Fiery®, the digital front end (DFE) and workflow business of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI™), announced that it has acquired CADlink Technology Corp., an industry-leading provider of production and design workflow software to accelerate high value digital imaging
“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; it significantly strengthens and expands our presence in growing markets.”
CADlink and EFI Fiery each have long histories of investment and leadership in color management, RIP (Raster Image Processor Software) and workflow solutions, as well as in helping customers get the most productivity out of their digital print and imaging systems.
“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,” says 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.”
“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,” says 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.”
Based in Ottawa, Canada, CADlink is a global software company that serves 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 globally to customers through OEM partners and an extensive network of resellers.
EFI™ is a global technology company, leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging.
“We understand our customers want breakthrough technologies to lead them through their digital journey,” the company claims.
“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.”