Epson America and EFI Collaborate on New Proofing Solution
LONG BEACH/FOSTER CITY, CA—May 5, 2009—Epson America, Inc. and EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII) have joined forces to create what both companies expect will be the most advanced and complete proofing solution on the market to date. The new Epson Stylus® Pro 900 Series Proofing Editions combine the unique proofing advantages that come with the Epson Stylus Pro 7900 or 9900 wide format ink jet printers, along with EFI’s most robust proofing RIP workflow to date, EFI Colorproof™ XF v4.0 for Epson. The end result is a unique and complete solution designed to redefine what’s possible for virtually all contract-proofing applications.
“Epson is committed to being the world’s leading manufacturer and provider of proofing solutions,” said Mark Radogna, group product manager, Epson America, Inc. “This commitment means striving to deliver the best hardware, ink, software, and media on the market, finding new ways to keep advancing those technologies, and taking the kind of confident steps as a company that will keep the industry moving forward. Working with EFI on this ground-breaking proofing solution is a great example of that philosophy in action and we’re very confident this collaborative effort will pay off for our customers in many new and exciting ways.”
Epson worked closely with EFI to develop the workflow software (RIP) for the Epson Proofing Edition Series. EFI Colorproof XF v4.0 RIP for Epson takes advantage of the latest Adobe® PostScript® 3 and Adobe Print Engine 2.0 technologies and processes files to ensure consistent and accurate proofs for all types of color print work – commercial or flexographic. And with complete support of Epson’s optional SpectroProofer™, virtually any color management process is completely automated, reducing complex labor costs significantly.
“This collaboration between us and Epson combines the best of both companies to provide a powerful proofing workflow solution for both commercial and flexographic proofing applications,” said Marc Olin, senior vice president and general manager, EFI Advanced Professional Print Software. “Never before has such an innovative proofing solution been brought to market at such a great price point.”