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EFI Self-Serve Print-for-Pay Print Products Now Available for Canon MFPs

February 9, 2015 – Electronics for Imaging (EFI) reports that Canon U.S.A. is now offering EFI self-serve print-for-pay capabilities with the EFI Self-Serve M500 Copy and Print Station and EFI Self-Serve AdminCentral for use with many Canon imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs. EFI’s Self-Serve M500 Copy and Print Station and Self-Serve AdminCentral are typically used […]

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This Week in Imaging: Latest Financials from Konica Minolta, Epson, Ricoh, Sharp, Xerox; HP is Business-Inkjet Leader; More

Of note in this busy week of news is the generally good financial results from Japanese vendors for printers and MFPs, as these companies continue to report encouraging earnings and sales increases. It’s important to note, however, that while printer and MFP sales have been higher for many of these companies in Asia and other […]

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EFI Reports Record Revenue for Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2014

January 29, 2015 – Electronics For Imaging (EFI) today reported results for fourth-quarter 2014 and full-year of 2014. For the fourth quarter, EFI reported revenue of $211.1 million, up 7 percent compared to fourth-quarter 2013 revenue of $197.2 million. Net income was $11.9 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared to $75.2 million, or $1.54 per diluted […]

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This Week in Imaging: Epson’s Revolutionary RIPS Inkjets; Ricoh Europe Goes 3D; More

Epson brings it on to the U.S. with a new high-volume PrecisionCore-based color inkjet MFP with complete A3 capabilities, maximum 1,830-sheet media capacity, and ink packs that yield up to 75,000 pages. The flagship WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 starts at $5,999 and has an optional 2×500-sheet paper deck that converts it into a free-standing console unit. This product […]

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EFI Previews New LED Inkjet, More at EFI Connect Users Conference

January 22, 2015 – At this year’s EFI Connect Users Conference held in Las Vegas, Electronics for Imaging (EFI) previewed a number of new offerings for the production-print market, including the firm’s new EFI Productivity Suite, which EFI says is the next step in its productivity software-portfolio evolution. EFI says the suite expands on its existing […]

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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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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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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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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 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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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 and Landa Join Forces to Develop New Digital Front End

Electronics for Imaging EFI and Landa Corporation have entered into a partnership agreement for the development of a digital front end (DFE) as part of Landa’s end-to-end Nanographic Printing solution. Landa’s new DFE will employ EFI-developed Fiery technology. With this technology, EFI says the Landa DFE will offer unique, new functionality for sheet-fed and web-fed Landa Nanographic Printing Presses […]

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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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