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EFI Fiery Delivers VDP, Productivity and Integrated Workflows on the Canon imagePRESS C800 Series

FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, is introducing two advanced EFI Fiery® digital front ends (DFEs) for the new Canon imagePRESS C800 and C700 presses.

The Canon imagePRESS Server F200 and G100 are the first DFEs built on EFI's state-of-the-art Fiery FS150 Pro platform for cut-sheet digital production systems. The Fiery FS150 Pro platform offers faster processing, unsurpassed image quality and even easier to use automated workflows.

"We are excited to be offering this new platform to our customers. It is our goal to provide the appropriate solution for end-user business needs. The combination of the new imagePRESS C800 Digital Press Series coupled with the imagePRESS Server F200 and G100 not only improves efficiency but offers our customers an opportunity to develop new services and revenue streams," said Jun Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

The new imagePRESS F200 server includes the latest version of EFI's JDF-certified Fiery technology, which can connect users' imagePRESS operations into efficient, plant-wide management workflows to simplify and improve overall business management. The server supports the latest version 3.0 of the Adobe PDF Print Engine rendering platform and a variety of variable-data formats and standards, including PDF/VT 2 and PPML 3.0, giving users added flexibility to create higher-value personalized documents.

Seamless integration to EFI MIS and Web-to-Print products, Océ PRISMA workflow from Canon, and leading prepress workflow solutions – including Kodak PRINERGY, Heidelberg Prinect and Agfa Apogee – provide increased shop automation and productivity.

The Fiery FS150 Pro DFEs expand upon the advanced imaging features of their predecessor, an EFI Fiery FS100 Pro platform that was the first DFE to earn a 100% perfect pass label from VIGC's PDF RIP Audit. Users can have more confidence than ever before that their output matches the designer's intent on the first print, especially with a new, unique grayscale composite overprint feature that ensures correct monochrome printing of overprints, drop shadows and transparencies.

"This newest Fiery platform represents the next level in technology for digital front ends," said John Henze, vice president, marketing, for EFI Fiery. "Canon imagePRESS C800 and C700 users will be the first to experience the performance, workflow automation and integration advantages included in the F200 and G100 servers to improve business efficiency and profits."

Automated workflows for highly efficient digital print production

The new Fiery DFEs for the Canon imagePRESS C700 and C800 are driven by Fiery Command WorkStation®, the intuitive, powerful job management interface that lets users manage all Fiery Driven™ printers locally or remotely from a single place. Command WorkStation makes complex jobs simple, regardless of operator experience. Plus, it increases efficiency and reduces errors with Hot Folder and Virtual Printer automation features.

With the Fiery FS150 Pro platform, Fiery administrators can now use Command WorkStation to create server-based automated workflows and publish them to all operators to standardize processes and reduce touches.

The Canon imagePRESS Server F200 is a standalone DFE for the new Canon imagePRESS C800 and C700 presses, while the G100 model operates as an embedded server available for both printers. Both DFEs will be available through Canon USA with new imagePRESS C800 and C700 presses. For more information about Fiery Driven production printing, visit www.efi.com or call 800-875-7117.

For more information about Canon visit http://www.usa.canon.com/.

About EFI

EFI™ (www.efi.com) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analogue to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company's powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide, wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, web to print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity, and efficiency.

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