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New Landa S10P Nanographic Printing Press Installed at Education Publisher BJU Press

Wednesday, 31 January 2024

• Landa meets immediate need for cost-effective, on demand production of high-quality textbook covers and K-12 manipulatives

• Landa-centered workflow gives publisher more control over supply and manufacturing

 

Greenville SC and Rehovot Israel – January 31, 2024 – Landa Digital Printing and BJU Press today announce that a Landa S10P Nanographic Printing® Press has been installed and is in full production at BJU Press, one of the largest independent education publishers in North America. The Landa S10P expands BJU’s digital fleet and replaces an 8-color offset press to meet the publisher’s immediate need for high-quality book covers and the growing education manipulatives category.

 

James Llewellyn, Director of Manufacturing and Distribution, BJU Press, says, “The S10P gives us the operational effectiveness of digital, but with the color and quality to match or exceed offset print. It does this while also providing a list of features you just can’t find on another, single, press – ultimately allowing us to manufacture publications much more cost effectively, and placing those items into the hands of students faster. It’s the next generation of digital sheetfed printing, and in our view represents a new benchmark for print.”

James Llewellyn, Director of Manufacturing and Distribution, BJU Press

 

Since 2019, BJU Press has successfully moved most of its work to digital presses. However, the higher imaging quality and heavier paper requirements of textbook cover and manipulatives production gave BJU Press no choice but to continue relying on a more expensive and cumbersome offset workflow.

 

“There was nothing just-in-time about these applications on offset,” Llewellyn says as he explains how BJU Press remained hindered by the time and costs associated with manual collating, assembly, and sending out for die-cutting.

 

Landa brings a printer’s wish list of exclusive features to BJU Press, including those necessary to its book cover and manipulatives work: unparalleled color and image quality, an exhaustive range of substrate choices, collating, and B1 format allowing re-use of existing dies.

 

Now, the 7 color Landa S10P – with support of a new digital cutter — will allow BJU Press to rapidly create and finish its manipulatives, as well as produce the vibrant, attention-getting book covers essential to the BJU Press brand… and get it all done in-house.

 

“Our aim was to provide the next generation of printing press, with no trade-offs,” says Sharon Cohen, Landa’s Chief Business Officer. “To deliver on this, we knew the press must have the speed, color and image quality, format, digital variability and sustainability attributes to meet every expectation. As such, we’re always delighted to hear customer feedback that validates this ambition.

“A very warm welcome to James and the whole BJU Press team.”

BJU Press’ Landa team with the new Landa S10P Nanographic Printing® Press

 

About the Landa S10P Nanographic Printing Press
The Landa S10P Nanographic Printing® Press with perfector is designed for double-sided printing of general commercial print, online print, publishing, and packaging applications. Utilizing the unique Nanographic Printing® process, the Landa S10P enables cost-effective production of short to medium-run jobs in B1 format (41 in. / 1,050 mm). Landa S10P prints at a constant speed of 6,500 SPH (Single sided), from the first page, on any off-the-shelf paper. With a wide color gamut covering 96% of spot colors, no make-ready and minimal waste, the Landa S10P creates stunning results while reducing storage and waste and increasing sustainability.

 

About BJU Press
One of the largest independent education publishers in North America, and now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, BJU Press produces over 5 million books a year for K-12 Christian home schoolers and Christian schools.

 

At one time, BJU Press had one textbook for sale, was supported by many volunteers, and was housed in a 6- by 10-foot room. Today, producing and promoting BJU Press textbooks, distance learning classes, and myriad other offerings involves over 450 employees. BJU Press offers a complete product line of textbooks and distance-learning materials for K-12. It also offers a testing service—BJU Press Testing & Evaluation. A trade publication arm of BJU Press, JourneyForth Books, produces children’s books, novels, Bible studies and more, as well as theological textbooks, commentaries, dissertations, and other Christian resources.

 

About Landa Digital Printing
Landa Digital Printing was founded by Benny Landa with the purpose of liberating printers from the barriers inherent to traditional digital and conventional analog printing. Thanks to Landa’s unique Nanography® technology, Landa Nanographic Printing® Presses produce stunning images of extensive color range, designed to print at any run length, on coated or uncoated media, and in fast turnaround times.

 

www.landanano.com

 

Landa Contacts

Americas:
Helene Cohen Smith
HSPR
Tel: +1 321 388 6511
smith@helenesmith.com

 

EMEA & APJ:
Ben Dodson
Incus
Tel: +44 1737 294001
ben.dodson@incus-media.com