Xennia Technology Ltd, the world's leading industrial inkjet solutions provider, today announced its plan to acquire leading digital printing software company Cametrics, furthering the capabilities and integration of its module portfolio. Both companies have agreed terms and subject to due diligence the acquisition will complete within the next few months.
Xennia's modular approach makes inkjet implementation more straightforward for OEMs in key industrial applications such as ceramics, glass, textiles, packaging and product decoration. XenJet inkjet modules form a comprehensive suite comprising print engines, maintenance units, fluid controllers and software, backed up by integration packages supporting OEMs implementing inkjet processes based on these modules and XenInx inks and fluids.
XenJet Cygnus, Xennia's print software module, provides a 'printer manager' capable of running all modules of the printing system, including the print engine, fluid controllers, maintenance, motion and UV. Cygnus prints image files in any standard image format and handles variable data, such as barcodes and serial numbers, which change from print to print. Cygnus is based around Cametrics' iXpressia PrintEngine product, which supports image input in standard file formats, ICC colour management, raster image processing (RIP), print swath generation and variable image elements. PrintEngine controls all major industrial piezo printheads, and handles all inkjet printing configurations.
Xennia's stand at IPEX on 18th-25th May in Birmingham, UK, will showcase the XenJet modules including XenJet Cygnus software.
Commenting on Xennia's acquisition of Cametrics, Dr Alan Hudd, Managing Director, says, "We have been working very successfully with Cametrics for a number of years. Their software is the best inkjet printing software on the market and is a pivotal element of our inkjet printing systems and modules. We look forward to joining forces to supply the seamlessly integrated industrial modules the industry has been waiting for. OEM partners and their end customers can use these modules to transform their inkjet ideas into production reality, increasing responsiveness, efficiency and profitability."
"This deal is an excellent outcome for Cametrics and for the inkjet industry," Cametrics Managing Director, Dr Jim Taylor commented. "We will continue to support all existing Cametrics customers and we are delighted to join Xennia's world class inkjet team."
Xennia's products will be showcased at its stand at IPEX, located at Hall 9, Stand D300. Cametrics' iXpressia software is also showcased at its stand at IPEX, located at Stand 9F317 in the Springboard area of Hall 9.