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Landa Makes drupa Splash with Quad, Cimpress Partnerships

On the first day of drupa 2016, Landa announced that it has entered into strategic partnerships with Quad/Graphics, the largest publication printer in the U.S., 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 U.S. 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.

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drupa 2016 News
Landa Makes drupa Splash with Quad, Cimpress Partnerships

On the first day of drupa 2016, Landa announced that it has entered into strategic partnerships with Quad/Graphics, the largest publication printer in the U.S., 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 U.S. 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.

Heidelberg Continues Growth Course

Continuing its growth course under the motto “Simply Smart,” Heidelberg will be focusing on new products and concepts at drupa 2016.


The Week That Was
KBA and Xerox Announce Partnership to Develop a 40" Digital Folding Carton Press

A unique partnership was formed between KBA‑Sheetfed Solutions, a business unit of the Koenig & Bauer Group (KBA), and Xerox to develop an industrial digital sheetfed press for the folding carton market. The KBA VariJET 106 Powered by Xerox, integrates Xerox Impika inkjet technology into the KBA Rapida 106 press platform.

In Depth
Redefining the Franchisee

With 279 locations bringing in an average just under $1.1 million each year, AlphaGraphics is showing no signs of slowing down, even after 50 years in business. In fact, the company continues to grow with President Aaron Grohs at the helm, recently adding a new Web-to-print platform and expanding its wide-format digital offerings. "There are fewer options today for independent printers who want to enter the next phase, to either improve their business or exit it. We can provide a path for them," says Grohs.


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