EFI and Ricoh Advance Office Productivity and Color Quality With New Aficio MP Multifunction Products

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced Fiery® color controllers are now available for the Ricoh Aficio MP series of multifunction products (MFPs). The versatile, color Ricoh MFPs combined with the latest Fiery technology provide higher user productivity and ease-of-use with more consistent color and the security features required for demanding office environments. The Fiery E-3200 and Fiery E-5200 controllers are available for the Ricoh Aficio MP C3001/C3501 and MP C4501/C5501 MFPs, respectively.

"The new Aficio MFP Series together with the industry-leading Fiery technology from EFI make it affordable for businesses to bring color into their workflow, enabling them to complete more jobs in-house while actually reducing paper usage and waste," said Shun Sato, senior vice president of marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "Fiery controllers also provide exceptional color output and must-have security features."

Increased Productivity and Lower Costs

The Fiery controller's powerful yet simple user interface enables jobs to be set-up faster with fewer clicks. In addition, the Aficio MP MFPs support Fiery VUE, EFI's desktop printing application that makes publishing of professional-looking finished documents fast and simple for all office workers. Fiery VUE, available from EFI as a free download, allows users to interact with a document on-screen in 3D to sculpt and then preview exactly how the finished document will look when printed, thus lowering cost by saving time and reducing waste. With a single click, users can create eye-catching booklets, presentations and other documents in-house, reducing the need for and cost of outsourcing color print jobs.

"As a long-standing partner of Ricoh's, we're pleased to bring the power of Fiery technology to the new Aficio MP Series to give office workgroups and mobile workers an outstanding choice to meet their printing needs," said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI. "We believe Fiery VUE will have a huge impact on customers' ability to easily create professional-looking documents, giving them back precious time to focus on other important tasks. Mobile worker productivity and convenience also increase with network software from EFI that allows printing directly from an iPhone or iPad to Fiery-driven Ricoh printers."

Better Color

The standard Fiery ColorWise® color management technology makes it easy for office users to achieve accurate, consistent, rich color every time. The Fiery Spot-On option ensures the best match of PANTONE® colors and standardized corporate color palettes, ensuring brand identities and other images print correctly.


To meet security requirements of enterprise environments, the Fiery Secure Erase feature automatically removes all traces of deleted print files stored on the Fiery hard drive. All Fiery controllers are easily deployed in Windows and Macintosh environments and support industry standard networking protocols.

More information on EFI solutions is available at and 800.875.7117.

About EFI

EFI () 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 color print servers; 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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