Komori is planning to start field testing its Impremia NS40 nanographic press in Japan in Spring 2019, having previously shown this press at Drupa 2016. Continue reading “Komori to beta test nanographic press”
Landa finally appears ready to deliver on the promise of its nanographic print technology that was first announced at Drupa 2012. The company has announced the first three customers to beta test its simplex B1 S10 Nanographics press, which means that we could be looking at commercial availability for the S10 in the first half of next year. Continue reading “Landa reveals first three beta sites”
Benny Landa was the toast of the last Drupa with the announcement of his nanographic printing process complete with eye-catching printers on the stand. Since then he’s been uncharacteristically quiet and the actual launch date has slipped further back, so that we’re now looking at the next Drupa, much as we predicted when we first covered Nanography back in 2012.
Altana, which develops speciality chemicals for surface protection and refinement, has invested $135 million, or around €100m, in Landa Digital Printing in the form of an equity financing agreement, giving it a minority stake in the company. Continue reading “Altana invests €100m in Landa”
Landa has further cemented its partnership with Komori, which will now be the global supplier of all sheetfed Landa Nanographic Printing Press platforms to Landa. In return Landa will provide Komori with Nanographic printing technology and NanoInk colorants for incorporation into Komori-branded Nanographic Printing presses.
Landa has said that it spent the last year evaluating proposals from other press vendors to build its presses before choosing Komori. The assessment was based on the quality of design and engineering as well as reliability and cost effectiveness. But Komori’s culture of innovation and financial stability were also important criteria.
For its part Komori has concluded that Nanography has the potential to deliver on its promise of matching the quality and speed of offset printing at the lowest cost per page in the digital printing industry.
Landa still has agreements with Heidelberg and ManRoland, both of whom have licensed the Nanography technology. But Landa has insisted his own-brand presses will come to market first. Benny Landa opted to further distance himself from these partners by commenting: “It is gratifying to have as our strategic partner the one global press vendor that continues to thrive despite the challenges faced by the industry.”