Manroland Sheetfed GmbH of Offenbach, Germany, and Landa Corporation of Rehovot, Israel, have announced a strategic partnership whereby Landa will provide manroland sheetfed with its new Nanographic Printing technology.
Raphael Penuela, executive VP and main board member for manroland sheetfed, says, “manroland sheetfed is committed to helping our customers meet the challenges of today’s printing industry with the most innovative and productive solutions. Clearly, that must include digital for mainstream printing. Landa Nanographic Printing technology offers the versatility of digital printing together with the qualities and speed of offset printing. It’s a great strategic fit. Our goal will be to deliver to our customers new digital printing solutions by converting their existing offset presses to Nanography.”
Benny Landa, Landa founder, chairman and CEO, says, “As the newly restructured manroland sheetfed starts a new chapter, I am enthused that the company will adopt Landa Nanography on which to base its digital printing offerings. Nanography and offset are a perfect fit. In the foreseeable future we will not see a digital printing technology capable of replacing offset for job run lengths of tens or hundreds of thousands. But the market demands ever-shorter run lengths as well as the versatility of digital. That’s where Landa Nanographic Printing comes in - at an unmatched cost per page.”
At the heart of the Nanographic Printing process is Landa’s water-based NanoInk. Comprised of pigment particles only tens of nanometers in size, these nano-pigments are said to be 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.