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Komori has announced a host of launches for Drupa including a move into post-press kit, a new cloud solution, revamped litho presses and further details of its version of the Landa Nanographic B1 digital press.

It will also showcase job matching across litho and digital output at its 2,200sqm booth in Hall 15, as well as its new H-UV L (LED) drying option, which will be shown for the first time worldwide at Drupa. The Japanese manufacturer’s theme for the show is “open new pages”.

Komori had already launched its Impremia IS29 B2 UV inkjet press, the result of its partnership with Konica Minolta. Regular sales of this press will begin at Drupa, with shipping slated for later this calendar year.

At Drupa Komori will show a comparison of output from the IS29 with that of an eight-colour Lithrone GX40RP, running a mixed job containing elements from both presses.

Product manager Peter Minis said: “The GX840RP will be the quickest demonstration you will ever see – very fast makeready with our non-stop start-up function.”

The IS29 has a new silver livery that is also on the 6,500sph Impremia NS40, which uses Landa technology under licence. Komori will show its NS440 perfecting version at Drupa, and, like Landa, will not ship presses until next year. The NS40 has different off-press controls to the Landa model. Komori will also release a new high-end 16,500sph B2 litho press series at Drupa, the Lithrone G29. Komori president and chief operating officer Satoshi Mochida stated: “In the future, this base machine will be developed into a system with productivity surpassing digital printing systems.”

It will also have the same silver livery.  Komori said it now had more than 600 H-UV systems installed worldwide and the four litho presses running on the booth will all be fitted with H-UV drying. A brand new compact 15,000sph four-colour SRA1 press targeted at entry and mid-level applications, the Lithrone G37, will be fitted with the LED version of H-UV.