Benny Landa to unveil nanography digital printing

The founder of Indigo, which was sold to HP, has developed a digital printing process based on nanotechnology.

Landa Corporation is set to unveil Nanography, which it defines as a new digital printing category. Based on nanotechnology, Landa Corporation says that Landa Nanographic Printing is characterized by ultra-sharp dots of extremely high uniformity, high gloss fidelity and the broadest color gamut of any printing process.

The company describes the Landa Nanographic Printing process as a "game-changing technology for mainstream commercial, packaging and publishing markets." Landa Corp. says it will demonstrate its new line of Nanongraphic sheet-fed and web presses at the drupa Print Media International Fair in Dusseldorf, Germany from May 3-6.

Landa Corp. was founded by Benny Landa in 2002 after HP acquired digital printing company Indigo, which he had founded 25 years earlier.

Landa Corp claims that Landa Nanographic Printing Presses offer the versatility of digital with the qualities and speed of offset printing - at unmatched cost-per-page.

Landa Corp. chairman and CEO Landa said, "It's good to be back. The Landa Nanographic Printing process is the result of ten years of nanotechnology research. It is a true breakthrough that enables our presses to achieve amazing results."

At the heart of the Nanographic Printing process is Landa NanoInk. Comprised of pigment particles only tens of nanometres in size (a human hair is about 100,000 nanometres wide), these nano-pigments are extremely powerful absorbers of light and enable unprecedented image qualities.

The company claims that the printing process creates images of remarkable abrasion and scratch resistance and can print on any off-the-shelf substrate, from coated and uncoated paper stocks to recycled carton; from newsprint to plastic packaging films without requiring any kind of pre-treatment or special coating and no post-drying is needed.

Adding to this cost benefit, continues Landa Corp., is the fact that Nanographic images are only 500 nanometres thick - about half the thickness of offset images - enabling Landa NanoInk to produce the lowest cost-per-page digital images in the industry. The company says that this is from a water-based, energy-efficient and eco-friendly process.

Landa Nanographic Printing Presses employ ink ejectors to create the digital ink images, which are applied to the printing stock in a process that can operate at extremely high speeds. Each Landa press, which has an exceptionally small footprint, even when compared to other digital presses, can print in up to eight colors and can operate at 600 dpi or 1200 dpi resolution.

The Landa family of six Nanographic Printing presses will be of interest to commercial printers and packaging converters for applications that include general commercial printing, books, magazines, direct mail, labels, folding carton and flexible packaging for food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics etc.

Published by Globes, Israel business news - - on April 2, 2012

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