drupa 2012: Much Ado About Presses
"Komori OnDemand" will be the slogan for Komori's drupa presentation, which will feature nine different printing presses. Among them will be two offset presses—an eight-color Lithrone G40P perfector and a five-color Lithrone S29—equipped with H-UV curing systems. Demonstrations in the Packaging Printing theatre will feature the worldwide debut of the 41˝ Lithrone GX40 Carton press equipped with Komori's non-stop delivery and auto plate changing. Also making its debut will be the Enthrone 29P, a 207⁄8x2917⁄32˝ convertible perfector press with a top print speed of 13,000 sph.
Heralding Komori's entry into the digital printing market will be two new prototype inkjet printing machines, one sheetfed and the other webfed. The company will also demonstrate a print-on-demand device in its Offset OnDemand theatre.
EFI focused on the positive growth it has experienced in the past two years, with CEO Guy Gecht highlighting some of the key areas where the company continues to innovate, such as labels and packaging, ceramic tile printing, digital front ends, business process automation, online store fronts, and tablet/mobile/cloud printing.
Products launched at drupa will include advances in Fiery technology; MIS capabilities; the introduction of a new Orion industrial press to address the high-volume market; new enhancements to the Jetrion 4900 press for digital label printing and finishing; and the new EFI R3225 UV inkjet printer.
Under the theme "Take a Closer Look," Screen will showcase its automated print-on-demand solutions, driven by the EQUIOS universal workflow. On the output side, the latest enhancements to its Truepress Jet520 inkjet web press will be demonstrated, including the JetInspection JI-500 web inspection option. The Truepress JetSX sheetfed inkjet press will launch commercially sporting several enhancements. The company will also reveal new wide-format inkjet and label printing solutions.
Book production will be emphasized by Kolbus, with its Bookjet concept for digital post-print processing taking center stage. The system is designed to integrate with inkjet presses to sequentially produce books with different content and page counts. At drupa, going from blank rolls to finished books will be demonstrated working with a Timsons T-Press inkjet press.