Newsbrief: Landa Nanographic customers ‘open for business’; Epson invests in AI; Register for PrintEX workshops; ASGA cladding session in Brisbane
Landa CEO Yishai Amir says three of its groundbreaking Landa S10 Nanographic printers are now in full production at sites in Europe and Asia, while a Landa S10P perfector press for commercial printing is up and running in the US. The first Landa W10 press for flexible packaging will be shipped later this year.
|The first Landa S10P is in full production at Mercury Print in New York. (l-r) Mercury CEO John Place, Landa GM Americas Nachum Korman and Mercury president Christian Schamberger.|
Amir told an open house event at German printer Edelmann that Landa continues to make “fantastic progress on all fronts."
In a blog post, Amir said: “We now have Landa S10 installations at Graphica Bezalel, the Edelmann Group in Germany and Schelling AG in Switzerland. All these customers are in full production mode and selling packaging and display print jobs. Our second model, the Landa S10P perfector press for the commercial printing market is up and running at Mercury in the US, producing high-quality, time-efficient customer jobs that are just not viable on offset or other digital equipment.
“There’s also huge interest from all over the world in the Landa W10 press for flexible packaging, and our first Landa W10 will be shipped this year.”
Three local companies are said to have already signed up for Landa Nanographic technology – Blue Star, CMYKhub and Heroprint.
Read Amir’s full blog posting, Landa customers are open for business, here.
Epson invests in AI
Epson has bought shares in Tokyo-based venture company Cross Compass and has begun a partnership focusing on artificial intelligence (AI).
“By forging capital and business ties with Cross Compass, Epson seeks to combine the unique technologies of both companies to achieve business synergies that will drive manufacturing process innovations and advances in product intelligence,” says the Japanese print technology manufacturer.
Cross Compass, established in 2015, sees artificial intelligence as “a next-generation core technology. It uses deep learning techniques to analyse data, provide AI consulting services, and develops and provides algorithms and neural networks. Cross Compass has earned a particularly strong reputation among its customers in the manufacturing industry.”
Epson, as outlined in its Epson 25 Corporate Vision, is seeking to “transform the future of manufacturing by strengthening its business infrastructure as a manufacturing company, driving advances and efficiency improvements in manufacturing and production control, and innovating manufacturing processes.”
Register now for PrintEX workshops
PrinteEx19, co-locating with Visual Impact Sydney and Label & Packaging Expo, will again provide an opportunity to ‘Step into the Future” with daily themes providing a focus for each day’s events.
With over 6,000 square metres of state-of-the-art equipment and technology on display, industry leading education and networking programme and an audience of more than 8,000 industry professionals, PrintEx19 (13th-16th August) is the event that brings buyers and suppliers together.
PrintEx19 will be co-located with the Visual Impact – one of Australia’s leading showcases for the signage, engraving, display and wide format market and Label and Packaging Expo.
Themes are as follows:
Day 1: Tuesday 13 August - Retail
Day 2: Wednesday 14 August - Food, Wine & Events
Day 3: Thursday 15 August - Innovation & Future Trends
Day 4: Friday 16 August - Government & Education
As well as wide range of the latest technology, systems and equipment at the show, visitors can take advantage of a packed program of masterclasses, panel sessions and hands-on workshops. There is also an opportunity to get extra inspiration from a daily Market Stall display of applications tailored to each day’s theme.
Register online at https://www.printex.net.au/announcements/register-for-printex-19
Reminder: ASGA’s cladding session in Brisbane
ASGA general manager Michael Punch has issued a reminder to members about next week’s information session in Brisbane that will look at new building cladding regulations and how they’re affecting the signage industry:
REMINDER ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT CURRENT HOT TOPIC - FOR DISCUSSION NEXT WEEK ALREADY 24 ACCEPTANCES from a WIDE SECTION OF THE INDUSTRY NEED YOUR REPLY IF COMING FOR CATERING PURPOSES.
The meeting in Brisbane follows similar events held in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.
Contact Michael_punch@signs.org.au or call 0448 274 211 by Friday, 31 March.