Esko Engine, EFI Software Drive Folding Carton Workflow for Landa S10 Presses
DÜSSELDORF, Germany — June 8, 2016 — Esko and Landa Digital Printing announced a strategic collaboration that brings together their respective solutions to create an end-to-end digital folding carton workflow that drives Nanographic Printing presses. This integration enables folding carton packaging converters to automate their workflow starting from order entry over prepress to the ultra-high-speed Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Presses.
Esko and Landa are showing bi-directional connectivity from the MIS (EFI Packaging Suite with Radius ERP software at its core) to Esko Automation Engine to the Landa DFE powered by EFI Fiery technology. Esko Automation Engine, including Esko Color Engine for color consistency, is further complemented with Esko WebCenter for online collaboration and approval, thereby integrating the entire folding carton production workflow from design to the production on the Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Press at 13,000 B1 (41˝) sph.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Landa and to bring a comprehensive digital packaging production solution for folding carton converters to market. Nanographic Printing presses are a breakthrough for quality, speed and productivity,” says Bernard Zwaenepoel, senior VP, software solutions, Esko. “The collaboration between our companies will ensure that our mutual customers will have a smooth transition to a hybrid environment where both offset and digital workflows can co-exist.”
“Packaging is a key market for our Nanographic Printing presses. With offset quality and speed as well as the ability to print on any off-the-shelf substrate, Nanography is game changing technology,” says Gilad Tzori, VP product strategy, Landa. “It was a natural choice for us to collaborate with Esko, a leader in packaging workflow, to streamline the print production process and to maximize the throughput of our presses. Folding carton converters now have access to the industry’s smoothest and most productive digital print solution.”
Esko is a global supplier of integrated solutions for the packaging and labels, sign and display, commercial printing and publishing industries. Esko products and services drive profitability in the packaging and printing supply chain by reducing time-to-market and raising productivity. The Esko product portfolio supports and manages the packaging and print processes at brand owners, retailers, designers, packaging manufacturers and print service providers. For 9 out of 10 retail packages, Esko solutions are used in packaging management, asset management, artwork creation, structural design, prepress, 3D visualization, plate making, workflow automation, quality assurance, sample-making, palletization, supply chain collaboration and the production of signage and displays.
Headed by Indigo founder, Benny Landa, the Landa Group is comprised of four units: Landa Digital Printing, whose Nanographic Printing presses bridge the industry's “Profitability Gap,” cost-effectively combining the versatility of digital with the qualities and speed of offset to produce short-to-medium runs with the lowest cost per digitally-printed page in the industry; Landa Labs, the group’s innovation arm, which explores nanotechnology for use in alternative energy, industrial coatings, cosmetics, packaging, drug delivery and other fields; Landa Ventures, which invests in early stage companies with complementary disruptive technology; and the Landa Fund, which helps underprivileged youth pursue higher education. Benny Landa continues to add to his portfolio of over 800 patents worldwide that provide the companies he founded with a solid intellectual property base.