EFI Forms Strategic Alliance with Landa


LAS VEGAS, NV | EFI and Landa Corp. have entered into a partnership agreement for the development of a digital front end (DFE) as part of Landa’s end-to-end Nanographic Printing solution. 

EFI CEO Guy Gecht and Landa Chairman and CEO Benny Landa made the announcement during the opening session of the recent Connect, EFI’s annual users conference in Las Vegas.

Landa’s new DFE will employ high-performance, EFI-developed Fiery technology. With this technology, the Landa DFE reportedly will offer unique new functionality for sheet- and web-fed Landa Nanographic presses in folding carton, point-of-sale, flexible packaging markets, and more.

The Landa DFE will stream jobs at full printing speed for four-to-eight-color printing with Landa Nanographic presses and reportedly will enable press operators to perform last-minute job changes on the press, to proof jobs, and to print rush jobs on-the-fly. In addition, it will collect production feedback from the presses and support closed-loop color control and inspection. The Landa DFE will support all job dynamics including static, VDP (Variable Data Printing), and EPID (Every Page Is Different) printing.

“Benny Landa is a legend in our industry, and we are excited to work with his company as its exclusive DFE technology provider,” says Gecht. “Landa Nanographic Printing Presses have potential to accelerate the migration of mainstream commercial printing and packaging to digital printing. The Landa DFE provides a proven, ultra-high-speed, and well-integrated front-end platform that Landa customers will require.”

Landa says, “…we chose Fiery technology and EFI as our development partner to deliver the highest quality ultra-high-speed front-end platform to match the quality and performance of our Nanographic Printing Presses.” He says he selected EFI because of its technology leadership and expertise in high-speed digital systems and color and print management. Landa customers can use the new DFE to create an end-to-end solution that naturally fits into their printing operation, whether full offset, all-digital, or hybrid offset/digital.

Companies say the Landa presses will be installed next to offset presses and use the same substrates, and the presses will integrate into a printer’s existing prepress, production, and business management workflow and finishing equipment. They also say the Landa DFE will ensure consistency, accuracy, and compliance to leading color standards and will enable high-speed, variable-data printing on any off-the-shelf B1 format (41 in./1,050 mm) substrate.

The new Landa DFE will enter beta testing as part of the beta installations of the B1 (41 in./1,050 mm) format Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Press slated for Q4 of this year

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