Graph Expo: ‘Heavy Iron’Comes Up Light

The offset presses on display at Graph Expo 2012 were few and far between.

The Systemservice area of Heidelberg’s booth featured Remote Monitoring, which enables early detection of machine system failures before problems occur, based on continuous data capture from the press.

KBA North America devoted booth space to educating attendees about its Service Select programs designed for efficiency analysis, audits and press operator training. A video also highlighted the company’s presence at drupa in Germany. Featured in the video was KBA’s entry into high-volume digital printing with the KBA RotaJET 76 inkjet web press.

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.

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