Edelmann Group announces Landa S10 in commercial production

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Edelmann Group and Landa Digital Printing have announced that 60 leading converters and printers from around the world attended an open house at Edelmann’s Heidenheim facility, to see Europe’s first Landa S10 Nanographic printing press producing commercial jobs at 6500 B1 sheets per hour.

Visitors heard how the Landa S10 perfectly complements Edelmann’s offset technology, and how its brand customers now request its new Nanographic printing capability because of the freedom it offers – to order what they want, when they want it – all with high and consistent print quality.

‘In the print and packaging world, everyone is clamouring to know if our Landa S10 is running as expected,’ said Oliver Bruns, CEO, Edelmann Group. ‘We repeatedly get asked if print quality is good and if we are running seven colours. They also ask if we are achieving 6500 B1 sheets per hour and if we are able to produce commercial jobs.

‘The simple answer to all of that is, yes of course! The Landa S10 is built to be a full production machine, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The colours are brilliant and vibrant – so intense and lively. I haven’t seen any other technology that comes close.’

He continued, ‘Before installing the Landa S10, we were limited in the solutions we could offer our customers. B1 digital printing with seven colours and at 6500 sheets per hour has eliminated these previous constraints. The S10 installation has been a great success, and we now expect to be out of beta in a matter of weeks.’

Specialising in packaging solutions for health care, beauty care and consumer brands, the Edelmann Group has operations in nine countries, spanning Europe, Asia, North and South America. Employing more than 3000 people and with sales of over €300 million, the company produces over 5.6 billion packages and leaflets per year. In meeting the environmental demands of some of the world’s most exacting blue chip brands, sustainability initiatives are also a top priority for the company.

Speaking at the open house, Oliver also confirmed that partnering with Landa was the best decision for the business. ‘This is not just a supplier-customer relationship, it is far more. I love the colour from our S10, but crucially, the Landa technology allows us to get a good return on investment and that is just as essential. High speed and great efficiency enable us to earn money with the press.’

Yishai Amir, CEO, Landa Digital Printing, commented: ‘We are obviously thrilled with the success of the Landa S10 at Edelmann, and we are looking forward to moving the company out of beta within weeks. This success echoes our own business progress, on all fronts. With a continued ramp up of production and go to market operations, we will have presses installed and printing across three continents by the end of 2019.’

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