SOURCE: Sepialine, Inc.

September 07, 2005 09:00 ET

Sepialine Integrates With Industry-Leading EFI Fiery Color Servers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 7, 2005 -- Sepialine™ -- a leading provider of cost recovery solutions -- today announced the immediate availability of Sepialine Fiery® Connector software. Designed using EFI SDK (Software Developers Kit), the newest addition to the award-winning Sepialine Cost Tracking Suite, Sepialine Fiery Connector software helps customers capture the costs and expenses associated with high-end graphics output from the multiple award-winning EFI Fiery line of print servers.

Pacific Advanced Civil Engineering (PACE) is a water resource engineering firm based in Fountain Valley, CA. "We have successfully been utilizing Sepialine products to capture and track our printing costs," said Gary Tolosa, Information Technology Manager. "However, color reprints off our Canon/Fiery printer were not being recorded. Sepialine stepped forward and developed the Fiery Connector to fill this gap. Given the fact that we are working with multiple platforms -- Mac, PC and the Canon/Fiery device -- I was concerned that a reliable connector could be developed. However, from day one, the Sepialine Fiery connector has functioned as designed."

Sepialine Fiery Connector software was developed utilizing the extensive features of EFI SDK, which enable software developers to customize the workflow of demanding printing environments deploying the Fiery server.

An Emerging Business Technology

Professional services firms -- such as legal, architecture, advertising and engineering firms -- are the most common venues for cost recovery. By capturing and analyzing expenses, companies are able to gain business insight, charge back clients for reimbursable expenses and ultimately increase profit.

The Sepialine Cost Tracking Suite is a growing family of technologies designed to capture, analyze and report business expenses, such as printing, copying and scanning. EFI Fiery integration from Sepialine extends the concept by seamlessly tracking high-end color output through Fiery servers. Millions of Fiery users depend on Fiery technology for precision color, consistent high quality output and workflow innovation. In the office printing landscape, specialized technology and capabilities provided by the EFI Fiery series represents a recoverable cost component. Integrated cost recovery gives companies a way to recoup overhead expenses and assign those expenses to clients as reimbursable charges.

The Sepialine Fiery Connector works by establishing a direct connection to a Fiery server. When a user submits or reprints a job to the Fiery server, information about the print job is retrieved and then routed to the user's desktop. There, the Sepialine Desktop Billing Client prompts the user to allocate print activity to a project or client billing code. The Sepialine Fiery Connector captures jobs submitted from Windows and Macintosh printing as well as reprinting from Command WorkStation®, EFI's multiple award-winning centralized print job management software, and the controller front panel. The Sepialine Cost Tracking Suite merges Fiery server print information, with standard printing, scanning, wide format and much more.

"A sizeable percentage of the more than 12 million Fiery users around the world require very specific, detailed accounting of the high return on investment the Fiery delivers," said James Lopez, director of server product marketing, EFI. "The Sepialine Cost Tracking Suite adds value to Fiery users by increasing color output cost awareness, decreasing waste and improving profitability."

About EFI

EFI (www.efi.com) is the world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing. EFI's award-winning technologies offer end to end, integrated document management tools from creation to print, including high fidelity color Fiery® print servers that can output up to 2000 ppm; superwide digital inkjet printers and UV and solvent inks capable of printing on flexible and rigid substrates; powerful print production workflow and management information software solutions for increased performance and cost efficiency; and an array of corporate printing solutions. EFI's integrated solutions connect seamlessly, delivering unbeatable performance, cost savings and increased productivity. EFI maintains 22 offices worldwide.

About Sepialine

Sepialine, Inc. delivers products and services to capture, analyze and report expenses across the enterprise. Sepialine's award-winning Cost Recovery Platform delivers print, copy, scan and fax tracking from any software to any device across multiple platforms. Sepialine products are used by leading corporate and service professionals including graphics, advertising, legal, architecture, engineering and reprographics companies around the world. For more information, visit http://www.sepialine.com

NOTE: Sepialine and Argos are trademarks of Sepialine Inc. EFI and Fiery are registered trademarks of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and/or certain other foreign jurisdictions.

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