FREMONT, Calif. — July 05th 2022 (GLOBE NewSWIRE) — Fiery®, the digital front end (DFE) and workflow business of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (“EFI™”), today announced that it has acquired CADlink® Technology Corp. is a leading software company in the industry. They offer solutions for high-growth areas such as digital direct-to–garment (DTG), direct-to–film (DTF), printing; digital cutting & engraving; wide-format print; vehicle wraps, and digital wide-format printing. CADlink’s products address increasingly important customer needs for customization and personalization, and for reducing the time spent moving work from design to production.
CADlink, based in Ottawa, Canada is a global software company. It serves markets that have unique workflows that use different production devices. CADlink’s products are recognized leaders in design, RIP and workflow technology, and are sold globally to customers through OEM partners and an extensive network of resellers. CADlink’s products, partners and channels are a natural complement to what the Fiery business delivers for its global commercial, display graphics and industrial printing customer base.
EFI Fiery, CADlink, and EFI Fiery have a long history in investment and leadership in colormanagement, RIP, and workflow solutions. They also help customers get the best out of digital print and imaging systems.
“The synergies between our two companies are tremendous and we look forward to providing customers with more world-class software and support to accelerate their adoption of digital print and imaging,” said Toby Weiss, chief operating officer, EFI Fiery. “This acquisition will directly benefit our customers and it significantly strengthens and expands our presence in growing markets.”
The CADlink software suite includes advanced solutions that enable you to develop and grow e-commerce.
“The technology to produce customized and personalized garments, engraved products, vehicle wraps, and other merchandise has transformed the printing industry and requires capable software to create and layout those designs,” according to industry observer Greg Cholmondeley, principal analyst of Keypoint Intelligence’s production workflow service. “CADlink and EFI are well positioned to integrate the design, layout, RIPing, and printing processes in ways that will be key to meet evolving customer demands.”
“Becoming part of the EFI Fiery business will extend the geographic reach for our products and enhance our ability to support and drive greater value to customers and partners worldwide,” said CADlink Co-founder and CEO Gordon Reynen. “Our team is excited to join the industry leader in DFE, color management and imaging technologies and combine forces to bring more innovation to market for our customers.”
EFI Fiery will join the CADlink team and they will continue to work in their existing offices. The terms of the acquisition are not known.
For more information about EFI’s advanced portfolio of innovative digital printing solutions, visit www.efi.com.
EFI™ is a global technology company, leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging. Our customers are looking for breakthrough technologies that will help them navigate their digital journey. That’s why we’re passionate about driving their business growth with a scalable portfolio of products, solutions, services, support, and world-class partnerships for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, building materials, commercial print, and personalized documents with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and workflow software. They work together to increase profits, cut costs, improve productivity, and optimize efficiency – job after job, year after year. We’re committed to our customers’ success. (www.efi.com)
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David Lindsay, EFI
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