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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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EFI Reports Record Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2013 Financial Results

Electronics for Imaging (EFI) today reported record financial results, with fourth-quarter revenue up 13 percent to a record $197 million, and double-digit growth in all business segments and regions for the fourth quarter, which ended December 31, 2013. Revenue for full-year 2013 also increased to a record $728 million. Net income for the fourth quarter […]

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EFI Acquires Shipping-Software Developer SmartLinc

Electronics for Imaging ( EFI) reports that it’s acquired shipping-software developer SmartLinc Inc. Based in Milwaukee, SmartLinc makes software that optimizes the shipping process by allowing users to select the best carrier for their shipments. The software also allows for automated integration with other software systems. Print MIS/ERP products can automatically submit print jobs to SmartLinc software, […]

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EFI Acquires Print-Management Company Computersysteme

Electronics for Imaging (EFI), reports that it’s acquired Lector Computersysteme GmbH, a print-management information system (MIS) developer based in Mönchengladbach, Germany. Lector is a provider of German-language MIS software; EFI says the acquisition will strengthen its MIS position in Europe. While financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, the acquisition is not expected to […]

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Top News for the Week of 11/4/2013

This week we present comprehensive coverage of Convergence 2013, Ricoh America’s North American dealer meeting, which attracted approximately 1,200 attendees and representatives from over 500 dealerships. Ricoh’s got an interesting product-road-map laid out, with a lot of A4 on the way. Financial As with last week, there was a lot of good news on the financial […]

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German Court Invalidates Durst’s White Ink Patent in Case Against EFI

Electronics for Imaging (EFI) reports that the Federal Patent Court of Germany has invalidated substantial parts of a patent held by Durst Phototechnik Digital Technology GmbH related to white-ink printing that Durst had previously asserted in an infringement action against EFI. Durst sued EFI for allegedly infringing German patent No. 10 2005 006 092. EFI […]

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EFI Reports Record Revenue for Quarter

Electronics For Imaging (EFI), today reported record revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. Revenue was $178.8 million, up 16% compared to third quarter 2012 revenue of $154.1 million. Third quarter 2013 non-GAAP net income was $18.7 million or $0.39 per diluted share, up 41% and 39%, respectively, compared to non-GAAP net income of […]

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EFI Acquires Metrix Software, Maker of Automated Print-Planning and Imposition Solutions

Electronics for Imaging (EFI) reports that it’s Metrix Software, which is based in Edmonds, Washington, and markets automated print-planning and imposition technology for commercial printers. While EFI did not disclose financial terms for the acquisition, it expects that the acquisition will not affect its fiscal-fourth quarter or full-year 2013 financial results. It also says Metrix […]

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EFI Introducing New Jetiron 4950lx Label Printer at Labelexpo

Electronics for Imaging (EFI) is using this year’s Labelexpo being held in Brussels, Belguium, to announce the EFI Jetrion 4950lx LED printer, which brings higher resolution, faster throughput and full LED curing to the Jetrion 4900 product line of modular digital label printing systems. Also on exhibit will be new finishing modules for the Jetrion 4900 product […]

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EFI to Provide Fiery Servers for Sharp Pro Series Color Production-Printing Systems

Electronics for Imaging reports that it’s established an agreement with Sharp Corporation of Japan to develop integrated Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) for Sharp production-printing systems. As a result of this new agreement, EFI will provide its Fiery DFE with Sharp’s new Pro Series Digital Color Document Systems. These Fiery-driven production systems will make their […]

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New EFI Fiery Controllers Available for Xerox Color 560/570

Electronics for Imaging (EFI) reports that two new EFI Fiery print servers are now available for the Xerox Color 560/570 printers, the Fiery EX and EXi, which EFI says deliver three-times faster processing speed than the previous model, higher-resolution printing, and integration with key enterprise systems such as cost accounting tools and Xerox’ Standard Accounting […]

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Federal Court Shoots Down Patent-Troll Case Against EFI and Others

Electronics for Imaging (EFI) reports that a federal court has dismissed a patent-infringement lawsuit brought by Digitech Image Technologies, LLC ostensibly related to digital-image processing technology. Digitech, a subsidiary of the non-practicing entity Acacia Research Corporation, had filed suit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against EFI and dozens […]

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