EFI and RISO KAGAKU Partner to Bring Fiery Digital Front Ends to ComColor Printers

FREMONT, Calif., May 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII) announced today that it has entered into a partnership with RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION, a leading printer manufacturer in Japan, to launch a Fiery® digital front end (DFE) for new high-speed, full-color RISO ComColor® inkjet printers.

Yukimoto Sakata, General Manager of the Research & Development Division at RISO KAGAKU said, “As we continue to improve our ComColor inkjet technology with higher native speeds and better color quality, a Fiery DFE became a natural fit for us. Fiery technology brings our customers greater versatility and higher performance for our new ComColor GD series. Advanced RIP and variable data technologies, along with easy-to-use Fiery workflow tools, will be particularly well-suited for the high-volume printing market.”

The Fiery DFE, ComColorExpress FS2000C, will be based on the latest award-winning Fiery FS200 Pro platform. According to Toby Weiss, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EFI’s Fiery business unit, “This partnership will allow us to deliver industry-leading Fiery performance, color accuracy, ease of use, and integration to markets such as schools, municipal governments, churches, and high-volume in-plant CRDs where RISO has already established a very strong presence with their compact, low-cost, but very-high-speed inkjet printer with unique inline finishing features.”

The ComColor GD series provides an entry into high-speed cutsheet inkjet printing with a low running cost for affordable color prints. Now RISO customers will have access to Fiery Command WorkStation®, with the ubiquitous, award-winning, intuitive user interface and workflow used by more than a quarter million production print operators today. Fiery operators around the world can easily take advantage of the unique capabilities that RISO ComColor offers to answer the diverse demands of today’s high-mix, short-run, quick turnaround printing.

RISO will demonstrate the ComColorExpress FS2000C at drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, May 31 through June 10. One of the features highlighted will be the high-performance variable data printing (VDP) capabilities built into Fiery DFEs that require no third-party VDP composition tool.

For more information about Fiery Driven™ digital print production, please visit www.efi.com. For more information about RISO KAGAKU ComColor printers, visit www.riso.co.jp/english/.

About EFI
EFI™ is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging. We are passionate about fueling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalized documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process. (www.efi.com)

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Source:Electronics For Imaging, Inc.