EFI's 11 MUST SEE 'EMS Awards Set a New, All-Time Record

FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, earned 11 awards in the annual MUST SEE 'EMS graphic arts technology competition – winning the most honors ever presented to a single company for the fourth consecutive year. EFI's MUST SEE 'EMS awards recognize EFI Inkjet, Productivity Software and Fiery® products that fuel printing companies' success, giving them the power to optimize their operations and profitably win new business.

The MUST SEE 'EMS competition recognizes the most compelling new products to be presented at North America's largest annual graphic arts trade show, Graph Expo. EFI's 11 awards are the most ever presented to any company, surpassing the eight MUST SEE 'EMS that EFI took home in 2013.

The technologies earning awards this year drive value for print professionals seeking new paths to more profitability. For example, one 2014 MUST SEE 'EMS-winning product, the hybrid roll/flatbed EFI H1625 LED printer, is an entry-level, LED-based production wide-format device that offers higher-value printing. Users benefit from EFI's industry-leading white ink and its LED inkjet capabilities, which give them the ability to print on a wider range of substrates thanks to energy efficient "cool cure" technology.

One of the very first EFI customers to operate this new printer, Gregg Kruse, owner of the FASTSIGNS franchise in Gladstone, Mo., can print backlit displays and full-color aluminum composite street signs more efficiently because the printer does not require swapping out inks to run jobs that require white.

"The EFI H1625 is faster than our last hybrid printer and it prints more accurately," Kruse said. "I know other businesses that have white ink capabilities on their printers but do not use it because of the time they lose switching to white ink. Our new EFI printer solves that problem."

An award-winning portfolio of products coming to Graph Expo

EFI's 2014 MUST SEE 'EMS-winning products, with categories shown in parenthesis, include:

  • EFI CRM for Monarch ERP software (Sales and Order Entry)
  • EFI IQuote (Sales and Order Entry)
  • EFI Fiery proServer for Cretaprint, version 1.4 (Prepress and Premedia)
  • EFI Fiery Color Profiler Suite, version 4.6 – Express Profiler (Color Management and Quality Control)
  • The EFI H1625 LED printer (Pressroom: Wide-Format)
  • The EFI VUTEk GS2000lx Pro printer with UltraDrop™ Technology (Pressroom: Wide-Format)
  • The EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro UV inkjet press material edge guide system (Pressroom: Wide-Format)
  • The EFI Monarch Mailing Module (Imprinting, Mailing, Shipping and Fulfillment)
  • EFI SmartLinc software (Imprinting, Mailing, Shipping and Fulfillment)
  • The EFI Enterprise Automated Workflow (Management Systems)
  • EFI Fiery Digital Embossing (The Future of Print).

"Standing still is not an option for businesses in the graphic arts industry, considering the continuous change printing companies face today in their clients' marketing needs," said Guy Gecht, CEO of EFI. "That is why EFI is so committed to our extensive R&D. We are thrilled and honored that the MUST SEE 'EMS judges deemed these 11 products as worthy of this prestigious award."

The Graphic Arts Show Company, which directs both the Graph Expo tradeshow and the MUST SEE 'EMS competition, is hosting a free, one-hour webinar highlighting all of this year's MUST SEE 'EMS winners on Tuesday, September 9 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Details and registration information are available at: www.mustseeems.com.

EFI is exhibiting in booth 1902 at Graph Expo 2014, which takes place September 28 to October 1 at McCormick Place in Chicago. For more information about EFI products, visit www.efi.com or contact 800-875-7117.

About EFI

EFI™ (www.efi.com) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog 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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Source:Electronics For Imaging, Inc.