EFI and Landa Form Strategic Alliance
LAS VEGAS—January 21, 2014—EFI (Nasdaq:EFII) and Landa Corporation have entered into a partnership agreement for the development of a digital front end (DFE) using EFI-developed Fiery technology as part of Landa’s Nanographic Printing solution. With this technology, the Landa DFE will offer new functionality for sheetfed and webfed Landa Nanographic Printing Presses in the commercial, folding carton, point-of-sale, publishing, and flexible packaging markets.
The Landa DFE will stream jobs at full printing speed for four to eight color printing with Landa Nanographic Printing Presses and will enable press operators to perform last-minute job changes on the press, proof jobs, and print rush jobs on-the-fly. In addition, it will collect production feedback from the presses and support closed-loop color control and inspection. The Landa DFE will support all job dynamics including static, VDP (Variable Data Printing) and EPID (Every Page Is Different) printing. As with current EFI Fiery platforms, the new DFE will integrate with EFI’s industry-leading MIS/ERP systems, as well as with leading third-party prepress and workflow platforms, for streamlined job management and processing.
“We are excited to work with Landa as the exclusive DFE technology provider,” said EFI CEO Guy Gecht. “Landa Nanographic Printing Presses have potential to accelerate the migration of mainstream commercial printing and packaging to digital printing.”
“Our unique Nanographic Printing process enables us to offer offset-quality digital printing and a combination of format size and throughput speeds unprecedented in the graphic arts industry,” said Benny Landa CEO of Landa Corporation. “Reaching this remarkable and exciting goal requires partnering with best-in-class providers.”
Landa selected EFI because of its technology leadership and expertise in high-speed digital systems and color and print management. Landa customers will be able to use the new DFE to create an end-to-end solution that fits naturally into their printing operation, whether full offset, all-digital or hybrid offset/digital.
Many Landa Nanographic Printing Presses will be installed next to offset presses and use the same substrates. With the new DFE, Landa Nanographic Printing Presses will integrate into a printer’s existing prepress, production, and business management workflow and finishing equipment. The Landa DFE will also ensure consistency, accuracy and compliance to leading color standards. It will enable high-speed, variable-data printing on any off-the-shelf B1 format (41 in. / 1,050 mm) substrate.