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EFI and Landa: Form strategic alliance

Guy Gecht, CEO of EFI and Benny Landa, Chairman and CEO of Landa Corporation conclude their strategic agreement for Landa's new high-performance DFE powered by EFI Fiery(r) technology.

USA EFI and Landa Corporation have entered into a partnership agreement for the development of a digital front end (DFE) as part of Landa’s end-to-end Nanographic Printing solution. Landa’s new DFE will employ EFI-developed Fiery technology. With this technology, the Landa DFE will offer new functionality for sheetfed and webfed Landa Nanographic Printing Presses in the commercial, folding carton, point-of-sale, publishing, and flexible packaging markets.
The Landa DFE will stream jobs at full printing speed for 4-8 colour printing with Landa Nanographic Printing Presses and will enable press operators to perform last-minute job changes on the press, to proof jobs and to print rush jobs on-the-fly. In addition, it will collect production feedback from the presses and support closed-loop colour control and inspection. The Landa DFE will support all job dynamics including static, VDP (Variable Data Printing) and EPID (Every Page Is Different) printing.
EFI CEO Guy Gecht and Landa Chairman and CEO Benny Landa announced the partnership today to an audience of 1,000+ EFI customers during the opening session of Connect, EFI’s annual users conference in Las Vegas.
Fiery is the first and only DFE platform that carries a 100% perfect pass rating from industry organization VIGC’s PDF RIP Audit. The Fiery DFE technology EFI is developing for Landa will use scalable, robust systems offering the processing power needed to drive large volumes of offset-quality digital images, including personalized/variable-data content.
The new Landa DFE will enter beta testing as part of the beta installations of the B1 (41 in. / 1,050 mm) format Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Press slated for Q4 of this year.

Andreas Keller

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