Komori Unveiling New Products to Support ‘Offset OnDemand’ at drupa 2012February 29, 2012
“We believe, as others have also stated, that drupa 2012 will be a turning point in our industry,” says Kosh Miyao, president and COO of Komori America. “With the variety of equipment on display in the Komori stand, there is literally something to satisfy every need in the marketplace.”
Offset OnDemand Solutions
Komori’s Offset OnDemand concept is based on maintaining high print quality and high productivity while providing a competitive edge with short print runs and quick turnaround work. The combination of high-speed print startup that gets to color within 20 sheets through the KHS-AI integrated control system and the fast drying delivered by the award winning H-UV curing system, allows printed work to be immediately passed for post press processing as soon as printing is completed.
Komori will demonstrate Offset OnDemand with two H-UV equipped offset presses, an eight- color Lithrone G40P perfector, and a five color Lithrone S29. Completing the Offset on Demand theatre will be a POD digital press. Through coordination of these two offset presses with Komori’s K-ColorSimulator color management system introduced at IGAS 2011, matching the offset printing sheet with the output of a POD digital system will be shown.
The Lithrone G40 will be equipped with Komori’s Asynchronous Automatic Plate changing system (A-APC) that changes all plates in only 75 seconds, and the Inline Print Quality Assessment System (PQA-S). PQA-S not only inspects print quality on the front and back sides of the sheets simultaneously, but also enables in-line density control by scanning the color bar.
Komori’s H-UV technology and the PDC-SX Spectral Print Density Controller, that measures densities and colors by automatically detecting the color bar located anywhere vertically on the sheet, will also be demonstrated at drupa 2012. PDC-SX also detects register errors through the use of a special mark and handles front/back register control. The Komori Info-Services Display (KID), a large scale multi-information display system displays a host of information, including the operating status of the press will also be featured.