. "We also took the 
opportunity to preview several upcoming MIS releases and launch the latest versions of our Hagen OA and 
PrinterSite Fulfillment offerings."

Participants learned first-hand about product direction and the future of print technologies from EFI executives, 
and attended a special "fireside chat" with Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen, who shared his vision for the company 
and the industry. Attendees were able to "test drive" the latest EFI products in the lab area, go to more than 200 
educational sessions, network with peers, and visit exhibits from 21 of the industry's leading companies.

Roy Grossman, president and CEO of Sandy Alexander, said: "The time we spend at EFI Connect is critical to 
our business. The classes ensure that we're using our EFI solutions to their fullest, while giving us a chance to 
provide input into future capabilities. And we always come away with a renewed perspective on the trends and 
challenges facing the print industry."

To coincide with the start of Connect, EFI shipped a feature-packed upgrade to its industry-leading EFI 
Hagen(TM) OA management system. Version 9.0 has tighter integration with EFI PrinterSite(R) products, a 
more robust desktop interface, and key enhancements to estimating to handle both multi-web and grand format 
printing capabilities. The system now has integration to both Manhattan Associate's Integrated Logistics 
Solutions for advanced warehouse management and their Outbound Shipping solution.

Product integration was a key message at this year's conference, and the company announced integration of 
its PrinterSite Exchange web-to-print solution with Hagen 9.0 and also demonstrated the existing connectivity 
to Logic. This integration lets printers' customers submit jobs from the popular web application, and then enables 
the printing plant to manage the planning, production, scheduling, invoicing and accounting of those jobs from 
within the Hagen MIS environment.

Also at Connect, EFI released the latest version of PrinterSite(R) Fulfillment, its client-facing web-to-print solution 
with integration to Hagen, Logic and PSI print management systems. With new VDP tools from XMPie, and 
integration of PrinterSite Fulfillment with USADATA's List Module, users of version 3.0 can now order 
sophisticated direct mail campaigns and fulfillment programs using corporate-approved collateral, mailers and 
lists in minutes.

The upcoming release of Logic(TM) SQL was on display for the first time at Connect. Available in Q3, Logic 22.
05 will offer first-time JDF support, tighter integration with PrinterSite Fulfillment and Exchange, and greater 
workflow and customization capabilities. EFI also previewed the next version of its PSI(TM) system, showcasing 
a new "Product Master" module and many customer-requested enhancements. Version 12.0 is expected to ship 
next month.

In addition, the company announced separate collaborations with Artwork Systems and Presstek. EFI's efforts 
to ensure customers' success in migrating to an offset/digital hybrid environment now includes joint work with 
Artwork Systems, Agfa, Screen, Rampage and Presstek, among other partners.

EFI Connect 2007 is planned for June 10-13 at the Wynn Las Vegas.

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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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EFI - 4/4/2006

EFI Acquires Prepress Workflow Intelligence Platform

Ipex - Birmingham, England - April 4, 2006- EFI, the world leader in digital controllers, superwide format printers 
and inks, and print management solutions, has acquired a powerful prepress workflow intelligence platform 
called OpForma. This unique toolset, developed by Prolatus, Inc., provides a new level of visibility into an array 
of prepress operations, providing a detailed analysis of production activities for strategic planning, costing and 
real-time decision making. OpForma's ability to acquire, organize and present information makes it an important 
addition to EFI's suite of intelligent management solutions, furthering the company's strategy to deliver true 
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) for print.

OpForma is a scalable web-based production management solution that provides stakeholders throughout an 
organization with real-time operational visibility down to desktop activity level, creating an environment of 
accountability and increasing overall productivity. It has a powerful reporting engine, automatic data collection 
platform and a rules-based notification system. Unlike any other solution, the system automatically collects raw 
operational data from production desktops as well as workflow systems throughout the enterprise, including 
RIPs, file transfer solutions, and DAM systems. By eliminating the need for manual data input from the production 
floor,  OpForma directly addresses the inherent weakness, inaccuracy and non-productive operational overhead 
found when manual entry is the primary method of data collection, enabling stakeholders to receive reliable, 
accurate and actionable production intelligence.

The first OpForma customer is Express Gifts, one of the UK's leading mail order companies selling a wide range 
of greeting cards, gifts, home and garden items through 60 different catalogues, of which more than 3 million 
are distributed each year.

San Kapil, Director of Catalogue and Print Production at Express Gifts, comments: "In order for our business to 
run effectively, stakeholders across multiple departments need real-time visibility into our production platform. 
With OpForma, everyone from the buying department through to our printers can track our production down to 
the individual page level, and any schedule changes or risks are easily identifiable. Also, OpForma's e-mail 
status notification system keeps relevant personnel abreast of project status and upcoming deadlines, allowing 
us to utilize all available time as well as ensuring nothing is lost in transition. We are always looking for more 
efficient ways to work, and OpForma equips us with a suite of tools to achieve this."

Said Marc Olin, senior vice president and general manager, EFI Professional Printing Applications, "With margins 
getting tighter and printers increasingly relying on capturing revenue for value-added services they perform, such 
as prepress, EFI realized that OpForma was an incredible platform on its own, and an even more powerful 
offering when combined with our market-leading Hagen, Logic and PSI print management systems. We think 
our customers will see the value in adding this to their operations to  reduce costs, increase productivity and 
drive profitability."

"I'm extremely pleased that our platform has a new home within EFI, a global leader that is both well-respected 
and well-positioned in the marketplace," said Christopher Rywelski, Principal Consultant and co-founder of 
Prolatus, the company that developed OpForma. "Publishers, catalogers, agencies and prepress organizations 
are ripe for the power and sophistication of EFI OpForma, both as a stand-alone solution as well as an integrated 
offering with any of the other EFI MIS solutions."

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EFI - 3/13/2006

PrintSmith V7.2 Features Include: Stock Inventory, Time Clock, Ticket Generator and Estimator Check List

Foster City, Calif. - March 7, 2006 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in digital controllers, superwide format 
printers and inks, and print management solutions, today announced it is shipping EFI PrintSmith* version 7.2, 
with new product features to improve efficiency and save customers time and money. EFI PrintSmith is a flexible, 
feature rich print management information system and the market leading solution for print and copy shops. 

Highlights of the PrintSmith version 7.2 upgrade include: stock inventory that enables users to automatically know 
what stock is available, when it's time to reorder and ability to place the reorder at just the right time; an employee 
time clock that works with EFI Tracker to give a true sense of production hours and employee productivity; a 
delivery ticket generator providing users with a package audit trail that saves time and makes deliveries more 
predictable; and an estimator check list that presents a quick and easy way ensure quotes are accurate. 

"We do a lot of pre-prints and being able to keep track of these in a live inventory program saves us a lot of time 
and effort," said Randy Herron, owner of Herron Printing and Graphics.  "Being able to easily track our business 
and also manage stock and generate a delivery audit trail means that our business is more predictable, reliable 
and efficient." 

"For small print shops, copy centers and other, on-demand digital environments, PrintSmith is indispensable.  It 
automates the entire business process and helps our customers improve productivity and increase profits," said 
Marc Olin, senior vice president and general manager, EFI Professional Printing Applications. "As with prior 
versions, PrintSmith 7.2 also integrates directly with EFI Fiery driven output devices for job ticketing and data 
collection, allowing even greater productivity improvements."  

PrintSmith version 7.2 is available now and will be offered free to customers currently on EFI's maintenance 
program.  For more information please contact 800-875-7117.

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EFI - 1/6/2006

New EFI Fiery Controller Now Available for Sharp Full-Color Workgroup Printing System

FOSTER CITY, Calif.- Jan. 5, 2006 - EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in digital imaging and print management 
solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, today announced the availability of the integrated Fiery® controller 
for the color 36PPM AR-C360P Digital IMAGER from Sharp Document Solutions Company of America. Designed 
to handle high-volume, color-critical output, the new color workgroup printer is well-suited for businesses seeking 
to streamline costs and manage in-house printing projects efficiently.

"Color presentations, color proofs, logo sheets and other documents that feature realistic color have become a 
requirement for effective business communication," said George Grafanakis, senior manager, product planning 
and marketing, Sharp Document Solutions Company of America. "The Fiery integrated server enables the 
AR-C360P Digital IMAGER to deliver high-resolution, precise color documents quickly and accurately while 
providing the convenience and cost savings of in-house productivity." 

Key features of the Fiery controller for the AR-C360P Digital IMAGER include: 

Enhanced Productivity 

New Fiery intelligent processing software accelerates the processing of documents and ensures the fastest 
printing possible on PDF, Microsoft Office® (particularly Microsoft PowerPoint®) and large image files.  Even 
when printing resolutions of up to 1200 dpi, Fiery technology virtually eliminates waiting time at the printer. 

The multiple award-winning Fiery Command WorkStation sets the standard in centralized print job management 
with an intuitive interface and a variety of sophisticated, productivity- enhancing tools.  

Additional Fiery productivity enhancement tools include:
- Fiery NetWise for seamless connectivity to all popular network platforms;
- Fiery WebTools for easy downloading and scanning jobs;
- Fiery FreeForm for flexible variable data printing capabilities;
- Optional Fiery Impose for merging and assembling documents; 
- Optional Hot Folders (available only at initial installation/purchase) for automated batch processing of PostScript 
and PDF files. 

Color Management/Great "Out of the Box" Color 

Fiery ColorWise®, industry-leading color management software, offers built-in intelligence for producing 
consistently precise colors from all applications, platforms and file formats. Optional advanced functionality 
includes auto trapping for layering graphics and Spot-On® color technology for color accuracy, supporting 
corporate-branded colors (both auto trapping and Spot-On® options are available only at initial installation/purchase).

Authentic PostScript 

In addition to PCL, the Fiery controller includes an EFI/Adobe co-developed PostScript interpreter that processes 
(RIPs) the print job.  Fiery office accelerator technology enables the printing of Adobe PostScript 3 and native 
PDF files with a level of accuracy and color rendering that emulators cannot achieve.

Improved Security
Fiery security features for the AR-C360P include IP Filtering to control access to the printing device and Port 
Blocking to control access to the Fiery through remote management.

"We are pleased to work with Sharp and offer their customers the features and benefits enjoyed by more than 
12 million EFI Fiery users around the world," said James Lopez, director of server product marketing, EFI. "The 
integrated Fiery for the new Sharp workgroup printer has been designed so that customers will experience 
increased productivity that will save them time and money as they produce outstanding prints."

 Written for the same audience for which the new Fiery-driven workgroup printer is designed, EFI recently 
announced the free guidebook, "The ABC’s of the Next-Generation Office." Advising readers on how to increase 
workforce productivity and improve profitability through new technology solutions, the handbook regards digital 
workflows and proposes new work processes to bridge the digital- and paper-based worlds.

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EFI - 12/12/2005

EFI Publishes Free "ABC’s of the Next-Generation Office" Handbook

FOSTER CITY, Calif. Dec. 12, 2005 EFI (Nasdaq: EFII) today announced the publication of the "ABC’s of the 
Next-Generation Office," the newest addition their popular ABC’s series. The "ABC’s of the Next-Generation 
Office" empowers purchasing decision makers in office and creative environments with information and insight 
to choose the technology set that most increases productivity and efficiency and reduces costs including 
printers, multi-function peripherals and workflow tools. With more than 12 million Fiery technology users 
throughout the world, EFI is an established expert on the needs and uses of office and creative document 
management solutions.

The new guide notes(1) that a typical organization:

Makes 19 copies of each document 
Spends $20 to file each document 
Spends $120 searching for each misfiled document 
Spends 25 hours recreating each lost document. 
 

EFI created the "ABC’s of the Next-Generation Office" to help customers better understand and manage the 
total costs of document management, which includes the creation, production, management, distribution and 
archiving of documents. Advising readers on how to increase workforce productivity and improve profitability 
through new technology solutions, the handbook regards digital workflows and proposes new work processes
 to bridge the digital- and paper-based worlds. 

"The overwhelming number and variety of technology choices available to customers in office and creative 
environments necessitates ‘ABC’s of the Next-Generation Office,’ said James Lopez, director of server product 
marketing, EFI. "The knowledge imparted with ‘ABC’s of the Next-Generation Office,’ together with the 
powerful EFI solutions designed specifically for this market, arm customers to handle the productivity 
challenges of today and well beyond."

The comprehensive, full-color handbook provides a detailed look at the full category of technology for 
office and creative environments and presents guidance and suggestions for determining the right set of 
technologies to meet particular office productivity and business process optimization needs. It includes 
information regarding EFI Document Portal Solutions: industry-leading Fiery® controllers, EFI SendMe for 
electronic document distribution; and the Digital StoreFront web-to-print solution; and a helpful glossary of terms.

Availability

The "ABC’s of the Next Generation Office" joins the entire ABC's series available for free online at www.efi.com, 
including the "ABC’s of Proofing," "ABC's of Print MIS" "ABC's of VDP," and the "ABC's of Workflow."

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EFI - 8/22/2005

EFI Publishes Free "ABC’s of Proofing" Handbook

FOSTER CITY, Calif.  Aug. 22, 2005  EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in digital imaging and print 
management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, today announced the availability of the latest 
publication in their popular ABC’s Series.  "ABC’s of Proofing" is available free via mail or download at 
www.efi.com and provides printers and their customers with critical information and guidance regarding one of 
the most important steps in the production of print. 

"In the fast-paced, competitive world of graphic arts, proofing is a dynamic and rapidly-changing area of the 
business," said Stefan Spiegel, senior product marketing manager, EFI. "’ABC’s of Proofing’ explains the basics 
of proofing and includes tips and hints about how to select proofing solutions that best meet our customers’ 
evolving needs. It’s meant to be a proofing primer for our customers, and their clients and employees as well."

The 22-page, full-color handbook provides a detailed look at hardcopy proofs and the hardware, software and 
work processes required to make them effective. Soft proofing and monitor proofing are also addressed. The 
"ABC’s of Proofing" presents suggestions for selecting a proofing system, information regarding Colorproof  XF, 
EFI’s highly scalable and versatile client/server-based proofing solution, and a helpful glossary of terms.

Availability

The "ABC’s of Proofing" joins the entire ABC’s series available for free online at www.efi.com, including the 
"ABC's of Print MIS,"  "ABC's of VDP," and the "ABC's of Workflow."

At Print 05, held at McCormick Place in Chicago Sept. 9-15, EFI will offer the "ABC’s of Proofing" in booklet 
form in its booth #8315. EFI will also demonstrate Colorproof XF, the industry-acclaimed, client/server-based 
proofing solution that turns inkjet and laser printers into powerful proofing devices.

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EFI - 6/3/2005

EFI Completes Acquisition of VUTEk

FOSTER CITY, Calif. - June 3, 2005 - EFI (Nasdaq:EFII), the world leader in digital imaging and print management s
lutions for commercial and enterprise printing, today announced it has completed its acquisition of VUTEk®, 
Inc., the top global provider of superwide format digital inkjet printers, for approximately $281 million, plus cash 
acquired. The acquisition is an all cash transaction. The company also raised guidance for the second quarter 
based on the earlier than previously anticipated close of the VUTEk® acquisition.
 
For the second quarter ended June 30, 2005, EFI currently expects revenues in the range of $94 million to 
$94.5 million and pro forma diluted earnings per share of $0.10 to $0.11. The company reiterated its previously 
issued guidance of $84.0 million in revenue and pro forma earnings of $0.09 per diluted share for its existing 
businesses, with VUTEk® adding revenues of $10.0 million to $10.5 million and pro forma earnings of $0.01 
to $0.02  per diluted share in the second quarter.
 
 "We are delighted to announce the early close of the VUTEk® acquisition and we are excited about the 
growth opportunities for the superwide digital inkjet market as well as the synergies with EFI's existing product 
portfolio," said EFI CEO Guy Gecht. "In addition to the immediate  accretion from the VUTEk® acquisition, as 
we enter the last month of the quarter, we feel confident that we will deliver on the prior outlook for our existing 
businesses."

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EFI - 5/25/2005

Countdown to Connect 2005: EFI User Conference Takes Miami by Storm Starting June 12th

FOSTER CITY, Calif. May 25, 2005 Hundreds of EFI’s Print Management users from around the world soon 
will be descending on Miami Beach, Florida, for Connect 2005. From May 12-15th, the historic Fountainebleu 
Hotel will be headquarters for the printing industry’s largest annual user conference. EFI (Nasdaq: EFII) is the 
world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing.

Over the four days, participants will experience information-packed, interactive opportunities to discuss industry 
trends, exchange ideas, test drive the latest EFI software in the demonstration area, and attend more than 140 
educational sessions. The conference also features exhibits of the latest printing technologies by 20 of the 
industry’s leading companies.

Connect attendees will enjoy several keynote speakers, including headliner Captain James Lovell of the Apollo 
13 mission, and print luminaries Bill Farquharson and Andrew D. Paparozzi. The conference will also provide the 
chance for attendees to enjoy relaxed networking opportunities in one of the most popular resort locales in the 
world.

"We’re excited to kick-off Connect 2005 in just over two weeks and look forward to spending time with our 
customers," said Marc Olin, Vice President/General Manager, EFI Commercial Print Systems. "Not only is 
Connect an opportunity for customers to increase their expertise in a friendly, interactive environment, but it 
helps us better understand their needs for future development."

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EFI - 4/14/2005

EFI to Acquire VUTEk, Inc.

Foster City, Calif. April 14, 2005 EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in digital imaging and print management 
solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire 
privately held VUTEk®, Inc., the market share leading provider of superwide format digital inkjet printers, for 
approximately $281 million in cash.   EFI expects the transaction to close early in the third quarter of 2005, 
subject to regulatory approval.   The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive upon closing, adding 
approximately $72 million in revenue and $0.11 in pro forma diluted earnings per share in the second half of 
2005.  The company expects second half GAAP results to include acquisition related charges in an amount to 
be determined upon completion of the customary valuation exercise.

"VUTEk will be an excellent addition to EFI’s range of best of breed innovative solutions for the commercial 
print market. VUTEk is the sales leader in the growing segment of superwide format digital inkjet printing," 
said Guy Gecht, EFI CEO. "There are many natural synergies between EFI’s core expertise in digital printing 
Innovation and VUTEk’s digital inkjet technology and we are both leaders in the ongoing industry transition 
from analog to digital printing.  With VUTEk’s profitable business model, we expect this acquisition to not only 
be accretive immediately, but to provide EFI with new revenue streams in the future."

"We are excited to become part of the EFI team as their worldwide reputation, deep industry relationships and 
financial stability will allow us to gain greater market reach and provide our valued customers with an even 
higher quality of service," said Art Cleary, VUTEk Co-Founder. "Our customers and employees will also benefit 
from EFI's culture of innovation, allowing us to remain on the leading edge." 

VUTEk is headquartered in Meredith, New Hampshire with approximately 330 employees globally.  In 2004, 
VUTEk reported revenues of approximately $130 million. 

VUTEk is the leader in the superwide format digital inkjet segment of the commercial print market. Their printers 
and inks are used to produce point of purchase displays, advertising, posters, billboards and other out of home 
graphics up to five meters in width. VUTEk’s customers include commercial printers, screen printers, photo labs, 
sign shops and reprographic houses that print on a variety of surfaces including paper, vinyl, corrugated, textile, 
glass, plastic and nearly any other substrate up to two inches thick.

Separately, the company announced that results for the quarter ended March 31, 2005 are expected to be in 
line with the guidance provided on January 26, 2005.  First quarter results will be discussed as previously 
announced on Wednesday, April 20, 2005.

The company will be hosting a conference call today, Thursday, April 14, 2005, at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time, to 
discuss the acquisition.  To participate in the conference call, please dial 1-800-359-9787 domestically and 
706-634-1521 internationally. The live webcast and the replay can be accessed at the Investor Relations 
section of www.efi.com.

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EFI - 10/5/2004

EFI Offers Free 'ABC's of Workflow' Handbook at Graph Expo

FOSTER CITY, Calif. - October 5, 2004 - EFI (Nasdaq:EFII), the world leader in digital imaging and print 
management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, today announced it is offering free copies of the 
"ABC's of Workflow" to help printers successfully implement workflow processes and technologies to increase 
their productivity and profits. The latest of its popular "ABC" guidebooks on important industry technologies 
the "ABCs of Workflow" covers the steps to a successful flow of work from customer engagement through 
final delivery of the printed piece. The guide will be available free at Graph Expo October 10-13 in Chicago 
at EFI's Booth #4613. Copies may also be requested and downloaded online at www.efi.com.

"In today's competitive print environment, improving efficiency throughout the entire operation is key to 
running a more profitable business," said Chuck Gehman, Director of Product Marketing at EFI and author 
of the workflow guide. "A guaranteed method for achieving that result is the deployment of a rational, logical 
path for work coming into the operation, using as much integration and automation as possible."

The 42-page "ABC's of Workflow" covers everything from interacting with the customer, to processing 
jobs, to the business of workflow, the role of JDF (Job Definition Format) and more.  It also includes a 
helpful glossary of terms and full color illustrations. 

The guide explains why automation is increasingly desirable in the graphic arts industry today. Print 
production processes are increasingly driven by digital technologies from the submission of digital files to 
digital proofing, digital print devices and the flow of information to computer systems that manage both 
production and the back office. Moreover, the development of robust industry standards such as the JDF 
specification ensures that each stage of the production and management process can communicate 
critical job information throughout the workflow.  The end result is more efficiency, increased productivity, 
reduced costs and increased customer communication and satisfaction.  

Pick up a free, full color copy of "ABC's of Workflow" at EFI booth # 4613 at Graph Expo. Or download a PDF 
at efi.com/promo/workflow.  Also available at Graph Expo or online is EFI's original ABCs guide: "ABCs of
VDP," a comprehensive introduction to variable data printing.

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EFI - 11/19/2003

EFI Fiery Technology To Power New Copier From HP

Foster City, Calif - November 19, 2003 - Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI) (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in 
digital imaging and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, today announced a 
collaboration with HP to bring EFI's industry leading print server technology to the high volume production copier 
market.  EFI will provide a robust digital front-end based on the company's Fiery X5 black & white print
server technology customized for the high speed HP LaserJet 9085 multi-function printer.

EFI's powerful X5 black & white server handles the most complex graphics and variable data for high-volume 
production environments.  From document creation to advanced job management, the Fiery X5 increases 
efficiency, delivers consistent high-quality imaging and produces superior printing performance.

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EFI - 10/21/2003

Electronics For Imaging Closes Acquisition of Printcafe

FOSTER CITY, Calif., October 21, 2003 -- Electronics For Imaging (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in digital 
imaging solutions, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Printcafe (Nasdaq: PCAF), a leading 
provider of print management information software. Further details about the acquisition will be provided at EFI's 
third quarter earnings conference call on Wednesday, October 22, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific 
Time).

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EFI - 7/14/2003

EFI Command WorkStation and Fiery System Software for Graphic Arts Named Industry's Best

FOSTER CITY, Calif. - July 14, 2003 - Electronics For Imaging (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in imaging 
solutions for network printing, today announced that its Command WorkStation(tm) was named Best Print 
Management System, and Fiery® System software was named Best Graphic Arts Color Software in the BERTL's 
Best(tm) 8th Annual Digital Office Awards. Both products are available on EFI's latest, industry-leading color 
servers, including the Fiery Z5, Z18, Q4000 and Q4500 models.

BERTL analysts annually review current products and services in the digital imaging industry. Following 
exhaustive research and competitive analysis, BERTL produces a shortlist of products or manufacturers 
that it considers the "best" in a given category.

According to BERTL, "EFI's Command WorkStation 4 deserves special recognition for its exceptional print 
management capabilities that can satisfy the needs of the most demanding print environments." In regards to
Fiery System software, BERTL stated, "EFI offers top-of-the-line graphics management tools for professional 
designers, graphic artists and other graphic specialists. BERTL analysts feel that EFI's range of color management 
products makes a major impact on graphic arts productivity."

"We are proud to be recognized by BERTL as the industry's best in print management and graphic arts color 
software," said Guy Gecht, EFI CEO. "Our leadership in digital printing and color management for professional
printing reflects the ongoing creative leadership and innovation of our employees. EFI's unmatched expertise in 
digital workflow, color science, networking and operating systems, and our relentless focus on improving our
customers' performance and productivity are reflected in these important industry awards."

EFI's Command WorkStation is designed to make centralized print job management easy with an intuitive 
interface that provides a gateway to a variety of sophisticated, productivity-enhancing tools. It automatically
identifies Fiery servers on the network, and offers customization options so users can choose how to display 
information about connected Fiery servers most efficiently. Command WorkStation sets the standard for conveniently
managing and manipulating digital print jobs with maximum control.

Fiery System software delivers cutting-edge color management and job processing capabilities to EFI's Fiery color 
servers. Key Fiery System color software solutions include EFI's renowned ColorWise® color management tools,
and the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, a specialized suite of tools for achieving consistently accurate color.  Specifically 
noted by BERTL is EFI's Spot-On® technology, which provides powerful tools to create, manage, and use custom 
spot colors, saving time and further enhancing workflow and productivity for graphic design workplaces.

BERTL's Best(tm) Awards
BERTL's Best(tm) Awards are based on rigorous analysis of close to 300 corporate-level digital copiers, network 
laser printers, multifunction peripherals (MFPs), color laser printing devices, high-speed copier-printers, high-speed/
high-volume mono CRD/Print for Pay devices, digital monochrome wide format printers, digital duplicators and color 
laser production systems.

When completing its shortlist of BERTL's Best(tm) Award-winning devices or manufacturers, BERTL takes into 
consideration a number of factors. This ranges from its own wide-ranging knowledge of the digital imaging
competitive landscape, to contact with buyers who share their product and supplier experiences with BERTL analysts.

About BERTL
BERTL publishes hundreds of in-depth product evaluation reports each year; by far the largest number in the 
world. BERTL is 100% independent. BERTL receives no funding from the industry and all product evaluations 
and reports are published at BERTL's own expense for its subscribers. BERTL analyzes network management 
utilities, concurrency and contention, print and copy productivity, image quality, bi-directional capabilities, 
controller performance, installation, color management, color matching, scanning, fax, accessibility issues (for 
wheelchair access and the visually impaired), volume capabilities, and more. Thousands of product reports are 
published at www.BERTL.com.

About Electronics For Imaging
Electronics For Imaging is the world leader in imaging solutions for network printing. EFI's industry-leading core 
technology offers powerful document management tools, seamless networking, high fidelity color and black-and-white 
output, and greater productivity and cost efficiency. EFI products support a broad range of printers, copiers,
multifunction devices and mobile communications devices and printer speeds of up to 2000 ppm in color. EFI 
has  pioneered many innovative imaging solutions, including the Fiery®, EDOX®, Splash(tm) and DocStream(tm) 
brands of print controllers, Velocity workflow software, eBeam® Web-enabled whiteboards and PrintMe(tm) 
which enables  anytime, anywhere printing. Best(tm), headquartered in Germany, is a division of EFI offering an 
array of inkjet proofing  solutions for the Graphic Arts market. Unimobile(tm) is EFI's mobile messaging solution for I
nteractive data delivery.  EFI maintains 20 offices worldwide.

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