EFI Delivers Amazing, Precise And Consistent Color With Fiery Color Profiler Suite 4.0

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Sept. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced the availability of Fiery ® Color Profiler Suite 4.0, specifically designed to deliver precise color matching even for novice operators. Fiery Color Profiler Suite 4.0 includes innovative spot color optimization features and the brand new EFI ES-2000 spectrophotometer that accurately measures color from any paper type under any lighting condition. "Consistent color quality is a top issue for us and our clients," says Marc Finkel, EFI customer and founder of Influent Solutions in Las Vegas. "Fiery Color Profiler Suite is a comprehensive suite of color management tools that solve these problems, and the new features in version 4.0 will help make accurate color reproduction even easier." With Color Profiler Suite 4.0, even less experienced users can produce color profiles that allow them to quickly and easily meet or exceed customer expectations for color precision and accuracy on an expanded range of supported printers, including Fiery-driven wide-format inkjet printers for proofing and production. Color Profiler Suite is now integrated at every stage of the Fiery workflow, and includes a free three-month subscription to Fiery Dashboard, a cloud-based solution that reports metrics including color quality with tracking and trending tools that compare color accuracy and variation among print engines over time.

"In an increasingly competitive and demanding digital printing environment," said John Henze, vice president of marketing for EFI's Fiery division, "EFI is committed to bringing to market innovative tools and solutions that will differentiate print service providers and improve both profitability and their ability to garner the utmost in client satisfaction. Fiery Color Profiler Suite 4.0 and its integration with Fiery Dashboard is evidence of that dedication in action."

Fiery Color Profiler Suite 4.0 includes: Next-Generation Spectrophotometer Support. Color Profiler Suite 4.0 supports the new EFI ES-2000 spectrophotometer, providing the ultimate in accuracy, versatility, and value. One single device can now be used to accurately measure color from any paper type under any lighting condition.

Full Control Over Profile Generation. Color Profiler Suite 4.0 features an average measurement workflow that helps to unify color output, minimizing the effects of erroneous measurements and print engine color fluctuations in the final ICC profile.

Color Quality Control. The Enhanced Color Verifier Assistant verifies color precision on a job-by-job basis from Fiery Command WorkStation and informs users when their color quality is declining. Measurement data is also sent to Fiery Dashboard so that operators and management can track and trend color accuracy among all engines in the print facility over time.

Spot Color Optimization. Using Command WorkStation's Spot Color tool in conjunction with Color Profiler Suite 4.0, users can colorimetrically optimize spot color matches on specific media, achieving the most accurate spot color matching possible.

Fiery Color Profiler Suite 4.0 comes with a one-year support and maintenance agreement that ensures that users receive updates ad product upgrades at no additional cost. For more information, visit www.efi.com/cps 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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