EFI’s Strength in the Numbers

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Laurel Brunner

EFI has been in the vanguard of the graphics industry, pretty much since its inception. Its strength is in its ubiquity and in its appetite for controlled risk.

The eponymous EFI otherwise known as Electronics for Imaging, has gone beyond its founder’s dreams and then some. Efi Arazi founded EFI in 1988 and in 1992 when we asked him how EFI differed from Scitex, the poster child of high end colour graphics systems, Arazi said: “Scitex is like an Irish linen mouchoir. EFI is more like a Kleenex.” At the time EFI’s business was founded on the premise that any digital printing device could function as a colour press. EFI’s early Fiery RIPs kickstarted the digital colour printing market and EFI worked in partnership with OEM customers to come up with solutions that were greater than the sum of their parts. The company has gone from strength to strength (mostly) ever since.

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