Landa opened drupa 2016 with a flurry of announcements that demonstrate the transition of the company and its Nanography technology from a proof-of-concept, unveiled at drupa 2012, to a robust line of Nanographic Printing presses that address all major print segments. The company has entered into strategic partnerships with Quad/Graphics, the largest publication printer in the U.S., and with Cimpress, the global leader in mass customization and Web-to-print. In addition, Landa announced that it will deploy its presses at beta sites in Europe and the U.S. during 2017, naming its key beta site customers. Landa also announced an ultra-fast perfecting web press designed for publishing and direct mail, which will start shipping in late 2017.
“For more than 20 years, digital printing has excelled as a solution for niche markets. Today’s announcements are one big step for Landa — and a giant step for the digital printing industry. With the size and caliber of these customers who will be deploying our Nanographic Printing presses, and the volumes of digital print that they will produce across the globe, we can truly say that digital printing is becoming mainstream,” says Benny Landa, chairman of the Landa Group.
Strategic Cooperation with the World’s Leading Print and Marketing Services Provider
Quad/Graphics will strategically collaborate with Landa on bringing Landa Nanographic Printing Presses to the magazine-quality publication market, focusing on cost-effective digital printing for short-run magazines and journals. Quad/Graphics’ Nanographic Printing presses will combine commercial lithographic speeds and quality — even on the lightest-weight coated and uncoated papers. Accordingly, Quad/Graphics will be able to offer short-run magazine and journal printing clients more versatile products.
“Landa Nanography has the potential to disrupt the publication market, marrying the power of modern digital technology with today’s market needs for highly versioned short-run publications,” says Joel Quadracci, chairman, president and CEO of Quad/Graphics. “We are proud to be partnering with Landa to advance cost-competitive digital print technology for the publication market. For 45 years, Quad/Graphics has been committed to advancing our clients’ performance through innovation. This collaboration is yet another example of our steadfast commitment to finding a better way for our clients, ourselves and our industry.”
Benny Landa also adds, “Some 20 years ago, when visiting Quad/Graphics, I was inspired by Harry Quadracci’s humanity and struck by his vision. Today we are thrilled to be partnering with Quad/Graphics, which, under Joel Quadracci’s leadership, has become the preeminent force in the publishing market — and continues to be a company of both soul and vision.
He continues, “We share the company’s vision of finding a better way, a digital way, to create printed publications. The publishing industry is about to change, to undergo a digital transformation, starting with short-run magazines and journals. No one is better positioned than Quad to work with us in bringing about that change. We, at Landa, are delighted to be partnering with Quad in writing the next chapter — the digital chapter — in the history of publishing.”
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