Simian expects to have its Landa S10P installed in the second half of 2020, where it will be housed in Simian’s press hall in Groningen. It will support the company’s three brands, Reclameland, Drukland.nl and Flyerzone.
The first Landa press to be installed in the Netherlands, Simian plans to use its Landa S10P Nanographic Printing Press to transition all current digital work, as well as a third of all its offset jobs, to its new Nanographic press. This will enable it to significantly increase its margins and improve overall business profitability.
Additionally, Simian aims to use its new S10P Nanographic Printing Press to offer new printed applications to further boost revenue, including printing onto foil and large format graphics.
Wouter Haan, CEO, Simian, commented, ‘Like any modern business, we don’t make investment decisions without going through a comprehensive due diligence process. And actually, this is the bit I really like – I love data. This information had already identified gaps in our operations where we could make efficiency improvements, but it has also shown us that we were losing margins on jobs that sat between the cross over point between our digital and offset technologies. We knew that if we had a new technology that was better suited to those run lengths, we would make more money.’
Simian was established in 2008 and today employs over 180 people. Based in northern Holland, the business has a customer portfolio of over 500,000, with an average of 1000 customers ordering printed jobs every day. With such high demand, the company has an impressive equipment list, boasting several digital and offset presses as well as a suit of finishing equipment at its 35,000sqm site.
The Landa S10P Nanographic Printing® Press with perfector is ideal for two-sided general commercial printing, including advertising pieces, catalogue production, direct mail and high-end magazines. Enabling just-in-time mainstream efficiency, the B1 (1050 mm/ 41 in) format Landa S10P press prints on off-the-shelf substrates at a speed of 6500 sheets per hour.
Haan explained, ‘The first time I saw the S10P in Israel, I was blown away by the colour. It was so bright and vibrant, plus the print quality was outstanding. I’m used to the print quality delivered by our other digital and offset presses, but the Landa is on another level.
‘I was then recently invited to see the S10P in operation at Bluetree in the UK, and for a second time, I couldn’t believe what I saw – 6500 sheets per hour printing consistently and with incredible colours. Seriously, that press prints on a B1 sheet like nothing I’ve ever seen. We look forward to receiving our own Landa press later this year.’
Nachum Korman, Chief Commercial Officer, Landa Digital Printing, commented on Haan’s reaction to the technology: ‘High quality print was always a prerequisite, but the fact that Landa offers you no limitations – everything from the vibrancy of colour, format size, and high speed and efficiency at short to medium-run lengths – has prompted an amazing reaction to Nanography from the market. ‘We are incredibly excited to be working with Simian and to support this forward-thinking, innovative company during the next stage of their business journey.
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