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Kyocera Mita Corporation and EFI Launch First Products From Strategic Worldwide Partnership

(July 18, 2011)

OSAKA, Japan and FOSTER CITY, Calif., July 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kyocera Mita Corporation (, Osaka, Japan, a group company of Kyocera Corporation, and one of the world's largest manufacturers of office information equipment, together with EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, announced today that its new TASKalfa color multifunctional products (MFPs), available to customers worldwide, can now include an optional EFI Fiery® Printing System 11/12. These new Fiery controllers are the result of a year-long partnership with EFI and further enhance the already robust capability of the TASKalfa color MFPs.

"Fiery innovation has set the standard for digital color printing over the past 20 years. EFI is excited to work with Kyocera Mita and broaden the reach of Fiery technology and solutions through Kyocera Mita's extensive channels," said Toby Weiss, general manager of Fiery and senior vice president, EFI. "We are committed to a long and successful relationship with Kyocera Mita."

Introduced in May 2011, Kyocera's latest TASKalfa Color MFP lineup, including the TASKalfa 7550ci, 6550ci, 5550ci, 4550ci, 3550ci and 3050ci, is already transforming customers' document workflow and maximizing document efficiency through common technology, common design, easy-to-use features and compatibility with many business-critical software applications. Through Kyocera's partnership with EFI, the TASKalfa Color MFP lineup provides the option of a Fiery Printing System, extending the color MFPs' versatility by delivering enhanced color quality, productivity, performance and security benefits.

"Our commitment to color has given Kyocera Mita the opportunity to provide businesses globally with the very best combination of performance, ultra-reliability and superior document imaging solutions. Our partnership with EFI has enabled us to build upon our success," said Ryuzo Morita, executive officer and senior general manager, corporate strategy planning division at Kyocera Mita Corporation. "We see our collaboration with EFI, and the combination of our TASKalfa color product line with the Fiery Printing System as an exciting growth opportunity that will enable us to expand our presence in several new target segments globally, beginning today with the introduction in North America, and to other Kyocera Mita sales organizations in the next few months."

Kyocera's Color TASKalfa MFPs with embedded Fiery Printing System offer accurate color and image quality, improved usability and seamless integration across Windows® and Macintosh (MAC) business environments. Fiery Printing System 11/12 features include:

  • Fiery ColorWise® – built-in color management technology

  • Fiery Spot-On – a complete toolset to print PANTONE® and custom spot colors

  • Fiery Image Enhance – automates color correction

  • Fiery VUE – a visual print application with 3-D user interface for Microsoft® suite

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Kyocera Mita manufactures and markets black & white and color multifunctional products and laser printers as well as a range of wide-format imaging products. It also offers a portfolio of software and network solutions. Kyocera provides customers with print solutions that incorporate long-life components, which reduce the need to replace the drum and other image forming parts. This technology delivers a number of benefits: improved reliability, reduced environmental impact and the lowest TCO in the printer industry. Combining these hardware strengths with the latest digital and network technologies, Kyocera Mita assists businesses of all sizes to maximize value and improve their document management processes.

Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net revenues exceeded $15 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2011. Kyocera Mita is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kyocera Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced fine ceramics and associated products, including solar power generating systems, telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components.               


EFI ( is a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFI's award-winning solutions, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. The company's robust product portfolio includes Fiery® digital print controllers and solutions; VUTEk® superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Rastek™ UV wide-format inkjet printers; Jetrion® industrial inkjet printing systems; print production workflow and management information software; and corporate printing solutions.

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Nothing herein should be construed as a warranty in addition to the express warranty statements provided with EFI products and services.

This news release contains forward-looking statements, that are statements other than statements of historical fact including words such as "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "consider", "plan" and  similar, any statements related to strategies or objectives of management for future operations, products, development, performance, any statements of assumptions or underlying any of the foregoing and any statements in the future tense.  Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual or future results to differ materially.  For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with EFI's businesses, please refer to the risk factors section in the Company's SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. EFI undertakes no obligation to update information contained herein, including forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Toshimasa Kawasaki
Kyocera Mita Corporation - Corp Comm.
Phone: +81-6-6764-3515
Email: [email protected]

Katie Maller
EFI Public Relations
Phone: 650.357.3032
Email: [email protected]

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