New Lithrone Unveiled at Komori Customer Event
ROLLING MEADOWS, IL—More than 100 customers were on hand as Komori debuted its latest flagship press, the Lithrone GX40, designed to fulfill a wide range of requirements. In addition to a maximum printing speed of 18,000 sph—even with heavy stock—the Lithrone GX40 delivers enhanced agility for color changeovers, significantly advancing print quality. Its performance and flexibility make the GX40 ideal for package printing applications as well as the high-quality color commercial printing applications.
The GX40 can be equipped with a wide range of features for every requirement, including automatic non-stop feeder and delivery systems, new automatic cleaning/washing systems and special configurations to handle complex work. The new GX40 can be equipped with a PDF comparison system, which is ideal for the pharmaceutical packaging market. Once a perfect sheet is achieved, it is scanned with the PDC-SX scanning spectrophotometer and matched to the PDF file. Defect sheets are identified by sheet number—which is applied with the optional Komori inkjet numbering system that numbers every sheet as it enters the feeder. This allows the operator to pull just the defective sheet, dramatically reducing waste.
Features include high productivity on long runs requiring heavy stock due to stable operation at 18,000 sph; fast makeready, even when using special colors; high print quality; a wide range of machine configurations and specifications; and reduced environmental footprint.
Komori America president and COO Kosh Miyao stated, “The GX40 leapfrogs competitive presses on the market today. Its advanced capabilities are the result of Komori listening to its customers and adding the features necessary for both packaging requirements and high-end commercial print applications. Watching it in operation, you can clearly see it exemplifies our corporate commitment to kando—exceeding customer expectations.”