Konica Minolta Integrates Fiery Color Profiler Suite 3.0 into Color Product Lineup

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On Display at “The Power of Performance” – Konica Minolta’s 2010 Business Conference and Product Expo

Konica Minolta bizhub C652

Fiery Color Profiler Suite gives print providers a competitive edge, ensuring that color reproduction is always accurate, consistent and reliable

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, and EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced integrated the newest version of Fiery® Color Profiler Suite (CPS) color management tools has been integrated into Konica Minolta’s award-winning color product lineup – bringing customers a smoother workflow and greater color accuracy.

On display at “The Power of Performance” – Konica Minolta’s 2010 Business Conference and Product Expo – through May 5 in Los Angeles, CPS version 3.0 provides complete color quality control at every stage of the printing workflow with integrated color management tools. Profile making is integrated directly into the Fiery servers that power the bizhub PRO® C65hc, bizhub PRO C6501/C5501 Series and current family of bizhub® color MFPs. Reducing the time to optimize color quality while lessening the possibility for errors, CPS also provides the ability for color matching of multiple engines in a production environment.

The latest version of CPS integrates into the Fiery server workflow, enabling automatic installation and population of printer profiles including optimized pre-sets that eliminate steps and reduce errors. New support for automated measuring instruments shortens the time to set-up an optimal color managed workflow, while enhanced tools for profile optimization and quality assurance tools for conformance to industry standards allow all customers to get the optimal output from their printers.

“Fiery Color Profiler Suite gives print providers a competitive edge, ensuring that color reproduction is always accurate, consistent and reliable,” said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI. “The new Fiery-CPS integration improves usability for Konica Minolta customers, and gives them more flexibility to take advantage of the full functionality of Fiery solutions.”

“Konica Minolta is excited to offer our customers the newest color management and profiling tools to ensure that the highest levels of color and control are achieved by even the most demanding color professionals worldwide,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

Fiery Color Profiler Suite and other EFI Fiery solutions designed for Konica Minolta customers are available now through Konica Minolta's North American direct sales, authorized dealer and value-added reseller channels. More information is available at http://www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com. More information regarding EFI is available at http://www.efi.com and 800.875.7117.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. For the third consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. For more information, please visit http://www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook and Twitter.

About EFI
EFI (http://www.efi.com) is a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFI's award-winning solutions, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. The company's robust product portfolio includes Fiery® digital print controllers and solutions; VUTEk® superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Rastek™ UV wide-format inkjet printers; Jetrion® industrial inkjet printing systems; print production workflow and management information software; and corporate printing solutions. EFI maintains 23 offices worldwide.

Konica Minolta Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000
PR(at)kmbs(dot)konicaminolta(dot)us

EFI Contact
Katie Maller
EFI Public Relations
+1 650.357.3032
katie(dot)maller(at)efi(dot)com

Konica Minolta is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. bizhub PRO and bizhub are registered trademarks of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. EFI, Fiery, VUTEk and Jetrion are registered trademarks of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Rastek is a trademark of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Nothing herein should be construed as a warranty in addition to the express warranty statements provided with EFI products and services.

This news release contains forward-looking statements, that are statements other than statements of historical fact including words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “consider”, “plan” and similar, any statements related to strategies or objectives of management for future operations, products, development, performance, any statements of assumptions or underlying any of the foregoing and any statements in the future tense. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual or future results to differ materially. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with EFI’s businesses, please refer to the risk factors section in the Company’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

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