The Print Wire
Apr 08, 2016
Komori Highlights the Potential of Print at drupa 2016 Showcasing Products and Technology that "Open New Pages" to Becoming a Total Solutions Provider
Rolling Meadows, IL, April 8, 2016—At drupa 2016, Komori’s main theme will be “Open New Pages,” as the company highlights new business models that connect customers with Komori by linking offset, inkjet and the management factors related to printing plant production and quality. Komori will present technology and solutions at drupa 2016 that answer the demand for customers looking for new ways to grow and profit and develop a successful path to becoming a print media enterprise.
Following Komori’s subtheme, “Connected Print,” drupa 2016 marks the start of general availability of the Impremia IS29, Komori’s inkjet UV printing system. The Impremia IS29 is a state of the art inkjet printing system capable of printing on a wide range of stocks. By taking advantage of UV inkjet characteristics, this system is ideal for not only commercial print applications, but also package printing.
Also being demonstrated on the stand is the innovative B1-size Impremia NS40 digital printing system that uses the new nano technology under license from Landa Corporation. This new product will perform high-speed printing at 6,500 sheets per hour and is the world’s first B1 inkjet printing system. Visitors will experience the technical innovations and performance improvements made in the four years since initial introduction at drupa 2012.
Visitors looking for a one-pass, double-sided press that extends the “OffsetOnDemand world” need look no further than the Lithrone GX40RP. It is equipped with the latest Komori technologies to provide the ultimate short makeready by using parallel control and high productivity up to 18,000 sheets per hour. The GX40RP requires no flipping of the sheet, maximizing print area and making it an ideal solution for the increasing demand for package printing with double-sided multi-color printing.
Komori’s popular Lithrone GX40 with coater will also be on the stand demonstrating advanced printing control and a high-precision print inspection system that enhances high-speed package printing and specialty printing. The machine exhibited will be shown with optional accessories that include the PDF Comparator System, the Sheet Numbering System and the automatic mask creation software for improved inspection efficiency in packaging applications. All offset presses on the show floor will be equipped with Komori’s proprietary H-UV™ innovative curing system and demonstrated using K-Supply H-UV ink.
Making its debut in Düsseldorf is the new Lithrone G29 29-inch offset printing press. With a renovated design, this press is capable of the kind of high quality printing that is a perfect match for H-UV printing which is in increasing demand. Equipping this press with the latest in systems and automated devices, it provides short makeready and reduced total lead times.
Another compact, yet highly capable, press to be introduced at drupa 2016 is the new Lithrone G37. Perfect for producing a 25x37-inch maximum sheet size, this press can produce A1-size products and is designed as an ideal solution for handling a wide range of needs in publishing and commercial printing using either light or heavy stock. The drupa machine will also feature Komori’s new H-UV L (LED) instant curing system that enhances the low energy footprint of the GL37.
Additionally, Komori ICT (Information Communications Technology) Solutions will be on exhibit. Komori ICT solutions provide the powerful support needed for improving pressroom productivity. These consist of:
- KP-Connect, for simple visualization of operating conditions over the cloud anytime and anywhere
- K-Station 4, for optimum scheduling of all presses
- K-Color simulator 2, Komori’s color management system for high-level color matching of offset and digital
Komori will demonstrate the Apressia CT137 cutter as a part of its print engineering service provider business, demonstrating cutting of printed sheets that have been cured by the H-UV system and finishing as final products.
Finally, two special areas will be of interest to visitors. The Komori Ecology Corner will have solutions for those seeking a higher level of sustainability in their facilities and the Web Offset/Chambon Corner will showcase printing samples from an H-UV equipped Komori-Chambon press displayed to further confirm the amazing print quality possible with H-UV.
“There is always a lot of excitement around drupa and drupa 2016 is no exception,” said Kosh Miyao, president and COO of Komori America. “We look forward to showing Komori’s product development achievements designed to open new pages for everyone in the print industry at any level. The technologies and solutions presented at drupa 2016 are testimony to our commitment to becoming a business partner of customers that fully supports increasing their productivity and their profitability.”
About Komori America Corporation
Tokyo-based Komori Corporation, a premier manufacturer of printing presses, provides world-class technology especially suited for today’s highly competitive printing marketplace. Delivering the highest level in print quality coupled with impressively fast makeready and open systems architecture, Komori presses help printers achieve the higher productivity and efficiency levels essential for increased margins and business growth. Komori America Corporation is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, IL and manages a sales and service organization throughout North America.
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