There’s nothing as eco-friendly as pure, clean water. Landa Nanographic Printing™ Presses all feature water-based ink, and an energy-efficient, eco-friendly process. Water is environmentally friendly, it’s plentiful and it’s cheap. Until now, there has been no alternative. But Landa NanoInk™ Colorants change that. We at Landa believe that in tomorrow’s world all printing inks will be based on nature’s own wonder solvent: pure clean water.
Smart, Eco-Responsible Printing
Landa Nanographic Printing™ Process is a digital technology that eliminates make-ready time and setup steps. The ability to print short runs means consumers order the exact quantities they require. This saves on the use of resources needed to store unused printing material, thereby reducing production waste – a smart, responsible, and eco-friendly system that supports the sustainability of the printing industry.
Since Landa NanoInk™ is water-based – volatile organic compounds (VOC) are not an issue. Unlike conventional inks, Landa NanoInk™ Pigments are merely a few tens of nanometers in diameter. Being so small, they are super-efficient absorbers of light and they also enable the formation of ultra-thin images – just 500 nanometers thick – less than half the thickness of offset ink images. Such thin images also enable the use of untreated and recycled media. This contributes to the economical use of material and an overall economical print production process with a low carbon footprint.
It takes less energy to dry images produced by Nanographic Printing™ technology compared to aqueous inkjet. Unlike inkjet we don’t wet the paper and thus there is no need to heat the paper (only the ink).
Landa NanoInk™ Colors are dispatched as a concentrate and need only be mixed with water on the receiving end to prepare it for use. This method of supply avoids the unnecessary shipping of water – saving space and weight, and reducing the carbon impact on our planet. The recyclable container collapses and shrinks as the ink is consumed, minimizing its volume and reducing the cost of waste disposal.