Graph Expo: 'Heavy Iron'Comes Up Light
The offset presses on display at Graph Expo 2012 were few and far between.November 2012 By Mark Michelson
Also using Graph Expo to highlight its entry at drupa into the inkjet digital printing space, Komori America offered a simulated "live" demo, via an interactive hook-up with its production plant in Japan, of its new 29˝ Impremia IS29 sheetfed inkjet machine equipped with hybrid UV technology. Developed in conjunction with Konica Minolta, the IS29 operates in straight or perfecting mode and can print on substrates from 60-lb. paper to 18-pt. board, without requiring any specially treated papers. The bizhub PRESS C8000 digital press was promoted by Komori, as well.
Also featured at Graph Expo was Komori's KHS-AI software that enables a Komori press to achieve ink and register stability in just 20 sheets. In addition, the company's H-UV curing system makes it possible to go from the press directly to bindery.