Canon & Heidelberg Announce Global Co-operation in Sheetfed Inkjet Printing


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Canon & Heidelberg—leaders in inkjet & sheetfed offset printing respectively—have announced their 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 the well-established B3 sheetfed inkjet press. Both presses will be integrated into the Heidelberg Prinect workflow; Service and Saphira Ink will be delivered through Heidelberg.

Currently more than 650 Canon B3 sheetfed inkjet presses have been successfully adopted by customers worldwide, giving them increased flexibility and agility to produce a broad spectrum of shorter-run work efficiently and profitably. Building on this track record, the new Canon B2 sheetfed press promises ideal levels of digital productivity, quality and media versatility for industrial customers when it becomes available.

The new Heidelberg inkjet portfolio is being shown on the Heidelberg stand in Hall 1 at drupa 2024 (Düsseldorf, Germany, 28 May – 7th June). Visitors can see a technology animation of the new B2 sheetfed inkjet press on the Canon stand in Hall 8a.

The press is slated for availability in Q4 2025. More information.


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