The company has entered into strategic partnerships with Quad/Graphics, the largest publication printer in the US, and with Cimpress, the global leader in mass customization and web-to-print. In addition, Landa announced that it will deploy its presses at beta sites in Europe and the USA during 2017, naming its key beta site customers. Landa also announced an ultra-fast perfecting web press designed for publishing and direct mail, which will start shipping in late 2017.
Quad/Graphics will strategically collaborate with Landa on bringing Landa Nanographic Printing Presses to the magazine-quality publication market, focusing on cost-effective digital printing for short-run magazines and journals. Quad/Graphics’ Nanographic Printing presses will combine commercial lithographic speeds and quality – even on the lightest-weight coated and uncoated papers. Accordingly, Quad/Graphics will be able to offer short-run magazine and journal printing clients more versatile products.
“Landa Nanography has the potential to disrupt the publication market, marrying the power of modern digital technology with today’s market needs for highly versioned short-run publications,” said Joel Quadracci, chairman, president and CEO of Quad/Graphics. “We are proud to be partnering with Landa to advance cost-competitive digital print technology for the publication market.”
Cimpress intends to purchase up to 20 presses upon completion of successful testing.
“Cimpress looks forward to deploying Landa Nanography because we see it as a breakthrough technology that could enable us to transform our mainstream printing that we currently produce with offset presses. It is uniquely suited to a global technology and manufacturing-driven company like our own,” said Robert Keane, president and CEO, Cimpress. “We aggregate, via the Internet, large volumes of individually customized orders for a broad spectrum of print, signage, and other products. Nanography combines quality, speed, substrate-independence and print cost to create a major competitive advantage.”
colordruck Baiersbronn, Germany’s leading folding carton specialist will be Landa’s first customer in Europe for the Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Press. The Landa S10 press will be central to the company’s new purpose-built, highly-automated 3,000 square meter digital packaging facility. It will fulfill a variety of customer packaging requirements, from mass customization packaging, individual and small orders, to mock-ups and test market campaigns.
“We chose the Landa press because we believe that Landa Nanography will be the future of print and the future growth driver for colordruck Baiersbronn,” says Frank Buesching, managing director. “As economic pressures make themselves felt, brands of all sizes are actively looking to reduce costs, and ideally, print only what they need, when they need it. They also want the production flexibility to better react to market trends with packaging that reflects not only planned and seasonal campaigns, but also special messaging or promotions. To meet these requests, we decided to invest in a Landa S10.”
Elanders, the Swedish headquartered global print and packaging supplier, will be the first beta customer for the Landa S10P Nanographic Printing Press with perfector. The press will be installed at Elanders’ facility in Waiblingen, Germany for the production of short- to medium-run two-sided general commercial printing, including advertising pieces, catalog production, direct mail and high-end magazines.
“Our new Landa S10P will be instrumental in meeting customer requirements for increased production flexibility. Our customers will now be able to order exactly what they want at a cost they can afford – this is the service breakthrough the market has been waiting for,” said Peter Sommer, EVP, CEO Elanders Europe.
Imagine!, North America’s leading provider of large-scale point-of-sale displays and instore signage, will be a beta site for the Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Press, Landa’s single-sided B1 (41 in./1,050 mm) press. The press will be installed at Imagine!’s facility in Minneapolis, MN and will be predominantly used for POP/POS display work and will eliminate setup waste and be used to create versioned stacks of printed product.
“We do not usually chase technology trends, however we believe in Nanography and want to be instrumental in the digital-for-mainstream revolution,” said Craig Mandery, chief business officer at Imagine! “The reduced setup costs and improved turnaround times will bring substantial growth to our business.”
Landa W10P Nanographic Printing Press is a new meter-wide (41 in.) perfecting press with two printing engines. Designed for the publishing, catalog and direct mail segments, it prints at 200 meters per minute (656 ft./min) on a variety of coated and uncoated papers, light boards and metallic substrates.
“Fourteen years of nanotechnology research has enabled us to make tremendous breakthroughs in the quality, speed and cost of digital printing. The Landa W10P Nanographic Printing Press is up to 24 times faster than any other commercial quality digital press and can print more than two million magazine pages in a single eight-hour shift,” said Benny Landa, chairman of the Landa Group.