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Komori Corporation plans to initiate field testing of the new 40in Impremia NS40 sheet-fed press, featuring Landa’s Nanographic Printing technology, in the spring of next year.
The Impremia NS40 is designed to combine the versatility of digital with the quality and speed of offset printing at a low cost per page.
It has the capability to print on any off-the-shelf substrate, from coated and uncoated paper stocks to synthetic substrates and paperboard – up to 32 point – without the need for pre- or post-treatment of any type.
Operating at an initial throughput rate of 6,500 straight sheets or 3,250 perfected sheets per hour, the NS40 will be available in multiple configurations, from a 4-7 colour straight press to an 8-colour perfector with in-line coating.
First shown at Drupa 2016, the Komori Impremia NS40 has been in development in Japan for more than two years. Based on the progress of the development of the Impremia NS40, Komori plans to carry out the first field test of the beta press in the Japanese market in the spring of 2019. This will be followed by similar plans to further test the NS40 in other countries as well. General availability of the product is planned for late December of 2019.
Scott Robertz, NS40 product manager at Komori America Corporation, commented: “Komori has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to bring this game changing technology to the market so we are very excited that this product will soon be a reality.”
Barry Hunt included the Impremia NS40 in his examination of the growing role of sheet-fed digital presses in package printing.
Once the experiment is completed they may be soon announcing the full details of the field testing to all the customers through some press releases to feel about the product.