updated 5/16/2011 9:17:14 AM ET 2011-05-16T13:17:14

FOSTER CITY, Calif., May 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI ™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today made available the latest version of its Fiery® Command WorkStation® print job management and user interface software, with all-new features to improve image quality, color output, usability, and imposition workflows. Available to most Fiery users worldwide*, Fiery Command WorkStation version 5.3 can be downloaded at no cost at www.efi.com/cws5 .

"Fiery Command WorkStation is the recognized industry standard for production printing job management technology, serving as the window into the entire printing workflow," said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI. "Known for its intuitive interface, Command WorkStation gives businesses a productivity boost for production printing. It enables seasoned pros to more quickly produce even higher quality output, while making it easy for less experienced users to produce professional looking documents in just a few clicks."

The Fiery Image Enhance Visual Editor (IEVE) is a powerful industry-first feature newly available in this version of Command WorkStation. IEVE allows for editing of each image in a job without going back to the native design file, saving time and simplifying the editing process. It provides an interactive toolset for optimizing image appearance and applying per-image corrections, to ensure photos look their best. This tool gives users the control to adjust brightness, contrast, highlights, shadows, color balance, sharpness and to make red-eye corrections on any image within a job. Users can save preferred settings as presets to apply to other images or other jobs on the Fiery, ensuring consistent and optimized output.

The newest version of Command WorkStation includes imposition workflow improvements that make operators more productive. Enhancements include the addition of a user-defined finish size workflow in Fiery SeeQuence Impose (an add-on module) to honor the designer's intent by automatically detecting the trim box and bleed box defined in the source document. Now, operators gain greater control and can get the job done faster with fewer errors.

Another key addition in Command WorkStation is integration with the industry leading profiling and color management software, EFI Color Profiler Suite. This new integration makes users even more productive since they don't have to leave the Command WorkStation interface to use Color Profiler Suite tools to diagnose profile problems, compare color gamuts, and create and edit profiles. This saves valuable time and eliminates guesswork.

This latest version also has enhancements that make the software easier to use, which further support the ongoing goal of Command WorkStation – to make common tasks more accessible and required job information readily available to operators so they can be more productive.

For more information, including videos of features in action, please visit the newly re-designed Command WorkStation website at http://w3.efi.com/fiery/Products/CWS5 or call 800-875-7717.

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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*Fiery Command WorkStation is compatible with Fiery System 6 and higher. Not all features are supported on all Fiery controllers – for more info, visit http://w3.efi.com/Fiery/Products/CWS5/Supported%20Printers

NOTE TO EDITORS: The EFI logo, Fiery, Command WorkStation, VUTEk and Jetrion 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.

CONTACT: Katie Maller
         EFI Public Relations
         650.357.3032
         katie.maller@efi.com

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