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Canon, Heidelberg partner in sheetfed inkjet printing

May 31, 2024  By PrintAction Staff

Canon and Heidelberg decide one a global sales and service co-operation in inkjet printing, with a joint focus on supporting commercial print businesses striving to establish hybrid offset/digital production to meet changing print buyer needs and increase their capability to handle shorter runs of more diverse jobs.

Heidelberg will expand its technology portfolio by introducing an inkjet product family based on the newly announced Canon B2 sheetfed inkjet press and their B3 sheetfed inkjet press. Both presses will be integrated into the Heidelberg Prinect workflow; service and Saphira Ink will be delivered through Heidelberg.

Akira Yoshida, president, CEO and chair of the board of executive directors of Canon Production Printing, said, “Canon has channelled significant energy and investment to develop its leading inkjet technology and give customers in the commercial printing industry a clear vision of their future. Heidelberg boasts a unique heritage, an extensive customer base and in-depth knowledge of the needs of commercial print businesses. We are confident that our collaboration with Heidelberg will accelerate the move to blended offset/digital production and enable transformative innovation for many more offset print businesses worldwide.”


Dr. David Schmedding, head of sales, Heidelberg, added, “We are confident that Canon is the ideal partner for Heidelberg to support our customers with best-in-class inkjet press technology, backed by deep expertise in digital applications and business development. Our aim is to offer print shops that operate sheetfed offset and digital presses simultaneously an attractive and integrated service and product portfolio. That’s why we’re excited to be able to offer our customers innovative industrial inkjet presses integrated in our Prinect workflow to gain flexible and cost-effective autonomous production.”

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