Chicago Athenaeum Selects Landa Nanographic Printing Presses for Leading “Good Design Award”
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Press release from the issuing company
Prestigious Design Award Program Recognizes Highly Innovative Design of Landa Printing Presses
Israel, Rehovot – Landa today announced it has received the prestigious GOOD DESIGN award for its Landa Nanographic Printing™ Presses. According to Christian K. Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum President and CEO of the Chicago Athenaeum, the Museum received submissions from several thousand of the world’s leading manufacturers and industrial and graphic designers. The GOOD DESIGN award program is considered the oldest and most recognized program for design excellence, and was created in 1950 by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr.
The Future of Printing
“We designed the Landa Nanographic Printing™ Presses not only to make short-to-medium run lengths, but also to remake the printing press user experience for a new generation,” says Benny Landa, CEO and Chairman of Landa Corporation. “We worked hard to make our Nanographic Printing press appeal to the digital print marketplace of 2013 to 2030, and beyond.”
“Our goal was to translate Landa’s Nanographic Printing revolution into a breath-taking piece of equipment that could redefine the meaning and identity of commercial printing – all within the context of the user profile,” explains Elisha Tal, Principal and Owner at I2D, a Tel Aviv-based industrial design firm that worked with Landa on the design of the press.
The sleek design of the printing press features an unprecedented 10-foot (3-meter) wide touchscreen for operating the device. A distinctive cyan-colored frame surrounds the touchscreen and visually connects the press to the Landa brand.
About the GOOD DESIGN Award Program
The GOOD DESIGN award program is organized annually by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. In November, the program’s jury met in New York and selected 700 product and graphical designs from over 38 countries. Past GOOD DESIGN award winners include 3M Company, Apple Computer, Inc., Bang & Olufsen, CISCO Systems, Daimler AG., Lenovo, Logitech, Porsche and more.
Landa Digital Printing is a subsidiary of the Landa Corporation and a member of the Landa Group. Its Nanography™ digital printing technology bridges the industry's “Profitability Gap” – cost-effectively producing runs of 1,000 to 10,000 pieces. Landa Nanographic Printing™ Presses yield the lowest cost-per-page in the industry and combines the versatility of digital with the qualities and speed of offset. Founded by Benny Landa, the Landa Group also includes Landa Labs, the group’s Innovation Arm that explores nanotechnology for use in alternative energy, pigments, and other materials; Landa Ventures, that invests in related technology firms; and the Landa Fund, that helps underprivileged youths pursue higher education. Benny Landa continues to add to the portfolio of over 700 patents granted to him worldwide that provide the companies which he founded with a solid intellectual property base.
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