Print Controller supports complex printing requirements.

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Designed for Aficio® MP9000/MP1100/MP1350 Series, Fiery® EB-135 meets demands of In-Plant and Print-for-Pay environments. Based on System 8e architecture, unit can print Word/Excel/PowerPoint documents through email client without printer driver. It includes preset scan settings, Raster Image Processing color management system, and LDAP support to eliminate unauthorized operation. Controller comes with 2.8 GHz Intel Celeron processor, 512 Mb RAM, and 80 Gb HDD.

Original Press Release:

Ricoh and EFI Introduce High-Volume Workflow Solution

WEST CALDWELL, N.J. and FOSTER CITY, Calif., Jan. 8 /- Ricoh Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, and EFI (NASDAQ:EFII), the world leader in color digital print servers, superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions, announced today the availability of the Fiery(R) EB-135 Print Controller for the Ricoh Aficio(R) MP9000/MP1100/MP1350 Series.

Built to support the more complex printing requirements facing today's In-Plant and Print-for-Pay environments, the new Fiery-based EB-135 Print Controller sets the standard for performance and reliability.

Based on EFI's new System 8e architecture, EB-135 capabilities include: easily printing Word/Excel/PowerPoint documents through an email client without a printer driver; strengthened security, including enhanced LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) support, designed to eliminate unauthorized operation; and EFI's in-RIP (Raster Image Processing) color management system provides consistent, predictable color. The Fiery-based EB-135 also provides a new user-friendly interface, improved page programming features, new preset scan settings as well as full integration with Ricoh's robust third-party finishing options.

Keeping pace with the need to provide a more secure document workflow, the new EB-135 supports several new security-related features in addition to full user authentication, including the ability to overwrite data sent through the device utilizing the new Secure Erase capability.

The new Fiery EB-135 comes standard with 512MB of RAM, a hard disk drive capacity of 80GB and a fast 2.8 GHz Intel Celeron processor to expedite production.

The Ricoh EB-135 Print Controller for the Aficio MP9000/MP1100/MP1350 Series is now available through authorized Ricoh dealers at a suggested retail price of $8,500.

About EFI
EFI ( is the world leader in digital color servers, super wide format printers and inks, industrial inkjet printing systems, and commercial and enterprise print management solutions. 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 color print servers; super wide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; print production workflow and management information software; and corporate printing solutions. EFI maintains 23 offices worldwide.

About Ricoh Corporation
Ricoh Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 70-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2005 sales in excess of $17 billion, a 5.6 percent increase over the previous year.

Ricoh Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh's fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents. Ricoh's line of document management devices include, color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators and wide format engineering systems. Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow. Ricoh's document management software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information.

Ricoh Corporation directly or through its subsidiaries markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America. For fiscal year 2005, Ricoh Corporation sales exceeded $3 billion, an increase of 8.1 percent over the previous year.

Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at

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CONTACT: Russell Marchetta of Ricoh Corporation, +1-973-882-2075, or; or Gayle LeDoux of EFI, +1-650-357-3938, or

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