There was plenty of heavy metal at the show in the form of new offset and flexo presses but the main draw at Drupa now is the various digital offerings, particularly the commercial inkjet presses.
There’s no question that the show belonged to Benny Landa, with the Landa Nanographic presses dominating all the conversations about digital printing. It’s clear that all the vendors regard this as the technology to beat, even though Landa is now several years behind his original schedule with the first printers still not due for commercial release until next year.
Nonetheless, Landa did talk about four B1 presses, all with up to 1200 dpi resolution and with up to eight colours – CMYK, plus orange, blue and green for extended colour gamut inks and with room for one additional ink. The S10 is a single-sided sheetfed press, mainly for carton packaging, that produces 6,500 sph, or up to 13,000 sph with an optional high speed kit. There’s an S10P, essentially the same model but with a perfector for the commercial print and publication market, with half the speed.