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EFI Introduces Next-Generation Fiery Command WorkStation

March 2009
PHILADELPHIA—Mar 31, 2009—EFI (Nasdaq:EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced the most powerful job management solution ever, Fiery Command WorkStation® 5.0. Available free via download on www.efi.com/cws5 to any Fiery® user on System 6 or later, Fiery Command WorkStation 5 (CWS5) unleashes the powerful features of Fiery servers by centralizing job management via an intuitive, flexible interface that produces jobs faster, dramatically reduces operator mistakes by up to 30 percent, decreases waste, and increases the overall profitability for the production printer. The new software is on display at ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition in EFI's booth (#1943 through April 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center) as well as the partner booths of Canon USA, Konica Minolta and Xerox Corporation.

Fiery Command WorkStation is the recognized industry standard for production printing job management technology, serving as the window into the entire printing workflow. It is compatible with all Fiery-driven engines in the production print environment, offering the same printing experience for both Mac and PC users. CWS5's intuitive interface simplifies complex jobs, regardless of the operators' experience, providing exceptional results at every stage of a job at two to three times the throughput speed of most competitive printing systems to enable the print shop to deliver customer jobs more profitably.

"The latest generation of Fiery Command WorkStation delivers tangible benefits to our production print customers," said John Henze, vice president of marketing, Fiery division, EFI. "A typical brochure or booklet can be completed in significantly less time with a fraction of the waste that can occur from the 'print and review' approach often used by print operators. During these challenging economic times, EFI offers this powerful solution at no cost to our customers. With more than 16 million Fiery users worldwide, CWS5 delivers more productivity from existing equipment, shortens operator learning curves, reduces operator errors, and decreases waste, raising the profitability of each job while enabling a greener print environment."

With significant enhancements gained directly from customer input, CWS5 has been tailored to the unique needs of the production print market, from quick and commercial print providers to corporate reprographic departments, enabling them to produce quality documents reliably and expand services by easily handling higher profit, complex job requirements.

"We've counted on Fiery Command WorkStation as our job management solution for 10 years. The new look and more intuitive commands make the tool we've relied on most in our business even more productive than before," said Amy Moran, owner of Alphagraphics Chicago. "Our current employees quickly adapted to the new layout, and we anticipate less training time for new hires."
 

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