Profile: Electronics for Imaging Inc (EFII.O)
17 May 2019
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI), incorporated on November 21, 1988, is engaged in digital printing, focused on the transformation of the printing, packaging, ceramic tile decoration, and textile industries from the use of traditional analog-based printing to digital on-demand printing. The Company operates through three segments: Industrial Inkjet, Productivity Software and Fiery. The Company's products include industrial super-wide and wide format display graphics, label and packaging, textile, and ceramic tile decoration digital inkjet printers that utilize its digital ink, industrial digital inkjet printer parts, and professional services; print production workflow, Web-to-print, cross-media marketing, fashion design, and business process automation solutions, and color printing digital front ends (DFEs) creating an digital printing ecosystem. Its ink includes digital ultra-violet (UV) curable, light emitting diode (LED) curable, ceramic, water-based and thermoforming ink, as well as a range of textile ink, including dye sublimation, pigmented, reactive dye, acid dye, pure disperse dye and water-based dispersed printing ink. Its business process automation solutions are integrated from creation to print and are vertically integrated with its industrial digital inkjet printers and products produced by production digital color page printer manufacturers.
The Company's product portfolio includes industrial super-wide and wide format digital inkjet products (Industrial Inkjet), including VUTEk and Matan display graphics super-wide and wide format, Reggiani textile, Jetrion label and packaging and Cretaprint ceramic tile decoration and construction material industrial digital inkjet printers and ink; print production workflow, Optitex textile two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) computer aided fashion design (CAD) applications, and business process automation software (Productivity Software), which provides corporate printing, label and packaging, publishing, and mailing and fulfillment solutions for the printing and packaging industry, and Fiery DFEs (Fiery). Its integrated solutions and technologies are designed to automate print and business processes; provide services, and produce digital output.
The Industrial Inkjet segment consists of its VUTEk and Matan super-wide and wide format display graphics, Reggiani textile, Jetrion label and packaging, and Cretaprint ceramic tile decoration and construction material industrial digital inkjet printers; UV curable, LED, ceramic, water-based, and thermoforming ink, as well as a range of textile ink, including dye sublimation, pigmented, reactive dye, acid dye, pure disperse dye, and water-based dispersed printing ink; digital inkjet printer parts, and professional services. Printing surfaces include paper, vinyl, corrugated, textile, glass, plastic, aluminum composite, ceramic tile, wood, and many other flexible and rigid substrates. Its VUTEk and Matan super-wide format UV, LED, and thermoforming industrial digital inkjet printers and ink are used by commercial photo labs, sign shops, graphic screen printers, specialty commercial printers, and digital and billboard graphics providers serving the out-of-home advertising and industrial specialty print segments by printing banners, signage, building wraps, flags, point of purchase and exhibition signage, backlit displays, fleet graphics, photo-quality graphics, art exhibits, customized architectural elements, billboards, thermoplastic decoration and other graphic displays.
The Company sells EFI hybrid and roll-to-roll flatbed UV wide format graphics printers and ink to the entry-level and mid-range industrial digital inkjet display graphics printer market. It sells Reggiani textile digital inkjet printers and textile ink to the display graphics soft signage market and contract printers serving textile brand owners and fashion designers, as well as the global printed textile industry. It sells Cretaprint ceramic tile decoration and construction material digital inkjet printers and ceramic digital ink to the ceramic tile construction materials manufacturing industries. It sells Jetrion label and packaging digital inkjet printing systems, custom integration solutions, and specialty ink to the converting, packaging, and direct mail industries. Its VUTEk and Matan super-wide, wide format, and Jetrion label and packaging industrial digital inkjet printers incorporate cool cure LED printing technology.
Reggiani industrial digital inkjet textile printers address textile printing with printers suitable for pigmented, reactive dye, acid dye, and water-based dispersed printing ink. Reggiani provides an overall solution for the entire textile printing process from yarn treatment to fabric printing and finishing for a range of substrates and applications (fashion, home textile, sportswear, signage, flooring, automotive and outdoor). Its Jetrion label and packaging digital inkjet printers provide an array of label and packaging digital inkjet systems, custom integration solutions, and specialty digital UV and LED curable ink to the label and packaging industries. Its Cretaprint ceramic tile decoration digital inkjet printers are utilized by the ceramic tile and construction material manufacturing industries.
The Productivity Software segment consists of a software suite that enables automated end-to-end business and production workflows for the print and packaging industry. This Productivity Suite also provides tools to enable scheduling and optimization of processes, equipment and personnel. The Productivity Suite addresses all segments of the print industry and consists of the Packaging Suite, with Radius Solutions Incorporated (Radius) at its core, for tag and label, cartons and flexible packaging businesses; Corrugated Packaging Suite, with Corrugated Technologies, Inc. (CTI) at its core, for corrugated packaging businesses; Enterprise Commercial Print Suite, with Monarch at its core, for enterprise print businesses; Publication Print Suite, with Monarch or Technique at its core, for publication print businesses; Mid-market Print Suite, with Pace at its core, for medium size print businesses; Quick Print Suite, with PrintSmith at its core, for small printers and in-plant sites, and) Value Added Products, available with the suite and standalone, such as Web-to-print, e-commerce, cross media marketing, warehousing, fulfillment, shop floor data collection and shipping. It also markets Optitex fashion CAD software.
The Fiery segment consists of DFEs that transform digital copiers and printers into networked printing devices for the office, industrial and commercial printing markets. This operating segment consists of standalone DFEs connected to digital printers, copiers and other peripheral devices; embedded DFEs and design-licensed solutions used in digital copiers and multi-functional devices; optional software integrated into its DFE solutions, such as Fiery Central and Graphics Arts Package; Fiery Self Serve, its self-service and payment solution; PrintMe, its mobile printing application, and standalone software-based solutions, such as its proofing and scanning solutions. Fiery Workflow Suite is an integrated set of Fiery products, including Fiery Central, Fiery JobFlow and Fiery JobMaster to deliver an integrated workflow from job submission and business management to scheduling, preparation and production. Fiery Navigator is a cloud-based digital printing business intelligence tool for digital production presses.
Fiery Self Serve provides self-service and payment solutions that allow service providers to offer access to business machines, including printers, copiers, computers/Internet access, fax machines and photo printing kiosks from mobile phones, iPad, universal serial bus (USB) drives and cloud accounts, such as Google Drive Dropbox. The M500 addresses demands for printing from any mobile device, as well as from cloud storage services, and accepts credit cards, campus cards, and cash cards at the device. PrintMe Connect enables direct printing from Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch iPhone operating system (iOS) 10-enabled and other mobile devices to Fiery-driven printers or multi-function peripherals.
The Company competes with Agfa, Domino, Durst, Canon, Hewlett Packard, Inca, Mimaki, Roland, Mutoh, Dover, Seiko Epson, Konica Minolta, Robustelli, Atexco, Shenzhen Homer Textile, Kornit, Brother Industries, Digital Graphics, KERAjet, Technoferrari, Projecta, Intesa, System, Flora, Hope, Meijia, Teckwin, Epicor, SAP, Oracle, Kiwiplan, Heidelberg, Lectra, Assyst, CLO, Browzwear, Gerber and DuPont Digital Imaging.
Electronics for Imaging Inc
6750 Dumbarton Cir
FREMONT CA 94555-3616