EFI Fiery Acquires Design and Production Workflow Software Provider to Accelerate High Value Digital Imaging

CADlink software is a key tool for custom and personalized digital printing products

FREMONT, Calif.July 05, 2022 – Fiery®the digital front-end (DFE) and workflow activity of Imaging ElectronicsInc. (“EFI™”), today announced the acquisition of CADlink® Technology Corp., an industry-leading software company that provides solutions for the high-growth areas of digital direct-to-garment (DTG) and direct-to-film (DTF) printing; digital cutting and engraving; large format digital printing; and vehicle wraps. CADlink’s products meet growing customer needs for customization and customization, and reducing the time spent moving work from design to production.

Based in Ottawa, Canada, CADlink is a global software company serving markets that require unique workflows involving different types of production devices. CADlink’s products are recognized leaders in design, RIP and workflow technology, and are sold worldwide to customers through OEM partners and an extensive reseller network. CADlink’s products, partners and channels are a natural complement to what the Fiery business offers its global commercial printing, display graphics and industrial customers.

CADlink and EFI Fiery each have a long history of investment and leadership in color management, RIP and workflow solutions, as well as helping customers get the most productivity out of their printing systems. digital printing and imaging.

“The synergies between our two companies are tremendous, and we look forward to providing our customers with more world-class software and support to accelerate their adoption of digital printing and imaging,” said Toby Weiss, Director of operations, EFI Fiery. “This acquisition will directly benefit our customers and will significantly strengthen and expand our presence in growth markets.”

The CADlink software portfolio includes proven and advanced solutions that support the development and growth of e-commerce for custom-made products.

“Technology for producing custom and personalized apparel, engraved products, vehicle wraps and other merchandise has transformed the print industry and requires software capable of creating and laying out these designs,” according to industry watcher Greg Cholmondeley, principal analyst at Intelligence of key pointsthe production workflow service of . “CADlink and EFI are well positioned to integrate design, layout, RIP and print processes in a way that will be essential to meet changing customer demands. »

“Being part of the EFI Fiery business will expand the geographic reach of our products and enhance our ability to support and drive greater value for customers and partners around the world,” said Gordon Reynen, co-founder and CEO of CADlink. “Our team is excited to join the industry leader in DFE, color management and imaging technologies and join forces to bring more innovation to market for our customers.”

The CADlink team will join EFI Fiery and continue to work from their current offices. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

For more information on EFI’s advanced portfolio of innovative digital printing solutions, visit www.efi.com.

About EFI

EFI™ is a global technology company, leading the global transformation from analog to digital imaging. We understand that our customers want breakthrough technologies to guide them through their digital journey. That’s why we’re passionate about growing their business with a scalable portfolio of world-class products, solutions, services, support and partnerships for the manufacture of signs, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, building materials, commercial prints and custom prints. documents with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends and workflow software. They work together to increase profits, reduce costs, improve productivity and optimize efficiency – job after job, year after year. We are committed to the success of our customers. (www.efi.com)


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