Cimpress intends to purchase up to 20 presses upon completion of successful testing; deal could become commercial printing industry's largest ever
Dusseldorf, Germany – Cimpress N.V. and Landa Digital Printing have announced that the companies will partner to jointly specify customized Landa S10P (perfecting) Nanographic Printing® Presses. Subject to successful completion of beta testing, Cimpress intends to purchase up to 20 Landa presses for deployment worldwide. Cimpress is the global leader in mass customization, and the world’s largest web-to-print player.
The deal, which could become the commercial printing industry’s largest-ever digital printing transaction, is part of a broad strategic cooperation between Landa and Cimpress. Landa’s ultra-fast Nanographic Printing® Presses are seen as a great fit to meet the web-to-print giant’s growing need for high quality, high volume mass customization. Cimpress’ highly automated, computer integrated manufacturing facilities expects to employ the Landa S10P B1 (41 inch) perfecting presses to move mainstream jobs from offset to digital printing. The Landa S10P digital press prints on any off-the-shelf paper at up to 13,000 sheets per hour.
“Cimpress looks forward to deploying Landa Nanography® because we see it as a breakthrough technology that could enable us to transform our mainstream printing that we currently produce with offset presses. It is uniquely suited to a global technology and manufacturing-driven company like our own,” says Robert Keane, president and chief executive officer, Cimpress. “We aggregate, via the Internet, large volumes of individually customized orders for a broad spectrum of print, signage, and other products. Nanography combines quality, speed, substrate-independence and print cost to create a major competitive advantage.”
“This partnership is a tremendous opportunity for both our companies,” says Benny Landa, Chairman of the Landa Group. “For more than 20 years, digital printing has excelled as a solution for niche or low run-length markets. The Cimpress deal is one big step for Landa, but a giant step for the digital printing industry. With the volumes of digital print that Cimpress could produce across the globe on Nanographic Printing® presses, we can finally say that digital printing is truly becoming mainstream.”