Landa Digital Printing is expanding its Nanographic press production facilities at Rehovot in Israel to meet “growing customer base and high customer demand.” Six Australian companies – including Blue Star, CMYKhub and Heroprint – are said to have signed up for Benny Landa’s nano technology.
“Landa Digital Printing has expanded significantly over the last four years and we are planning for even more rapid growth in press installations and print volume,” said Landa Systems Plant manager Naama Konor Gal.
“As a result, we are excited to be expanding our production facilities. We have a fantastic team leading this expansion who together have decades of experience and knowledge in production management. The team has been overseeing the construction of over 4,000 m2, which will be ready in just a few weeks.
“Our goal is to grow and expand our business to meet the ever-increasing demands of the market for the versatile capabilities of digital print.”
Landa’s Consumables Plant manager Tomer Goral said: “Last year we started the planning with a goal from management to plan stages of construction to accommodate Landa Digital Printing’s strategic growth plan. Together with an external construction coordinator and an internal project leader, we have made sure that the functions and spaces which we have planned are in line with our commitment to operational excellence and quality manufacturing. We are constantly challenging ourselves to reach higher production efficiency and our new premises will increase our capacity, which is great!”
Landa says it has orders from six Australian companies - for four S10 sheetfed presses and two W10 flexible packaging presses. The Landa S10 is designed for the production of folding carton, POP/POS and corrugated boxes.
“Landa Nanography uses water-based inks that are inkjetted onto a receptor belt,” says Wide Format Online publisher Andy McCourt. “By the time the images are applied to the substrate, it is an ultra-thin layer of dye that is virtually laminated to the surface of the substrate and not a deep-penetrating wet image as used by every other inkjet process. This means speed - up to 6,500 B1 sheets per hour or 200 metres per minute on the web models, with ultra-high definition colour on any substrate, without the need to pre-treat or use coated media.”
The company released a video of the Landa S10 in production at SCHELLING AG, illustrating the technology’s stunning speed.
The Landa Group, headed by Indigo founder Benny Landa, is comprised of four units: Landa Digital Printing, whose Nanographic Printing presses combine the versatility of digital with the quality and speed of offset; Landa Labs, the group's innovation arm, which explores nanotechnology for use in solar energy, automotive coatings, 3D printing and other fields; Landa Ventures, which invests in early stage companies with complementary disruptive technologies; and the Landa Fund, which promotes the narrowing of socio-economic gaps in Israeli society.