Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG: Joint inkjet projects with partners
GERMANY By working with a number of partners and focusing on inkjet technology, Heidelberg is looking to develop new digital solutions for industrial commercial and packaging printing. The strategy stands for the joint development of industrialized inkjet production systems to enable printers to offer high-end, creative applications with reliable machinery that meets proven Heidelberg quality standards. The first technology presentation is planned for this fall, when a label printing press that combines flexographic and inkjet printing will be unveiled as a solution for producing short runs and customized labels. The new development comprises a digital inline printing system based on inkjet technology from Fujifilm, which is integrated into a label printing ECS 340 flexo press from Gallus. “Today, just five percent of all labels are printed digitally. However, the demands for customized, cost-effective, and versatile printing solutions in this market segment are growing. We are working with our partners Fujifilm and Gallus to present a solution that will meet these demands,” says Jason Oliver, Head of the digital business unit at Heidelberg.