Komori America Corporation

Komori Enters Digital Inkjet Marketplace with New Impremia Product Line

Komori America Corporation launched the Impremia presses at drupa 2012, marking Komori’s entry into a new market space and underscoring Komori’s kando philosophy of exceeding customer expectations. The Impremia line consists of two inkjet offerings, the IS29 sheetfed model and the IW web-fed machine.

“Komori has been working on this new product line for the past several years, and we are very pleased that we are able to bring these cutting edge new technologies to market,” said Jacki Hudmon, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for Komori America. Hudmon further noted that Komori recognized the need to provide its customers with an entire selection of printing output devices to meet their diverse customer demands, whether it is web, sheetfed or digital technology. “We listened to our customers, and are bringing what we believe is the best solution for the changing printing landscape.”

The Impremia line consists of two inkjet offerings. The Impremia IS29 is a 29-inch press that can operate in perfecting or straight mode. Equipped with UV technology, the IS29 does not require pre-coated paper and can print on substrates from 60 lb paper to 18 pt. board. With a resolution of 1200 dpi, the IS29 runs at a speed of 3,300 sheets per hour in straight mode. The Impremia IW20 is a 20-inch web-fed press that can run up to 150 meters per minute and up to 1200 dpi, with water-based inkjet inks. The IW20 will be available as roll-to-roll, roll-to-sheet, roll-to-saddle stitching or roll-to-perfecting binding, making it the ideal high quality, high-productivity solution for books, magazines and flexible packaging.

“We are excited about this introduction because we know these Impremia presses are truly game changing,” said Hudmon. “We have taken what Komori knows best—precision manufacturing—and married it with inkjet technology. No one knows sheet path better than Komori, and quite frankly, the quality of our inkjet output was far superior to any other sheets shown at drupa. We have customers who are expressing great interest in reaping the benefits of this cutting edge technology. It’s a very exciting time for our company.”

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