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About EFI

The window of opportunity is always moving. We keep you moving with it.

What Does EFI Do?

EFI™ is a global technology company, leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging. EFI develops breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and building materials with a wide range of printers and inks, working together to increase profits, cut costs, improve productivity, and optimize efficiency.

Our vision and mission

EFI has a long history of helping print producers transition from analog to digital with the print technology, training, service, and support that makes it easy and profitable. We’ll help you every step of the way. Because our vision is to inspire the world with brilliant imagery on any material. And our mission is to be your trusted partner throughout your digital journey.

Our brand promise

Let’s be brilliant. Together. 
We understand you want breakthrough technologies to lead you through your digital journey. That’s why we’re passionate about driving your business growth with a scalable portfolio of products, solutions, services, support, and world-class partnerships for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and building materials with a wide range of printers and inks. Our unwavering commitment is to increase your profits, cut costs, improve productivity, and optimize efficiency — job after job, year after year. We’re obsessed with your success. And we believe we have the right people, technology, and experience to help your business achieve its goals.

Industries served include:

  • Sign and display graphics producers
  • Ceramic tile manufacturers
  • Packaging converters and manufacturers
  • Textiles, including fashion, home textiles and interior decor, and sportswear
  • Wood floor and building materials

Details

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10 Major Countries

global presence

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2,100 Employees

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What Can EFI Help Me Do?

We can help you add value to print and be more efficient while doing it. The result is more sustainable business growth through more opportunities and a better bottom line.

EFI’s award-winning product portfolio and world-class customer support provides solutions so you can:

  • Boost profits through improved productivity and efficiency.
  • Increase opportunities to grow revenue in new ways.
  • Expand your business services.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

It is our desire to raise our voices in sustainability conversations within the print industry. To do so effectively, we recognize we must be transparent with our actions and impact on the environment. Read our 2022 Sustainability Impact Report to learn about our journey, progress, goals, and our commitment to a more sustainable future.

Company History

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1988

EFI is founded by Efraim “Efi” Arazi and opened its first office in San Francisco, CA.

1991

EFI introduces its first product, the Fiery® color server.

2000

Office controllers become a commodity. EFI looks for new direction and Fiery is repositioned for professional print.

2003

EFI enters the business process automation software market and acquires Printcafé.

2005

EFI decides the future involves industrial inkjet technology and acquires VUTEk®, the leading global provider of superwide digital inkjet printers.

2006

EFI acquires Jetrion®, a manufacturer of inkjet printers and inks for the label and packaging industries.

2008

EFI acquires remaining interest in Raster Printers to add mid-range wide-format inkjet printing technology to their portfolio.

2012

EFI extends into the ceramic tile decoration market with the acquisition of Cretaprint.

2013

EFI acquires European regional print ERP software provider GamSys.

2015

EFI enters digital textile printing with the acquisition of Reggiani Macchine and, at the same time, acquires Matan Digital Printers to extend its share of the superwide-format display graphics market.

EFI acquires UK-based MIS developer Shuttleworth Business Systems, and Corrugated Technologies Inc. (CTI) to extend its productivity software suite into the packaging market.

2016

The EFI Nozomi single-pass digital inkjet printing platform for corrugated is announced.

EFI acquires Rialco® Limited, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of dye powders and color products for digital print and industrial manufacturing industries.

EFI acquires Optitex Ltd., a global leader in integrated 2D and 3D CAD/CAM software solutions, to extend its leadership in the digital transformation of the textile industry.

2017

EFI acquires MIS provider CRC Information Systems.

EFI makes further inroads into the corrugated packaging market by acquiring corrugated packaging software developer Escada Systems.

2018

EFI reports record sales of just under $1B and opens a new EFI Inkjet facility and customer experience center in Londonderry, NH, USA.

2019

EFI is acquired by an affiliate of private equity firm Siris Capital.

2021

EFI Reggiani celebrates 75 years of innovative solutions for the textile world.

2022

EFI completes the sale of its packaging and print productivity software business to focus technology investment strategy on digital imaging segments.

EFI acquires Barcelona-based Inèdit Software S.L., a developer of raster image processors (RIPs) and related software for digital industrial textile printing, and integrates it into EFI’s Reggiani textile business.

2023

EFI’s Fiery business unit is separated as an independent company that will remain wholly owned by Siris.

Siris appointed Frank Pennisi, a veteran of the industrial and technology sectors, as EFI’s Chief Executive Officer.