Komori and Landa Enter Partnership to Bring Digital Presses to Market
Based on the strategic partnership, Landa will provide Komori with Nanographic Printing technology and Landa NanoInk, which are at the heart of the Nanographic Printing process. Comprised of pigment particles only tens of nanometers in size, these nano-pigments are extremely powerful absorbers of light and enable unprecedented image qualities. The printing technology is characterized by ultra-sharp dots of extremely high uniformity, high gloss fidelity and the broadest CMYK color gamut.
Landa Nanographic Printing employs ink ejectors to create the digital ink images that get applied to the printing stock in a process that can operate at extremely high speeds and creates images offering remarkable abrasion and scratch resistance. Most notably, it can print on any off-the-shelf substrate, from coated and uncoated paper stocks to recycled carton; from newsprint to plastic packaging films—all without requiring any kind of pre-treatment or special coating—and no post-drying.
Adding to this cost benefit is the fact that Nanographic images are only 500 nanometers thick—about half the thickness of offset images—enabling Landa NanoInk to produce the lowest cost-per-page digital images in the industry. All of this from a water-based, energy-efficient and eco-friendly process.
Landa added, “Komori’s decision to adopt Nanography for its next generation of digital presses is an important milestone in the march of this innovative technology and significantly broadens its potential to become the new industry standard for mainstream printing.”
Tokyo-based Komori Corp., a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset presses and banknote/security presses, provides world-class technology especially suited for today’s highly competitive printing marketplace. Delivering the highest level in print quality coupled with impressively fast makeready and JDF connectivity through open systems architecture, Komori presses help printers achieve higher productivity levels essential for increased margins and business growth.
Landa Corp. was founded by Benny Landa in 2002 following the acquisition by Hewlett-Packard Company of Indigo, which Landa had founded 25 years earlier. Landa Corporation has four operating units: Landa Digital Printing, which develops Nanographic Printing systems for the commercial, packaging and publishing markets; Landa Labs, which develops alternative energy technology as well as nano-materials; Landa Ventures, which invests in promising technology companies; and Landa Fund, a philanthropic entity.