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Ricoh and EFI Deliver Color Quality, Ease of Use and Greater Automation to Range of Digital Print Users

(September 06, 2011)

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Sept. 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced availability of the Fiery® E-41A server for the Ricoh® Pro C651EX/C751EX/C751 color production system, bringing superior color quality, ease of use, and automation of finishing features to quick print, commercial print and in-plant providers.



"As one of the key servers for our new Pro line-up, Fiery technology is clearly the best in class in color, ease of use, and reliability," said Tim Vellek, vice president, Production Printing Business Group at Ricoh Americas Corporation. "Our customers can now exceed color quality expectations while saving time and costs when printing documents of all types."



"With this release, EFI brings customers advanced color management technology to ensure consistent and accurate color, software enhancements that improve usability, and full support of finishing devices to automate the production of complex documents," said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI. "Together with the powerful features of the new Ricoh Pro line-up, customers with varying degrees of digital print experience can take advantage of Fiery technology to produce eye-catching documents with ease."


The Fiery E-41A server delivers high-quality color out-of-the-box and provides users the tools to control and manage color throughout the workflow. Available in the latest version of Command WorkStation® user interface is the new Fiery Image Enhance Visual Editor (IEVE) which 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.




The intuitive and interactive Fiery Command WorkStation® user interface increases productivity and reduces errors and waste by centralizing job production and management for Windows® or Mac environments. Customers can prepare complex production documents easily with the powerful composition and imposition tools in the optional Fiery SeeQuence Suite software.



With the Fiery E-41A server, customers can meet their tight turnaround times and process more work by automating time consuming manual tasks. The Fiery-driven Ricoh Pro line-up is ideal for producing manuals requiring multiple media types in one set, imposed elements in brochures, folded newsletters, finished booklets, personalized postcards, direct mail and more, quickly and easily.



Fiery servers connect and integrate with any print environment through Fiery JDF technology to ensure that job information flows through the system faster and more efficiently, eliminating waste and rework. The Fiery E-41A server also includes Adobe® PDF Print Engine support, so users can now choose a native PDF end-to-end workflow, in conjunction with the conventional PostScript interpreter to ensure accuracy and consistency of output from design to print.



For more information, visit www.efi.com or contact 800-875-7117.



About Ricoh Americas Corporation



Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., the 75-year-old leading provider of advanced office technology and innovative document imaging products, services and software, with fiscal year 2010 sales in excess of $23 billion.



Ricoh's fully integrated hardware and customizable services and software help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.



Ricoh Americas Corporation, directly or through its network of authorized dealers, markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America. Information about Ricoh's complete range of offerings can be found at www.ricoh-usa.com.



About EFI



EFI (www.efi.com) 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 business process automation software; and corporate printing solutions.



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NOTE TO EDITORS: Electronics For Imaging, Fiery, Command WorkStation, VUTEk and Jetrion are registered trademarks of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries. EFI and Rastek are trademarks of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries. All other terms and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.



Nothing herein shall be construed as a warranty in addition to the express warranty statements provided with EFI or Ricoh products and services. The only warranty for Ricoh and EFI products and services are as set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying them.



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: Katie Maller
EFI Public Relations
650-357-3032
katie.maller@efi.com



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