EFI Digital StoreFront Web-to-Print Solution Now Features Integration to Popular PrintSmith MIS System

On Demand – Boston – March 3, 2008 – EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today extended support for its award-winning Digital StoreFront® (DSF) web-to-print solution to include native integration with its popular PrintSmith™ Print MIS system. The PrintSmith system is in use by more than 8,000 print shops worldwide. Already in use at more than 2,500 locations worldwide, Digital StoreFront lets print service providers create a unique, intuitive e-commerce shopping interface for their customers, and delivers powerful back-end automation to improve profitability. Digital StoreFront 3.3 will be available at the end of March. Digital StoreFront will be featured at the On Demand Conference & Exposition (March 3-6, Boston) in a variety of EFI’s partners’ booths, including Canon USA Inc. (Booth 1416), FujiFilm Graphic Systems USA, Inc. (Booths 952, 1048), Konica Minolta (Booths 913, 916, M.57), and Ricoh Americas Corporation (Booth 631).“Integration is a big part of the DSF workflow, and building this connection to PrintSmith creates flexibility for a wide range of shops, from commercial printers to institutional inplants and CRDs,” said Chuck Gehman, director of product management, EFI.  “With this new capability, customers can place orders on the web and take full advantage of DSF‘s industry-leading capabilities, while the print service provider can manage their production via the familiar PrintSmith MIS system interface.”The new integration joins a suite of workflow and web tools available from EFI.  PrintSmith Site, the venerable web-to-print option is still available as an add-on for PrintSmith.  “The low-cost, high-value PrintSmith Site remains a very compelling value-proposition for a lot of customers,” continued Gehman.  “Having a choice of either PrintSmith Site or DSF, in an integrated solution with PrintSmith, provides a gamut of capabilities to suit the needs of virtually any printing operation, customer or application.”

Canon USA Brings Revolutionary Print Technology To Market With Newest Pixmas Office All-In-One Printer

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 3, 2008 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in professional business and consumer imaging equipment, proudly announces the newest addition to its PIXMA printer lineup, the PIXMA MX7600 Office All-In-One (AIO) printer with the professional quality pigment-based LUCIA ink system for homes and small offices. Along with its multi-function capabilities, the PIXMA MX7600 Office AIO printer has the ability to produce crisp graphics and text on plain paper with the incorporation of the new Pigment Reaction (PgR) technology. This new technology allows consumers to print superb quality color documents or presentations on plain paper at a small office or even from the comfort of home.Designed for the small business user who has trusted Canon laser products for business success, the inkjet PIXMA MX7600 Office AIO completes a stellar small office lineup with its color and text capabilities. Consumers can achieve both superb photo print quality and print durability on plain paper with Canon PgR technology. With the use of a new clear ink working in tandem with five LUCIA pigment inks when printing from the cassette on plain paper, users can say good-bye to oversaturated and wrinkled documents. The clear ink (PGI-9 Clear) initially covers the print surface enabling the pigment ink to bond with the clear ink to produce outstanding graphics, text and photo images. Considering that a majority of small business printing is done on plain copy paper, PgR technology can bring savings to small businesses with low-volume color requirements for printing, by consolidating all printing tasks in a single unit, enabling the printing of high-quality materials on low-cost plain paper. The curling, ink bleeding and printing through the paper sometimes associated with color inkjet printing on plain paper is dramatically reduced so that end-results are sharp, professional, business documents time and time again.

Canon Expands imageCLASS MF6500 Series Laser Multifunction Copiers Offering Four New Deskstop Solutions for Small and Home Offices

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 3, 2008 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in document imaging and office solutions, today expanded its imageCLASS MF6500 Series, introducing four new black-and-white multifunction laser copiers.

More Color Print Volume Means More Business, Profit for Xerox iGen3 Digital Production Press Customers

BOSTON, 03 March 2008 -- With 126 Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) customers worldwide now printing 1 million or more pages per month per machine on their iGen3™ Digital Production Presses, Xerox continues to help customers boost their sales in the lucrative digital color printing market, where more pages mean more profit. One customer has even eclipsed 3 million pages in a single month on a single iGen3 press. The average monthly print volume on the Xerox iGen3 press is now 500,000 pages.

Captaris Announces New Capture and BPM Solutions for Microsoft SharePoint at AIIM Expo 2008

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  • Four new products bring world-class capture and BPM capabilities to SharePoint 2007 customers at affordable prices

  • Captaris completes strategic transition from fax server leader to a leader in intelligent document and process management solutions

  • Captaris will also offer the new products to extend its large installed base of fax server and document management customers

Ricoh America's Corporation and Peak Resources Sign Distributor Agreement

West Caldwell, N.J., March 03, 2008 - Ricoh Americas Corporation and PEAK Resources Inc. (PEAK), a leading systems integrator, today announced that a distributor agreement has been signed between Ricoh's Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) and PEAK. This is the first distributor agreement for PPBG's indirect channel.

Captaris Announces New TIFF iFilter to Support Enterprise Search Capabilities for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Search Server 2008 and Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express

Bellevue, WA - March 2, 2008 - Captaris, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAPA), a leading provider of software products that automate document-centric business processes, today announced the new Captaris TIFF iFilter capture solution for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Search Server 2008 and Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express. Based on Captaris OCR server technology, the TIFF iFilter transforms scanned images created from paper documents into intelligent documents for search and retrieval by customers of Microsoft's enterprise search product line.

Canon MFPs Vulnerable to FTP Bounce Attack

By Ryan Naraine

The vulnerability affects 20 Canon multifunction printers and could allow remote attackers to redirect traffic to other sites via the PORT command.

Researchers at Indiana University have raised an alert for a difficult-to-fix vulnerability affecting certain Canon Multifunction printers.

EFI Delivers Fourth Consecutive Year of Growth for MIS, Web-to-Print and Workflow Business

FOSTER CITY, Calif. – Feb. 29, 2008 –  EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that its Advanced Professional Print Software (APPS) business delivered record growth for the fourth year in a row, with approximately 8 percent topline growth in 2007, compared to 2006, from $56 million to $60 million in full-year revenues.

Böwe Bell + Howell Clinches World Record for Longest Document Scanned

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 29, 2008 — Take the elevation of Britton Hill, Florida's highest point, and multiply it by ten. You still won't have the length of the document BÖWE BELL + HOWELL scanned to secure the Guinness World Record here on Monday, Feb. 25.The record-setting scan measured 3,875 feet and lasted one hour, 17 minutes and 22 seconds. BBH employees used the award-winning Trūper 3600 low-volume production scanner to handle the extra-long document: a custom-made fetal monitor strip.