updated 11/23/2010 2:15:49 PM ET 2010-11-23T19:15:49

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov. 23, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today released PrintMe® Connect for AirPrint, a free software application that enables direct printing from Apple® iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch® iOS 4.2-enabled devices to EFI Fiery®-driven printers or multifunction peripherals (MFPs). Targeted at enterprise and mobile print environments, PrintMe Connect for AirPrint is one of the first offerings available to support Apple's new AirPrint platform and iOS 4.2. EFI, a leader in mobile printing solutions for over nine years, extends its flagship line of PrintMe mobile and cloud-based printing applications with this latest offering.

"With the launch of PrintMe Connect for AirPrint, EFI is satisfying one of the top requests from iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users everywhere with a solution for printing directly from these mobile devices to a broad array of more than 250,000 Fiery-driven printers and MFP's installed today," said Toby Weiss, general manager of Fiery and senior vice president, EFI. "Following on the heels of our recent PrintMe enhancements, this unique offering enables business professionals to easily and quickly print from any application on their Apple device to almost any Fiery printer. No existing corporate printer fleets out there today work with the new iOS 4.2 software – until now."

With AirPrint and the iOS 4.2 software, people using Apple devices will find a print function automatically enabled on their device and can select a printer on their network and print. Once installed by a corporate IT department, PrintMe Connect for AirPrint will show all available Fiery-driven printers* as destinations on a user's printer list. There is no need for the individual user to download an application or for the enterprise to purchase a specific iOS-enabled printer or upgrade or modify existing printers or MFPs.

With the recent explosion of smartphones and tablets, now more than ever, mobile workers need to be able to access and print their documents on the go. EFI PrintMe and PrintMe Connect for AirPrint technology make this possible today. To install the software on the printer network, IT managers can download PrintMe Connect for AirPrint software for free at www.efi.com/printmeconnect . More information is available at www.efi.com or contact 800-875-7117.

About EFI

EFI ( 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.

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*Compatible with Fiery System 8 (released in 2006) and later

NOTE TO EDITORS: The EFI logo, Fiery, VUTEk, Jetrion and PrintMe are registered trademarks of Electronics for Imaging, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries. EFI and Rastek are trademarks of Electronics for Imaging, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries. All other terms and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners, and are hereby acknowledged.

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. EFI undertakes no obligation to update information contained herein, including forward-looking statements.

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