EFI’s Fiery business has acquired software company Cadlink Technology Corp which provides solutions for digital wide-format print and vehicle wraps, digital direct-to-garment (DTG) and direct-to-film (DTF) printing, and digital cutting and engraving.
Ottawa, Canada-based Cadlink serves markets that require unique workflows involving different types of production devices. Its products cover design, Rip and workflow, and are sold globally through OEMs and resellers. EFI said the 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.
“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 portfolio includes software that supports the development and growth of e-commerce for custom-manufactured products.
“The technology to produce customised and personalised garments, engraved products, vehicle wraps, and other merchandise has transformed the printing industry and requires capable software to create and layout those designs,” said industry observer Greg Cholmondeley, principal analyst of Keypoint Intelligence’s production workflow service. “Cadlink and EFI are well positioned to integrate the design, layout, Ripping, 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, colour management and imaging technologies and combine forces to bring more innovation to market for our customers.”
The Cadlink team will be joining EFI Fiery and will continue to work from their current offices.