Canon has announced a channel partnership with Production Print Direct Limited (PPD), an independent distributor partner specialising in digital professional print including cut sheet digital production and wide format printing. The partnership will serve Canon well with both its cut sheet production and wide format offerings.


PPD specialises in commercial print, direct mail and the overall print for pay markets, having a wealth of experience that will come together with Canon’s technology offering. The company was established in 2012 with a vision to provide a service led business focused entirely on the needs of the commercial printing industry, and will plug a gap in Canon’s coverage in the North West of England.



PPD managing director Mike Ashforth (pictured left with Canon’s director of Industrial and Production Solutions, Duncan Smith), says: “By working with Canon, we can offer our customers the latest technologies and the best-possible print solutions. Our technicians are trained to the highest standards and work exclusively within the commercial print industry, giving our customers the confidence to explore machine capabilities and work with us to overcome challenging media, files and timescales.”


Through the partnership, PPD will add qualified Canon engineers to its team and have access to the Canon imagePRESS range, offering end-to end productivity across a huge range of media and a wide choice of finishes.