Canon opens new ink plant in Venlo

Canon has opened a new 1500 sqm ink manufacturing plant at Venlo in the Netherlands to serve the growing demand for the water-based polymer inks used in its production inkjet presses, the ColorStream, ProStream and VarioPrint iX.

Canon has add a new, highly-automated ink manufacturing facility to its Venlo plant for production inkjet presses.

Rob Puts, Vice President Manufacturing and Logistics at Canon Production Printing, explains, “Our water-based, polymer inks were fully developed in-house and, as with all our in-house developed technologies, we piloted them here within our R&D facility. Once the inks had proved themselves in the market, as they clearly have, we invested in this new facility to meet the growing demand from existing customers as well as expected strong future demands. Dedicated to the production of water-based, polymer inks that can be used across our multiple inkjet production engines, the new, highly automated plant has been built to satisfy whatever level of growth our customers achieve.”

Canon already has an extensive facility in Venlo and has used the shell of an existing building for the new factory. Venlo is the company’s main facility for production printing. Puts added: “The factory enables us to offer our customers the best high-volume inkjet production machines on the market. And with the new plant, we’re confident supporting the growth of our customers’ business and of enabling them to produce the highest quality output.”

You can find further details on the production inkjet presses from

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