Heidelberger Druckmaschinen is set to expand its partnership with Ricoh and Fujifilm to enhance its digital printing system offerings for the packaging industry.
The firms will work on developing solutions that include developing digital label printing presses based on Fujifilm technology for commercial and packaging printing markets.
In 2014, Heidelberg and Gallus are set to launch a new Fujifilm technology based digital printing system designed to meet the increasing demand for a cost-effective means of producing short runs and customised labels.
Additionally, Heidelberg and Fujifilm have started a joint project to develop a new industrialised inkjet-based digital printing system for use in the commercial and packaging printing sector.
Heidelberg CEO Gerold Linzbach said: "Our ability to offer integrated offset and digital solutions for a range of market segments is unique in the industry. This reflects our drive to remain the partner of choice in this sector moving into the future."
Heidelberg is working with Ricoh to enhance its offerings for the sector in the near future and is further set to offer new software products in the web-to-print and multi-channel publishing fields.
The company already offers a prinect print shop workflow designed to integrate management and production processes in a print shop into one standardised workflow.
Image: Heidelberger's Linoprint C 901 digital printing system. Photo: courtesy of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.