Ricoh Americas Corporation and Heidelberg México today announced they have signed a contract to make Mexico the next market in the Americas to participate in the phased global rollout of the new Heidelberg and Ricoh strategic cooperation.
The relationship enables Heidelberg México to sell Ricoh’s latest color digital press, the Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition, as part of Heidelberg’s total print solution. The two parent companies, Ricoh Company, Ltd. (Ricoh) and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), entered into a global strategic partnership agreement in February this year. Heidelberg’s and Ricoh’s future plans include integration with Heidelberg’s industry-standard workflow solution in the graphic arts industry, Prinect, as well as joint development activities for future printing applications.
Digital printing continues to grow as commercial printers extend their business models to offer marketing services, short-run color and same-day service. Offset printers are increasingly seeking to complete their portfolios with a flexible digital solution integrated into their existing high-quality offset environment. The Ricoh and Heidelberg relationship supports these customers in growing their core offset business and enables them to offer more flexibility to their clients using Ricoh’s latest digital print technology.