Komori Europe Autumn Open House
Komori Postpress Lineup: Open House at Komori Graphic Center-Europe
01 December 2017
More than 380 visitors from all over Europe and beyond — including Algeria, Israel, Morocco, Turkey, Russia and Saudi Arabia — came to the Komori Europe Autumn Open House on October 4th and 5th in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
The Open House kicked off with a live demonstration of the versatile Impremia IS29 29-inch Sheetfed UV Inkjet Digital Printing System. It effortlessly changed over from a single-sided first job on uncoated paper to a second job printing full color on both sides of coated paper. A third job on a heat-sensitive self-adhesive substrate was followed by a final job printed on metallized board. A workshop comparing the costs of printing on the Impremia IS29 with a Lithrone G29 H-UV press revealed that the two systems actually differ very little in that respect. Depending on conditions, the calculations for different jobs only marginally favored either offset or digital.
The printed sheets of metallized board were immediately taken to a Highcon Euclid III to be digitally creased and cut into handsome paper bags. This digital finishing equipment spotlighted how Komori is enabling print providers to offer an even wider range of innovative applications by complementing its offset and digital portfolio with finishing solutions for cutting, die cutting and laminating.
Other demos included a five-color Lithrone G40 with coater and H-UV and a five-color Lithrone G29 with coater and H-UV, both equipped with KHS-AI automation intelligence. The four-color Lithrone G37 with H-UV L (LED) impressed visitors with its high level of automation and its ability to 'save space, save time and save plates.'
To top things off, Komori invited Rob Adams, 'Chief Expedition Officer' at the Dutch innovation agency Six Fingers, to ensure everybody had some food for thought to take home on how to take their print business to the next level.
VOICES FROM THE FLOOR: Focus on finishing