One of the major stories developing at drupa 2012 involves the Nanographic Printing™ Presses unveiled by Landa Corporation founder, chairman, and CEO Benny Landa. These presses use water-based inks comprised of pigment particles only tens of nanometers in size. These nano-pigments are reportedly extremely light absorbent and the new process used to print with them—Nanography—boasts high uniformity, high gloss fidelity, and a broad CMYK color gamut. And here’s the hook that’s getting everyone excited: Nanography is a digital printing process with offset speed.

Landa spoke about the implications of the new process:

 “Nanography is a new technology for applying ink to paper. In developing Landa Nanographic Printing we had to re-think and reinvent the printing press.

The result is digital printing with remarkable performance—from a family of presses that share stunning ergonomic design, a small footprint, and some of the most advanced user functionality available in the market.”

Landa has unveiled six Nanographic presses at drupa—three sheetfed and three web presses. Also, news releases have come out in recent days reporting Landa has entered into partnerships with both Komori and Heidelberg for the development, manufacturing, and sale of presses based on Landa Nanographic Printingtechnology.

 Julie Shaffer, Printing Industries of America’s vice president of digital technology, attended drupa 2012 and sat in on one of the Landa Corporation press events where the technology was demonstrated. She sent along the following video snippet to share.

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