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EFI Updates Proofing and Print-Production Software

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EFI has announced the release of EFI Designer Edition v. 4.2 proofing solution for the design market, as well as EFI Photo Edition color-management software for digital photographers. Both are also available in XXL versions to drive printers up to 60-in. wide.

Improvements in both editions include: printing modes such as Proof Mode for Prepress, Photo Print Mode for RGB workflow, and Black-and-White Mode. In addition, both feature TIFF export for exchanging color-managed data with customers; a Ugra/FOGRA media strip; the ability to save colormanagement settings and specify the alignment of a job; and the addition of a black-point compensation feature for improved shadow details.

The company also has unveiled

Logic SQL version 21.0 print-production software, which now features a report queue for executing multiple reports with a single request. It also has the ability to save report settings and can import budgets from Excel.

EFI's PrinterSite Internal sales force application also has been updated"?to version 2.0. An add-on module that integrates with EFI's SQL MIS system, the new version provides a "dashboard view" into job-production status.

Another product upgrade is Print- Smith Site version 2 the company's Web-to-print add-on solution for users of its PrintSmith MIS system. Users are now able to see pricing online for other than predefined quantities; and approval workflows allow specified customers to be designated as order approvers. (EFI: www.efi.com)

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