Landa to Unveil Nanographic Technology for Sheetfed, Web Digital PrintingApril 2, 2012
Led by the father of digital commercial printing, Benny Landa, who started the digital printing revolution in 1993 with the launch of the iconic Indigo digital press, Landa is now set to ignite the second digital revolution in print. Landa Nanographic printing presses offer the versatility of digital with the qualities and speed of offset printing—at unmatched cost-per-page.
“It’s good to be back,” says Benny Landa, chairman and CEO. “The Landa Nanographic Printing process is the result of 10 years of nanotechnology research. It is a true breakthrough that enables our presses to achieve amazing results.”
At the heart of the Nanographic Printing process is Landa NanoInk. Comprised of pigment particles only tens of nanometres in size (a human hair is about 100,000 nanometres wide), these nano-pigments are extremely powerful absorbers of light and enable unprecedented image qualities. Landa Nanographic Printing is characterized by ultra-sharp dots of extremely high uniformity, high gloss fidelity and the broadest CMYK color gamut of any printing process.
Nanography - The Printing Process
The Landa Nanographic Printing process creates images of remarkable abrasion and scratch resistance. Most notably, it can print on any off-the-shelf substrate, from coated and uncoated paper stocks and recycled carton to newsprint and 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 nanometres 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 Nanographic Printing Presses
Landa Nanographic Printing presses employ 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. Each Landa press, which has an exceptionally small footprint, even when compared to other digital presses, can print in up to eight colors and can operate at 600- or 1,200-dpi resolution.
“Nanography is a truly ground-breaking development,” Landa stated. “At drupa, we will be unveiling a complete family of sheetfed and web presses. These include B3, B2 and B1 sheetfed perfecting presses, which operate at up to 11,000 sheets per hour for commercial and packaging printing, as well as web presses for publishing and flexible packaging that range in width from 52 cm to 104 cm and operate at up to 200 meters per minute.