Heidelberg will launch its B1 digital inkjet sheetfed press at drupa next year, with folding carton printers being the first target market.
The press has been under development in Heidelberg for the past two and a half years, and is a co-operation between Heidelberg, which will manufacture the hardware such as the chassis, feed, transport and delivery, and Fujifilm, which is providing the inkjet technology.
The drupa launch will be for a folding carton press which will print on one side only using Fujifilm’s water-based Samba inkjet heads. It will print onto standard paper stocks. It will be based on Heidelberg’s Speedmaster platform.
Heidelberg said its inkjet press will be available ‘soon after’ drupa, which takes place next June.