With a portfolio mix of traditional offset presses and smaller format digital capabilities, BluePrint AG plans to transition existing medium-run jobs onto its new Landa S10P Nanographic Printing® Press. Typical applications include catalogues, displays, invitations, posters, magazines and direct-mail.
The B1, double sided Landa press will enable BluePrint AG to address customer demands for large format commercial jobs with higher levels of customisation, but at short-medium run lengths. The new Landa press will also enable BluePrint AG to increase internal efficiencies unlocking valuable cost savings, while further enabling it to target new business growth of up to 30%.
The Landa S10P is located at BluePrint AG’s expanded facilities in Munich, serving European customers across the German speaking countries. According to business owner and CEO, Gerhard Meier, the technology will allow the company to increase productivity and reduce time to market. Using the Landa S10P’s seven colours and ultra-wide colour gamut, BluePrint AG will be able to service even the most complex customer requests for ultra-realistic photographic images, with high levels of personalisation. Furthermore, by moving work to the Landa S10P, BluePrint AG expects to reduce its carbon emissions by up to 35%.
Meier commented, ‘We have a large customer base at BluePrint AG, including prestigious multinationals such as Porsche and BMW, as well as pharmaceuticals including Novartis. As a result, it is our ongoing priority to deliver only the highest quality jobs to customers. To achieve that, we invest in the latest, often game-changing, technology to provide fast, flexible, and sustainable solutions at competitive prices. The Landa S10P fits that bill perfectly, and it’s already opening up new business opportunities.’
‘In terms of its B1 format (1050mm x 750mm) and ability to print on a wide range of substrates, the versatility of the Landa S10P allows us to use it across almost all of our business. This enables us to improve productivity by moving work from our offset and digital presses that are a better fit for Nanography®, especially for short-medium run length work,’ continued Meier. ‘For many of our pharmaceutical clients, jobs are also required in multi-language versions – needing a level of personalisation that is difficult to produce cost efficiently for short-medium runs on other technology. In addition, the Landa S10P’s seven colours and ultra-wide colour gamut provides unparalleled results in terms of colour definition and print quality.’
Established 25 years ago, BluePrint AG today employs 160 people, serving mainly the German, Swiss and Austrian markets. With a particular focus on offering sustainable solutions, the company is excited about the opportunity that the S10P represents.
‘The Landa S10P fits perfectly into our ethos of delivering high quality products, while also being sustainability conscious,’ concluded Meier. ‘When compared to offset processes, the ability of the S10P to reduce our carbon emissions by up to 35% is also a huge win. Nanography is a unique technology that we needed in our portfolio, and it’s not only a big selling point for us, but also for our customers in meeting their corporate social responsibility programmes.’
Manuel Schrutt, General Manager EMEA at Landa Digital Printing, commented, ‘We’re proud to see our first perfecting press in Germany installed at BluePrint AG – they are a great fit for the technology. We are genuinely excited to see how they use the Landa S10P to meet customer demand, while exploring the printer’s wider capabilities to expand their business offering.’