Posts Tagged ‘Komori’

  • Komori rolls out new offset press at IGAS

    Press giant Komori will exhibit its latest offset technologies including the new the eight-color 37-inch Lithrone GL37P at next month’s IGAS 2018 trade show in Tokyo.

    Being shown for the first time, the Lithrone GL37P convertible offset press features an advanced perfecting mechanism and one-pass double-sided printing. The GL37P’s compact footprint expands installation possibilities for users with space restrictions and comes equipped with Komori’s H-UV L (LED) instant curing system. 

    The Komori Lithrone G37.

    Other offset technologies on show at the Komori booth – the largest in the exhibition – include the compact Lithrone G37 (GL37) (pictured, above). Debuted at drupa 2016, this press has been updated and re-engineered. It offers a 25 x 37-inch maximum sheet size and is ideal for a range of publishing and commercial printing on both light and heavy stocks. The GL37 press is equipped with Komori’s proprietary H-UV L (LED) instant curing system to enable fast turnaround.

    Demonstrations at the booth will feature Komori’s KP-Connect, middleware that connects processes and provides visualization of production status such as operating conditions and operating controls. Visitors will be introduced to the concept of Connected Automation, a process that maximizes production efficiency by linking prepress, press and post-press using the evolved KP-Connect.

    Komori’s inkjet UV printing system, the Impremia IS29, will also be front and center at the show. The Impremia IS29 is a state-of-the-art inkjet printing system capable of printing on a wide range of stocks, including ordinary offset paper. By taking advantage of UV inkjet characteristics, the IS29 is ideal for commercial print applications and package printing.

    Other technology at the booth will include the Highcon Euclid III digital cutting and creasing system, the Lithrone GX40 (GLX40) and Lithrone GX40RP (GLX40RP) – a 40-inch one-pass, double-sided press – as well as a lineup of new high-speed cutting systems, the Komori Apressia series.

    IGAS 2018 will be held in Tokyo from July 26 through July 31, 2018 at Tokyo Big Sight.

  • New Ryobi powers-up Perth print production

    Leading ‘trade only’ print supplier’s no-compete rule is attracting more resellers and helping drive increased volumes in WA.

    A Ryobi LED perfector is the fourth major 8-colour press installed in the CMYKhub network – one Komori in Melbourne, then Ryobi in Sydney, Brisbane and now Perth. The latest press is planned to give the group wider production coverage than any competitor in the industry. With the installation of the Perth press in a new purpose-built factory, the ‘trade only’ printer will have serious LED offset production capacity across the nation.

    “We are a true ‘trade only’ printer," Clive Denholm, CMYKhub founder.

    “We are a true ‘trade only’ printer and don’t sell retail under other brands like some other trade printers. This means resellers are more comfortable with the CMYKhub model,” said Clive Denholm, founder.

    He also believes the free website software offered by CMYKhub is also a great value add for resellers.

    Adam Hollister, CMYKhub WA state manager says the move to perfecting presses reflects to need to reduce manufacturing costs in a competitive trade market. “We are finding that deadlines are becoming shorter and the market is increasingly competitive. The UV presses allow us to print and cut work instantly even on uncoated paper.

    “The ability to produce a finished product in one pass is vital to keep costs down. This underpins why we have made a decision to move towards perfecting presses with UV and to choose Cyber as our supplier,” he said.

    Additional investment in finishing equipment is occurring at the same time with a new Perfecta Guillotine line to be installed at CMYKhub WA by December.

    In 2013 CMYKhub WA purchased Top Print, a local trade printer and has grown the business in the last year to a size that requires the new equipment and more space.