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EFI Fiery Acquires Workflow Software Company CADlink

The acquisition will expand Fiery's presence in growing markets

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Fiery, the digital front end (DFE) and workflow business of Electronics For Imaging, announces the acquisition of CADlink Technology Corp., a software company that delivers solutions for direct-to-garment (DTG) and direct-to-film (DTF) printing; digital cutting and engraving, wide-format printing, and vehicle wraps.

Based in Ottawa, Canada, CADlink is a global software company that serves markets that require workflows involving different types of production devices. Its products aid in design, RIP, and workflow and are sold globally to customers through OEM partners and an extensive network of resellers.

Fiery says 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.

CADlink and EFI Fiery have histories of investment and leadership in color management, RIP, and workflow solutions, in addition to helping customers reach peak productivity with their 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,” says 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 portfolio includes solutions that support the development and growth of e-commerce for custom-manufactured products.

“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 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.”

The CADlink team will join EFI Fiery and continue working from their current offices.

“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,” adds 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.”

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Alexandria Bruce

Allee Bruce is the managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO and WRAPS magazines.

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