Esko and Landa Digital Printing have announced today a strategic collaboration that brings together their respective solutions to create an end-to-end digital folding carton workflow that drives Nanographic Printing® presses. This integration enables folding carton packaging converters to automate their workflow starting from order entry over prepress to the ultra-high-speed Landa S10 Nanographic Printing® Presses.
Both global leaders in their field, Esko and Landa are showing bi-directional connectivity from the MIS (EFI™ Packaging Suite with Radius® ERP software at its core) to Esko Automation Engine to the Landa DFE powered by EFI Fiery® technology. Esko Automation Engine, including Esko Color Engine for color consistency, is further complemented with Esko WebCenter for online collaboration and approval, thereby integrating the entire folding carton production workflow from design to the production on the Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Press at 13,000 B1 (41 in.) sheets per hour.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Landa and to bring a comprehensive digital packaging production solution for folding carton converters to market. Nanographic Printing® presses are a breakthrough for quality, speed and productivity,” said Bernard Zwaenepoel, Senior VP Software Solutions at Esko. “The collaboration between our companies will ensure that our mutual customers will have a smooth transition to a hybrid environment where both offset and digital workflows can co-exist.”
“Packaging is a key market for our Nanographic Printing® presses. With offset quality and speed as well as the ability to print on any off-the-shelf substrate, Nanography is game changing technology,” says Gilad Tzori, VP Product Strategy at Landa. “It was a natural choice for us to collaborate with Esko, a leader in packaging workflow, to streamline the print production process and to maximize the throughput of our presses. Folding carton converters now have access to the industry’s smoothest and most productive digital print solution.”