EFI Raises the Bar on First-Time-Perfect Digital Ink-jet Color
Award-Winning Colorproof XF Proofing and Large-Format Production Solution Now on Mac OS; New Version 3.1 Offers Powerful New Capabilities to Improve Customer Productivity
FOSTER CITY, CA—March 12, 2007—EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in color digital print servers, superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions, today launched Version 3.1 of Colorproof™ XF, the company’s industry-leading proofing and large-format production solution. Significant enhancements and innovative new functions deliver increased automation, efficiency, cost savings, and include: the new XF Server on Macintosh® OS X, delivering a complete cross-platform application for Windows® and Mac environments; an enhanced Dot Creator Option for screening contone data; and a superior Fiery® Option, which seamlessly integrates Fiery-driven devices into the Colorproof XF workflow.
“EFI Colorproof XF 3.1 is the unbeatable solution, considering its output quality, performance and flexibility in use on different operating systems, and is a milestone for our Mac-based production,” said Daniel Ries, production manager at Ulrich Studios, an early customer based in Germany, where EFI maintains an engineering development center. “The new version of Colorproof XF can be entirely used on Mac OS X and even natively on Intel-Macs. Our ability to deploy Colorproof XF on Mac OS X and work in a consistent operating environment throughout the whole process is a significant benefit for us.”
Using EFI Bestcolor® Technology, the award-winning EFI Colorproof XF transforms inkjet and laser printers into powerful proofing and production systems and is renowned for its outstanding performance, color quality, flexibility and intuitive interface. The new XF Server on Mac OS X makes the system a complete cross-platform solution. Combined with its client/server architecture and modular concept, Colorproof XF offers an unprecedented level of customization to fit individual needs.
“Supporting EFI’s commitment to deliver increased automation, efficiency, and cost savings for our customers, Version 3.1 of our industry-leading Colorproof XF solution ensures greater freedom in work style and access to more applications,” said Stefan Spiegel, general manager, Graphic Arts Solutions, EFI. “Our technical advancements make the system more powerful to achieve higher productivity and significant time-savings; our customers will benefit from enhanced ease-of-use, increased customer satisfaction and greater profit potential.”