June 1, 2024

On May 27, Canon Announced its Collaboration with Heidelberg, the world's Largest Commercial Printer Based in Germany

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This partnership is a significant step forward for both companies and promises to deliver innovative solutions to the industry. The company will provide digital printing presses manufactured by Canon on an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) basis and market them under the Heidelberg brand. The printing industry is increasingly adopting digital printing presses that do not require plates, and the goal is to utilize Heidelberg's customer base for implementation.

Canon Production Printing, a subsidiary of Canon based in the Netherlands, has entered into an agreement to supply Heidelberg with two models of Canon's digital inkjet presses for flyers, brochures, and other commercial printing equipment for printers. The supply is set to begin in 2025.

Heidelberg is the world's largest printer, holding almost 40% of the market share for the "offset" method, which involves using a plate to transfer ink to paper. This method is widely used in the printing industry. In contrast, Canon has never produced a digital inkjet printer.

In 2010, Canon acquired the Dutch company Océ, now known as Canon Production Printing. Océ specializes in digital printing technology and digital printing presses, which complement Canon's inkjet technology.