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EFI Acquires Polymeric Imaging’s Thermoforming Ink Technology

Electronics for Imaging (EFI) reports that it’s acquired key intellectual property assets for digital inkjet printing of thermoformed products from Polymeric Imaging, a specialist provider of UV and LED inks for industrial and graphic-arts applications. Based in North Kansas City, Mo., Polymeric Imaging has extensive R&D experience in the development of inkjet inks that address […]

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Top News for the Week of 10/20/2014 – HP 3D Printer on the Way? Wasting Time at the ‘Copier’? More

We know it’s been coming, but it seems October 29th may be the day that HP introduces its first HP-developed 3D printer (HP had at one time been selling 3D printers, but they were sourced from another vendor). We’re just speculating at this point, but HP CEO Meg Whitman has cited slow 3D print speed […]

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EFI Reports Record Revenue of $198 Million for Third-Quarter 2014

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) today reported results for its third-quarter 2014. The company reported record revenue of $197.7 million, up 11 percent compared to third-quarter 2013 revenue of $178.8 million. Operating income was $12.9 million compared to $13.9 million for the same period in 2013. Net income was $4.8 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, […]

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Top News for the Week of 9/29/2014 – Catching up with OKI; Graph Expo; HP Brings the Cloud to Home Users; More

In today’s economy, and especially in the digital-imaging world, resourcefulness is the name of the game. Or to put it another way, when one door closes, another one opens. For instance, that may mean printing outside the office – for example, this week, Hewlett-Packard continues expanding into new digital-print applications, such as heavy-duty commercial inkjet […]

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New Line of EFI Fiery Servers for Latest Ricoh Color Production Printers

Electronics for Imaging reports that it’s launching of a new line of Fiery digital print servers designed for driving two new families of Ricoh digital presses that were announced earlier this week. Making their debut this week at the Graph Expo 14 trade show in Chicago, the EFI Fiery E-43A and E-83A DFEs drive the […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/21/2014 – Strong Quarters for Lexmark, Canon; Epson Invests Big in Inkjet; More

Both Lexmark and Canon Inc. continue to report strong financial results. In the case of Lexmark (which has been all quiet on the hardware front lately), revenue from its Perceptive Software division and managed print services (MPS) continues to drive growth. In particular with Lexmark, MPS revenue grew 14 percent compared to the same quarter […]

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EFI Acquires DirectSmile, Maker of Cross-Media Marketing Software

Electronics for Imaging (EFI) reports that it’s acquired DirectSmile GmbH, a provider of software solutions for cross-media marketing automation, for an undisclosed sum. Based in Berlin, DirectSmile invented image personalization in 2001 and today makes media personalization and automation software that streamlines sophisticated marketing and production tasks for corporations, agencies, and printing companies. EFI says DirectSmile’s […]

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EFI Wins Patent-Infringement Suit Filed by Acacia Research

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) reports “another key victory in a patent-troll case” filed against it by Acacia Research. Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit confirmed that a device profile patent asserted by a subsidiary of the non-practicing entity Acacia Research Corporation against EFI and 31 other companies is invalid. Acacia […]

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Konica Minolta Launches Flagship Digital Color bizhub PRESS C1100 Rated at up to 100 PPM

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. is rolling out its flagship bizhub PRESS C1100 and bizhub PRESS C1085 digital color production-printing systems. The firm says the new systems represent the next generation of market-leading speeds with a wide range of substrate handling and finishing options, including the ability to print at full-rated engine speeds on up to 300 […]

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New Workgroup Document Scanners from Kodak, the ScanMate i1150 and i1180

Kodak Alaris’ Document Imaging Division  has added two new document scanners, the Kodak ScanMate i1150 and Kodak ScanMate i1180. The Kodak ScanMate i1150 is designed for use in customer-facing business transactions, when an employee needs to scan documents as part of a business process. Employees using these solutions are typically interacting with customers and need […]

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EFI Launches ‘Most Advanced’ Controller to Date, New Fiery Pro FS150 Pro

Electronics for Imaging (EFI) has launched its newest Fiery platform for cut-sheet digital production-printing systems, the Fiery FS150 Pro digital front end (DFE), which EFI says provides faster print-job processing, unsurpassed image quality, seamless MIS/ERP integration, and even easier to use automated workflows. The Fiery FS150 Pro features Fiery HyperRIP, which enhances performance by simultaneously […]

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EFI Reports First-Quarter Revenue Is up 10 Percent

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has reported first-quarter revenue of $188.7 million, up 10 percent compared to first quarter 2013 revenue of $171.4 million. Net income was $10.1 million or $0.21 per diluted share, up 21 percent and 24 percent respectively compared to $8.4 million or $0.17 per diluted share for the same period in 2013. The […]

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4D-Printing from EFI – Go Back in Time to Correct Print-Job Errors

Electronics for Imaging (EFI) pioneers 4D-printing, releasing the following statement on April 1st: “Research staff at digital printing technology firm EFI™ have developed a new technology and framework for 4D printing. EFI’s new 4D VUTEk® printer combines photopolymer additive inkjet printing with a concept-stage EFI Fiery® digital front end (DFE) running PrintFlow® scheduling software to control time coordinates. While […]

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EFI PrintMe Mobile Adds Support for Chromebooks

Electronics for Imaging (EFI) today announced PrintMe Mobile 3.0. This latest version of EFI’s mobile printing solution new features specifically designed for the educational sector, including Chromebook support, and easy-to-deploy mobile printing on shared devices in the classroom.  EFI’s PrintMe Mobile is server-based enterprise software that enables Wi-Fi printing from iPads, iPhones and Android devices to all […]

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Top News for the Week of 2/10/2014 – Mopria-Certified Printers On the Way; PaperCut for Controlling Mobile Printing; More

Legal News He’s got a lot of other things on his mind – namely the closing of three traffic lanes feeding into the George Washington Bridge last September – but New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made short work of a proposed New Jersey law that would require sellers of ink cartridges to show on how […]

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EFI Fiery Digital Front Ends Available for New Konica Minolta bizhub Digital Presses

Electronics for Imaging (EFI) and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc., announced the availability of two new digital front ends (DFEs) – the EFI Fiery IC-308 and IC-415 – designed to drive the Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1060, C1070, and C1070P digital presses. Running on the latest Fiery FS100 Pro platform, EFI says the EFI […]

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Top News for the Week of 1/27/2014

Financial News Both Lexmark and Xerox reported their fourth-quarter and full-year results this week. While it was a tough quarter for Xerox, Lexmark reported a strong quarter and full year, boosted by revenue from its Managed Print Services business and its Perceptive Software business. Canon also reported results for its fourth quarter and full-year 2013. […]

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EFI Launches New Cloud-Based Management for Self-Serve Print Station; Expands EFI PrintMe

Electronics for Imaging (EFI), today launched Self-Serve AdminCentral, a new cloud-based management system for its M500 Self-Serve Copy and Print Station. The M500 station (right) is the industry’s only self-serve and payment system that allows printing from mobile phones, iPads, USB drives, and cloud accounts, such as Google Drive, Dropbox and EFI PrintMe, to enabled MFPs, copiers, […]

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