Solimar and Canon announce strategic alliance

Solimar Systems (San Diego, California) has announced an alliance with Canon Solutions America with a combined offering that will build on the “proven, market-leading technologies of both companies” to offer Canon’s customers workflow enhancement, management, tracking and reporting solutions for their complex printing operations. The alliance will enable in-plant/in-house printers and print services providers to leverage the Solimar Chemistry platform with Canon Solution America’s solutions and devices. This includes inkjet presses to help streamline on-boarding, as well as workflow processes to enhance process visibility and to allow for post-composition optimization and enhancement of production print and finishing workflows. By combining innovative hardware with intelligent software solutions, businesses can add value to existing documents – helping to increase postal savings, lower printing and packaging costs, and efficiently adopt advanced process automation, the companies added.

Francis McMahon.

“As more and more businesses adopt inkjet solutions, Canon Solutions America has continued to place a priority on advancing the capabilities of our presses,” said Francis McMahon, Executive Vice President of Production Print Solutions at Canon Solutions America. “Our relationship with Solimar Systems allows us to leverage their platform and technology in order to offer our customers even more solutions for streamlining their workflow processes and enhancing their production print and workflows.”

Mary Ann Rowan.

“The combination of Canon Solutions America’s technologies, and Solimar Systems’ workflow and optimization solutions can help significantly improve operational efficiencies in print and digital workflows, and provide more revenue opportunities for printers and print service providers,” said Solimar Systems’ Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Mary Ann Rowan. “Solimar is excited to work with Canon Solutions America to deliver industry-leading automation solutions, in particular to those businesses migrating to inkjet presses.”


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.