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Thursday, 29 September 2016 | By Gerry Mulvaney


By Gerry Mulvaney

The world’s attention was focused on the Olympics in Brazil in August and amongst the most amazing performances from athletes from every sport, geography and gender, one man stands out, head and shoulders above the rest.

I refer of course to Usain Bolt, who must now take the crown of the world’s most famous athlete for his outstanding performance in winning another three gold medals to add to the six from previous Olympic Games. It is a stunning achievement and makes him the fastest human being ever to be timed in a race.

It’s not just that he has won each of the races; it is the speed and manner of the victories and the charisma that surrounds the man. The famous “Lightning Bolt” is a pose that children of every nationality on earth would be able to replicate if asked and that’s some achievement for the man from Jamaica. Usain Bolt is head and shoulders ahead of the competition in athletics – so far ahead that he has time to turn and smile as he crosses the finish line.

Now in the digital printing stakes, and while I’m not suggesting that Landa Digital Printing has hit the dizzying heights of Bolt, in terms of speed of its presses Landa is certainly in a similar ‘head and shoulders’ position ahead of the competition. The numbers on our speed wall at Drupa 2016, cleared demonstrated that.

Landa’s speed wall

Comparing the speed of Landa’s Nanography® to other digital presses

For a start, the basic Landa platforms are B1 format or 41” width sheetfed presses and one-metre wide webfed presses. The Landa S10 Nanographic Printing® Press can print at 13,000 B1 sheets-per -hour – that’s 104,000 A4 sheets every hour from a digital press.

The Landa W10 Nanographic Printing® Press prints on plastic at 200 metres per minute (656 ft/min) – by a very long way the fastest digital flexible packaging press in the market.

Not content with having the fastest digital sheetfed and webfed presses in the market, Landa Digital Printing took the opportunity at Drupa to announce the Landa W10P.

Landa W10P Nanographic Printing<sup>®</sup> Press

The Landa W10P Nanographic Printing® Press achieves speeds of 200m/min

This is a twin-engine version of the webfed Landa W10 Nanographic Printing® Press, offering four-colour, high ink coverage and printing 200 metres a minute (656 ft/min) on both sides of the paper. That’s a staggering two million magazine pages in an eight-hour shift or twenty-four times faster than its nearest digital competitor – a comparison that not even Usain Bolt is able to make.

Speed is Critical for Olympians and Printers

Speed is important to Usain Bolt – it is his unique selling point and the reason he has been an Olympic winner for the last eight years. Speed is also important to Landa because it takes digital printing into the mainstream, competing with conventional offset presses for the first time.

Landa S10 Nanographic Printing<sup>®</sup> Press

Landa S10 Nanographic Printing® Press for folding carton and POP print production

Folding carton printers and Point of Purchase (POP) producers can now consider replacing offset presses with digital versions, offering digital production benefits to their customers. The same will apply to commercial printers, publishers and flexible packaging converters as the new versions of the Landa Nanographic Printing® Presses come to market.

Like Usain Bolt, Landa has all the attributes to lead the field and over the course of the next few months, bring home the gold for its many international customers.

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Landa S10 - Printing Press