Delphax announces #PrintingStrong COVID-19 Recovery Program for Canada and U.S. print industry

Delphax Solutions Incorporated (DSI – Mississauga, Ontario), a leading digital inkjet press manufacturer, has announced its #PrintingStrong program (www.PrintingStrong.com) to help support Canadian and U.S. printing companies during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Delphax Solutions is offering qualified printers who produce more than 12 million letter impressions per year the opportunity to acquire one of a limited number of Delphax Solutions’ Elan 500 HD Cutsheet Digital Inkjet Presses for a minimum of two years with no equipment lease or purchase costs.

Delphax Solutions’ CEO Richard Lee.

“This program provides access to a high availability, high productivity, and low total-cost-of-ownership production press on a pay-as-you-go basis without the typical financial commitments associated with capital equipment,” said Richard Lee, CEO of Delphax Solutions. “Successful applicants will only be required to pay for consumables and support, which will remain at our 2019 rates. For high-volume users, there are additional incentives available.” Applications under this program are being accepted immediately. However, due to the current government-mandated travel restrictions, companies located in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) in Canada, and the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota area in the U.S., will be able to access the program and schedule installations immediately (subject of course to any government-imposed COVID-19 travel restrictions). Once travel restrictions are relaxed, installations can be scheduled for other Canadian and American firms who qualify. For printers that don’t have the 12 million impressions per year, but are looking to have access to a new digital inkjet production platform that allows them to grow their business, there are significant discounts available, as well the option of 0% equipment leasing on terms up to 60 months.

“Although today our industry’s focus is, and should be, on managing the spread and effects of COVID-19, the economic fallout will be felt for many months to come,” Lee pointed out. “The financial impact on print companies who were looking to upgrade to digital inkjet systems such as the Elan series, will likely mean that these plans are postponed, or potentially cancelled altogether, as there will no longer be the budgets to support these purchases. We recognize that upgrading equipment, more cost-effective production, and moving to single-pass processes to eliminate production steps will be key for the industry to recover – and we want to support where we can anyone who had plans which are now in jeopardy,” he added.

The Delphax Elan 500 HD Press.

Driven by Memjet’s VersaPass technology with true 1,600 x 1,375 DPI CMYK printing, sheet sizes from 8” x 8” to 18” x 26” on a wide range of weights, with throughput of up to 500 letter impressions per minute, the Elan HD is an ideal choice for both variable-data and short-run publishing applications. The Elan platform has proven, multi-year production reliability, and due to its innovative design, allows the system to be serviced by either DSI or customers’ own in-house maintenance staff. Also coming to market for the summer 2020 is DSI’s new Monochrome Cutsheet Platform. This 400-impression-per-minute system is ideal for fast turnarounds, direct mail, personalization and book applications. Printers looking to adopt this new platform will also benefit from an aggressive launch program with pricing and leasing designed to support firms recovering from the economic effects of COVID-19. Further details about this platform will be released closer to the launch date – but pricing, samples,and technical details are available to interested parties now.

For more details about both these programs, or to register, please e-mail

PrintingStrong@delphaxsolutions.com or go to www.PrintingStrong.com.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.