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Landa nano press with EFI DFE wins FOGRA long-run approval

The endorsement from global print research group FOGRA is “an important validation of the quality of our Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Press and validates our choice of partnering with EFI,” says the Israel-based manufacturer.

Landa S10P at Drupa 2016
  Landa's S10 Nanographic Press

The new FograCert Validation Printing System certification expands its previous test of a single print to include an entire print run.

“While certification based on a single print has been the standard for some time, we believe this new certification, which tests print run stability, is an important validation of the Landa S10 print quality,” says Landa digital printing VP of product strategy, Gilad Tzori. “Our customers can be reassured of consistent quality at Landa digital print speeds."

The Landa S10 is designed for the production of folding carton, POP/POS and corrugated boxes.

Wide Format Online publisher Andy McCourt comments: “Landa Nanography uses water-based inks that are inkjetted onto a receptor belt. 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.” 

EFI announced the new Fogra certification during its annual users conference, EFI Connect, in Las Vegas. The certification covers combination systems that include a printing system, driving software, colour management software, substrate, and a simulated printing condition that accurately represents today's print production process.

Benny Landa at drupa 2016
  Benny Landa explains nanotechnology at drupa 2016

 Landa began the roll-out of its Nanographic presses in 2017 with the installation of the first Landa S10 at Graphica Bezalel in Israeli. 

“Nanography is the first technology to tempt us into the world of digital print,” Eyal Harpak, director of Graphica Bezalel, said at the time. “Until we saw what the Landa S10 could produce, we couldn’t believe that any digital press could match offset print quality at the high-speeds required to open-up the medium-run folding carton market. We were astonished with what Landa and the team have achieved.”

ZRP Printing Group of China last year became the seventh company to sign up for an S10 press. Local companies that have signed letters of intent to buy a Landa S10 are said to include IVE Group’s Blue Star, CMYKhub and Heroprint.

The Landa Group, headed by Indigo founder, Benny Landa, is comprised of four units: Landa Digital Printing, whose Nanographic Printing presses bridge the industry's "profitability gap," cost-effectively combining the versatility of digital with the high quality and speed of offset to transform the commercial printing, packaging and publishing markets; Landa Labs, the group's innovation arm, which explores nanotechnology for use in solar energy, automotive coatings, hair colour, cosmetics, lab-grown diamonds, 3D printing, drug delivery and other fields; Landa Ventures, which invests in early stage companies with complementary disruptive technologies; and the Landa Fund, which promotes civic equality and the narrowing of socio-economic gaps in Israeli society. 

Fogra has about 800 members, about half of them printing businesses operating in fields ranging from pre-press to post-press, while the other half are suppliers.