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EFI and Ricoh Announce New-Generation Fiery Servers for Ricoh Pro C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition Color Production System

<p>CHICAGO,&#160;&#160; October 04, 2010 — The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation and EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today launched two new high performance Fiery® servers for the Ricoh Pro C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition. These servers target a wide range of production printing environments from light production to extreme printing environments where advanced color management, high productivity and speed are critical to ensure success. In particular, the new Fiery E-41 and E-81 are ideal mission-critical printing solutions that handle the most complex printing jobs. Both systems offer the latest advancements from EFI in both hardware and new System 9 software, while the E-81 based on the Fiery QX100 platform offers an advantage, both in horsepower and standard configuration. </p> <p>“The Fiery name stands for consistent, professional-quality digital printing and with this launch we are providing increased speed and ease-of-use for our customers,” said Carl Joachim, vice president of marketing for PPBG, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “We’re once again pleased to have Fiery servers at the helm of our Pro C901/C901s, ensuring superior image quality, outstanding performance and seamless workflow management.” “The versatility, speed and reliable performance of Fiery technology is a great match to Ricoh’s Pro C901/C901s,” said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI. “EFI and Ricoh provide a combination of must have features and productivity-boosting options to ensure customers across a range of target markets have everything necessary to easily handle their printing needs.” </p> <p>Fiery servers provide the ultimate usability. Easy to manage Hot Folders and Virtual Printers produce finished jobs with one drag and drop command eliminating rework and errors. Fiery Paper Catalog enhancements optimize quality and streamline production for engine driven or print shop driven workflows. Additionally, the Fiery E-41 and E-81 offer a consistent and common UI that minimizes operator training, errors and waste. </p> <p>The new Fiery servers reach a new standard in image quality and consistency with Fiery color management tools including Fiery Spot-On, Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition, Fiery Colorwise and Fiery Color Profiler Suite. In addition, Fiery servers guarantee accurate output every time with user’s choice of Adobe CPSI or native PDF workflows with APPE. </p>

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New Konica Minolta Digital Presses Driven by EFI Fiery Technology, Providing Powerful Functionality and Greater Productivity

<p><b>CHICAGO - GRAPH EXPO 2010</b> - October 3, 2010 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, and EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that Fiery® technology is powering the new bizhub® PRESS C7000/C6000 Series of Color Digital Presses from Konica Minolta.&#160; Designed to meet the unique needs of commercial print, print for pay and in-plant customers, the Fiery IC-306 server delivers the highest performance in its class for demanding operator-led environments, superior image color and consistency, intuitive job management, and powerful Variable Data Printing (VDP) capabilities to increase return on equipment investment for customers.</p> <p>&quot;Customers in demanding production print environments now have additional outstanding, Fiery-driven bizhub PRESS systems to address their needs for greater productivity, brilliant color and easy to use job management features,&quot; said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI.&#160; &quot;The Fiery server is synonymous with high performance and exceptional color, which translates into reliable production, higher profits and more customer wins.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;Our innovative bizhub PRESS product line delivers tremendous results for high-volume environments and we are excited to have the support of EFI's Fiery server as part of making these new color digital presses a success,&quot; said Kevin Kern, senior vice president, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.&#160; &quot;The Fiery IC-306 server is a perfect match for our presses, supporting superior throughput speed, excellent output quality, time-saving tools and reliable workflows - all great reasons why print professionals can count on the Konica Minolta-EFI partnership to meet their needs.&quot;</p> <p>The Fiery server has intuitive and integrated make-ready tools so that document management and preparation can be performed quickly and effectively with minimal waste. The Fiery Command WorkStation® 5 job and device management console centralizes the entire print workflow, connecting to all Fiery servers on the network. It eliminates bottlenecks and maximizes engine utilization, raising the productivity and profit potential on every job. </p>

EFI's New Rastek H652 and T1000 Wide-Format Digital Inkjet Printers Combine Best-in-Class Image Quality, Speed and Affordability

<p>FOSTER CITY, Calif., Sept. 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today introduced two new entry-level production wide-format digital inkjet UV printers, the Rastek H652 UV hybrid and the Rastek T1000 UV flatbed, aimed at production print shop environments where fast service, superior image quality and printing on the widest range of substrates are the keys to customer satisfaction and increasing profits. The new printers will be on display in EFI's booths at Graph Expo (Booth #2000, October 3-6 in Chicago) and SGIA (Booth #413, October 13-15 in Las Vegas).</p> <p>&quot;The Rastek H652 and T1000, the newest wide-format printers from EFI, offer stunning grayscale print quality up to 1200 dpi along with white ink capabilities, all at production speeds. This provides print shops the opportunity to expand their offerings into new, unique applications to both grow and differentiate their businesses,&quot; said Scott Schinlever, vice president and general manager of EFI Rastek and EFI ink business. &quot;Bringing these printers to market is yet another example of EFI's dedication to providing customer-focused solutions that provide superior profits to our customers.&quot;</p> <p>EFI's Rastek H652 UV hybrid builds on the success of the popular H650, adding nearly twice the speed without sacrificing image quality. Reaching speeds of up to 455 square feet per hour in&#160; grayscale print quality with resolution up to 1200 dpi, the new Rastek H652 handles a wide range of rigid and flexible materials up to 1.8 inches thick and 64 inches wide, making it the perfect, affordable entry-level production UV hybrid solution for businesses that want to offer wide-format applications ranging from banners and billboards to posters and point-of-purchases graphics. With white ink capabilities and grayscale high resolution print quality, the H652 delivers saturated colors and smooth gradients.</p>

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EFI's New Rastek H652 and T1000 Wide-Format Digital Inkjet Printers Combine Best-in-Class Image Quality, Speed and Affordability

<p>FOSTER CITY, Calif., Sept. 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today introduced two new entry-level production wide-format digital inkjet UV printers, the Rastek H652 UV hybrid and the Rastek T1000 UV flatbed, aimed at production print shop environments where fast service, superior image quality and printing on the widest range of substrates are the keys to customer satisfaction and increasing profits. The new printers will be on display in EFI's booths at Graph Expo (Booth #2000, October 3-6 in Chicago) and SGIA (Booth #413, October 13-15 in Las Vegas).</p> <p>&quot;The Rastek H652 and T1000, the newest wide-format printers from EFI, offer stunning grayscale print quality up to 1200 dpi along with white ink capabilities, all at production speeds. This provides print shops the opportunity to expand their offerings into new, unique applications to both grow and differentiate their businesses,&quot; said Scott Schinlever, vice president and general manager of EFI Rastek and EFI ink business. &quot;Bringing these printers to market is yet another example of EFI's dedication to providing customer-focused solutions that provide superior profits to our customers.&quot;</p> <p>EFI's Rastek H652 UV hybrid builds on the success of the popular H650, adding nearly twice the speed without sacrificing image quality. Reaching speeds of up to 455 square feet per hour in&#160; grayscale print quality with resolution up to 1200 dpi, the new Rastek H652 handles a wide range of rigid and flexible materials up to 1.8 inches thick and 64 inches wide, making it the perfect, affordable entry-level production UV hybrid solution for businesses that want to offer wide-format applications ranging from banners and billboards to posters and point-of-purchases graphics. With white ink capabilities and grayscale high resolution print quality, the H652 delivers saturated colors and smooth gradients.</p>

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EFI Demonstrating Full Product Portfolio at GRAPH EXPO, With Spotlight on Key Vertical Markets

<p>FOSTER CITY, Calif., Sept. 29, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At GRAPH EXPO 2010, EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, will showcase its complete portfolio of solutions that continue to lead the industry's progression from analog to digital technology. EFI's suite of offerings will be on display in booth 2000 (Oct. 3-6<sup>th</sup>, Chicago's McCormick Place) and in partner booths, including Canon U.S.A., Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Ricoh Americas Corporation, Xerox Corporation and others.</p> <p>The newest versions of EFI products will be highlighted, including print MIS, Web-to-Print and proofing solutions; the next-generation Fiery® digital print server; EFI VUTEk® superwide digital inkjet printers; EFI Rastek™ UV wide format printers; and EFI Jetrion® industrial inkjet printing systems.</p> <p>&quot;GRAPH EXPO is a great opportunity for print providers of all sizes and specialties to learn about the latest technologies available to help them grow and diversify,&quot; said Guy Gecht, EFI CEO. &quot;EFI continues to focus on the areas of print where the opportunities for profitable growth are real and significant. We look forward to demonstrating first-hand how our innovative, integrated solutions can make customers successful in these growth areas.&quot;</p> <p>Throughout the show floor, EFI will run 33 Fiery products, demonstrating once again that Fiery is the industry's most popular digital print workflow. In its own booth, the company will highlight its diverse portfolio and strong integration between solutions by displaying its products around vertical markets that match customers' business needs, divided into eight segments: On Demand/Print for Pay, Small Commercial/CRD, Commercial/Specialty Printers, Large Commercial/Publishing, Digital Sign and Screen, Packaging and Labels, Creative Agencies/Color Professionals and Office Solutions. While many EFI products address customer requirements in multiple verticals, here's what visitors can expect to see in each area of the booth:</p>

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EFI to Highlight Recent Radius Acquisition and Advanced Developments in Inkjet Technology and Workflow at Labelexpo Americas 2010

<p>Foster City, California -- September 13, 2010 -- At Labelexpo Americas 2010, EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, will showcase new advancements to its industry-leading Jetrion® solutions that increase short-run printing efficiency, lower costs and improve profit potential for label converters and show the benefits of the new EFI Radius acquisition at its Labelexpo debut. EFI’s leading inkjet products and enterprise software solutions will be on display in booth # 6423. (Sept. 14-16th, Chicago’s Donald E. Stephens Convention Center) </p> <p>The event will host EFI’s largest ever Labelexpo presence, with four inkjet presses on display unveiling new developments in white ink, LED curing technology, UL durability and an expanded breadth of substrates including printing on uncoated semi-gloss paper. EFI Radius will make its first appearance since the July acquisition of Radius Solutions and EFI will demonstrate the strategic advantage brought by the acquisition. EFI will also display the breadth of its technology offering by showing an updated version of its Fiery® XF software, demonstrating its ability to match spot colors easily as well as demonstrations of Digital Store Front, and Web Control software options. </p> <p><strong>EFI Jetrion</strong></p> <p>On display for the first time, the EFI Jetrion 4830LED UV inkjet system and a newly developed flexible ink set allow 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.</p> <p>A second Jetrion 4830 digital label press will be running a variety of materials showcasing EFI’s UL durability and the expanded breadth of substrates, including printing on an uncoated semi-gloss paper. A third Jetrion 4830 showing single-pass digital white will be printing and aimed at applications such as clear film and metallic substrates. These units will run superior inksets highlighting EFI’s core strengths in UL durability, white ink opacity and LED curable capabilities while highlighting real-world ROI metrics.</p>

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

<p><b>FOSTER CITY, Calif. - Sept. 1, 2010</b> - 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. </p> <p>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.&#160; 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, &quot;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.&quot; </p>

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