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Digital Sheetfed Printing at Up to Five Times the Speed

Tuesday, 04 February 2014 | By Bob Boucher

Since their advent in the early 1990s, digital sheetfed presses have made consistent, incremental strides in technology and performance. Today, however, we’re witnessing a magnitude change in improvement.

Landa Nanographic Printing® Presses are digital sheetfed devices – make no mistake. With output reaching 6,500 B1 sheets per hour, they print up to five times the speed of other digital devices – and up to 10 times the productivity.

In roundups of digital sheetfed presses shown at drupa 2012, industry trade publications observed that the much hyped inkjet sheetfed presses would need to raise their game in both speed and quality. In order to compete with other digital technology, inkjet manufacturers would also have to offer reduced total cost ownership (TCO).1

The fact is, the sheetfed Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Presses aren’t necessarily competing solely against other digital devices. Producing up to 6,500 sheets per hour, they more than hold their own versus offset sheetfed devices. And that’s exactly their intention.

Lowest Cost Per Page in Digital Sheetfed Printing

Landa Nanographic Printing® Presses also address the critical issue of total cost of ownership (TCO) for digital sheetfed presses head on. In producing the lowest cost per printed page, they outperform other digital presses by significant margins.

The entire line of Landa Nanographic Printing® Presses – including its sheetfed models – incorporates technology never before seen in print. For example, Landa NanoInk® Colorants are water-based, which makes them far less costly than other solvent or UV based inks. The droplets of Landa NanoInk® are about 500nm in thickness, about half that of offset ink processes.

Substrates supported by Landa S10 Nanographic Printing® Presses are the same as those used by offset media. Printing on all cost-efficient, off-the-shelf, uncoated substrates puts Landa digital sheetfed printing on an equal footing with its offset counterparts.

Moving forward, higher productivity and lower total costs are the names of the game in digital sheetfed printing. Landa Nanographic Printing® Presses has made a quantum leap across the board in both arenas.


1 “Sheetfed digital presses update”, Digital Printer, December 13, 2012.

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