Komori Corporation will present solutions that create new value based on the concept INNOVATE TO CREATE at IGAS 2018
At IGAS 2018, to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from July 26 through July 31, 2018, Komori hosts the exhibition’s largest booth and will introduce the concept INNOVATE TO CREATE and present solutions that create new value with customers through state-of-the-art technologies that will lead the way in the next generation of print.
Evolving into a Print Engineering Service Provider (PESP) supporting the solution of its customers’ printing business, Komori will show technologies, products and systems for creating new added value such as Connected Automation to support IoT of the printing companies through KP-connect Pro connecting pre-press, press and post-press, Autopilot and Parallel Makeready, which are new Offset technologies, Impremia IS29 B2 Inkjet Digital Printing System and Apressia CTX Fully Automatic Cutting System.
From ‘how to make’ to ‘what to create.’
What the printing industry needs now is a shift from manufacturing to creative. At IGAS 2018, Komori will present solutions that answer customer issues, starting with KP-Connect, currently connecting nearly 250 machines and provides visualization of production status such as operating conditions and operating totals. In the demonstrations, it will show Connected Automation, which maximizes production efficiency by linking prepress, press and postpress using the evolved KP-Connect Pro as middleware that connects processes.
New Offset technologies include Autopilot, an automatic operation system that provides nonstop printing from test printing to production printing, and Parallel Makeready that shortens preparation time by running the job changeover processes in parallel.
The Impremia IS29 B2 inkjet digital printing system prints directly on any paper and handles double-sided printing. The Apressia CTX is a fully automatic cutting system that has received a tremendous response since its release.
By providing products for creating new added value, Komori partners with customers to solve problems, support business innovation and create a profitable future.
KP-Connect Pro is middleware that connects processes, enabling digital control of all printing processes by means of a simple scheduler function and a function providing realtime visualization of production results. At this IGAS, Komori will show the new concept of Connected Automation, which automatically links MIS, prepress, press and postpress by KP-Connect Pro and evolves printing companies into smart factories by means of digital process control and automation.
Another highlight will be LITHRONE GX40, Komori’s H-UV L (LED)-equipped six-colour 40-inch Offset printing press with In-line Coater. It is a state-of-the-art 40-inch press for diverse applications, including package printing and special printing. Offering a wide sheet thickness range of 0.06–1.0 mm, this press provides very stable operation at the 18,000 sph maximum printing speed and high productivity thanks to excellent sheet feeding and delivery performance. Combining parallel control of the A-APC Asynchronous Automatic Plate Changer, blanket washing and roller cleaning with the latest KHS-AI V6 integrated control system, the Lithrone GX40 implements revolutionary Parallel Makeready that greatly reduces the operator workload, paper waste at print start-up and changeover makeready time. The exhibit machine is equipped with the functions optimal for board and package printing, the high sensitivity H-UV L (LED) UV curing system and ink mist and VOC recovery system for the ecosystem and the working environment.
Komori will also showcase LITHRONE GX40RP – an H-UV L (LED)-equipped eight-colour 40-inch front/reverse multi-colour Offset printing press. This double-sided one-pass printing press perfectly matching market needs for short runs of many varied items. The dedicated double-sided printing press combines an 18,000 sph maximum printing speed and the high sensitivity H-UV L (LED) UV curing system and delivers ultimate production efficiency. Combining parallel control of the A-APC Asynchronous Automatic Plate Changer, blanket washing and pre-inking with the latest KHS-AI V6 integrated control system, the Lithrone GX40 implements revolutionary Parallel Makeready that greatly reduces the operator workload, paper waste at print start-up and changeover preparation time. Equipped with the PQA-S V5 Print Quality Assessment System for Sheetfed that is capable of print quality inspection, colour control and automatic register adjustment, contributing to print quality stability by high level print quality control. PQA-S V5 automatically judges colour and register at print start-up, making test printing much more efficient. Autopilot improves working efficiency without manual intervention and enables high productivity and quick turnaround for handling short runs. In addition, an ink mist removal device is equipped to help the environment.
LITHRONE G37 is a H-UV-equipped four-colour 37-inch Offset printing press H-UV. The A1 size press is compact and yet handles full-size work. The 37-inch press with a 640 x 940 mm maximum sheet size, efficiently handles full-size jobs. Equipped with H-UV curing for fast print drying, this press has the power to address the full span of requirements in the publishing and commercial printing segments on both light and heavy stocks. Since colour management can be implemented by including a CMS colour bar on the sheet margin even with 8-up A4 or U.S. letter size impositions, this machine is ideal for producing high page-count products with high print quality.
LITHRONE G37P H-UV L (LED)-equipped eight-colour 37-inch Convertible Perfecting Offset Printing Press is equipped with a new perfecting mechanism and offers stable one-pass double-sided printing. The Lithrone G37 has been reborn as a new model combining functionality and design. And now an eight-colour Lithrone G37P perfector capable of one-pass double-sided printing has been added to the lineup.
Impremia IS29 is Komori’s 29-inch sheetfed UV inkjet digital printing system. The professional digital print production system delivers high print quality, high reliability and outstanding stability. The digital printing system Impremia IS29 offering high print quality with an output resolution of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi, is capable of printing a completely different image on each sheet without using plates. Capable of printing on a wide range of papers, from light to heavy stocks, this machine can print on offset paper without any pre-coating. Equipped with a sheet perfecting mechanism that uses offset manufacturing technology and a UV inkjet system with LED-UV curing system, this superior digital production machine is able to perform one-pass double-sided printing with fast print drying that offers high front-back register precision.
In addition, the system can perform colour matching with offset print by linkage with K-ColorSimulator 2, implementing the ideal seamless combination of offset and digital equipment.
Capable of not only short runs of many varied items and quick turnarounds but also high added value such as variable and wide colour gamut printing, the Impremia IS29 is the solution for creating new value in customer’s business.
Impremia C101 full colour Digital Printing System combines high print quality and high productivity. Offering a print resolution of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi and output speed of 100 sheets/min, the Impremia C101 handles a wide range of jobs with high print quality and image stability that approaches offset printing. Further, the Intelligent Quality Optimizer automates colour control and register adjustment, thus shortening non-production adjustment time and improving productivity.
Komori benchmark high quality and performance deliver powerful support for on-demand printing needs.
Highcon EUCLID is a digital cutting and creasing system that makes possible application versatility. The Highcon Euclid III replaces a complex, expensive and slow die-making and setup process, with an in-house controlled digital system, delivering improved responsiveness, design flexibility and enhanced efficiency. The Highcon Euclid III addresses today’s operational challenges and answers tomorrow’s growth needs by opening the door to countless new opportunities in high value applications and markets; from packaging and commercial print applications to Web-to-Pack and even 3D modeling.
Apressia CTX132 from Komori is a programmable Hydraulic Clamp Cutting System. These Komori high-end Cutting Systems bring sophisticated automation and labour savings to the cutting process. The Komori Apressia series of after-processing machines now features a new lineup of high-end cutting systems linked with increasingly automated printing processes.
In addition to the latest safety measures, the Apressia CTX offers a wide assortment of peripheral equipment and cutting machine options to automate cutting, save labour and increase safety.
When striving for overall optimization of print production, after-processes often become bottlenecked. Apressia CTX links smoothly with Komori’s KP-Connect solution cloud and is compatible with CIP3/CIP4, allowing for process and progress management through to after-processes.
Customer solutions are also available to better optimize the cutting process, including peripheral equipment such as joggers and lifters, and options such as AWR (Auto Waste Removal), automatic cutting software and fully automatic paper alignment and conveyance systems.
Additionally, a wide lineup is available including leading CTX115and CTX132 sizes.
ApressiaDC105 is a 40-inch Automatic Flatbed Die Cutting and Creasing Machine. It is a perfect machine for boosting packaging production efficiency. The Apressia DC105 is the first platen-type die cutting machine focused on packaging solutions. A range of fine adjustment functions providing the specifications, performance and ease of use meeting packaging requirements as well as a nonstop splicing mechanism are standard equipment. Having outstanding production efficiency and cost-performance, the Apressia DC105 offers new added value in finishing work. It’s an ideal basic machine for not only packaging printers but also those printers planning to get into packaging.
ApressiaMB110E is a high performance Blanking System allowing shifting from manual to automatic operation. The Apressia MB110E mechanizes the blanking process, which is often handled manually, allowing for upto approximately 200 sheets to be simultaneously blanked per job. This helps to reduce labour spent on blanking – a process which, while repetitive, requires skill – allowing for easier creation of production plans through more stable production. Additionally, this reduces problems related to hiring operators during busy periods. Using the Apressia MB110E for production of packaging for goods such as food, cosmetics and medicines also improves sanitation, as products do not need to be touched directly by human hands. The Apressia MB110E can use line data from CAD or design stages to create blanking templates before the blanking process begins, minimizing job switching time and maximizing productivity for a range of jobs from small- to large-lot.
dCL/Impremia C Series Corner (dCL: digital Creative Lounge)
The Tokyo and Osaka dCL facilities are permanent spaces where visitors can experience what types of products and business opportunities can be created using digital printing systems and peripheral equipment. At IGAS 2018, a dCL will be set up in the Komori booth, and a business model that uses a digital printing system and K-ColorSimulator 2 CMS software will be presented and color matching with offset printing will be demonstrated.
Under the K-Supply brand name, Komori offers a lineup of special consumables, materials and equipment that are standard for Komori presses. K-Supply is not just consumables but also printing supplies for high print quality and performance developed with Komori Graphic Technology Center (KGC) knowhow. All exhibit presses will use K-Supply, and products such as K-Supply ink, dampening solution and blankets are standard Komori materials offering high-level print quality, versatility and economical performance ideal for H-UV printing.
At the exhibition site, new K-Supply products and service products based on three themes – productivity improvement, operation and performance enhancement, and energy saving and environmental solutions – will be shown. Proposals and products meeting the requests of customers, including case studies of retrofitting existing machines with the latest technologies, will be introduced.
KOMORI Ecology Corner
Building a mild, bright future where all is balanced each other through their coexistence is the green concept that Komori promotes. We will introduce the building of production environments that incorporate this green concept as well as the current state of product development.
Web Offset/Chambon Corner
Komori is developing measures to reduce web offset press energy consumption to the absolute minimum based on an ‘environmentally friendly’ theme. At this IGAS, Komori will introduce ways to greatly reduce wasteful electric power and gas, mainly options for eco friendly specifications that fit the era.
Currency Press Corner
Japanese banknotes printed on Komori currency printing presses are evaluated as the world’s most difficult currency to counterfeit. Komori currency/security presses are also exported to many countries. At this show, you will see both front and back samples of full-size Komori original banknotes together with some explanation of the printing techniques as well as panels showing currency presses for overseas.
In charge of Komori’s printed electronics and precision devices business, Seria has a distinguished record in the electronic parts and screen-printing industries. The Komori booth will show screen-printed printing samples from the automotive, graphics and amusement markets.
The Print Gallery will showcase many different printed pieces showing high added value. There will be display of various printed items offering a competitive edge, such as special printing methods and business model ideas. Printing methods and key points will also be introduced. In digital printing, actual samples from commercial and package printing around the world will be shown.
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