Landa has announced a new nanotechnology breakthrough for the graphics metallization market. The company’s new Nano-Metallography technology offers zero-waste metallization, reducing costs by more than half compared to foil. Landa’s quicker and simpler process will streamline the production of metallized print and improve customer profitability. Landa Nano-Metallography is operable with the full spectrum of conventional printing technologies, including narrow-web flexo, offset and screen for the production of labels, sheetfed offset for folding carton and commercial printing, web-offset for publishing and wide-web flexo and gravure for flexible packaging.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has announced a partnership with Epic Products International, an Arlington, Texas-based designer and manufacturer of equipment that enhances the quality and productivity of the printing process. The venture will enhance Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1 program, which markets and promotes the KM-1 to print providers worldwide.
Founded more than 40 years ago, Epic specializes in coating systems for offset and digital printing, which run in-line or near-line in both web and sheetfed press configurations. The Epic CT-750 system is known for its high performance and versatility. It supports UV, aqueous and specialty coatings such as soft touch and blister, as well as spot coating. This solution is capable of running near-line or in-line at press speeds. The Epic coater can provide protection and appeal to every printed sheet.
“At Konica Minolta, our vision is about helping our customers innovate their business and processes,” said Kevin Kern, senior VP, Business Intelligence Services and Product Planning, Konica Minolta. “We want to open new opportunities for our customers to expand their business domains and adding the Epic Product to our portfolio will help them do that. The AccurioJet KM-1 program continues to offer them the highest level of innovative solutions to produce high quality, improve productivity and control costs.”
Mary Barnes, president of Epic Products, also adds, “Epic is proud to partner with Konica-Minolta and believes that Epic anilox technology will provide the AccurioJet KM-1 customers with tremendous benefits that coatings can offer. Anilox is a printing method used to provide a measured amount of ink to a flexo printing plate.
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