Landa Enhances its Nanographic Printing Presses
ISRAEL, REHOVOT—September 23, 2013—Landa has announced major developments to its Landa S10FC and S10C Nanographic Printing Presses, enhancing print quality and upgrading the press design. The new changes are designed to firmly place Nanographic Printing presses as a production-oriented digital printing solution for mainstream applications. The upgrades are the result of more than 120 customer visits in 10 countries and are being incorporating during the development stages of the presses.
Landa Founder, Chairman and CEO Benny Landa said, “We have been working closely with our customers to ensure that our Nanographic Printing presses will provide the performance, print quality and feature set for high-speed production. In addition, the new Landa Operator Cockpit will set a new standard for operating any production press, whether digital or offset.”
Redefining operator user experience
Detailed research and close customer collaboration have led to a new concept in press operability and the addition of several important features. The Landa Operator Cockpit, an integrated production management center located at the delivery end of the press, enables operators to monitor and control the press while effortlessly glancing at the delivery area. Operator-centric with an advanced ergonomic design, the Landa Operator Cockpit surrounds the operator with touch-screen press controls, job management tools, video feeds from all key press functions, production-related vital signs and a lighted inspection table. In addition, a personal area enables operators to store and display personal items.
New ink ejectors enhance print quality
New ink ejectors improve print quality and increase press productivity. With a resolution of 1,200 dpi, they boast higher print quality levels that match offset resolution and gray levels. In addition, the new ink ejector architecture significantly improves the reliability of the ink ejection and enables redundancy in case of nozzle failure.
Additional developments and features
Advanced paper handling system—An automatic paper handling system supports both paper and plastic substrates. Reducing many of the labor-intensive tasks related to paper setup, it also accelerates the changeover to new substrates and maximizes uptime. Continuous paper feeding and delivery capabilities let converters and printers operate without stopping to replace the paper pile. An auxiliary delivery tray will enable operators to automatically collect proofs without interrupting the normal production process.
Optional inline coating unit—An optional conventional inline coating unit will efficiently enhance Nanography-printed products with both flood and selective coating. The coating unit will support flexo rollers and plates as well as a variety of UV and aqueous coatings.
Committed to making a difference
Landa plans to start shipping beta units of the Landa S10FC Nanographic Printing Press for folding carton applications in the 4th quarter of 2014.
Shipments of the Landa S10C Nanographic Printing Press for commercial and publishing printing will follow shortly thereafter.
Benny Landa commented, “We have made substantial improvements that will accelerate the transformation of digital printing into a mainstream technology.”
Landa Digital Printing is part of the Landa group. Its Nanographic Printing technology bridges the industry's “Profitability Gap” – cost-effectively producing short-to-medium runs. Landa Nanographic Printing Presses yield the lowest cost per digitally-printed page in the industry and combines the versatility of digital with the qualities and speed of offset. Founded by Benny Landa, the Landa group also includes Landa Labs, the group’s innovation arm that explores nanotechnology for use in alternative energy, drug delivery and other fields; Landa Ventures, which invests in related technology firms; and the Landa Fund, which helps underprivileged youths pursue higher education. Benny Landa continues to add to the portfolio of over 800 patent applications and patents granted to him worldwide that provide the companies which he founded with a solid intellectual property base.